About Club 12
The home of recovery in San Antonio since 1949
Club 12, the oldest Alanon Club in South Texas is a private, non-profit, sobriety club founded to help alcoholics and their families by providing educational resources and information on the disease of alcoholism. It also provides a central gathering place for alcoholics in recovery, as well as provides meeting rooms for Group 12, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon meetings. We are supported through voluntary membership and donations. Our location also serves as a designated meeting site for anyone required to attend AA meeting by the courts.
Club 12 By-Laws
Club 12 of San Antonio has been organized as a non-profit organization, first, for the specific purpose of maintaining and operating an educational society to combat the disease of alcoholism, secondly, to provide a suitable meeting place for Group 12, Alcoholics Anonymous, and thirdly, to maintain and operate suitable club rooms for the members of Club 12.
Funds for the support of Club 12 will be provided by membership dues and contributions. No capital stock will be issued.
All monies received from membership dues, contributions, or operating income by Club 12 will be used for the purpose of building, buying, leasing, equipping and operating quarters for the club, and to educate the public on the disease of alcoholism.
Any member of Alcoholics Anonymous residing in San Antonio, Texas, or its environs, who has had not less than 30 days of continuous sobriety, may apply for membership in Club 12 and may be approved for membership under such conditions that may be adopted by the Board of Directors. Any membership may be canceled by the Board of Directors for violation of rules or regulations adopted by authority of these By-Laws, for the orderly operation of the club.
Wives or husbands of members will be granted all privileges of Club 12 except the right to vote. They will be subject to the same rules and regulations that govern members.
When husband and wife are both eligible for membership in the Club , only one membership will be issued for both. Dues for such family memberships will be the same as for individual members, and only one vote will be cast for memberships of this kind.
Membership dues or fees will not be refundable and membership in the Club is not transferable. Monthly dues will be assessed each member, in an amount to be determined by the Board of Directors, with the approval of a majority of the membership.
Any member who is delinquent in the payment of dues for more than 30 days will forfeit the rights of membership. Such delinquent members may be reinstated with the approval of the Board of Directors, or a membership committee appointed by them. The right to vote shall be extended only to those members who have paid dues for a period of three consecutive months immediately prior to a regular or called meeting held for the purpose of voting.
A member who fails to maintain sobriety, or who regularly uses narcotic drugs or barbiturates will forfeit the right to vote for 30 days.
A member under the influence of alcohol, narcotic drugs, or barbiturates will be denied admission to the Club rooms.
The activities of Club 12 will be administered by at least four officers who will be selected by the Board of Directors. Qualifications for the Board of Directors and officers and their responsibilities are defined in Article IV and V hereafter.
The Board of Directors will formulate policies, supervise operations, employ and terminate employment of Club employees and assist and advise the officers of the Club. The board will formulate rules and regulations for the conduct of members in the Club rooms and may act as or appoint a membership committee or other committees.
The Officers will exercise executive functions over the activities of the Club. They will carry out the policies of the Board of Directors, subject to the wishes of a majority of the membership expressed by vote in meetings, and will present the plans and policies of the Board of Directors for question, amendment or approval, when deemed necessary, at such membership meetings.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors, five in number, shall be elected by the membership and will consist of members who have had a minimum of three years of continuous sobriety at the time of election to the Board.
At the first election, members of the Board shall be elected as follows:
One member for serve one year.
Two members will serve two years.
Two members will serve three years.