The Alano Club of Crystal Lake is a social club for people who are interested in addiction recovery.  The club’s primary purpose is to provide meeting space for meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The club provides over 25 meetings a week, every week of the year.  Members of the club are welcome to visit the club any time of day between 6AM and 12 midnight.  Nonmembers are welcome during scheduled meetings including a half hour before and a half hour after the meeting.

Find out upcoming alano club and other area events:
Visit the eBulletin Board (Events)

For meeting times at the club see the meeting schedule.

The Alano Club of Crystal Lake strives to be self supporting through the contributions of its members.  Please contact the membership committee of the board to become a member.


Our club resides in an historic building known as the Columbus Wallace House (Visit the City Of Crystal Lake LandMarked Properties page for a little history of the building).

We are in process of repairing/restoring The Columbus Wallace House and we need help to preserve it!

Please consider donating to help save the building!

See updates and make donations on payment/donations page

The following links and those similar links below the menu are for DONATIONS ONLY to the COLUMBUS WALLACE HOUSE REPAIR FUND (Alano Club Of Crystal Lake 501c3).   If you want to make a payment for membership dues, literature, or other club purchase, please use the other PayPal buttons shown or mail or bring payment to the club in person.

Donate to Columbus Wallace House RestorationDonate to Columbus Wallace House Fund via PayPal

If you wish to make a payment for membership or to purchase literature from the Alano club use one PayPal payment buttons below the site menu or visit our Make a Payment/Donation page here.

You’ll also find the status of the project and fundraising efforts on that page.

You are also welcome to pay membership dues, pay for literature or donate by mail or in person at the club at the following address.

Alano Club of Crystal Lake
36 N. Virginia
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Please make checks out to Alano Club Of Crystal Lake Inc with note what payment is for – dues, literature or donations.  Please be sure to include your contact info and purpose of payment so we can apply it accordingly.  If purpose of payment is not indicated with your payment, then it will be added to the general building fund.

Donations intended for the Columbus Wallace House Restore Fund should be made out to “Alano Club Of Crystal Lake 501c3.”

If you want to make donations or payment for specific purpose and you cannot find a payment button or envelope with that purpose listed, simply use the Literature/Coins/Books payment and specify the purpose of the payment/donation in the comments.  If you do not specify purpose, then the payment will go into the general building fund and used as needed.
Click here or on the Payment/Donations tab to access the online payment options.

For more information please Contact the board of directors