About the Anchorage Dry Dock Club
The mission of the Anchorage Dry Dock Club is to aid and assist people in the twelve step programs of recovery by providing a safe and welcoming location for meetings and social interaction.
The Anchorage Dry Dock operates a social club where recovering alcoholics and addict, their families and friends can spend leisure hours in an alcohol and drug free environment.
The Anchorage Dry Dock provides space where groups of Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Pills Anonymous or any other recovery group can hold meetings.
The Anchorage Dry Dock may charge a fee for the use of the club for these meetings and group activities to offset the cost of running the club. The fee for use may based on the size of the group and amount of use. The fee may be a set amount or a percentage of the 7th tradition depending on the stability of the meeting.
The Anchorage Dry Dock charges a membership fee for members to use the club facilities before and after the scheduled meetings
The Anchorage Dry Dock club, a 501c3 corporation was founded in the early 1980s by members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their purpose was to create a permanent meeting place for meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous available to recovering alcoholics in the South Anchorage area. “During the past 40 years, the club idea has become a part of the A.A. experience. This is easy to understand, because many a group may have felt the need for a permanent meeting place (a home, so to speak). Many A.A.s have wanted a place where new members could go for coffee and conversation, a place where they could gather socially on weekends and holidays. For it seems that some A.A.s in their new found way of living, want to extend fellowship beyond group meetings; they want an A.A. social life, too. Thus, the club was born.” (A.A. guidelines on Clubs) This was the thinking and genesis for the idea that materialized in the founding of The Anchorage Dry Dock club and remains the primary purpose to provide a safe and welcoming facility for use of all anonymous recovery groups.