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.
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If you were not able to make the All Community/Member meeting at Galano Club yesterday, you missed out on a ton of great dialog and information. Never fear, we have the info here for you. We want to first welcome to the Board of Directors, starting their 3-Year terms in January 2016 will be:
If you see one of them around, offer a congratulations and a hug. We are grateful for all of those interested in being of service on the board, and the elections were very close. There are always ways to be of service, whether or not on the board.
The presentation from the meeting is here below. As well, there is a link to the Community/Member Survey results, from the survey last month. Lots of great feedback and information. Thank you all for your participation. If you have further feedback, always feel free to email, call, or pull one of us aside.
Come to the All Community Meeting on Sunday October 18th at 2:00, where we will have desserts and healthy snacks on hand to get you in the mood to vote for the next round of Austin Galano Club Board members!!
The meeting should be a good time, and there will be several updates, including the survey results from the community survey from last month. Thank you all who provided your feedback!
If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact a current board member, or email email@example.com and let us know. We will vote at THIS meeting to fill 3 positions.
- 3 Years Clean/Sober/Recovered
- An active supporting member, current on dues
- Not in a voting capacity of a group/organization served by Galano (any of the 12-step groups, Roundup, etc)
- 3 Years
- 5-10 hours per week, depending
Cannot say enough good things about being a board member and the experience of giving back to the community that has so freely given to us. It is tremendously rewarding, and a whole lot of hard work. We are constantly humbled and amazed at what has become of our community, and so grateful to be a part of its success.
At the meeting on Sunday, we will also be seeking your input for the Holiday Trifecta that is just around the corner. Fully expect Galano to host a Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebration of some sort, and an Open House during one of them.
Look forward to seeing you there!