Where Does It Go?

Group Balances (those not listed have a $0 balance)

Each group, per the 7th tradition of AA (foundation for all 12-step fellowships), is fully self supporting declining outside contributions.  As such, the GSO states that each group should “pay a fair rent” for meeting space.  The Austin Galano Club handles the accounting for several groups that use the facility and provide on a regular basis the group’s balance.  It is then the group’s responsibility to request from the Galano Treasurer the disbursement of those funds in excess of the “rent due” for distribution up to regional and national service offices.  Although we are not at quarter end, I have posted the current balances for the groups (year to date).

Group Balance Report

If your group has a positive balance, your treasurer and group conscience will want to discuss how to distribute those funds (per each group’s individual by laws).  if your group has a negative balance, then a conversation may be in order to determine how best to increase donations to the basket.

Our mission at Austin Galano Club is to serve GLBTQ and Allies in Recovery.  In pursuit of that mission, Austin Galano Club keeps “rents” as low as possible by relying on a diversity of income to help create a sustainable venue, and help provide an environment for groups to form, flourish, and support their respective regional/national service offices.  Membership, donations at the coffee bar, other donations/gifts, all help keep the burden of supporting the facility off the groups so they can keep their focus on their respective  primary purpose.

Austin Galano Club is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit.  We have no employees, so all donations and gifts go toward operations and serving our mission.  Even the rent we pay goes to a generous non-profit who then donates those proceeds to other area non-profits.  It’s a great circle of life and we are part of something very wonderful.

Thank each and every one of you for your continued support, energy, time, money, and love.  It takes all of us.

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Austin Galano’s 1 Yr Anniversary – Join Us

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Come join the ONE-YEAR CELEBRATION that

we’ve all made possible by suiting up and showing

up. This outstanding recovery family continues to

work, sweat, laugh, cry, fundraise and create. We’ll

have a short membership meeting, eat and

Become One with the Mosaic!

RSVP and SIGN UP for the



PS…Don’t be afraid of a little

water and having a lot of



be made of 5×7 canvas

tiles for you to paint and

decorate and when they

BECOME ONE will commemorate our 1st


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Welcome to the new groups meeting at AGC

There is a great dynamic that occurs when groups of alcoholics and addicts are able to start new groups and develop their own identity within the fellowship where bonds can become stronger, and individuals can find a room that feels like home.  Austin Galano Club is grateful for our role we get to play in this effort by lowering the barriers for new groups to start, and providing space or meetings and social activities to take place.  Because of this relative ease, however, some groups naturally take off, and others never quite make it, but the fellowship as a whole grows stronger.

Take a minute, quite regularly if you can, and check out the meeting calendar resources available to you in the building (hard copy) and via the website here.

Weekly Meetings at a Glance

Meeting Calendar (can subscribe via iCal)

A new group will be starting to meet here at AGC May 2nd, in fact, known as Paint It Black, a Heroin Anonymous meeting.  Be sure to welcome  new folks you see and help them with finding the coffee bar and meeting rooms.  They will be meeting at 8:00 PM in the Medium Room down the hall.

As well, Awakenings, an Atheist/Agnostic/Freethinker AA group has started meeting Mon/Wed/Fri at 7:30 AM.  What a great way to start the day.

Be on the lookout for some additional calendar changes coming June 1.  There will be some schedule shuffling going on, some meetings going away, some starting, some moving, that you will want to be aware of.

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Does your sponsorship family have what it takes?

The Out & About NA group will be hosting Speaker Billie B from San Francisco, Friday, February 15 at 9:30 pm with FAMILY FEUD FUN starting at 10 pm for the entire Galano family.

You are invited to put together your Sponsorship Family Feud team of 5 members. The FABULOUS “Victoria Paige” will be your hostess for the game.

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Are you a member?

AGC is humbled by the community support and the number and variety of fellowships that are using the facility. It is truly breathtaking.  With all the folks coming in and the various groups, however, we want to be sure to keep the burden of operations off of the groups as much possible.  For this reason, membership with Austin Galano Club is VERY important.

If you are a member of any of the groups that meet at AGC, and you have 60 days of clean time, we encourage you to become a member of Austin Galano Club.  Long and short, it helps the community and is one of a number of great ways to give back.  If you’re already a member and have enjoyed the benefits of the club, consider increasing your monthly dues.  All level of membership are greatly appreciated, and help us serve the community better.


All membership donations are tax deductible, which is an added benefit.  Member donations and dues will be documented for your records at the end of the year.

Of course, membership in AGC is not required to attend any meetings that occur within the facility.

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