To provide a safe and welcoming gathering place for 12-step recovery from addiction.
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.
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 meetings.
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 to our community are immeasurable.
Although COVID-19 has led to a reduction in on-site meetings, we are still open seven days a week for meetings. We are holding 36 weekly meetings during the pandemic and hope to return to 60+ meetings once all restrictions are lifted. 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.
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.
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, President
Vertner is a native Louisvillian and 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).
Mark is a native of Springfield and a retired attorney. His practice focused on state and local government relations, the formation and representation of non-profits, and various business trade associations. He has been a regular attendee at various recovery meetings at the Club since he moved to Louisville in 2010.
Mark is a retired attorney. He has been active in Louisville’s recovering community for over 25 years. He has also served on the boards of the Morton Center (a nonprofit outpatient treatment facility) and the Beacon House (a nonprofit sober living environment) during that time.
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 in accounting and Human Resources. Before accepting the Executives Director’s position at the Token 3 Club, she ran her own small business.
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.
Ann graduated from U of L and has spent her career in the creative industry. She has been with Brown-Forman for 25 years in a variety of design and marketing roles. She previously served on the Louisville Visual Arts board and now volunteers at work on human rights and fairness committees. She is married with two sons and is a Louisville native.
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.
DR. STEPHEN ROSZELL
DR. GEORGE RAQUE
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Token 3 Club
3439 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY 40220