Day at the Clubhouse
9:00 am - Bellevue Clubhouse opens. In the first hour, members and staff work together, preparing for a busy day ahead; we check voicemails, answer phones, and start planning the projects that need to be done for that day.
9:30 am - We get together for a community meeting. Members and staff celebrate accomplishments and share information on upcoming events. We discuss our priorities for the day and talk about Clubhouse Standards. The meeting is finished with everyone volunteering for units where they like to work that morning. In the Hospitality Unit, we spend the morning preparing lunch, setting tables, cashiering at the snack bar, doing transportation runs, and gardening. In the Business Unit, members have opportunities to answer phones, do data entry, filing, create greeting cards, and design newsletter.
12:00 pm - lunch is served at a meager cost of $2. (no cost on holidays)
1:00 pm - Members choose to participate in either Business or Hospitality Unit meetings where information is shared, priorities for the day are set and opportunities are presented for the rest of the "work - ordered" day. The Hospitality Unit prioritizes cleanup after lunch, shopping, doing dishes, working on the wellness board, planning events, and running the snack bar. Besides clerical work, the Business Unit ensures maintenance of facility area. Plus outreach to members (those not attendance) & public relations. Members are encouraged to join in the work of Clubhouse and attend meetings.
Clubhouse is open until 5 pm, with the exception of socials, which is presently Holidays, Saturdays & now Thursdays again. At our weekly socials, we either go out in the community or stay in the clubhouse, for planned programs. Clubhouse is open 11 am - 3 pm plus for social times & on all major holidays. For more information on socials and other events, see our calendar.