All applications for the open EAC Board Position are only being accepted through December 31st!
Candidates for the open board position will be selected to interview with the Board of Directors at our January 14, 2019 meeting.   Thank you to those folks who have expressed interest and submitted letters so far this month!  Those willing to serve in the open position may still submit a letter of consideration to - Don't Delay! 

The Elgin Alano Club Board of Directors are expected to be club members in good standing with various terms of continuous sobriety to serve in certain positions.  Learn More

The Elgin Alano Club invites you to enjoy a

Christmas Day Open House

Tuesday December 25th, 2018

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm   |   Food – Fellowship – Fun!

EAC will be open for friends and visitors on Christmas Day!  There will be food to share, the gift shop, plasma flat screen TV (football broadcasts) and members lounge are open, kids room activities (Disney & Wii) and lots more!  Bring a dish to pass, DVD or Board Game to share and stop in to make some new friends for the Holidays!

Meeting Sessions | All are Welcome!
11:30 – 12:30  |  1:30 – 2:30  |  3:30 – 4:30

Our regular closed meeting will be in session at 1:30 pm in the main meeting room.

Elgin Alano Club – 73 S. Riverside Dr. Downtown Elgin – Laurie Faith 815-263-7658

A note from my highchair... Recovery is in the air and it smells like Alano Club coffee.

As we approach the New Year, in this season of giving, I am again in awe of the efforts by some in our recovery community.  For example, when the NiteCap group has been struggling to remain solvent and not reduce meetings from their weekly lineup, another group has reached out to help them!  What a positive example that our meeting groups are not in competition.  We all have a primary purpose; to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

This is a good example of the First Tradition.  As our country seems so far apart on so many issues, we need to put all our differences away and focus on how we can help each other. No where is that more important than in the rooms. 

If you haven’t been to the best 10 PM meeting around lately, I suggest you stop by soon.  The Nitecap has gone back to a more relaxed 10/11 format that had worked so well at the start of the group...Six nights a week you will find a meeting at the club to cap off your night. 

Love and Service. 
- Jim H

2018 Holiday Membership
Key-holder Specials!

 Give a gift of 'serenity' to yourself and/or others with a membership to the Elgin Alano Club! 

Sign-up Online

$35 for an individual membership key or
$65 for a family membership and benefits!

Our 2018-19 Board of Directors

Board Position Name Phone
Chairperson Jim H 224-629-6454
Vice Chair / Group Liaison Ken W  
Treasurer Ron E 630-215-6600
Secretary Colleen H  
Membership Director Rick S. 815-266-9721
Building Director John M 847-334-6236
General Director A Michelle H.  
General Director B Laurie-Faith G. 815-263-7658
General Director C Open Position  
 Questions or Comments? Contact us via the info about or email


Weekly Meeting Schedule
"Recovery is something like the restoration of a very old painting, covered over by layers and layers of darkening, distorted varnish ... Not all of the underlying pattern can be revealed at one time. What is uncovered, bit by bit and layer by slow, careful layer, are the things which are necessary and appropriate for me to know about myself right now."

"An Indescribable Benevolence," Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, August 1992 Step By Step

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