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This week @39 Serenity Place

Hi Everyone ,

We are starting to adjust to the busy schedule at the Clubhouse as we are getting more and more people walking through the doors and better yet...participating in the activities and using the clubhouse during idle times.  A Sober Clubhouse was the vision of the founding members...  

Yesterday Chad W. went to the clubhouse had lunch, did some homework and some step work and waited for the meeting. While he was there  Robert J popped in for a minute . Chad also got the meeting ready for that night. This is just a small example of how people are helping themselves by using the clubhouse.  Other newcomers are at every event we hold and finding acceptance and a new way of living.  We schedule appointments with Melissa our Resource person to help new people navigate needed services, and hold  many 12 Step Meetings at the Clubhouse each day of the week. There are people on hand that help people on the verge of relapse and to help people walking through the doors  with a desire to get sober.  We have a great community of sober members giving back what was given to them so freely.  Check out our website  http://www.39serenityplace.com  or our Facebook page 39serenityplace. Better yet, stop in  anytime... 

Although many of us will be at the Syracuse Round-up this weekend, activities ware still be held thanks to Sara M, Mike R and Delma W. The Saturday Night Movie at 2 pm is Smoke Signals . Sherri R is bringing the pizza and there will be snacks and popcorn. Sue L will  teach someone how to make the popcorn since she and Carl C. will be gone. Sara M will  lead the discussion after the movie.  Last week we watched Grace.  It was a great movie especially for new people as it detailed attitudes, behaviors and the progression  of acceptance in the beginning. It also showed the family reaction to the progression of the disease.  We had another lively discussion with about 20 people. Thanks for that selection Kenny B. and for always leading a great discussion.  We are hooking the second TV up thanks to Keiley B. and Mike R.  So we have expanded our seating capacity and can accommodate  a larger crowd.  

This Sunday there will be a dinner after the 1pm AA meeting.  Sara M is making corn soup, Delma W. pea soup and Darlene N sandwiches. We know Ice Cream  Steve will be bringing ice cream but we could use a dessert if anyone wants to volunteer. Last week we had a Pork Loin dinner after the 1 pm AA Meeting. It was a delicious,  There was a smaller crowd as everyone was saving themselves for the Super Bowl later that night. But the food disappeared anyway. Especially the scalloped potatoes. Darlene made a potato and vegetable dish and brought two chickens and of course we had Mike R.s favorite  Hawaiin rolls! We had ice cream and cake for desert  .Thanks to Sue L and Darlene N. for cooking.  Gaetan R. showed up so the group did sneak in a couple of card games. Carol H. is always playing one game and leaves after two!!  This week she didn't leave until well after the Super Bowl started!!  

The Superbowl was a great success.  Twenty two people showed up to watch the game.  As usual after the half  time show 8 people remained but it was still a lot of fun.We had a ridiculous amount of food. Delma made Chili and corn bread that was scarfed up in a minute as so were Danny L's  sliders   A variety of chips and dip and a buffalo wing dip and chips from Jess and Keiley B. Becki B made two casserole dishes with meatballs and there were  tons of sweets.  Josh got a stomach ache  from eating too much while other paced themselves thorough out the night.  Cu was our expert on hand and in addition to the game ,the commercials and half time show kept everyone entertained.  A little something for everyone.  Chad W. helped out all day long. He cleaned the kitchen , and  and kept the coffee going.  Sara M emptied all the garbage  baskets and Mike R.. brought it all to the trash bins outside.  Special thanks to Danny L who flipped the open sign to closed.

Becki B has reorganized the Recovery Store upstairs .We have lots of valentines gifts if you are looking for one , plus a lot of new items too

Josh  was able to pick up a few things just last week thanks to Becki B. reorganizing the month of January . Along with helper Bill. Last

I heard they were getting ready to tackle the attic.Its a big job and I think she could use some help if you have free time.  Lois J is also helping out quite a bit too so thanks to all.  We are replenishing all the time . If you want to donate something ask us first as we now have limited space. 

Finally, we have the giving tree up and the hears ready for people to take . We have received a lot of donations already but have more to go.  Especially paper towels and garbage bags (clear)  but there is a  lot more on the tree so check it out. There are suggestions that cost a dollar if you are short on cash.  Remember everything helps us and we can pass the savings on to you with he many activities we plan.

Thanks to everyone who has already donated.  

If you need a ride to any of the meetings at the clubhouse call the clubhouse phone.  We are picking people up every night so if we can accommodate you we will.J Just remember to give us a little lead time to coordinate our volunteers. 

More next week....

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