Over the last 3+ years, the Austin Galano Club has grown significantly in the groups it serves. Not just in the number of groups served (23 currently), but in the types of anonymous fellowships (there are now 13 different ones), demographics, special interests (women only, Atheist/Freethinker, Business Owner’s), etc. Our aim at the very start was to create a home where it was easy and safe for new groups to get started, where “old” groups could find a home among a larger community of recovery, and where the burden of managing the facility did not rest with the groups, but on those interested members who chose to do so. As such, the Austin Galano Club, it’s board, and it’s supporting members are always trying to improve, and we are always looking for ways that we can better serve the groups, the community, and the members of the groups who call Austin Galano Club home.
In accordance with Tradition Six of Alcoholics Anonymous (and extensible to other 12-Step fellowships) a group can bind itself to no one, and cannot be affiliated or lend its name to another entity. A group can, it says, cooperate and have relationships with anyone, which they do often, without endorsing or implying affiliation. The Austin Galano Club respects this line, and we are careful about the level of service we provide and our whole relationship with groups, so that we do not cross this line, fuzzy as it may be.
In an effort to provide greater opportunity for groups to keep their members informed, the Austin Galano Club at the last Group Rep meeting introduced the idea of providing each group a space on the Galano website. The response was overwhelmingly positive, so we moved ahead with it. As a result, we have made each group the author of their own page and will list/publish each group’s page at their discretion. Check one out here. Keep an eye on the Groups menu for new groups as they come up, and be sure to explore the variety of fellowship that is waiting here for you at Austin Galano Club.
We are humbled and grateful for what has become.
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