Post Oak Club is a private club housing the meetings of the Post Oak and First Light Groups of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is organized under the laws of the State of Texas as a non-profit corporation. It is qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and, as such, dues and contributions are tax deductible. To verify the non-profit status of the club – click here.
The Post Oak Club was founded in 1976 as a “Closed” club. This means that the facilities are for those who have a personal problem with alcohol and a desire to stop drinking. This means that family members or “significant others” cannot attend the meetings with you. If you think you have a personal problem with alcohol and have a desire to stop drinking, you are welcome. For more information on Alcoholism and AA – click here.
There are many other meetings in the Houston area that are open for anyone including your family, significant others and those interested in learning about AA to attend. You can find these by searching here. There are also support groups for any other addiction you may be dealing with. They are easy to find – just do a Google search for the particular addiction you need help with.
All meetings at Post Oak Club are non-smoking, but we do have outdoor accommodations for smokers.
How did the Post Oak Club Begin?
Spring Branch Memorial Club opened its doors in 1974 as the successor to the old Westview Club. By 1975 SBMC, had become heavily attended, however there was a desire by a number of members to form a “Closed” Club. So in March 1976, Post Oak Club was born.
The first meeting of POC was Monday, March 24, 1976 at 8:00 PM. This meeting was by invitation only and was open only to dues paying members. This was an open meeting. The club became a closed club later that year. According to the General Services Office of AA – it became the first closed club in the United States.