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A “New Year’s Celebration” means to
BINGO Night is back for 2020! 

 

WINNERS SPLIT THE TAKE!
ONE FOR $1 PER GAME — SIX FOR $5 PER GAME

WHEN Saturday, January 18th
Game Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

WHERE Elgin Alano Club
73 S. Riverside Dr., Downtown Elgin

DOORS OPEN @ 6:00 PM
Food, Fellowship & Fun!

ALL AGES WELCOME
Hot Dogs, Chips and Soda available – Freshly Popped Popcorn & Monster Drinks for Sale!

PROCEEDS BENEFITING
EAC Building Fund & Improvement Projects

Sunday Open Speaker Brunch

January 26th, 2020

Doors Open @ Noon – Speaker @ 12:50 pm

Speaker George K. from Chicago, IL will share his experience, strength and hope with us!

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

Elgin Alano Club – 73 S. Riverside Drive, Downtown Elgin, IL

Bring a Dish to Pass and get in for FREE!

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

First newsletter of this decade and I am already being told of the passing of a former club member.  I cannot predict how many who pass thru our doors embrace long-term recovery, just as I cannot tell you how many who have taken back their self-will are still alive today.  I do hear, all too often, of those who do not make it.  Cunning, Baffling, and Powerful; I was told...
 
“Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself.  I mean, do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage.  I am glad you make a fresh beginning daily; there is not better means of attaining to the spiritual life than by continually beginning again, and never thinking that we have done enough.  How are we to be patient in bearing with our neighbor’s faults, if we are impatient in bearing with our own?  He who is fretted by his own failings will not correct them; all profitable correction comes from a calm, peaceful mind.”
      --St. Francois de Sales
 
How can we help those who are beginning their journey at one of our club’s meetings?  Love and tolerance is our code.  When I am short tempered and angry, I am not spiritually fit.  This is often a sign that I need a meeting. 
 
In these times of so much anger and division that can surround us, I have to find peace in myself and resist being drawn into the emotional upheaval of the day.  “One Day At A Time” I will work on those things in myself that trouble me within others.  The third step prayer is a good way to start.   
 
“God, I offer myself to Thee – to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life.”

Love and Service. 
- Jim H

Member Anniversaries

Rory G.
12/13/2012
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Susan L.
12/14/1982
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Elizabeth P.
12/19/2017
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Susan D.
1/1/1986
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Ginger P.
1/1/2015
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Karen M.
1/22/2006

Membership Key-holder Specials!

 Sign-up Online

 $35 for an individual or
$65 for a family membership

Calendar of Events

 

We Are Not Saints Convention

January 17 - 19, 2020 

New Year’s BINGO Night!

January 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2020 Hinckley Pork Chop Dinner

January 25 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday Open Speaker Brunch – George K.

January 26 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Open Speaker Potluck – In-Depth Big Book Study Group

January 26 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NIA 20 Spring Conference and Assembly

March 20 - 22, 2020 

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 Wade L. 


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 ElginAlanoClub@gmail.com – thanks!

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