Club Recovery of Citrus County, Inc. is providing and maintaining a safe building for groups to schedule and hold meetings related to recovery from various addictions and/or other problems requiring attention.
With the Purpose of providing and maintaining a safe building, we have purchased a 1.6 acre parcel in Inverness and have started the contracting process of having a new facility built there. The design calls for an 80′ x 50′ metal structure having a large 50′ x 35′ meeting room, a smaller meeting room, lots of restrooms, office, storage, a Club room and ample parking. This is another important step for Club Recovery, just as creating and opening the first facility. Because of costs, we really need assistance from anyone who can contribute to our purpose! If you or someone you love have suffered or are suffering from the addiction patterns of alcohol or drugs, please consider donating soon to this very important service we provide. The less we have to borrow, the more we’ll be able to budget toward general operations and maintenance. When we become mortgage free, our next goal will be to pursue an employee to keep the doors open without having to rely on a 100% volunteer staffing.
The Club is open every day for approximately 8 hours (two 4hour shifts). Volunteer members coordinate workshops, events and meeting schedules concerning recovery and life skills education. All meeting groups are independent and at present, we have 2–3 meetings per day. We sponsor recovery themed social functions such as dinners, group games, picnics, motorcycle rides and around the coffee pot conversations. These events help assist in raising operational funds. Club membership is not required for any meetings or activities, except in cases of voting on corporation business. Membership is a vital factor in covering expenses and decision making in this facility. At present we have 38 members.
We distribute a monthly newsletter which is available to members and anyone interested. It contains information concerning the Club activities, meeting schedules and submitted material about recovery. We have created this website for the same purpose, with an additional intent to solicit funds, community involvement and enlarge the tools of recovery. A “General Store” has been established with recovery focused items available on a conservative scale. The store only covers its own expenses as a service, so only a few dollars profit goes back to the Club. An informational brochure concerning the Club and its activities has been developed and available at the club along with other information material.
Our corporate structure is modeled after many existing recovery clubs which offer rooms for 12-Step Programs, and other support groups. The IRS has defined us as a 501(c)(3) corporation, or public charity status which guides our actions as an organization. We understand the need for continuing financial support, so in addition to the conservative membership dues and meeting rent collected, we also seek support through private donors and corporate contributions. The Club’s CH # is 44479 (Certificate to Solicit) as registered with the State of Florida. We have no intention of contracting solicitation services at this time; we are addressing this need through our volunteer network. Any volunteers?
At present, our membership dues are $10/mo, $25/3mo and $90/yr with scholarships offered to individuals on a case-by-case basis. Membership is required of the Board of Trustees and for voting on corporation matters.