Galano 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Can you believe it’s been five years since we moved into our wonderful clubhouse?

Here’s a sample of the amazing impact your support has provided to our LGBQT recovery community in Austin:

  • 8,000 twelve-step meetings.
  • 100,000 attendees at meetings and fellowship.
  • 9,000 hours volunteered at the Coffee Bar.
  • Countless cups of coffee.

We celebrated this achievement on Saturday afternoon July 1st and had some fun, with great food and three terrific speakers. Thanks to John H for cooking wonderful chicken and mac & cheese, and Jamie S and Dr Tom for setting up and organizing the pot luck. Also, Steve B for a killer chocolate cake and somebody else who slew our diets with awesome brownies.

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Why Join Galano?

Galano is a clubhouse that operates independently from the 12-Step meetings that take place here. (Actually, the meetings are independent from Galano—and each other—per the Tradition about autonomy.)

Galano has three sources of income:

  • Fees collected from each group for using the meeting rooms.
  • A small profit from the Coffee Bar concessions.
  • Monthly or annual sustaining donations from individual Club members.

When individual groups pass the basket in their meetings, a portion of that collection is used by your group to pay Galano for use of the meeting room. But the cost of maintaining the social area—the lounge—is borne by the individual members of the Galano Club.

If you are new to sobriety, please attend the 12-Step meetings that take place at Galano; and also hang out in the lounge and learn to enjoy life clean and sober as our guest. We want Galano to be a fun and safe place to socialize without drugs and alcohol.

But it is a Club—and Clubs have members that pay dues. As you progress through the Steps and become more financially secure (or at least fear financial insecurity less), please consider being more than a guest at Galano.

Membership begins at $15 monthly or $150 yearly.

What are the benefits to Membership? Knowing you are financially supporting an institution that is important to our community—and you get to vote on new Board Members.

You may also donate to a separate Building Fund. Membership dues cover the operating costs of the Galano Club; the Building Fund may only be used toward the purchase of a building.

Membership dues and Building Fund donations are both tax-deductible, as the Galano Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. An annual statement is sent to each donor for tax purposes.

Be a member of the Club.

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Galano New Year’s Potluck 2016

Austin Galano Club is hosting a potluck dinner on New Year’s Eve, December 31. Turkey is provided, coffee/tea are free as well, please sign up to bring a side, dessert, bread, beverages, etc. There should be a variety of foods meeting common dietary restrictions.

Everyone is welcome, and it is always a good time. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Galano Christmas Potluck 2016

Austin Galano Club is hosting a potluck dinner on Christmas Day, December 25, 1:00 – 5:00. Turkey is provided, coffee/tea are free as well, please sign up to bring a side, dessert, bread, beverages, etc. There should be a variety of foods meeting common dietary restrictions.

Everyone is welcome, and it is always a good time. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Galano Thanksgiving Potluck 2016

Austin Galano Club is hosting a potluck dinner on Christmas Day, December 25, 1:00 – 5:00. Turkey is provided, coffee/tea are free as well, please sign up to bring a side, dessert, bread, beverages, etc. There should be a variety of foods meeting common dietary restrictions.

Everyone is welcome, and it is always a good time. We look forward to seeing you there!

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