Information for Our Alumnae:
Alumnae News & Calendar
Sunday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Downtown Bellevue Park
All alums and their families, sponsors and friends are welcome.
Click here for the address and more information.
Celebrate Recovery on Saturday, September 8
Res XII is excited to partner with Fairfax Hospital, Lakeside Milam and King County to do this event once again at Bothell Foursquare Church from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. The event includes family friendly activities (clowns, face painting, cake walk), Zumba, arts and crafts, food vendors, community resources, recovery rock band Vance and Freedom. Plus giveaways and raffle prizes. You are welcome to come for all or just part of the day. Click here for more information. The venue address is 14520 100th Ave. NE Bothell, WA 98011. Contact Res XII marketing director Nicci Noteboom if you have any questions.
Third Friday of the Month
6-8 p.m. in the Oak Room
Contact Pat Dye at 425-823-8844 or [email protected] for more information.
Women’s AA Meeting “Sober Gals”
Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Oak Room.
Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Oak Room.
FREE Intervention Classes at Residence XII
Intervention can save the life of an alcoholic or drug addict. There is no more loving action a family member or friend can provide to someone who is sick with the disease of addition. Learn more at our Intervention Classes taught by Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors who are experienced interventionists with many years of experience working with families, friends, clergy, employers and other who want help dealing with addiction issues. Class size is limited to allow time for questions. There is no charge to attend these classes but please make a reservation by calling us at (425) 823-8844.
Serve Residence XII while being served
Celebrated Chefs is an exciting new program that helps our organization raise funds all year long. Simply dine at any of the fabulous Celebrated Chefs restaurants and 5% of your bill will be donated to our cause. Enrollment is free and it includes a complimentary Celebrated Chefs cookbook featuring recipes from the area’s best chefs. Sign up today at www.celebratedchefs.com!
Alum releases book
Amy Hatvany’s book, Best Kept Secret was released on June 7. Popular book blogger, Liz Fenton, has named it a must-read for 2011. The book tells the story of a mother’s struggle with alcohol and how the secrets we hold closest are the ones that can most tear us apart. Visit www.amyhatvany.com to learn more. Or click here to read reviews on Amazon.com or make a purchase.
Inspirational Messages from Residence XII Alumnae
The Alumnae Association’s mission is to provide the means to maintain a connection to Residence XII upon graduation via outreach and sisterhood. The following are excerpts from letters the Res recently received from Alumnae. We hope they inspire you as much as they inspire the Res staff.
“I am clean and sober, taking giant and baby steps in areas where I couldn’t ‘go’ even a month ago. The circumstances of loneliness, isolation, and needing to get an income (and a life) are still very pressing—and I am clean and sober despite these circumstances! I am very grateful for my experience at Res XII.”
“I really don’t know the words to say Thank You. I know I got a second chance at life and I’m taking it. Who knew it could be this FUN being sober—oh yeah—you guys…Thanks for showing me the way. I’m really active in AA—it was a real life line for me when I got out.”
“I’m grateful and blessed to be a part of this community. I love my life today. The women’s only concept for me has been an experience that I yearned for all my life.”
“I am so happy—I feel like I have a permanent smile no matter what good or bad is going on in my life. I have learned to overcome situations in a healthy and clean way. I can deal with life on life’s terms. I have learned a little hard work and effort will move my life forward. Recovery rocks, thanks Res! Oh, and I am a mom again to my two beautiful children.”