Category Archives: Alano Events

Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser – Silent Auction

This is a first for Alano – a silent auction.  The committee has gone beyond expectations and have organized a really sophisticated event.  The following flyer is being distributed in the KC Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous Newsletter – we expect this to reach about 150 Groups in the KC Area.  This could be a great event – please come and support Alano.

Saturday May 23, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

401 S. 11th Street St. Joseph, Mo.

Silent Auction items so far:

2 Day weekend getaway

2 New car batteries

Portable battery Charger

Case of ribs


For more information please contact Kirby at 816 593-2173 (home) or 816 344-9157 (cell)

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Bylaws Vote Meeting Reminder April 19, 2015 5:00 PM

Alano Club of St. Joseph
Special Meeting Reminder
April 19, 2015 5:00 PM

This is a meeting to VOTE ON THE BYLAWS

A Special Meeting of the Alano Club membership has been called to vote on the proposed updates to our Articles of Association and our By-Laws.
April 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM (Please note time difference from other Sunday meetings).
Alano Club Main Hall

Copies of the proposed changes have been presented and many questions answered. This meeting is simply to vote on the proposals. The Bylaws and Articles will be voted on as one motion.

Preservation Expo 2015

The first Preservation Expo in St. Joseph is being held on May 15, 16, and 17 of 2015. There are a variety of events but of concern to Alano and Alano patrons is Saturday morning May 16.  Our building is to be opened to preservationists from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  The Alano President shall conduct a tour of our facility.

We hope to learn more about historic preservation and how we can apply those techniques to our property.

If you are concerned about your anonymity then please note the times mentioned.

Alano Spring Cleaning Day May 2, 2015

Alano Club

Window Cleaning and Woodwork Polishing Day

May 2, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cookout for workers – food served at 4:30 PM

Be Proud of your Meeting Place

Please come and help.

Bring cleaning supplies such as step ladders, windex, and Liquid Gold.  Alano will supply wash cloths and water.

Special Meeting to Review Proposed ByLaws

The Bylaws Committee is inviting all to come and hear the presentation of the proposed updates to our Bylaws and Articles of Association.  The Special Meeting, affirmed in writing by three members, is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 5:00 PM.  There will be a brief presentation about the process and the purpose of the Bylaws Committee.

Essentially, the Committee was commissioned by the President to look into better job descriptions of the Officers, to better identify areas of responsibility for Board Members, and to create a more transparent governing process.  The first meeting the Committee chose to review all of the Bylaws.  The Committee met faithfully almost every week for eight months to write a seven page document.  No votes were ever taken at any meeting – we operated with the idea of consensus.  Nothing is in the proposed Bylaws that any of us cannot support.

The general outcome of the process is a redefining of the governing body of the Alano Club.  Emphasis has been placed on the Board Responsibilities.  The Board is being given great responsibility and the authority to fulfill their duties.  We believe the new governance will better protect our mission and our assets.  Another outcome is a more transparent process to the general public.  We are attempting to join the larger public health community in and around St. Joseph.

Please plan on coming to the meeting.


Sunday, March 29, 2015 5:00 PM.

Alano Club Main Hall.

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Super Bowl Chili Cookoff, 2015

The Alano Club of St. Joseph is having a Super Bowl event.

The party starts at 4:00 with a chili cook-off.  Bring your best chile – or just show up for the fellowship.

Super Bowl at 5:30

Al-Anon Speaker’s Meeting (Special Event)

New Hope Al-Anon

Special Holiday Speaker’s Meeting

When: December 17, 2014, 6:30 PM

Where: 401 South 11th

Speakers: Linda C. – Al-Anon
Bill P. – AA

Cookies and Punch shall be served.

Please come and enjoy the fellowship.

The Anonymous People Movie is on For Sure

We have been trying for six weeks to get this movie shown at the Alano Club.  We are set for:

Saturday December 6, 2014 at 9: 30 PM

The entire 12 Step Community is invited – bring a guest if you like.

Popcorn shall be served.


THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.

Thanksgiving at Alano – 2014

Feel free to stop by Alano on Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014.  Food shall be served at 1:30 PM but there will be food out and fellowship all afternoon.

The turkey is being catered by Friends of Danny, a subsidiary of Friends of Kirby.  Many are bringing side dishes for this annual pot luck.

Where:  Alano, 401 South 11th Street St. Joseph, Missouri.

When:  Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014, 1:30 PM.
















Movie Night Cancelled because of SNOW

Attention all:  Movie night was scheduled for November 15 at 9:30 PM – it has been cancelled because of the weather.

The movie had to travel frm Atchison, Kansas, on a potentially treacherous highway.  Kirby reports that we are rescheduling for an early Saturday in December.

We shall let you know.


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