Entries by Kristin Sample

Online Zoom Meetings

Due to the temporary cancellation of in-person meetings at the Washtenaw Alano Club, we have a variety of online Zoom meetings have started to keep our community connected. If you would like to engage with your recovery friends, please join one of these online meetings!

Sunday

09:00AM AA
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

09:00AM Al-Anon
Meeting ID: 420 906 244

11:00AM AA
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

11:00AM Al-Anon
Meeting ID: 888 866 003
Password: 866182

01:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 839 845 4444

02:30PM Women’s AA 
Meeting ID: 271 916 451

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

07:30PM AA
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

07:30PM Candlelight AA
Meeting ID: 656 971 1758

Monday

07:30AM Big Book AA
Meeting ID: 394 045 066

09:30AM AA
Meeting ID: 102 987 493

09:30AM Women’s AA
Meeting ID: 363 210 5369

12:00PM AA Meeting
Meeting ID: 586 871 3892

12:00PM Al-Anon
Meeting ID: 248 219 1675

05:35PM AA
Meeting ID: 381 828 156

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

07:00PM Women’s AA 
Meeting ID: 363 210 5369

07:30PM AA
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

07:30PM Men’s Alanon
Meeting ID: 888 183 949

Tuesday

07:30AM Big Book AA
Meeting ID: 394 045 066

09:30AM AA
Meeting ID: 102 987 493

12:00PM AA 
Meeting ID: 586 871 3892

05:35PM AA
Meeting ID: 381 828 156

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

07:30PM AA
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

Wednesday

07:30AM Big Book AA
Meeting ID: 394 045 066

09:30AM AA
Meeting ID: 102 987 493

12:00PM AA 
Meeting ID: 586 871 3892

12:15PM  Women’s AA 
Meeting ID: 363 210 5369

05:35PM AA
Meeting ID: 381 828 156

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

07:30PM AA 
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

Thursday

07:30AM Big Book AA
Meeting ID: 394 045 066

09:30AM AA
Meeting ID: 102 987 493

12:00PM AA 
Meeting ID: 586 871 3892

12:00PM Al-Anon 
Meeting ID: 248 219 1675

05:35PM AA
Meeting ID: 381 828 156

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

7:00pm Women Newcomers AA
Meeting ID: 363 210 5369

07:30PM AA 
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

Friday

07:30AM Big Book AA
Meeting ID: 394 045 066

09:30AM AA
Meeting ID: 102 987 493

12:00PM AA 
Meeting ID: 586 871 3892

02:00PM Al-Anon
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

05:35PM AA
Meeting ID: 381 828 156

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

07:30PM AA 
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

Saturday

08:30AM Men’s 12 & 12 AA
Meeting ID: 586 871 3892
(Usually meets in Rm 2)

08:30AM Men’s AA
Meeting ID: 117 835 653
(Usually meets in RecRm)

09:30AM Alanon
Meeting ID: 704 783 471

10:15 AM Al-Anon/ACOA 
Meeting ID: 248 219 1675

10:15 AM Women’s AA
Meeting ID: 270 189 933

12:00 PM AA
Meeting ID: 706 598 769

06:00PM NA Meeting
Meeting ID: 555 755 676

07:30PM AA
Meeting ID: 930 383 7273

If you are involved in a WAC meeting that is starting an online meeting, send us the info at wacmembership995@gmail.com and we will add you to this list.

The Washtenaw Alano Club does not directly host online meetings. Each meeting is hosted by an individual volunteer or group. The Club serves to support and inform the recovery community of opportunities to attend WAC meetings despite being closed. Thank you to all the groups and volunteers who have stepped up to keep the recovery community connected!

Read more to see our printable list of online meetings and instructions on how to participate.

UPDATE: WAC Closure

Dear Friends,

We have come to the very difficult and very necessary decision to suspend Washtenaw Alano Club operations through Sunday, April 5th due to the concerns caused by COVID-19. The Club will reopen on Monday, April 6th unless it is decided otherwise by our Board of Directors.

Due to the closure, the following Club events will be canceled or postponed:
• Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, March 19th
• Game Night: Saturday, March 21st
• Annual Membership Meeting: Thursday, April 16th (meeting and election will be adjourned to a later date, to be determined by the Board of Directors).

