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Special Meeting rescheduled again June 8 at 5:30 PM

We are terribly sorry folks.  There is a District 2 AA meeting at 2:00 so we have to reschedule the special meeting on revenue and expense reporting to 5:30 PM

SO:  June 8, 2014, 5:30 PM, in Alano Main Hall.  Discussion on Revenue and Expense Reporting.

Stay tuned.


Smoking to be Banned at Alano

The final ruling of the City Health Department is clear:  Smoking is to be banned at Alano.  The final judgement hinged on a simple question:  Is the general public allowed in the building?  The simple honest answers is yes – the public is allowed in the building.

Smoking shall be banned effective at midnight June 6, 2014. 

The Alano shall not be fined because we shall follow the directions on dealing with smoking in the building.

The following is an excerpt from the letter from the City Health Department regarding our responsibility:

Alano responsibility on smsoking ban

Penalty information (also from the City Health Department and the Legal Department):

Alano smoke 007

The Lesson of the Coffee Bean

The Lesson of the Coffee Bean

     A daughter complained to her father about how hard things were for her.

     “As soon as I solve one problem,” she said, “another one comes up.  I’m tired of struggling.”

     Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen where he filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.  Soon the post came to a boil.  In one, he placed carrots, in the second, eggs, and in the last, ground coffee beans.  He let the sit and bo8il, without saying a word.

     The daughter impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.  After a while, he went over and turned off the burners.  He fished out the carrots and placed them in a bowl.  He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.  He poured the coffee into a bowl.  Turning to her he asked, “Darling, what do you see?”

     “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

     He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.  She did and noted that they were soft.  He then asked her to take an egg and break it.  After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.  Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee.  She smiled, as she tasted its rich flavor.
     She asked, “What does it mean, Father?”

     He explained that each of them had faces the same adversity – boiling water – but each reacted differently.  The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

      The egg was fragile.  Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside hardened.

     The ground coffee beans were unique, however.  By being in the boiling water, they changed the water.

     He asked his daughter, “When adversity knocks on you door, which are you?”

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