Our Mission

To provide a safe and welcoming gathering place for 12-step recovery from addiction.

Our Vision

The 2021 vision for the Token 3 Club is to become THE meeting place for recovery in the Louisville region by formalizing operations and growing the community.

Our History

In 1965 the Token 3 Club incorporated as a non-profit organization located at Colony Way in Louisville, Kentucky’s St. Matthews area.

Our purpose in 1965 was “…to promote abstinence, continued sobriety, and the rehabilitation of persons who were alcoholic, by providing a meeting place for members.” AA meetings were held at this location, as well as social events and activities for the Club’s members.

In the 1970’s the Token 3 Club became a tax-exempt organization with a board of directors and by-laws, and moved to Dupont Circle, where the Club operated for 44 years. It was here that our facility began to offer support to those suffering from addiction of any kind.

In 2019 we had outgrown our space at Dupont Circle and moved to our current location on Breckenridge Lane. This location has three accessible meeting rooms, with a large common area and concessions.


Addiction is a major crisis affecting individuals, families, and communities across the nation. The Token 3 Club fills a niche in combating this epidemic in our community. We provide a location for any type of 12-step recovery meeting.

We offer daily 12-step meetings to individuals that provide “peer-to-peer” interaction through shared experience, strength, and hope. Those just out of treatment can find others with long-term recovery to guide them through life’s challenges. Over 65,000 people visit us annually for 12-step meetings, to attend events, or to find support in their journey to recovery. The benefits we provide for addicted individuals, families, and our community are immeasurable.

The Token 3 Club welcomes any 12-step recovery group wishing to gather in a safe space. All are welcome here to find support in their recovery journey. Our doors are open seven days a week, offering sixty 12-step recovery meetings and fellowship.

Club Operations

The Token 3 Club is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity and is not affiliated with any 12-step organization. The Token 3 Club uses both revenue-generating activities and voluntary contributions made by individuals, organizations, and grants to sustain our operations. Earned income comes in the form of rent on our three meeting rooms which run from $15-25 an hour, as well as sales of concessions, literature, and recovery-related items. Our room ‘rent’ is a donation request, however, it is not a requirement.

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Ways to Give

Making a charitable contribution to the Token 3 Club can be done quickly and easily either by check or online.

Board of Directors

Vertner Smith


Vertner is a native Louisvillian and a graduate of Georgetown University. He worked for a medium-size local firm for 40 years before retiring in 2017. He has served on several non-profit boards, including Chance School, Walden Theater, and Kentucky School of Arts (now KY College of Art & Design).


Dianna is a native of Michigan and a graduate of the University of Louisville. She has spent her career working in nearly every department of a medium-sized business with an emphasis on accounting and Human Resources. Before accepting the Executive Director’s position at the Token 3 Club, she ran her own small business.


Originally from Missouri, Kristi has called Kentucky home for more than twenty years. A Western Kentucky University graduate, she has worked in television, radio, and addiction services. Kristi has served as an ACLU Smart Justice advocate and is a strong supporter of Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville. She loves hiking adventures with her daughter and attending live music shows and plays.


Greg graduated from U of L Speed School (Engineering) and Bellarmine University (MBA). He is retired from the high-tech industry. Greg’s passions are organization development, strategic planning, and project management. In addition to the Token 3 Club, he volunteers with Catholic Charities, Water Step, and Habitat for Humanity. Greg is married with two daughters.


Abbey is currently a life coach for young ladies and the Executive director for the Abigail Academy Foundation, an avid KAYAKER, oil painter, and philanthropist. Present and past board roles have been among Les Dames d’Escoffier, Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana, Distinguished Young Women of America, National Association of Women-Owned Businesses, St. Francis in the Fields Youth Ministry, The Louisville Youth Choir, and The Main Street Association of Louisville.


Originally from Gary, Indiana, Artie is a Navy veteran and former police officer with the Great Lakes Police Department. In 2014, he relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, to be closer to his family.  He has been employed by B and W Packaging since 2015 as a warehouse manager.


Noreen grew up in Connecticut, but Louisville has been home for the past 25 years. She worked as a Paralegal and is now involved in volunteer work and enjoying her 9 grandchildren. She has served on the Board of Louisville Irish Fest. Her volunteer work has included Sacred Heart Academy, Habitat for Humanity, School for the Blind, and Al-Anon.


Sally earned her BA with a concentration in finance from U of L and an MBA from Bellarmine University. She is currently a Senior Finance Manager for a global Fortune 500 corporation. She is a proud mom, stepmom, dog-mom, and wife. In her spare time, she trains for ultramarathons.


Bruce has lived in Louisville for over 35 years and is a graduate of Pomona College in Los Angeles. He has managed his own company for 26 years producing commercial film, video, and still photography, and is active in the Louisville arts, photography, and filmmaking community.


George has lived in the Louisville area all his life. He graduated from the University of Louisville and is currently in finance and analytics with a local Fortune 100 company. He served previously on the Talbot House Board in Louisville and on various athletic booster club boards with local schools.


David is a native Louisvillian. A graduate of Waggener High School and the University of Louisville with a degree in business and finance. He managed a promotional products company and later became a mortgage broker. In his addition to his involvement with the Token 3 Club David volunteers with Re:Center Ministries men’s homeless shelter as well as Bridge Aftercare Ministries at Roederer Correctional Complex.


Dan is a native of Columbus, OH and attended The Ohio State University. Throughout his career, he has worked in mid-level and senior leadership roles for medium to large-size privately held businesses. He has served as a board and executive committee member on both professional and non-profit boards. In addition to the Token III Club, Dan is the sitting Chairperson for the Bagdad Mini-Conference – a group also committed to recovery.


Stephen, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, has a bachelors from the University of Kentucky, a masters in film and video from Columbia College Chicago, and a masters in fine arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. He earned his medical degree and completed his family medicine residency at U of L. Stephen is an avid reader and enjoys backpacking in his spare time.


Marc grew up in Cincinnati, but he has lived in Louisville for nearly 20 years. He attended the University of Cincinnati, and he works as a Sales Executive for a rapidly growing IT integrator. He is happily married and a stepfather. Over the years, he has volunteered his time to many organizations, including the Beacon House and Home of the Innocents. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, working out, and hiking.


MacKenzie, a southern-Indiana native, has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Louisville. She specializes in geriatrics, addiction, and trauma. She has experience working in community mental health, psychiatric services, and hospital settings. MacKenzie enjoys gardening, DIY home improvement projects, and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs.


McKenna grew up in Southern Indiana, but has been a Louisville resident for the last 10 years. She graduated from Western Kentucky University, with a degree in Public Relations. She has worked in many areas of healthcare, specializing in communications and event coordination. She is a Dateline-watching enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Charlie.

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Token 3 Club
3439 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY 40220