THIS SATURDAY - Halloween Bash!!!

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Speaker Meeting! Dancing, Costume Contest with CASH PRIZES!!!

Timeline of Event:

  • Doors open, food starts @ 6:00pm
  • Speaker Meeting @ 7:30pm – Topic is Fears
  • After the meeting: Raffles, Dance & Costume Contest!
  • Party ends @ 11:00pm

Cost:  $3 Members | $5 Non-Members

Location: Elgin Alano Club, 73 S. Riverside Dr., Downtown Elgin, IL

All Are Welcome! Bring a SPOOKIE dish to pass & enter for free! Wear your best costume! 

Sponsored by: The Women’s Program House

October 28th – Sunday Open Speaker Brunch

  Doors Open @ Noon – Speaker @ 12:50 pm

Speaker Donna S. from South Elgin will share her experience, strength and hope with us!

$3 Members / $5 Non-Members / Kids ARE ALWAYS Free! 

Elgin Alano Club – 73 S. Riverside Dr., Elgin, IL

Bring a Dish to Pass and get in for FREE!

Member Anniversaries

Ellen M.
Craig H.
Learn more about EAC Memberships!

Calendar of Events


Halloween Bash @ EAC

October 27 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday Open Speaker Brunch – Donna S.

October 28 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

NIA Big Book Conference

November 3 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

It Takes Balls to Play Bingo!

November 10 @ 6:00 PM

McHenry Sober Fest 2018

November 16 - November 18 

Thanksgiving Open House

November 22 @ 11:00 - 5:00 PM

District 22 Christmas Party

December 8 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Christmas Day Open House

December 25 @ 11:00 - 5:00 PM 
A note from my highchair... Recovery is in the air and it smells like Alano Club coffee.

I am reminded me of a fortune cookie note that reads;  “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this planet.”
As we rapidly approach the season of “Gratitude Meetings,” I want to thank you for your continued support of the Elgin Alano Club.  A number of people pass through our doors and many of them find comfort here.  You are helpful to achieve our mission - " provide a safe environment where the people participating in 12-step recovery programs can meet, socialize and find support for their efforts." 

I know that I seem to complain about the things I see that need attention; that kinda is my job.  Please bear with me as I try again. The “Oldtimers” taught me to lead by example.  I do not ask you to do anything that I am not doing myself.  Everyone I have asked to help has stepped up without complaint.The trouble is I am not at the club every day.  So what I am asking is, if you see something that needs to be done to make the club better/cleaner, DO IT!
The October 28th brunch will be our last of the year.  We have other events planned for November and December.  As in the past, we will have an open house on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  We do this because many of us need a place to escape the family.  Some of us just want to be with this “Family of Choice.”  Whatever your reason, we will be there... join us!
Just a reminder, if you are looking for a book or recovery related gift that you do not see in our glass cases, let me know and I can order it for you. 
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 Ben C.  
General Director B Michelle H.  
General Director C Laurie-Faith G. 815-263-7658
 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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