Public Board Meeting Notice

The House Committee will be holding a public board

meeting on Monday, June 28th via Zoom

Please email info@westsidclub.org for the zoom link.

Hope to see you there!

In Service,

WSC House Committee


Candidates for 2021 House Committee

The Nominating Committee has reviewed the nominations and proposes the following slate of candidates:

George M.*
Jess B.*
John K.*
Katy F.
Vanessa A.*

* = currently serving on the House Committee

Although nominations are now closed, any Club member may write in names during the December election. We will be conducting the election by email, as we’ve done in previous years, so watch for more information in early December.

One of the benefits of Club membership is voting in House Committee elections, so if you are receiving this email and haven’t joined or updated your membership, we encourage you to do so today. See the membership page on the Club website for more details.

In service,
the Westside Club House Committee
wsideclub@gmail.com

Westside Club News: September 2020

Club Still Closed: At this time, Westside Club remains closed indefinitely. While we are encouraged by recent declines in COVID-19 metrics, government restrictions and our commitment to provide a safe and secure meeting place unfortunately mean we cannot set a reopening date at present. We continue to monitor news from local authorities, WAIA, and other sister clubs, and will communicate updates when we have them.

Online House Committee Meeting: The next meeting of the Westside Club House Committee will take place online on Tuesday September 29 at 6:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend; for the Zoom link please email us at wsideclub@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events: WAIA is hosting a sponsorship conference on Saturday September 26. The information for the event can be found here: https://aa-dc.org/sponsorship-conference-2020

Donating to Westside: Thank you to the many groups and members who are regularly giving to support the Westside Club! If you would like to donate:

Venmo to @westsideclub
Zelle to wsideclub@gmail.com
Paypal / credit card using the “Open Donation” link at the Club website (bottom of page)

For more information on donations, read our Ways to Donate page.

Looking for a meeting?: Many Westside online meetings can be found through the WAIA Local Online Meeting List. Don’t see the meeting you are looking for? Please email wsideclub@gmail.com for more information.

In service,
The Westside Club House Committee
wsideclub@gmail.com

Westside Club News: June 2020

Club Refresh Project: During May and early June we took advantage of the empty rooms to engage in a Club Refresh Project. The first activity was giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, then we added new carpet in all therooms.

Last year, a member graciously offered commercial-grade carpet for the Library and Morgan Rooms (the two smaller rooms). We arranged with Ryan Floors, a carpet supplier/installer, to install this carpet and asked about pricing for new carpet in the large Carpenter and Taylor Rooms. When the carpet firm learned about the purpose of the Westside Club, they offered us warehouse stock (new carpet from other projects) at below cost. We are grateful to Ryan Floors for their generosity. Below is a crew member prepping the Taylor Room for new carpet install:

The project finished with our annual cleaning of hardwood and linoleum floors in the entrance and vending area, and installing new room signs. As we moved things around so the painting, carpet, and floor crews could work, we took the opportunity to do a lot of wiping, dusting, and reorganizing.

Special thanks to club members Kevin W., James R., Jonell M. for many hours planning and serving during the Club refresh, to the anonymous “Friends of Bill” who arranged for carpet discounting and donations, and to YOU for giving generously to meet Club operating expenses, so we were able to use reserve funds for the refresh project! You can see more project photos on the Club website, https://westsideclub.org/club-refresh-2020.

Club Still Closed: At this time, Westside Club remains closed indefinitely. While we are encouraged by recent declines in COVID-19 metrics, government restrictions and our commitment to provide a safe and secure meeting place unfortunately mean we cannot set a reopening date at present. We continue to monitor news from local authorities, WAIA, and other sister clubs, and will communicate updates when we have them.

Online House Committee Meeting: The next meeting of the Westside Club House Committee will take place online on Monday June 29 at 6:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend; for the Zoom link please email us at wsideclub@gmail.com.

Donating to Westside: Thank you to the many groups and members who are regularly giving to support the Westside Club! If you would like to donate:

Venmo to @westsideclub
Zelle to wsideclub@gmail.com
Paypal / credit card using the “Open Donation” link at the Club website (bottom of page)

For more information on donations, read our Ways to Donate page.

