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

2018 Holiday Membership
Key-holder Specials!

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

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

Member Anniversaries

Molly S.
John McG.
Molly S.
Learn more about EAC Memberships!

Calendar of Events


District 22 Christmas Party

December 8 @ 4:00 - 10:00 PM

Villa Christmas Retreat

December 14 - December 16 

Christmas Day Open House

December 25 @ 11:00 - 5:00 PM

New Years Eve Alcathon – Celebrate Your Recovery

December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - January 1, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Hinckley Pork Chop Dinner

January 26, 2019 @ 4:00 - 7:00 PM
A note from my highchair... Recovery is in the air and it smells like Alano Club coffee.

The other night I was at a meeting where the topic was the 3 legacies of AA: Unity, Service, and Recovery.  The discussion was good and brought out some questions from those new to these essentials.  I am going to talk about Unity.
Our first tradition is: “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.”

The idea of a selfish, self-centered, egotist thinking of others first was not on my agenda when I got here.  What can AA do for me, how soon and for how long?
The sober members that were familiar with these common views smiled and told me, “More will be revealed.” 

As the fog cleared, I was able to see the way that people seemed to just show up and do things.  It was my first exposure to “Orderly Chaos.”  If something needed to be done, someone would just step-up and do it.  Coffee maker not here yet, someone else would do it.  If the meeting chairperson can’t make it today, someone else would do it.

Bingo night last month is a good example of club unity.  When tasked with finding help at the last minute, I called some members who jumped into action and were able to make the evening an enjoyable success.  Many other club patrons stepped up later in the month to host a wonderful Thanksgiving Open House with not a soul left hungry or wanting of fellowship.  The task of hosting these activities can gave many people in our club the opportunity to unite with a common goal.  We have another opportunity with the Christmas Day Open House this month, join us! .
When someone has a relapse, we do not abandon him or her.  Our responsibility declaration comes to life.“I am responsible.  When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there.  And for that, I am responsible.” 

That is Unity in action.

Love and Service. 
- Jim H

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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