Monthly Archives: December, 2015

December 28, 2015, 10:30 AM. The Building is Open, Coffee is On

The Alano caretaker, Danny B., died yesterday.  The building opened today at 10:30 in spite of the tragic event.

The coffee is on.  Bring your snow shovels.

Thanks

Danny B. – Alano Caretaker – Passed Away

Danny B. – Alano Caretaker the past five years – passed away today at around 5:45 PM, Sunday, December 27, 2015

Danny was upstairs, preparing for a 5:30 PM Alano Business Meeting.  There were a number of people downstairs.  They heard a cry for help from upstairs, went up, Danny was on the floor.  They called 911, the paramedics came and transported Danny to the hospital. He was pronounced deceased.

That is all we know for now.  Our prayers are with his biological family and with his recovery family.

Danny was an integral part of the local recovery community.  At Alano alone he served on the Board, was caretaker, was the Chair person of several important committees for Alano, writing our policy and procedures and our rental agreements with our tenants.  Danny has served on the By-Laws Committee in 2014-2015 that rewrote the Articles of Association and the By-Laws.  He was a member  of the Nominating Committee that has just selected our future Board of Directors.

Danny influenced every element of the operations of Alano.

Season’s Greetings from Alano – 2015

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2015 Christmas Eve Dinner

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New Board of Directors for 2016

The Nominating Committee has selected 11 people to serve on the Board of Directors of the Alano Club of St. Joseph.  After weeks of wrangling eleven people have stepped forward to serve.

The Nominating Committee looked at qualities necessary to serve on the Board and at the immediate needs of Alano.

Personal qualities considered were:

  • Belief in the Alano Mission
  • Reasonableness
  • Maturity
  • Willingness to be a team player
  • Responsibility

The immediate needs of Alano are:

  • Finance – we must find more revenue
  • Building needs – several repairs are identified and the upkeep of our building is paramount to fulfilling the Mission.

This is our first election under the new by-laws.  Thus six are being elected to one year terms and five are being elected to two year terms.  This list of names includes officer positions followed by the number of years to serve.

  • Gary Clark       President (1)
  • Julie Barker     Vice President (2)
  • Kirby Ham       Treasurer (1)
  • Danny Boose    Secretary (1)
  • Vi B. (1)
  • Shirley M. (2)
  • Marvin G. (2)
  • Phil K. (1)
  • Doc Farr (1)
  • John A. (2)
  • Danny P.  (2)

The election is set for Sunday January 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM, in the main hall at Alano.

The meeting shall open and nominated candidates shall be introduced.

A vote shall be called and candidates installed as the new Board.