Bulletin Board (Events)

Welcome to the Alano Club of Crystal Lake’s eBulletin Board.

Check out the calendar for upcoming events for the club and in the area.

Other club updates and whatnot including notes on changes to this site may be posted on this page, too… so please visit again (scroll past calendar for more).


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If you have one of your own Club or AA related event to announce feel free to submit the information (PDF or Word Doc/DocX files preferred) to the Webmaster@CrystalLakeAlano.org and we will add it to the calendar of events. (Of course, all submissions are subject to approval of the board).

You’ll also find AA related events on the AA NIA District 11 website events page and the Northern Illinois Area 20 website events page websites.
(note these other web pages are not affiliated with the Alano Club of Crystal Lake in any way – the links are posted for convenience.  Similarly, the events posted and details provided above are not sponsored by the Alano Club (except as noted) and please contact the event organizers for more details and updates.


23 thoughts on “Bulletin Board (Events)”

  1. Corrected meeting schedule. Friday 7pm OPEN Discussion Narcotics Anonymous meeting was misentered under Saturday.
    Added NEW Monday NA Step Meeting “Promise Is Freedom” 7PM upstairs

  2. Meeting removed from schedule – Saturday 9PM Solution Run Riot Speaker Meeting Open (104623) due to lack of attendance. There have been a scattered few showing up but there has been no contact from a chairperson or meeting contact for several weeks.

  3. Updated the Contact Us page to display email addresses for those who do not have an app that will work with the links. I have space before and after the @ symbol in address to try to minimize harvesting by spammers.
    Some other minor updates.

  4. 2017 JUNE AND JULY board meetings have been rescheduled to June 5th and July 31st. No meeting in August. Return to regular meeting schedule in September, 2nd Monday 9/11/17

    We expect to meet again in May.
    If you are a member please consider becoming a board member, it is membership that keeps the club alive!
    If you are not a member, please consider becoming one. Membership helps keep the doors open for other visitors!

  6. 1. March 2017 Monthly Board meeting has been rescheduled – moved up 1 week to March 6th to work around schedule conflicts.
    2. Added March 26th 12 noon Meeting of the Members to the Events Schedule
    3. Thursday 7PM Women’s meeting “Woman’s Way Through 12 Steps” has been cancelled and removed from meeting schedule.

  7. Alano Club Of Crystal Lake mentioned on the McHenry County Mental Health Board webpage of “Featured Funded Agencies”

    Funds from the Board along with other Alano Club Fundraising events are helping us fulfill the goal to repair/restore the Alano Club building (aka Columbus Wallace House). If fundraising continues to succeed this year, we will receive additional grant from MHB putting us on target to be funded for over 90% of original quoted restoration!

  8. Although the Alano Club of Crystal Lake has traditionally been hosting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, it is open to Alanon and Alateen and will be home to a NEW OPEN Narcotics Anonymous starting Friday 1/20/17

  9. added new flyer for the January 7, 2017 Talent Show on Events page.
    added new Sunday morning meeting to Meeting Schedule page – the meeting 1st meets January 15, 2017

  10. Updated the Make a Payment page to include separate custom payment button for Membership. This was to avoid confusion with literature button over purpose of payment. Also added the unsubscribe button related to automatic payments.

    On home page replaced link to paypal for membership payment with link to Make A Payment page.

  11. Added a Make A Payment page since some devices do not display the sidebar menu.
    Updated the comments to point out the use of the Literature button for making custom dollar amount payments – the pull down menu was set for standard amounts, and did not have option for “odd” amounts for late payments or specials, etc.
    Added comment to Ice Cream Social – to point out the payment buttons for those who want to pay for the event or want to renew membership in advance.

  12. I added links to email address for all board members and moved the board members page contents onto the Contact Us page.
    Also fixed issue with Google Map which had wrong file location for the bouncing pin info.

  13. New Saturday 9PM Open Speaker meeting (Solution Run Riot) has been added to the schedule – 1st meeting is tomorrow 4/23/16!
    More details including name, etc may be posted on site later, but better yet, come to the meeting and fill a seat.
    Saturdays have been void of a meeting for quite a while, so its good to have a new meeting fill the slot!

    If you have a meeting that needs a home, please contact the club board to inquire about available space, rent, and more info.

  14. Just a note to say thanks again to all who donated time, effort and money to the Fundraising to save the Columbus Wallace house. We have enough to start phase 1 of repairs, thanks in huge part to the matching grant of $17,500 from the McHenry County Mental Health Board. That was the goal of the initial fund raising efforts and it was definitely SUCCESSFUL!
    If you’d like more information about the McHenry County Mental Health Board, please visit the health board’s webpage on the McHenry County website.

    Of course there is still much work to be done, fundraising, although a monumental effort, is just a start- and funding will continue to be needed beyond phase 1 of repairs. So please keep on sharing our need and contribute when you can. Thanks again to all who helped so far towards restoring the Columbus Wallace house!

  15. Updated board member list – one open position.
    added note about upcoming new Saturday 9PM speaker meeting expected 1st meeting 4/23/16- full details to be announced in near future.

  16. Posted newly elected board members (March elections were postponed until 4/3 because of Easter). Members present elected new President (Karrie T), Vice President (Jack G), Treasurer (Carrie W.), Membership (Ivy K), and 2 additional directors (Chris W, and Mike D).
    I updated the status on the fundraiser (previously I updated but forgot to mention the change here in my notes).
    You’ll see updates on the home page, including a new post today about reaching initial goal of matching funds $17,500. Fundraiser chart is a little behind representing $16,000 mark. Thanks to all who contributed time, money, and effort so far!!

  17. I added several area events today.
    Upcoming planned events to be added in the future – check back for more details!
    -Club picnic in August 2016
    -A golf outing fundraiser – details to be determined.
    -Casino/Poker Night – details to be determined.

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