FAQs

What is an Alano?
You won’t find the definition in the dictionary, but it is being used world wide. It is a synonym for a place that recovery groups get together for 12 Step meetings, attending a function, or just sitting and chatting. Some Alanos have restaurants and game rooms. Some are open 24 hours. Currently we are offering a meeting place and a place for special functions such as potlucks and Alca-thons.

What is the future of American River Alano?
The American River Alano is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  Our charter and mission is to provide meeting space for 12 step recovery groups.  All membership dues and donations are tax deductible.  With your help and support we could own our own building and grow accordingly.

How can I help?
You can help by becoming a member, starting a meeting, support a meeting, encourage others, hold a position on the Board, or be a member on a Committee.

Who can contribute?
Everyone and anyone can contribute. This is an opportunity to help the community, find donations, and recruit members. You don’t have to be a member to donate, any support is welcome.  To donate please contact our treasurer, Dale.

How do I contribute?
Visit our Membership page for more information on how to donate using cash or a check.

What do I get?
You get an opportunity to participate and help others to recover by making a meeting place available to all.

How do I start a meeting?
We have a meeting committee. Fill out a request form and drop in the “Request Box” at the Alano or leave us a message at 916-542-8142.