Marin Alano Club
1360 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael, California
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primary purposes for which this club was formed are: To carry on, as a
non-profit organization, activities auxiliary to and supplemental to
the movement of Alcoholics Anonymous and to stimulate and further such
movement by aiding and assisting persons to recover from their
alcohol problem; and as a part of such activities, to furnish,
provide, and maintain physical facilities for social and recreational
uses. (Marin Alano Club, Inc.; ByLaws, Article 2, Section 1.)
Marin Alano Club is
self-supporting and receives no outside funding
from any source. The club is incorporated as a non-profit organization
and received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in 1974. The Club has a Board
Directors of nine members, which is responsible and responsive
to the members, and a small kitchen staff who are responsible
to the Board.
specific and primary purpose for which the Marin Alano Club is formed
are: To carry on, as a non-profit organization, activities auxiliary
to and supplemental to the movement of Alcoholics Anonymous and to
stimulate and further such movement by aiding and assisting persons
to recover from their alcohol problem; and as part of such activities
to furnish, provide and maintain physical facilities for social and
is the Marin Alano Club?
Marin Alano Club was established in 1965, and moved to its present
location in 1974. The Club provides a clean and safe environment for
recovering alcoholic and addicts to seek company and support of
other alcoholics and addicts and to help each other stay clean and
sober one day at a time.
The Club offers conversation areas, a snack
bar, television and a back yard where picnics and other social and
recreational events and activities are held.
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Marin Alano Club
Club was founded
in 1965 and moved to its present location, 1360 Lincoln Avenue, in
1974. The Alano Club, a non-profit charitable organization under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, provides meeting
space for Alcoholic Anonymous and other 12 step support group meetings.
There are over 50 AA and other 12 step meetings a week at the Marin
Alano Club attended by 1,300 people seeking 12 step recovery and
The Alano Club receives revenue from the meetings, member dues
and its snack bar. The facility has always financed repairs and
refurbishments through volunteer work, fund raising events, private
gifts and regular income streams, however, it has some fairly major and
much needed infrastructure repairs. These include a new foundation to
replace the substandard brick foundation, new double insulated windows,
extensive drainage work on the north side to repair years of consistent
flooding to the basement, new siding on the south side, new tar and
gravel roof on the rear deck, a new patio that will be able to better
accommodate fund raising events and BBQs, painting of the entire
replacing rear deck stairs and landing. These upgrades and repairs
also include some interior and exterior ADA Accessibility requirements.
Permit parking is
at the Lincoln Hill Community Church one block north on Lincoln Ave
from 6:30am to 7:30pm Weekdays ONLY.
Please do not park at the Church on weekends or outside of these
Permits available upon request from the snackbar.
Parking is also available along Lincoln Avenue. Please do not park in
any private parking lots, side streets, or driveways, as doing so
jeopardizes our use permit.
Please adhere to the Parking Policy so we can be responsible neighbors!
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