Dupont Circle Club

DCC is Open!!

Come back to 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

Thanksgiving Holiday Events

You’re invited to Thanksgiving lunch at the Dupont Circle Club! As part of our chosen family, we would love to have you over at the club for a special recovery gratitude meeting followed by food and fellowship. 

All-Recovery Gratitude Meeting
Thursday, November 25 at 12:00pm.
1623 Connecticut Ave NW
Lunch to be served (pre-packaged) after the meeting. 

Please note that all eating must take place on the patio, so bring a coat if it’s cold! You are also welcome to take your portion home.

DCC will also be organizing back-to-back Zoom meetings for our online community!

Thanksgiving Meeting Zoom-a-thon
AA meetings on the hour, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
ACA meeting at 9:00pm, ending the marathon at 10:00pm. 

Zoom link:
DCC Thanksgiving Meeting Marathon 2021
Meeting ID: 838 3942 7339
Passcode: 833433

If you would like to volunteer to chair a meeting or provide tech support for the meeting marathon, please contact info@dupontcircleclub.org. 

 


 

Below you will find the newest meeting schedule along with the most current information on the mask requirements as spelled out by the mayor. Thank you.

Dear DCC family and friends-

Today, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made this public health announcement:

“Effective Saturday, July 31 at 5 a.m., all people over the age of two must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.”

This requirement applies to all DCC meeting participants, visitors, the Club Manager, staff, and volunteers regardless of vaccination status.    

Please bring your own mask.  If you need a mask, please contact our club manager Will H., Club Manager at dccmanager1623@gmail.com or by calling 202.234.STEP (7837).  

To continue daily Club operations, we’re counting on everyone to do their part to keep these safety standards in place. Anyone who chooses not to wear a mask will be asked to leave. We 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.

Again, we thank you for your continued cooperation and support in keeping our DCC community safe inside these rooms.

Sincerely, The Dupont Circle Club Board of Directors

*LATEST MEETING SCHEDULE* 10/21/2021

Monday – Friday                                                     

7:30 am AA (Spiritual Awakening Group) – Milton J. room                                 

9:30 am AA (“The 9:30 Club”) – Milton J. room.                                                

12:00 noon AA – Milton J. room

12:00 noon NA) – Middle room

3:00 pm AA – Milton J. room           

4:30 pm AA – Milton J. room

6:00 pm AA – Milton J. room – *Tuesday & Friday- Middle room*

8:30 pm AA – Milton J. room- *Tuesday – Middle room*

Tuesday

12:00 noon Al-Anon – Sun room

7:15 pm OA – Milton J. room – *Start date August 3,*

7:15 pm CMA – (step) – Sun room  

8:30 pm NA – Milton J. room – Hybrid

8:30 pm AA – (step mtg)- Middle room

Wednesday  

6:00 pm – ACA/AA – Middle room – Hybrid

7:15 pm – MA – Middle J. room

7:15 pm – SIA – Sun room

Thursday

1:30 pm – SLAA – Sun room – Hybrid

7:30 pm – AA – (Jaywalkers) – Milton J. room

8:30 pm – AA – (big book) – Middle room

Friday

12:00 noon Al-Anon – Sun room

6:00 pm AA – (women’s mtg)– Milton J. room- Hybrid 

6:00 pm AA – Middle room                

7:00 pm AA – (big book/crosstalk) – Sun room                                   

8:15 PM RCA (Recovering Couples Anonymous) – Sun room  

8:30 pm AA – (step mtg) – Milton J. room

Saturday

8:30 am AA (chip mtg) – Milton J. room

10:00 am ACA (90 min) – Middle room – Hybrid 

10:30 am AA (men’s Rap) – Milton J. room – Hybrid

10:30 am AA (women’s meeting) – Sun room

12:00 noon AA (chip mtg) – Milton J. room

4:00 pm AA (closed dual diagnosis) –Middle room  

4:30 pm AA – Milton J. room

6:00 pm AA – Middle room

7:15 pm AA (11th step/meditation mtg)-Middle room 

7:15 pm CMA – Milton J. room 

8:30 pm AA (anniversary/speaker) – Milton J. room

Sunday

8:30 am AA (chip mtg) – Milton J. room

10:00 am AA(women’s step & traditions)-Middle room

10:30 am AA  (speaker/discussion) – Milton J. room

12:00 noon AA (chip mtg) – Milton J. room

12:00 noon NA – Middle room

4:30 pm AA – Milton J. room

6:00 pm AA – Middle room – Hybrid

7:15 pm AA– (closed Men’s mtg) – Milton J. room  

                  “The Great Fact”           

7:15 pm MA – Middle room  

7:15 pm SLAA – (speaker’s mtg) – Sun room

8:30 pm AA – Milton J. room

Reopening General Operations and Safety Guidance for June 11th, 2021.

Safety:

What is the mask policy?

The District of Columbia regulations currently require that all people all people over the age of two must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Physical distancing:

There will be no restrictions on capacity at DCC and thus no physical distancing required.

Physical contact:

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. DCC will continue to host these meetings for at least 6 months, and most likely longer if people still attend them.

The Club will be providing WiFi service for all meetings that choose to utilize a hybrid format.

*Enforcement– Some people have asked who will enforce the mask requests. For complete clarification, no one will be removed from The Dupont Circle Club for not wearing a mask. It is our hope that everyone will want to wear a mask to help the community but it is not required. Also we have been asked if we will require proof of vaccination to eventually remove our masks. The short answer is no. The program of recovery is a program of honesty. So we will not ask for proof of your vaccination status. However, The Dupont Circle Club does reserve the right to test temperatures (no contact) at any time if the need arises.

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.

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Remember– DCC is a  501 (c) 3 non-profit organization so all donations to the club are tax deductible!