Welcome to the Benjamin House Racine Website

To our Members,
We are happy to announce the Benjamin House will re-open its doors beginning June 1st.
Keeping our recovery folks safe is the number-one priority for the Benjamin House. The
communal nature of our facility and the unknown number of attendees per meeting makes it
especially challenging to accommodate necessary social distancing and sanitation during this
time. We are taking steps to expand access to our facility in a reasonable way, now and in the
future as recommended by the Central Racine County Health Department (CRCHD).
It is our hope that all of our visitors are proactive about compliance with these suggestions
and take action to enforce them on behalf of their fellows.
It is not sufficient to post signage requesting that our members and guests maintain distancing or follow recommendations. We are all in this together. Please support one another in our consistent effort to protect our most
vulnerable population when they are present.

This Document Provides Guidelines for Protecting Our Members and Guests
Health and Hygiene
Members and guests who have a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 are requested not to
attend meetings.
Benjamin House will make every effort to supply an adequate amount of paper goods, soap and
hand sanitizer to allow proper hand hygiene among members and guests.
Cleaning services are provided weekly. Members and guests are responsible for their own PPE
as well as hand sanitizer (in the event the Benjamin House is not able to source hand sanitizer).
The Benjamin House strongly recommends that members and guests wear face masks or cloth
face coverings; please consider the health of your fellow. Although not enforceable, we are
asking members to request a mask if they don’t have one.
If able (sourcing) the Benjamin House will provide a mask for the occasional guest who present
without a mask and in need of a meeting.

Cleaning Protocols
The Benjamin House is cleaned weekly. The membership and guests will be made aware of this
through this letter and postings throughout the facilities. The use of the bathroom will be
discouraged at this time.
High guest contact areas such as doorknobs, handrails and touch surfaces will be cleaned after
each meeting by the chairperson. The soda machine will be closed.
The highest level of contamination and potential virus sharing is our meeting tables. Therefore,
all meeting tables will be pulled to diminish potential virus sharing within our population. This
also increases our square footage and allows more participants to gather together while
meeting the 6’ social distancing recommendations.

Social Distancing
The Benjamin House recommends the elimination of unnecessary physical contact between one
another and maintain social distancing with a six-foot distance between individuals whenever
possible.
Meeting Room capacities at this time are; upstairs 14, downstairs 11, pavilion 12
The 7th tradition will be practiced by placing donations in a basket at the meeting room entry
door.

Additional Member Protections
All touch point materials will be removed and are discouraged at this time.
Members and guests will be encouraged to bring their own recovery material
And/or access them on their phone during meetings.
The Benjamin House discourages the use of communal materials at this time. This includes the
sharing of reading material, electronics and food/drink sharing
We will continue to encourage virtual experiences for our club members and guests who are
unable to join us at this time due to health, age, illness or personal choice.
Please contact a board member if you are willing to host an online meeting

Speaker Meetings
Speaker meetings will be held outside on the second Friday of each month weather permitted
only.

We would like our members to feel free to use the supplies provided by the Benjamin House. Due
to the high demand/cost of these supplies, we ask that they are used responsibly.
The Benjamin House will continue to supply these items as best as possible but as donations are
currently down these supplies are critical to the ability to hold all of our many scheduled
meetings.




If you are interested in participating in a zoom AA meeting with other Benjamin House participants please add your name to the email list so the host can contact you regarding each individual meeting.  The meetings are at 7:30pm weekdays and 6:30pm on weekends.
AABenjaminhouse@gmail.com

Sunday 8am: People, Places & Things MeetingJoin Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/215150686

Meeting ID: 215 150 686

Dial in: 1 312 626 6799 

 

Topic: Tuesday 6pm: People, Places and Things Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/562154314

Meeting ID: 562 154 314

Dial in: 1 312 626 6799

 

Topic: Wednesday 8:30 am: Women’s – Principles Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/858 8229 9943
Meeting ID: 858 8229 9943

Passcode: 8YkJ8u
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,83613152528# US (Chicago)
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Topic: Thursday 6pm: People, Places and Things Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/910374185 

Meeting ID: 910 374 185

Dial in: 1 312 626 6799

 

 

LOCAL ONLINE MEETINGS PAGE
(updated as new ones are formed)

Information about National Online Meetings

 

 

 

 All Meetings are Closed Meetings unless specifically listed as an OPEN Meeting .

Open Meetings: (any member of the community, alcoholic or nonalcoholic, may attend)

 

 

The following websites are recommended:
To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus go to the CDC website.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Information about the COVID-19 virus as it relates to Alcoholic Anonymous.
  https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus

Information about online meetings.
http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php