Mission Statement The primary goal of THE 12 STEP RECOVERY CLUB is to provide an alcohol and drug free environment for recovering persons. We do this by providing meeting facilities for twelve-step groups and a reasonable cost in a comfortable environment, giving the recovering person continuity in their recovery program. We also provide an alcohol and drug free environment for recovering persons to meet and socialize in a safe and secure location.
When are the AA Meetings?There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at The Twelve Step Club everyday. See the “MEETING SCHEDULE” page for a schedule of all meetings held at The Twelve Step Club. All meetings are non-smoking and some meetings have other restrictions. Click on the “Meeting Definitions” button on the schedule page to see what all the meeting definitions and restrictions mean.It’s not a requirement but it is suggested that you to arrive at the meeting about 1/2 hour before the meeting starts to get some coffee or beverage, get acquainted with other members and get comfortable.If you are new to the program, see the “I’m new, what do I do” tab on this page.
Volunteering at The ClubThe Twelve Step Club is always in search of reliable people to help with the daily operation of the club. We need help with running the counter, fund raising and social events, cleaning, painting and fixing the place. If you have time that you wish to devote to a truly worthy organization, please volunteer. Contact any of the officers or trustees and make it known that you are available. We do have some restrictions on counter help and all volunteers must be approved by the board but, if you have the time, we can probably use you for something. To the recovering person, this is a great way to “give it back”.
What We Are Not
What We Are
NO Membership Necessary
How Does The Club Operate?
How is The 12 Step Club Financed?
Donations, Our Life BloodThe Twelve Step Club receives no support from any government or private organizations. We do not receive any tax dollars. This keeps the Club capable of operating without answering to any outside interests. We operate as a 501(c)(3) organization, a not for profit corporation for charitable and educational purposes. No part of the organization’s net earnings inures the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. We have no paid employees, no tax liabilities, stock holders or owners. We do have expenses for rent, electricity, gas and other necessities. Reasonable rent charged to the 12 Step groups that meet at the Club covers only a portion of the operating expenses. Fund raising events close the gap on our budget but, we still have an annual shortfall. Donations from Community minded citizens and companies are the only thing that keep us in business. Fully tax deductible monetary donations are gratefully accepted as well as donations of goods and services. If you can help, please see our DONATIONS page.
How is The Club Financed?When The Twelve Step Recovery Club was originally incorporated in 1989, it received some financial support through grants from the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission. The Club is now self supporting through rent charged to the groups that meet there, fund raising events and donations. The Club receives absolutely no tax dollars to continue it’s operation. The Club is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and gratefully accepts fully tax deductible donations. Please see our DONATIONS page for more information on how to make a donation.
What We ARE NOTWe are NOT a counseling center or treatment facility. We do not provide any form of treatment or operate any counseling services. We are NOT and A.A. Club. We have no connection to Alcoholics Anonymous or any other 12 step or recovery organization. We do not sponsor 12 step groups or host meetings but, we do support the traditions of the 12 step organizations that meet at The Club. We are not a for-profit business, there are no owners, no stockholders and no paid employees. We are not a government entity or we are NOT supported with tax dollars of any type.
How Can You Join? You Don’t.Just walk in the door, we are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. There is no membership, everyone is welcome in to have a cup of coffee, watch the big TV and enjoy the video games, pinball, pool table, FREE WIFI and fellowship. You don’t have to be a recovering person, just someone who wants an alcohol and drug free environment to enjoy! Although the club area is closed during meetings, it is open to the public every afternoon for fellowship and relaxation, Monday through Saturday.
How Does The Club Operate?THE TWELVE STEP RECOVERY CLUB is operated by a board of trustees that oversee all aspects of the club operation. There are no paid employees and all trustees and counter help are volunteers, some are recovering persons and some are just regular folks. We operate as a service to the community of Brunswick and Medina County.
What We ARE A non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe place for recovering persons to meet and socialize. We are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, everyone is welcome, not just the recovering person. We operate a coffee counter with reasonable coffee at reasonable rates and light snacks to purchase. We provide a reliable and comfortable meeting location for 12 step groups that are dedicated to recovery from alcohol and drug additions. Alcohol and drug free social events are held at The Club either sponsored by The Club or other organizations similarly devoted to alcohol and drug abuse recovery. We are a place to go for recovering persons where they are isolated from the temptations of their addictions.We are a community service organization dedicated to recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
A Safe Place for Continuing Recovery From Alcoholism and Drug Addiction