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
May 5, 2021
Dear members and friends of the Dupont Circle Club,
The DCC Board of Directors has been asking ourselves some hard questions lately:
- What does reopening look like?
- When does reopening happen?
- How will we keep virtual options?
- How does a “hybrid” meeting work?
- Who will enforce room capacity requirements?
- Will we require vaccinations?
- Who will enforce mask use?
- Will we supply masks?
- What groups will come back?
- What members will come back?
- Who will be the tech person in virtual meetings?
Our Board will tackle these difficult questions and come up with a game plan designed to ensure everyone’s safety as we look to re-open the Club. We’ve closely monitored the DC Mayor’s guidance throughout the Pandemic to remain in compliance with federal and local government requirements. We even surveyed other recovery clubs in the DMV for knowledge sharing opportunities.
We would like to survey you on your thoughts. Please take a few minutes to give us your voice: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8R8D3G
We created a new virtual series called Voices of Recovery in March. This live event took place at the Club and was shown via Zoom to connect our members with the Club while it is closed. Two of our current Board members shared their experience, strength and hope in recovery since finding the Dupont Circle Club. We anticipate another in the series sometime in May, so stay tuned for notification via email and on our Club Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dccnews/?multi_permalinks=1961686070638838/
Additionally, the Board is implementing small tours of the Club for Zoom newbies who have never seen the Club prior to the Covid shutdown. This is intended to show off our lovely recovery facility to those who have only ever viewed it through their Zoom screens. If you or someone you know, has never seen the Club contact just Will, the Club manager, at DCCmanager1623@gmail.com to arrange a time to come in (–socially distanced, small group and masked).
Lastly, our Club manager continues to work tirelessly to keep the Club sparkling, in anticipation of everyone’s return to in-person meetings at 1623 Connecticut Avenue.
I can’t forget that since we are not passing the basket, won’t you consider opening your wallet and donating via Venmo (@dupontcircleClub) or CashApp ($dupontcircleClub)?
Or, please consider monthly giving at this time. It would be so amazing if we had a donor for every day of the year that we’re open – all 365!!!
In closing, please consider dropping me a line with your wishes, concerns or questions.
Sincerely yours in service,
Dupont Circle Club Board President