Come back DCC to Renew, Reconnect and be Refreshed in Recovery! In person meetings restarted June 11th, 2021. Our most current schedule below.
We have in person meetings and we are still offering online/phone meetings. Those can be found under the Meetings menu. We are so grateful for your support over this last year and now you can continue to support the club and practice the 7th Tradition through Venmo, our ID is @DupontCircleClub. We also take donations through the CashApp, our handle is $dupontcircleclub. Thank you so much! More information can be found under News & Events.
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Dear DCC family and friends-
DCC no longer requires the use of masks inside the Club.
Effective April 23, and in following guidance from the CDC, the Dupont Circle Club Board of Directors have determined that mask wearing is recommended but no longer required.
Individual fellowships have the option to continue to operate as a mask wearing meeting by group conscious.
The Club will continue to support the zoom recovery meetings for those who don’t feel comfortable returning to in person meetings at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, The Dupont Circle Club Board of Directors
Reopening General Operations and Safety Guidance
What is the mask policy?
The Dupont Circle Club currently recommends but does not require the use of a mask.
There will be no restrictions on capacity at DCC and thus no physical distancing required.
Please be mindful of physical contact:
Out of an abundance of caution, we would encourage meetings not to hold hands during the Serenity Prayer. If desired touching elbows or holding shoulders might be preferable. (This is a personal preference and there is no penalty from the club for individual preference.)
How often will The Dupont Circle Club be cleaned?
Our Club Management will be cleaning the space several times a day, in the morning and afternoons, including all commonly touched surfaces, such as door knobs, chairs, light switches, etc.
What about the bathroom?
We have two bathrooms at the club with sinks (soap and water.) Please make sure to wash hands as directed by the CDC to prevent disease. We will have sanitizer available in the Club for extra measure, but you might think about bringing your own and / or sanitizing wipes if that is important to you.
Eating or drinking at DCC:
Beverage consumption is allowed if needed but please try to keep your mask on as much as possible. We understand this is a challenge but again we want to be extra cautious.
Hand Sanitizer and additional masks:
Hand sanitizer will be provided by The Dupont Circle Club and is stationed throughout the club in various locations. Also the club has additional masks for anyone who does not have one or needs a replacement free of charge.
What about room ventilation?
All three meeting rooms at the club now have high quality HEPA Air purification machines in them. They are quiet and efficient at cleaning and circulating the air. In addition, the windows in both the Milton J (Large room) and the Middle Room, have been fitted with new outtake fans to circulate fresh air. The combination of these two machines should help reduce any airborne particulates and keep everyone in the club breathing fresh, clean air.
What will you do about literature?
As meetings are erring on the side of caution, some of the suggested best practices are:
Have people read from electronic copies of the literature Have one person read from a physical copy of the literature before opening the meeting for sharing
Or bring your own literature.
(Club literature is still available if needed but the options above are preferable.)
What format will the meetings look like?
The meeting format is up to each meeting group to decide. Here are a few options.
• Fully in-person without reliance on technology
• Fully on Zoom for now, without an in-person component
• Hybrid meetings where there is a Zoom connection between those at home and the DCC where their counterparts are meeting in person. (The group must supply all of their own technology and please be advised that NO tech or equipment can be stored at the club.)
If the group decides to go hybrid, please be mindful of the anonymity of those who do not want to be on camera.
Will the meeting be cashless, or will DCC still accept cash?
The Dupont Circle Club will still accept cash however, digital donations are still highly welcomed. Donations via Venmo (@DupontCircleClub) and Cash App ($DupontCircleClub) are greatly appreciated. QR codes will be placed around the club to make it easier to make these digital donations. The club will also continue to take checks.
What if I don’t feel safe returning to The Dupont Circle Club yet?
If you don’t feel comfortable, please do not force yourself to come in person. Instead, please stay connected to the Zoom meetings hosted by The Dupont Circle Club. Zoom meetings are likely to be part of our recovery toolbox and stay for the longer term.
The Club will be providing WiFi service for all meetings that choose to utilize a hybrid format.
In Service,The Dupont Circle Board of Directors
P.S.- We want to give a very special thank you to the Triangle Club board for allowing us to use this very well crafted Q & A form. We understand that having clear, concise answers to important questions like these are vital to a smooth and successful reopening. We can’t thank the Triangle Club enough for assisting DCC in getting out a clear message about our safety guidelines.