Important Coronavirus Closure Information:
To our Triangle Club community,
First, we want to thank you for adapting to the painful but necessary decision to temporarily close the clubhouse. In the meantime, the community has done an amazing job coming together in light of our circumstances, moving to online meetings or other creative ways of fellowship.
The Triangle Club Board wanted to provide some updates and guidance:
- Meeting Access: As of today, nearly 60 DC LGBTQIA meetings have stood up a remote option, through Zoom or a conference call. Please click under the “Meetings” tab to find a list of these meetings, and how to attend any of them. If you see something that needs to be updated, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Other Resources: In addition to the Triangle Club’s meeting resources, there are many resources available via the Washington Area Intergroup Association and the AA Online Intergroup or similar resources for other 12-step programs.
- Supporting Meetings: Many of you have reached out about supporting your meetings. You can use Venmo to provide a 7th tradition donation, using the list of Triangle Club meeting codes included below. The Club’s Venmo username is “@triangleclub” and make sure to put your meeting’s code in the notes field. Meetings at other locations can create their own Venmo system.
- Meeting Rents: Although the clubhouse is temporarily closed we have significant costs, including the building’s rent. Meeting rents are a major revenue source for the Club, and the Club will continue to charge rent to cover our costs. However, meetings are welcome to pause rent payments until the clubhouse reopens, and any meeting that pauses its payments or is not able to fully cover its rent will not be penalized. Please contact email@example.com with questions or to pause your meeting’s rent payments until the clubhouse reopens.
- Your Club Needs You (Now More Than Ever): The weeks and months ahead will be difficult for many of us financially, including the Triangle Club where we expect to see a significant drop in revenue. This also happens to be a very important year for the Club as we determine our future location and plan a move. For those who are able, we strongly encourage you to become a member, increase your membership level, or make a one-time donation to support the Club. Please go to https://triangleclub.org/join-donate/ to do that, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact a Board member.
We encourage you to stay connected and stay vigilant during these times. And while technology enables many of us to stay connected, we urge everyone to think of those who might be hardest hit by the isolation, anxiety, or financial insecurity of the current situation. The CMA fellowship took the admirable step of creating a contact form for people in trouble to fill out so they can get the help they need. If other 12-step programs are interested in this, contact email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with the organizers.
We’ll be back with more updates again. Until then – yours in Unity, Recovery, and Service,
Your Triangle Club Board
About the Triangle Club
The Triangle Club is a non-profit organization proudly serving Washington DC’s LGBT recovery community since 1990. Our mission is to provide a clean, safe, dependable space those struggling with addiction can gather and hold meetings in accordance with the 12-Steps of recovery. Located above Lustre Cleaners, just two blocks west of Dupont Circle, the Triangle Club offers support and fellowship for a variety of addictions.
The Triangle Club is a welcoming place for everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality. We strive to foster an environment of fellowship, education, spiritual support and social opportunity. Open every single day of the year, and offering multiple meetings throughout the day, we’re here to spread the message that there is hope to those suffering with addiction.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
- Co-Dependents Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
- Procrastinators Anonymous