House and Ground Rules for the Clubhouse

GALAA Rainbow Club House and Ground Rules for the Clubhouse Reference to: Bylaws, Section F (CLUB OPERATIONS), Paragraph 2 Club members in good standing and groups meeting at the club will be issued keys to the clubhouse to be used in accordance with these House and Ground Rules. Club members may use the clubhouse for any recovery-related purpose that does not interfere with a scheduled group meeting or event. An initial key deposit of $20 is required and is refundable upon resignation or termination when the key is returned. Keys are not to be used by non-members (except for non-members who chair meetings at the clubhouse), are not transferable, are not to be copied, and must be returned upon termination of membership (or upon dissolution of a group or meeting). If a key is lost, the original deposit will be forfeited and a new deposit will be required for the replacement key.
  • Any group that wishes to meet at the clubhouse must obtain prior approval for all meetings and events to be held at the clubhouse from the Board of Directors of the Rainbow Recovery Club (the Board).
  • Each group must provide the Board with the name and contact information of the chairperson who will be responsible for each meeting and commit to holding the meeting for at least six months.
  • Each group must immediately notify the Board of any changes in the name or contact information of any meeting’s chairperson. ·
  • If a group decides to stop holding a meeting at the clubhouse, they must notify the Board and any appropriate recovery fellowship that the meeting will be ending, and the group must continue to hold the meeting until it can be removed from all schedules.
  • Each group must operate their meetings in accordance with the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous (or other 12-Step recovery fellowship based on these principles).
  • Each group meeting at the club must agree to contribute to the operating costs of the club as provided by the Club’s Bylaws and to deposit their 7th  Tradition collection as provided in the meeting operating procedures below. .
  • Each meeting held at the club must follow these operating procedures:
  1. The building should be open at least 30 minutes before each meeting to make coffee, greet the newcomer and promote fellowship.
  2. The chairperson of each meeting must complete one of the envelopes provided, enclose all funds collected and deposit it in the floor safe. Information to be completed includes:
  • Name of person chairing the meeting;
    • Meeting title and date meeting is held;
    • Number of people !n attendance;
    • 7th Tradition collection amount;
    • Money taken in for water and soda;
    • Money taken in for literature (note title of literature) .
    • Leave the front table neat and put away any literature used during the meeting;
    • Clean the coffee area, turn off the coffee maker and store or dispose of any food;
    • Re-stock the refrigerator and the paper towel and toilet paper dispensers;
    • Throw away trash, wipe up spills and leave the room clean;
    • Take the trash to the receptacle behind the building when trash cans are% full;
    • Turn off all lights and lock the front door.
Readopted April 27, 2014 Service Animals Only Allowed in Rainbow Recovery Club House Florida law defines a “service animal” as an animal that is trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability including, but not limited to, guiding a person who is visually impaired or blind, alerting a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, assisting with mobility or balance, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, retrieving objects, or performing other special tasks. If they meet this definition, RRC will consider animals “service animals” under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. Animals must be leashed, harnessed and/or under the control of the owner at all times. Work and Tasks According to the § 35.104 and § 36.104 (2010), examples of work and tasks performed by service animals include, but are not limited to:
  • guiding people who are blind or have low vision
  • alerting people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • providing non-violent protection or rescue work
  • pulling a wheelchair
  • assisting an individual during a seizure
  • alerting individuals to the presence of allergens
  • retrieving items
  • providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities
  • helping persons with psychiatric or neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors
  • reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, or
  • calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack.
Adopted April 27, 2014

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