Alano Club Silent Auction July 6, 2019

Our fourth annual Silent Auction shall be held on July 6th – a Saturday.

Please consider donating, or contacting a local business to donate, to our cause.  All donations are tax deductible.

In the past we experimented with the auction by generally keeping the process limited to the 12 Step community.  This year we are venturing out and inviting the public to participate in both donations to the auction and purchases on the day of the auction.  All of the receipts go into our general fund which we use to pay operating expenses and to do preservation work on our property at the Hax Mansion at 401 S. 11th street.  We encourage our Museum Hill Neighborhood friends to get involved.

IMPORTANT:  If you wish to donate items to the auction please contact Craig at 913 306-0101.

Our Silent Auction format is simple:

The day starts at 12:00 noon – the auction is open.

Every hour, starting at noon, we have a speaker.  The time allotted for each speaker is 30 minutes, then a 30 minute break.  Speakers start at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00.  For those not familiar with 12 Step speakers we can say that these talks are open to the public and, while often personal in nature, are educational on the topic of addiction.

At 4:00 we have a pot luck dinner.  We are working on that issue for this year.  Some have suggested having chili or spaghetti.  The past two auction the Alano Club supplied fried chicken from Green Hills supplemented by a pot luck dinner.  We will decide this by the end of May.

The auction closes at 6:00 PM.  Items are paid for and taken by the highest bidder.

To recap – help us out.  We are not looking for garage sale items.  Please contact local businesses and procure physical items or gift certificates and call Craig.  Then be sure to come to the auction and participate.

 

 

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Silent Auction Fundraiser, All Day Speakers

 

Alano Club of St. Joseph, Mo. Inc.

Presents

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

Speakers

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

Salon certificates

.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

December Board Meeting canceled

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.

Cracker Barrel – 2016

The Alano club of St. Joseph is hosting the 15th annual Cracker Barrel weekend.

When:  August 13th and 14th (all day)

Where:401 S. 11th Street, St. Joseph., Missouri

Long-timers Speakers 20 Years plus

Saturday Pancake Breakfast (9-11am)  and close with Ice Cream Social (9pm -)

Sunday 3PM potluck

Saturday

9-11 am Pancake Breakfast hosted by the 401 AA Group

12 pm – AA-Quinn G. Hope Group – 21 years

2 pm – AA – Rick L. Accent on Sobriety Group – 26 years

4 pm AA – Larry S. Bootstraps Group – 22 years

6 pm – AA- Steve E. Sobriety & Beyond Group – 43 years

8 pm – Alanon – Dora J. Tri Alanon – 43 years

9:30 pm – Ice Cream Social – Host New Hope Alanon

Sunday

2 pm – AA- Joe W. Accent on Sobriety Group – 37 years

3 pm Potluck – bring a side dish

$$$ donations accepted – coffee and lemonade, pop for sale.

5 pm – Gary L. 401 Group 2.5 years

7 pm – AA – Mary C. Sober Skirts – 26 years

Alano is Looking for a Caretaker

 

The Alano Club of St. Joseph is looking for a Caretaker.

 

The Caretaker lives in the Alano building at 401 S. 11th.  We offer a large bedroom, full bath, a shared kitchen, and plenty of fellowship.

The responsibilities are negotiable but generally include locking and unlocking  the main entrance – thus maintaining building hours, keeping the kitchen and bathrooms clean, some floor cleaning in group rooms (sweeping and mopping), routine yard work like cutting the grass and shoveling the walks, and a full time presence at Alano.

This is a great opportunity for someone in recovery and perhaps on disability.

The last caretaker paid $100 per month – but that is negotiable depending on other responsibilities.

 

Please send inquiries by letter to: Alano Club, 401 S. 11th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64501; or by email to glclark4750@gmail.com.  Be sure to leave contact information.

Also, I am generally at Alano (401 S. 11th) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30 to about 6:30 – come by if you would like to chat.

Gary L. Clark

Alano Club President