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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

March Alano Board Meeting Rescheduled to March 20th

The regular March Board meeting falls on Easter.  We are rescheduling to Sunday March 20th, at 5:30 PM.

Some items on the agenda:

  • Burglary of NA.
  • Caretaker replacement.
  • Building security
  • Keys to the building
  • Silent Auction
  • Alanon may want to add a Sunday meeting.

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

2015 Christmas Eve Dinner

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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):

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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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