Despite not being able to offer our building and grounds as a meeting space, we are still going to great lengths to support the recovery community remotely with Zoom online meetings. Read more to see the schedule.

If you have any questions, need a copy of or would like to be added to the phone list, or would like to start an online meeting for a group that normally meets at the Club, please contact Kristin at wacmembership995@gmail.com or (810) 599-5424.

Our commitment to serve the recovery community still stands despite these odd and challenging times. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need.

Warmest regards,

Washtenaw Alano Club

WAC Newsletter – February 2020

“I came to the Alano Club for the second time in March of 2016. My success in “sticking with it” had a great deal to do with getting a sponsor right away and slowly but surely working the steps. Just as important, and for me possibly even more so, was getting involved through service work…

WAC Newsletter – November 2019

As much as we can’t believe it, the 2019 Holiday Season has arrived. Before you know it, every store from here to Texas will be playing the same Christmas music playlist on repeat ad nauseam. And don’t even get me started on the Hallmark Christmas movies!

Some don’t care for the holiday season because it can be difficult on many levels. Family relationships are tough; some have no family; some are working on their first sober holiday season; and so on.

Others love the festivities and look forward to the time with friends and family.

Most of us fall somewhere in between.

The good news is, no matter what category you fall in there’s always a safe place to fall back on. The Club offers a warm and inviting place for recovering friends to gather and enjoy the holidays no matter what your circumstances are.
If this is your first sober holiday season, or if you struggle through the holidays in general, I’d like to lend a few reasons why staying sober through the holidays might be a good idea. . .

WAC Newsletter – September 2019

Congratulations! If you’re reading this you’re either bored, dying for the long-winded guy at your table to clam up, or you care about news at the Club more than your average Joe. Either way, you’re in the right place!

There are some issues that crop up from time to time that I want to remind all of our valued patrons . . .

WAC Newsletter – July 2019

Our Club was founded 50 years ago, when a small group of people in recovery decided this area needed an Alano Club and began the process of creating what we have today.

After several years of work establishing ourselves as a nonprofit business, we finally found our first home on Fourth Avenue in 1975. . .

WAC Newsletter – May 2019

Newest Board Member: Jeff Cox

I have been an active member of the Club since I got sober in 2012. The Club is a very important part of my recovery. It is where I attend all of my meetings, see my friends, and get to be of service.
I have enjoyed doing service work at the Club since I became a member. I have helped with painting, grounds clean-up, and social events. Most recently, I was elected to serve on the Board of Directors. I very much look forward to being of service to the Club in a way that is new to me.
The Club has been a second home to me for several years and I hope to always be a contributing member of the Club.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of service!

WAC Newsletter – March 2019

I was driving around in my car. I had been drinking for 3 solid days and was sure I was going to be fired from my job for no call/no show. I wanted to go to the bar, but I knew that the chances of blacking out again were very high and in that divinely-inspired moment of clarity I knew that I had no control over what would happen to me if I picked up another drink. It was 1981. . .

WAC Newsletter – January 2019

First, we want to give a special shout out to a couple members of our Club who have gone out of their way to assist the Club on a few needed projects.

Joe D. continues to volunteer at the Club on a regular basis. Most recently, he put in a ton of work helping with our Christmas Tree Fundraiser by getting the sale area set up and organizing help for the duration of the fundraiser. With his help, we sold out of trees for the second year in a row!

Andy B. was kind enough to lend us his time and skills to build and install a hand rail for our new patio. It looks wonderful and makes our patio steps safer for our patrons. Andy is a great example of an involved member. We are lucky to have so many skilled members willing to help the Club!

Thank you, Joe and Andy  for your continued dedication to the WAC!

Read more to see the rest of our newsletter and upcoming events!

WAC Newsletter – October 2018

My first AA meeting was at the Washtenaw Alano Club.  For the first year of my sobriety, I didn’t go anywhere except the Alano Club for my meetings.  I don’t even recall when I got adventurous enough to check out meetings away from the Club – it may have been another year before I felt that confident.  The Alano Club was within my comfort zone.  Nothing else was. . .