Discussion on Alano Movie Night – invitation

This presentation shall be made a the regular September business meeting of the Alano Club of St. Joe.  The members will have to approve the idea.  If approved we shall move forward.  If you like this idea please come and show your support at:

401 S. 11th

September 28, 2014

Sunday 5:30 PM (regular Alano Business Meeting.  This topic will be under New Business).

Alano Club of St. Joe
Movie proposal
September 28, 2014

Bill P. called with a proposal.
A man named Shawn from the Atchison AA group has several movies dealing with recovery. I’m told that Atchison hosts a ‘movie night’ and has popcorn and other snacks.
Shawn has a movie called “The Anonymous People” that he would be willing to show in St. Joe. Bill P. talked to John A. and, because the movie includes other 12 Step Programs, they thought the Alano Club might be the best venue. Bill called me.
I agreed with both Bill and John. Bill and I tentatively decided on Sunday October 19th at 5:30 PM as the best time to have the event. The reasons for this date and time were fourfold.

  • 1. It is far enough in the future to get organized and
    2. Sunday at 5:30 does not interfere with other meetings and
    3. Saturday the 11th is the Savanah group’s anniversary dinner (we felt tow big events in one weekend would be too much.
    4. This follows the Alano mission of “…providing meeting rooms, social activities, and education for people in 12 Step Programs”..

The movie is one hour and twenty eight minutes.
Our Unity committee could arrange for popcorn and other snacks.
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