Volunteer of the Month – Denise M.
Our newest WAC Board Member, Denise M., was appointed in November to fill a vacancy on our board. She is now the chair of our Social Committee. Please attend the next Social Committee meeting if you have ideas or would like to do some service work.
“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.
I began by helping out the Club with clean-up at some of our annual events (Memorial Day picnics, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc.). I started, as a result, to feel more connected to individuals and to our community, which motivated me to do more.
I began attending social committee meetings and helping with the planning of some of our events. I opened for the Saturday Women’s Meeting for a year and began attending board meetings.
All of this helped me feel like I could have, and maintain, healthy and meaningful relationships with people, something that had been lacking during my life as an alcoholic.
I am honored now to be able to serve as a Board Member at the Washtenaw Alano Club. I feel blessed as I learn how to better collaborate with others, working together to provide a supportive environment for all of us as we continue to grow, not just as individuals, but also together in our sobriety.”
Thank you for your service to the Club, Denise!
Read more: WAC Newsletter – February 2020