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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 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
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.