Thanksgiving Day Open House

Thursday November 28th, 2018

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

Bring a Dish, Desert, DVD or Board Game to share – the Elgin Alano Club will be OPEN for friends and visitors on Thanksgiving Day! We will be conducting a Series of Meetings in Unit C between 11:30 – 4:30pm, plus there will be a feast of treats to share, the gift shop, big screen TV and members lounge are open, kids room activities and lots more!

Bring a friend and a dish to pass if you can!

Meeting Sessions
  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm*
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Thanksgiving Fellowship Food Feast
  • 12:00 – 4:00 pm


Elgin Alano Club – 73 S. Riverside Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60120 | Contact: Jim H. 224-629-6454

*Please Note: Our regular closed meeting will be in session at 1:30 pm in a private area of EAC.

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

Welcome to November, or as it is known to some, Gratitude month.  In my opinion every month is gratitude month.  I look at all the things that I get to be grateful for and I see the blessings of this program in my life.  Here at the Elgin Alano Club we too have a lot to be grateful for in 2019. 
I was told that there are three things that are essential for recovery, Honesty, Open Mindedness, and Willingness.  I must remember this when faced with a differing point of view from my own.  The strength of AA is that so many people who wouldn’t ordinarily mix can let these differences go for the time that we are in a meeting.  During that hour we are focused on our common problem and the solution that fits us all.  Our AA toolbox has a tool to fit all nuts.
This past year seems to have been a time when people are so divided over so many issues in personal, professional and even recovery lives. There has been a kind of Eastside vs. Westside meeting divide in our town for a long time.  You can take that into daytime meetings or nighttime meetings, which is the “Real AA”?, etc.  There are some people continue to have a negative view of Alano clubs purpose/mission… and they tend to get vocal with their feelings without having visited EAC.   We embrace an #AttitudeOfGratitude and continue to be grateful for every individual that enters through our doors and finds a seat at the tables.   
Now back to my point.  I am grateful for all of you who have come to our club and found some peace in this world full of turmoil’s that try to divide us.  To those of you who have pitched in to make club events successful; we thank you!  To those of you who have yet to “take a walk on the Eastside” to see what an Alano club is all about; we have an open house on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day that has a place set for you.  Join us!
Our mission is to be here for the new-comer through old-timer; facilitating a sense of community for your small study group, sponsor sessions, social activities or weekly meetings.   All of your volunteer hours and financial support this past year has only helped further those goals.  We are grateful to be able to hold space for you.  

Love and Service. 
- Jim H

Member Anniversaries

Michelle H.
Matt C.
Ellen M.
Scott S.
Don S.
Brad S.
Art L.
George K.

Calendar of Events

  1. Thanksgiving Day Open House

    November 28 @ 11:00 - 5:00 PM
  2. Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

    December 7 @ 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  3. District 22 Christmas Party – 12.15.2019

    December 15 @ 4:00 - 10:00 PM
  4. The Importance of Continuing Workshop

    December 19 @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  5. Christmas Day Open House

    December 25 @ 11:00 - 5:00 PM
  6. New Years Eve Alcathon

    December 31 @ 5:30 - Midnight

2019/20 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 2019/20 Board of Directors

We conduct board member elections in January of every year including a cycling of leadership and director positions on Even/Odd years.  

Board Position Name Phone
Chairperson Jim H 224-629-6454
Vice Chairperson / Group Liaison Ken W  
Treasurer Ron E 630-215-6600
Secretary Colleen H  
Membership Director Michelle H.  
Building Director John M 847-334-6236
General Director A Laurie Faith G. 815-263-7658
General Director B Alex H.  
General Director C Open Position

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

Evening time slots and space available for YOUR 12-Step Meeting at EAC! 

Meeting Schedule 2

If you have an idea for a 12-step fellowship meeting that may be a good fit for Thursday or Friday evenings, please email – thanks!

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