The History Of The Alano Club
The Alano Club was originally located at 363 24th st, and was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1947. By 1975 the Club had outgrown the facility and purchased the present property and building at 684 24th st in March, 1975. Interestingly, the Club was originally incorporated for only 50 years, but the Articles of Incorporation were amended in January of 1979 "to exist in perpetuity."
As stated in the Articles of Incorporation, The Alano Club was formed "to cultivate social intercourse amoung it's members and to inculate the principles of better living, good citizenship, charity, Justice, brotherly love and fidelity, and to promote and enhance the happiness of its members."
All real property is owned by the members and no person or persons may share in net earnings. Officers of the Corporation must be members in good standing of the Alano Club, and duly elected by the membership. If the corporation should ever be disolved, all assest would revert to the Alcoholic Foundation for use in its charitable purposes.
The Alano Club Is...
A source of information about the diseases of alcoholism and addiction.
A meeting place for recovery groups to have meetings on a regular basis.
A facility to provide social and recreational activities for the recovering addict/alcoholic and their families in a clean and sober environment.
A contact point for individuals seeking assistance in the recovery process.
A non-profit corporation owned solely by it's members and funded entirely through dues, contributions and retail sails.
The Board of Directors and employees work diligently to provide a safe environment for the recovering alcoholic/addict and their families. No alcoholic beverages or drugs of any kind are allowed on the premises.
The snack bar provides food and beverages at moderate prices, it's open 365 days a year!
There are a lot of recovery meeting groups held at the club on a regularly scheduled basis, and it is never difficult to enter into a conversation with another person at the club about recovery or to obtain information and literature about recovery.
Social Activities are planned on a continuous basis to provide good food, fun, and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with other alcoholics, addicts, and their families. All club activites are at discount prices to paid-up members.