The latest from the San Antonio Clubhouse

A Passion for Service

Written on: September 2, 2016

by Victoria Marquez I, Victoria M. Marquez obtained an award through the community hours from volunteering at San Antonio Clubhouse as a member. Originally I started from February 10th, 2015 to present day.  Never once did I consider the Clubhouse to b …

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Interviewing James

Written on: July 5, 2016

Interviewing James By Linda W.     “It was rough… It was hard… I was a new person just coming in to the Clubhouse. I didn’t know what this place was all about, but I knew I wanted to learn more. I was so interested in understanding how a plac …

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Definitions of Recovery by John Kliewer

Written on: July 1, 2016

What is “recovery”? To me it means getting better, feeling better, building a life that includes family and friends, and doing work that in some way contributes to others. Over time, this definition may change and come to include new things. Everyone h …

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The SA Clubhouse Podcast Is Here!

Written on: July 1, 2016

I sat down with Robert, aka Rockin’ Rob, the voice and main collaborator of our San Antonio Podcast and asked him some questions. Here is what was discussed. How long have you been a member of Clubhouse? I’ve been a member for a couple of weeks now. Ho …

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Goodbye, Stephen

Written on: July 1, 2016

It’s hard to believe that Stephen only started coming to Clubhouse in August. He’s so deeply involved in the work of the Media Lab today that it’s hard to imagine a time before him. And it’ll be just as hard to see him leave when he moves to New Hampsh …

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Interviewing David Gutierrez

Written on: July 1, 2016

I am sitting here with our new staff member, David, to ask him a few questions: When did you start working at the Clubhouse? My first day here at the Clubhouse was on June 15th, which was a Wednesday. What was your first impression of the Clubhouse? I …

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Interviewing JoJo: Clubhouse Celebrates 10 Years of JoJo

Written on: July 1, 2016

“My name is Christopher Joseph Webster, but you can call me JoJo. Before I joined Clubhouse, ‘JoJo’ was a name I picked up at a summer camp. One of the counselors was named Chris, so I took ‘JoJo’ after my middle name, Joseph.” _____ JoJo and I sat dow …

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Review: TOMORROWLAND

Written on: June 10, 2015

Doomsday, it’s a cliché that Hollywood producers have done to death. But in Walt Disney Pictures’ Tomorrowland (May 2015) doomsday is used to show how the smallest of acts can make giant change in the world. We normally see a MALE hero come to save eve …

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Intern Spotlight: Alejandra R.

Written on: March 31, 2015

I’ve been attending UIW for the past 3 years. I am a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology with a minor in Sociology. My graduation date will be May 2016, meaning I have one more year to go.   My major is associated with the clubhouse be …

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Clubhouse Super Heroes

Written on: March 31, 2015

Joseph Campbell famously wrote that all heroes undertake a journey, during which they contend with powerful forces of evil. The trials and stresses of the adventure induce growth. The hero returns with newfound talents, which can be put to the use of t …

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Who is Your NBA MVP?

Written on: March 24, 2015

As the ever-so long NBA season creaks and wheezes to an end, the question of who the Most Valuable Player has been raises its ugly head again. I say “ugly” because the amount of rancor generated by the debate in sports about seasonal awards can be off- …

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A New Beginning in Las Palmas

Written on: February 25, 2015

A dedicated group of North Central Volunteers travel to Las Palmas every Tuesday & Thursday It has been a little over a month since San Antonio Clubhouse- Las Palmas opened and it’s been a great journey so far. After assessing the needs of some of …

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A Diabetes Carol

Written on: February 25, 2015

There’s a certain look you get. In most cases, condescending. The how did you get so round and stop taking care of yourself eyes. Lazy. Fatso. Obese. I’m a rotund 220 pounds, and at times, before my weight was an issue, did I do it too? But of course, …

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The History of Valentine’s Day

Written on: February 13, 2015

The history of Valentine’s Day by a Clubhouse Member There is some debate about how Valentine’s Day began. There is a legend that says Valentine was a priest in Rome during the third century. He performed marriages for young lovers in secret after Empe …

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Sammy: A San Antonio Clubhouse Success Story

Written on: February 6, 2015

Sammy on the left, volunteering at the San Antonio Clubhouse before working at Augie’s Sammy is 47 years old, and joined our Clubhouse family in August. Sammy quickly “got” our philosophy regarding meaningful relationships and rewarding work as a pathw …

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San Antonio Clubhouse Member Spotlight: Nick’s Success Story

Written on: February 4, 2015

Nicholas has made great strides since becoming a member at the Clubhouse. Meet Nick! Recently, Nick, a member of the San Antonio Clubhouse, shared his thoughts on how being a member has impacted his life. We asked him a few questions and he revealed so …

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Introducing: Sports with Stephen

Written on: January 23, 2015

The New England Patriots was caught cheating by using under inflated balls during the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots were shocked to hear that the balls were used in the wrong way. The Patriots won 45-7 at Gillette Stadiu …

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Recovery at the San Antonio Clubhouse by Dixie Maddox

Written on: January 21, 2015

I grew up in a rural area and—thanks to my Daddy—had a steady supply of fresh fruits and vegetables growing up.  My childhood home always had at least one huge garden, several dozen fruit and nut trees, and various herbs and exotic plants producing nea …

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San Antonio Clubhouse News – September 19, 2014

Written on: September 29, 2014
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Member Spotlight – JT

Written on: June 30, 2014

When I was 13 my mother put me into the Methodist Children’s Home in Missouri because I was considered “out of control”. I was there for eight years until I turned 21, and then went into a state psychiatric hospital for two years. Then I went to a mili …

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