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2020/21 Key-Holder Renewals 

Discounted Key-Holder Renewals & New Membership Rates NOW through July 15th!

Membership Levels staring at: Individual $60+ / Family $115+

Renewing Key-holders:

  • $60 for an individual membership key or
  • $115 for a family membership and benefits!

New Members:

  • $65 for an individual membership key or
  • $120 for a family membership and benefits!

Discount Offer Expires July 15th!

Sign-up Online or In-Person!

Please see a Board Member or Meeting Chair to complete a membership packet. Memberships can we paid via Cash, Check or Credit Card.  All membership dues and fundraising donations are tax-deductible. 

Questions? Contact Michelle H 630-267-7543

EAC Membership Requirements: Hold 90 days of current, continuous sobriety for alcoholics and/or addicts; active participation in Al-Anon or many other twelve-step based recovery programs.

Elgin Alano Club is following
Phase 4 Meeting Guidelines as of
Saturday, June 26th, 2020

Dear members and fellows,

We are following the Stage-4 guidelines set forth by the state of Illinois to re-open the club to In-Person meetings on May 30th, 2020 under the following rules:

  • Face Masks are required for entry to the club.
    • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care of yourself.
    • Face coverings and social distancing are the norm while inside the club.  You may take off your mask during the meeting if you are practicing safe distancing and remaining in your seat for the entire meeting. 
  • Meeting rooms are limited to 50% capacity, social distancing at 6 feet apart; chairs will be placed on marked spots to insure proper distancing where possible.
    • Meetings with attendance larger then 20-persons will require the meeting chair to split the participants into smaller groups in break-out sessions in our three meeting spaces.
    • Sanitation: The meeting chairperson is responsible to wipe down the chairs, door handles, bathroom faucet handles and toilet flush lever before/after the meeting with the cleaning products supplied by the club. Please initial the cleaning-sheet for tracking.
  • The Coffee Pot and Vending is permitted for use inside the club - please use disposable cups & clean the surfaces appropriately before/after each meeting. 
  • Shareable 12-Step Books will NOT be supplied, you must bring your own or use a smartphone app until further notice.
  • The 7th tradition will be collected in a stationary basket (no passing), hugs and holding hands should be avoided until it can be safely done again.

If possible, we encourage the meeting chairpersons to log on to the zoom account via their smartphone so that those who are not ready to attend in-person meetings at the club, or may be restricted by our attendance limitations, can get in on the meeting. 

The ZOOM account will remain active until no longer necessary -
       Meeting ID: 945 901 0315
       Password: 4-digits (Twelve & Twelve)

For updates visit our website & social media channels.
       Website: www.ElginAlanoClub.org 
       Facebook: @ElginAlanoClub
       Twitter: @ElginAlanoClub 

A note from my highchair... 

Recovery is in the air and it smells like Alano Club coffee.

Summer is here, are you having fun yet?  I am going to get straight to the point; membership renewal time is upon us again.  With all that is going on I have to ask this again.  Can you step up and support the Elgin Alano Club once more?
 
Everyone is being hit by this pandemic, especially in the pocketbook.  We have paid rent for 3 months in which we couldn’t open the doors to the club, but we are back since beginning of June with limited capacity!   There have been some who were attending meetings online via Zoom in April & May that found it in their heart to give a tax-deductible contribution even though they were not a member themselves in the past year.  Thank you for standing in the gap and aiding to cover almost a full month of rent! 
 
The Zoom meetings have been a way to connect with "local faces/voices" in the past 12-weeks that have never visited our basement penthouse on Riverside Drive.  Welcomes newcomers & old-timers!  Our hope is that they find their way to our club as we are now having meetings there.  The meetings that I have attended this past June had people who were grateful to be out of their house and in the rooms with others who care.  After the meeting, all the chairs and other community surfaces were disinfected, ready to go for the next group.
 
Change is not always welcome but we eventually adapt and then we accept.  What was that saying,  “Acceptance is the key…..”  Reach out if you need help.  When you are ready to venture out, come join us on the Riverside Drive of Happy Destiny!

Thank you for your continued support,
Jim H.

TeleMeeting Information

Meetings have been using the following Meeting ID information from ZOOM conferencing software to connect to regularly scheduled EAC meetings by day/times since March 22nd. 

As we continue with Stage 4 occupancy limitations at the club, you may connect by computer, mobile app or telephone dial-in for those groups that plan to hold In-Person meetings with Zoom access.

Zoom Online / App (Video/ Voice) Telephone Dial-in (Voice only)
Meeting ID: 945-901-0315 Dial by your location
Join Zoom Meeting +1 312 626 6799
https://zoom.us/j/9459010315
Password: 4-digits (Twelve & Twelve)
Meeting ID: 945 901 0315
 

Join our Private Elgin Alano Club - 73 S. Riverside Facebook Group 
~~ Access Schedule, Meetings Materials and Zoom App Instructions ~~

Anyone can join a meeting session with the provided Link / Meeting ID and password.  No Host required to start a meeting, no recordings permitted. 
 
Meeting Chairs - Please reach out to Laurie Faith G.* for details on how to access the 'ElginAlano' account for additional ZOOM controls for acting as Host for your scheduled meeting session.  This includes the ability to split up large groups into smaller 'subgroups' to help facilitate discussions'. moderation tools to help MUTE all or cute off a video feed, etc. *email: LF@thegibsongroup.org or mobile: 815-263-7658 

Our 2020/21 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 Wade L. 

Contact us via email -> board@elginalanoclub.com  | View the Elgin Alano Club_ Inc. By-Laws 2019

      PayPal: ElginAlanoClub@gmail.com
      Venmo: @ElginAlanoClub 
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