Looking for a meeting?: Many Westside online meetings can be found through the WAIA Local Online Meeting List. Don’t see the meeting you are looking for? Please email wsideclub@gmail.com for more information.

In service,
The Westside Club House Committee
wsideclub@gmail.com

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!

In the month of April we collected:

$3,732.11 Contributed by you

$1,667.56 in Matching funds

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU

Thank you for keeping the club alive and well! We continue to accept donations:

Venmo to @westsideclub

Zelle to wsideclub@gmail.com

Paypal link at the Club website (bottom of page)

For more information on donations, read our Ways to Donate page.

Club News: Although the Westside Club remains closed, we are trying to make the most of this time by arranging for floor cleaning, painting, and other projects that are easier to accomplish when the rooms are empty. We are grateful to Club Member Kevin W. for suggesting and spearheading the “Club refresh,” and James R. for his trusted service during this work. More details next month!

Westside Club Virtual Basket

Kudos to groups and meetings that have migrated to remote access meetings during this COVID19 crises. Unfortunately, our overhead bills continue to come in, regardless of whether meetings are held at WSC or not. Please continue to support your club through one of the following methods:

MATCHING FUNDS!!!

Anonymous supporters of the Westside Club will match your contributions 50¢ on the dollar to a maximum of $500/week for the next month! If you are interested in joining the “500 Club”, please e-mail wsideclub@gmail.com to join the match!

Westside Club Closed
Beginning March 23, 2020

At this time, the Westside Club will be open through Sunday, March 22. The Club will close Sunday evening, at the conclusion of the last meeting, and remain closed indefinitely.If local authorities impose additional restrictions, we may need to close earlier than Sunday.

We encourage groups to take the remaining days this week to communicate the closure and make alternative arrangements for meetings. Resources for setting up online or phone meetings are available at the WAIA website (https://aa-dc.org/). 

The House Committee understands the high value many people and groups place on meetings at Westside, and we deeply appreciate the substantial efforts made to keep meetings going in recent days. We hope to resume allowing groups to meet as soon as possible, and we will communicate updates via this email list and the Club website (https://westsideclub.org/). Please direct any questions to the House Committee at wsideclub@gmail.com

***Many of our meetings have temporarily moved ONLINE and can be found through the WAIA Local Online Meeting List (https://aa-dc.org/online-meeting-list). Don’t see the meeting you are looking for? Please email wsideclub@gmail.com for more information. ***

To sign up for the Westside Club Anniversary Meeting use this form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548ACA92BA2FD0-westside

In service,
The Westside Club House Committee
wsideclub@gmail.com

 

 

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AT THE WESTSIDE CLUB

    • Become a member of the Westside Club.
    • Sign up to celebrate your AA anniversary at the Saturday Night Speaker’s Meeting.
    • Make a donation.
    • Share your experience, strength, and hope in a meeting.
    • Find yourself a new Home Group at the Club.
    • Be the hand of AA for the newcomer.
    • Chair a meeting.
    • Check out the list of Character Defects on the wall in the Main room.
    • Volunteer for a service position.
    • Sponsor a newcomer.
    • Make a suggestion about how we can improve.
  • To donate to the club or become a member, simply click on the picture below. We currently accept paypal (for membership or donation), Venmo, and Zelle. 
 

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Note:  If you need to update your mailing information, you can  do so by writing to wsideclub@gmail.com

STRETCH OUT!!

Westside Club has over 3000 square feet of meeting rooms all with large windows and high ceilings.  The elegant trim and perfectly lit rooms (the main room has a gigantic skylight) make for a great atmosphere for meetings.  Currently, we host 32 Twelve-Step meetings weekly, all of which act independently but in support of our common goal of recovery.
 
 
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Over the years, the Westside Club has hosted a variety of meetings and activities, such as anniversary celebrations, holiday lunches, dances, open mic evenings, pizza parties, art shows, memorial services, and even a wedding reception!  If you have an idea for a meeting or event, speak to our club manager for further information.