Entries by Kristin Sample

Club Manager Job Posting

Want to work at a great place in the recovery community? Apply for the Club Manager position!

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Club Manager is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Club, coordinating and facilitating special events and projects, and interfacing both internally and externally to ensure overall success of Club activities. The Club Manager is expected to lead by example, follow all rules and regulations, and treat employees and patrons with dignity and respect. The manager represents the organization and its mission even when they are not on the grounds.

The position requires a minimum of one year of sobriety. Prior experience in management, business operations, nonprofit organization, or a related field is preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to wacmembership995@gmail.com.

In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in the position, what involvement you have had with the organization, and the experience you have that is relevant to the position. Please review the Club Manager Job Posting before applying.

The hiring committee will contact suitable applicants for interviews after the position has been posted for two weeks.

Mask Mandate Reinstated

Dear Patrons,

In response to the increase in COVID-19 infection rates in our region and in accordance with CDC guidelines, beginning Saturday, August 7th, 2021, masks will be required at all times in all indoor areas regardless of vaccination status.

This is a difficult but necessary decision made to keep our community safe. We know that each of us has an opportunity to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the delta variant.

We thank you for your cooperation as we focus on our priority of maintaining the health and well-being of our staff, members, and guests.


Washtenaw Alano Club

WAC Newsletter – July 2021


As you all know, things at the Club have been very different since the pandemic hit.

First, we had to make the difficult but necessary decision to close the Club in accordance with CDC recommendations and State mandates from March 14th to June 15th, 2020. During that time, many meetings went online, and the people of the Club had to stay connected primarily virtually. It was truly amazing to see what our community would do to keep each other afloat.

After a long three-month closure, we were able to reopen our doors to in-person meetings on a limited basis. Capacity restrictions, mask requirements, and social distancing measures were implemented as recommended by state and public health officials. Hours were temporarily reduced until the Club was back to full staff and had a better idea of how operations would look during a pandemic.

Fast forward to June 2021, as vaccines become widely available and community spread continues to decrease, statewide COVID-related restrictions are being lifted. As such, restrictions at the WAC are being lifted as well…

WAC Newsletter – July 2021

Online Zoom Meetings

WAC Zoom Meetings

A variety of meetings that normally met at the Washtenaw Alano Club continue to meet on Zoom. If you would like to virtually engage with your recovery friends, please join one of these online meetings!

Zoom Meeting List

In-Person Meeting List

Updated 08/24/2021

The Washtenaw Alano Club does not directly host these meetings. Each meeting is hosted by an individual volunteer or group.

Please contact Kristin at wacmembership995@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to add your zoom meeting to our list.

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. . .