Alano Club of St. Joseph, Mo. Inc.
Fundraiser & Silent Auction
Fried Chicken provided. Please bring a side dish or desert.
Adults – $5.00, Children 5-12 – $2.00
Saturday, June 10, 2017
401 S. 11th, St. Joseph, MO 64501
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
12:00 PM – AA – John A.
1:00 PM – NA – Felecia W.
2:00 PM – GA – MaryAnn S.
3:00 PM – Alanon – Tina K.
Dinner will be at 4:00 PM; Auction will end and be announced at 6:00 PM.
Silent Auction – Items provided so far for auction:
2 day weekend getaway at Drury Inn
Beauty University – Queen for a day
Gary C. – Pottery
Case of variety of Pork items
Date Night – Dinner and a movie
.22 shells, knife, John Deere items
More items will be available.
The Alano club has supported the Recovery community by providing meeting spaces to groups for many years. Due to the increased costs, we are having this fundraiser to keep the doors open and the lights on.
For more information and directions: Please contact Kirby at 816-593-2173 (Home) or 816-344-9157 (Cell).
Visit us at: http://www.ALANOSTJOE.com
We have contracted with Keith Taylor to be our caretaker. He is moving in today, May 8, 2017.
As is our custom, Keith was interviewed the Bard of Directors. There was a motion and a second and the vote was unanimous in support of Keith.
Also customary is a personalized contract with the caretaker. The process is simply a meeting between Keith and the Executive Committee of Alano. The by-laws stipulate that the Executive Committee is also the personnel committee. In that meeting we hammer out a contract acceptable to Keith and the Committee.
If you see Keith around give him a welcome.
Save the Date Flyer
June 10, 2017
Noon to 6:00 PM
401 S. 11th, Main Hall
Alano Silent Auction
Four Speakers – half hour each
12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
6:00 Auction closes
Want to help?? Organizing meeting April 4, 2017 at 6:P30 PM at Alano, 401 S. 11th. Please come and offer your service.
alanostjoe.com Alano is now established with Paypal for easier donations to this worthy cause. The “DONATE” button is at the top of the right sidebar. Please feel free to test it out – send as much as you want, we will not turn down large donations.
We have a number of expenses that fall into the category of routine maintenance on our building. This maintenance has not occurred regularly over the years because of lack of funds. We are planning work on our storm windows (repairing broken windows), fire safety (new emergency lights and smoke detectors), gutters, landscaping, lawn care, and interior painting and wall restoration. We are also preparing for work on structural problems.
Thanks for thinking of Alano.
The December Board of Directors Meeting has been canceled because of bad weather and family illness.
We are not rescheduling the meeting – our next meeting will be the January 8 election of the Board.
Issues for this month that were to be discussed tomorrow:
- Christmas Eve Dinner at 2:00 PM on December 24, 2016. Kirby has raised more than enough money through donations to pay for fried chicken. Be sure to come and bring a side dish – enjoy the festivities and fellowship.
- Josh poling is our new caretaker. The parking spot in front of the carriage house is reserved for Josh. Please inform others and ask them to not park in Josh’s spot.
- Traditionally we leave the building open on new Years Eve until after midnight anyone who wants to have clean and sober fellowship and games. We will again try to accommodate this event.
The Alano Club of St. Joseph is again hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner.
- Christmas Eve
- Saturday, December 24th
- 2:00 PM
- 401 S. 11th.
- St. Joseph, Missouri
Alano will provide catered Fried Chicken, Tea, and Coffee.
Please bring a side dish or dessert
As is typical of all Alano events a free will donation is appreciated.
Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
Have you ever been around people pleasers? They tend to be displeasing. Being around someone who is turned inside out to please another is often irritating and anxiety producing.
People pleasing is a behavior we may have adapted to survive in our family. We may not have been able to get the love and attention we deserved. We may not have been given permission to please ourselves, to trust ourselves, and to choose a course of action that demonstrated self trust.
People pleasing can be overt or covert. We may run around fussing over others, chattering a mile a minute when what we are really saying is, “I hope I’m pleasing you.” Or, we may be more covert, quietly going through life making important decisions based on pleasing others.
Taking other people’s wants and needs into consideration is an important part of our relationships. We have responsibilities to friends and family and employers. We have a strong inner responsibility to be loving and caring. But, people pleasing backfires. Not only do others get annoyed with us, we often get annoyed when our efforts to please do not work as we planned. The most comfortable people to be around are those who are considerate of others but ultimately please themselves.
Help me, God, work through my fears and begin to please myself.
Read over these statements to see if they apply to you under some circumstances:
- I try to be who someone wants me to be.
- am afraid to rock the boat.
- It is hard for me to know what I want.
- I avoid speaking my mind.
- I find it easier to go along with what someone wants or with their opinion.
- I fantasize about a strong person taking over my life and making it work.
- It is hard for me to express my feelings when they are different from someone I’m close to.
- It is difficult for me to say No.
- I avoid getting angry.
- It is hard for me to take initiative.
- I try to be nice rather than expressing how I really feel.
- I want everyone to get along.
If any of these statements are true the consider reading more:
Thanksgiving is upon us. November 24, 2016, shall see another celebration with food and friends.
Traditionally we serve food at 2:00 PM.
Alano is catering the turkey, ham, potatoes, and home made dinner rolls at this annual pot luck. Please bring your favorite thanksgiving dish and dessert.
Please bring family and friends.
Free will donation accepted.
Save the Date
December 14, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
New Hope Al-Anon hosts the third annual Christmas Speakers Meeting
401 S. 11th
St. Joseph, Missouri
Tentatively five speakers (AA, NA, GA, DA, Al-Anon) each half hour beginning at 5:00