We’ve adopted a new payment provider to help manage your membership and donations very easy! Existing memberships in PayPal will continue in PayPal.
Membership in Austin Galano Club is encouraged for recovering individuals who utilize the facilities, and who want to make sure we provide a safe environment for GLBTQ&A populations to recover in the future. Signing up is easy and will only take a moment. The effects of signing up will last a lifetime. Although membership is not required to attend any 12-step meeting occurring at the facility, your support is needed! Meeting rent covers only a portion of the costs of the facility.
Why become a member?
- You get a voice on club governance. They can elect board members and vote in membership meetings.
- You help pay for club events.
- Your donations and dues are tax deductible.
- You help promise a home for GLBTQ&A 12-Step Recovery in Austin for future generations.
Due to HA attendance regularly reaching room capacity, the Thursday 8:00 HA Paint It Black and AA LAMBDA groups have switched rooms. The HA meeting is now held in the large room, while the AA meeting is now in the medium room.
The Galano Club is growing with five new weekly meetings in the house!
|Commitment to Abstinence
||OA – Big Book Study
|Children of Chaos
||AA – Discussion
|Men Finding Love Within
||SLAA – Discussion
||AA – Discussion
|Young & Restless
||AA – Discussion (Young People @ Heart)
We’re so excited to welcome these new meetings and to serve such a diverse 12-step recovery community in the Austin area. We encourage you to visit these meetings if they interest you.
The Austin Galano Club Building Fund represents the community and Austin Galano Club’s goal of owning our own building (even though we don’t know where it will be yet), and making a long-term home for Austin’s GLBTQ&A recovery community. Donations to the Building Fund will remain restricted to this single purpose — never to be used for operating expenses or upkeep of the rented building — until we have enough for a down payment on a permanent home. In our first year, the community raised $13,000 for the building fund, and our goal is to reach $100,000 by the end of 2016. An aggressive goal, for sure, but the community has funded every bit of Galano’s present, and will be the source of its future.
A couple of donors have pledged to match your donation, dollar for dollar up to $10,000, for every donation made to the building fund by December 31, 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for doubling the value of your contribution, while more than doubling the size of our fund. This means we can, in 3 weeks, turn $10,000 into $20,000! Donate now here
In the past year, Galano has increased its services by more than 50% — growing from 31 meetings-per-week with 14 groups, to 45 meetings-per-week with 25 groups.Attendance and usage of the club has gone from 500 people-per-week, to 750; and there are now 14 different anonymous-affiliations who meet and share fellowship in our facility. We’ve expanded our literature tables, installed new computers, added new tables outside, and put up new white-boards for all groups; thanks to generous donors and volunteers. Owning our own building will help ensure our legacy, and you can be a part of that right now. Donate today!
After just three years, we can safely say that AGC is an integral part of Austin’s recovery community for its GLBTQ sisters and brothers and their allies.