In the absence of physical meetings at the club, we are offering information about online/phone meetings. Those can be found under the Meetings menu. We realize these are challenging times for everyone especially those of us with addiction issues, however technology makes it possible to still connect to each other and stay clean, sober and healthy in recovery. We are so grateful for your support and now you can still support the club and practice the 7th Tradition at virtual meetings through Venmo, our ID is @DupontCircleClub. We also take donations through CashApp, our handle is $dupontcircleclub. More information can be found under News & Events
March 10, 2021
Dear members and friends of the Dupont Circle Club,
I am so excited by the news that the state of Maryland is easing space restrictions coming soon. I am also delighted to report that I personally will be fully vaccinated by the end of the month — joining the thousands of DC residents who have gotten one or more shots.
The Board is having its annual retreat next month to consider, among other things, the very important logistics of reopening. Among the things we will discuss is how to establish the meeting schedule. We can’t pick up where we were a year ago, too many things have changed, right?!
So how can we best serve you?
We start every board meeting by reading out loud our mission statement:
“The Dupont Circle Club is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to ‘Improve Lives, One Person at a Time’ by providing its diverse community with a safe, clean, organized, and welcoming space on behalf of a variety of 12-Step Recovery Groups. All are welcome at DCC.”
Right now, the phrase “safe, clean, organized and welcoming” is our guiding principle.
We know that it’s still going to be a while before we can fully open safely, but what would you like to see from us in the meantime?
Here are our current plans:We will be hosting a “Lucky in Recovery” speaker meeting and social gathering via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day 7:00 – 8:30 pm
(Meeting ID: 859 5577 9783 Passcode: DCC1623)
Later that week, on Saturday March 20 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm we will host, live from the Club, the first of our Voices of Recovery series, a Fireside Chat with Clete C and Shane D-L. Voices of Recovery will be an in-depth interview style question and answer session with a chance for “zoom-in” participation.
(Meeting ID: 838 0968 4972 Passcode: DCC1623)
While we are organizing these events, we are also considering purchasing air filters, a new laptop and cart for use in hybrid meetings, personal safety equipment for our staff, a thermometer and other things.
We’re still paying rent; and Will and Craig are getting things ready for spring.
Can you consider monthly giving at this time? 13 more of you signed up after I asked you last month —
Don’t forget Venmo @dupontcircleclub
Please consider dropping me a line with your wishes, concerns or thoughts.
Yours in service,
President, Dupont Circle Club