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WAC Newsletter – May 2018

WE have so much to be grateful for!  As the weather begins to warm up and the snow melts our new Gazebo is ready to get some use!  Before we begin any festivities, however, we want to give a big shout out to the many folks who made it possible.

WAC Newsletter – April 2018

Over 17 years ago, when I first stepped through the doors of the Washtenaw Alano Club, I had no idea what a profoundly positive impact the WAC community would have on my life. With the support of the fellowship that I found here, my life has become rich in ways I feared I would never experience. I’ve now been married for over 10 years, I’m able to be productive, consistent and committed both with work and with music, writing and art, which are my passions. The theories about what I thought my life should be before I got sober have mercifully evaporated into the vapor that they always were (unbeknownst to the drinking me). Every time I pull into the WAC parking lot, or drive by, or simply think about our Club, I feel a magnetic pull to the constancy of this place and this community. I’m deeply gratified to have been chosen as one of our trusted servants, charged with ensuring that others will be able to come to know the peace and serenity that is available here.

WAC Newsletter – March 2018

For those of you who don’t already know the Washtenaw Alano Clubs Manager, Kristen Sample, here is a brief introduction.  Kristen has been manager of the WAC for 2 years. She is 25-year-old woman who has been in recovery for 3 years. She brings many qualities to her position at the Club, not the least of which are her interpersonal communication skills.

March Match 2018 is Here

We need your help! We need to repair the parking lot, which will require major repairs to the drainage system. We’ve set a goal of raising $20,000 through the March Match program. Generous donors have committed $10,000 to match every donation from March 1st through March 18th, dollar for dollar. If you donate $25, the Club will receive $50. Please help us reach our goal.

Amazon Smile

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Kroger Community Program

Did you know you that you can now designate the Maple Rock to receive a percentage of your purchases as part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program? Kroger donates money to certain non-profits in our community and your Club has now been designated to receive funds, but only if you act.

What is an Alkathon

Holiday Alkathons are events where we gather on holidays (typically Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve/Day) for marathon meetings, food, and fellowship. The holidays can be a particularly difficult time of year for many alcoholics, and alkathons help provide a safe, sober place to celebrate.

Mission Statement

The mission of Washtenaw Alano Club is to provide a facility and an environment conducive to spiritual growth for recovery from […]

The Effects

Addiction takes an emotions, psychological and social toll on every neighborhood and community across the country.  The economic costs of […]