Women’s 12 Step Recovery Retreat

Women’s 12 Step Recovery Retreat 
“A Vision of You” – February 24th – 26th, 2017
Villa Desiderata Retreat Center, 3015 North Bayview Lane, McHenry, IL 60051

Cost: $130.oo Scholarships Available

Facilitator: Susan L. Questions or registration forms? Contact Sandy at 847-431-1895

We regret to inform you that we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. Please bring any foods or snacks specific to your dietary needs. Check-in begins at 6 p.m. Friday night; retreat program starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday supper available. Check-Out 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Register prior to January 29th for a special bonus!

Christmas Day Open House

The Elgin Alano Club invites you to enjoy a

Christmas Day Open House

Sunday December 25th, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm   |   Food – Fellowship – Fun!

All are Welcome!

EAC will be open for friends and visitors on Christmas Day!  There will be food to share, the gift shop, plasma flat screen TV (football broadcasts) and members lounge are open, kids room activities (Disney & Wii) and lots more!  Bring a dish to pass, DVD or Board Game to share and stop in to make some new friends.

Our regular closed meeting will be in session at 6:30 pm in the main meeting room.

Elgin Alano Club – 73 S. Riverside Dr. Downtown Elgin

www.ElginAlanoClub.org – Laurie Faith 815-263-7658

Soul Kitchen – Spiritual Retreat for People in Recovery

Hello recovery friends!

We’re happy to announce a new spiritual retreat starting this winter: December 9-11. It’s our intention to create a weekend experience that is both totally laid back, and at the same time, really intense. Sound impossible? Maybe it is, but we’re trying anyway. Come find out 🙂 In any case, we know it will be a cool new experience for all of us.

This is a spiritual retreat for men and women in recovery. It is not specifically AA, nor will we focus on any single spiritual path. There will, however, be examples used from various spiritual traditions throughout the weekend. We hope this will not make anyone uncomfortable.

The theme for our first retreat is “Ditching the Double Life,” which refers to a paragraph on page 73 of the AA Big Book.

“More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor. To the outer world he presents his stage character. This is the one he likes his fellows to see. He wants to enjoy a certain reputa­ tion, but knows in his heart he doesn’t deserve it.”

We all wear masks. Whether we want to admit that or not. At this retreat, we will take a raw, honest look at our masks and why we need them. In a laid back way, of course 🙂

The cost for the weekend, which includes room and board, is $125. We are asking for a $25 deposit to hold your spot.

Questions? Contact our retreat secretaries: Mae Y or Ryan K. Or anyone else on the retreat committee.

Theme: Ditching the Double Life

Cost: $125, with a $25 deposit
(a limited number of scholarships are available. let us know ASAP if you need one)

Retreat Committee: Alex S, Ben C, Brandon I, Cheryl I, Joe N, Lisa S, Mae Y, and Ryan K



Sunday Open Speaker Brunch

October 30th, 2016 – Sunday Open Speaker Brunch

Doors Open @ Noon – Speaker @ 12:50 pm

We’re happy to have Kelly W. from Lake in the Hills, IL share her experience, strength, and hope with us!

$3 Members / $5 Non-Members / Kids ARE ALWAYS Free! 

Elgin Alano Club – 73 S. Riverside Dr., Elgin, IL

Bring a Dish to Pass and get in for FREE! 

2016 Women’s New Beginnings Retreat

June 17 – June 19
NIU Lorado Ta3 Field Campus
1414 N. River Rd., Oregon, IL 61061

Registration Fee -$105
includes lodging, three meals on Saturday & breakfast on Sunday

Check-In begins at 6pm on Friday

This is a closed retreat for women in AA – In support of singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to those persons who have a desire to quit drinking.
Suggested items to pack: Bedding (sheets, blanket, pillow, sleeping bag); Towels/Washcloth; Toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.); Shower shoes; bath mat; Rain Coat/Umbrella; Flashlight; Bug Spray; Lawn Chair; Water bottle; Coffee cup; Hand Sanitizer; Liquid Soap; Air freshener; Yoga mat; Snacks and beverages to share; Big Book; Other AA literature; Journal; Pens/Pencils; Honesty; Open-mindedness; Willingness

By registering you agree that for yourself and anyone entitled to act on your behalf, you release and discharge Women’s New Beginnings Group and Lorado Taft Field Campus, their staff and volunteers from any and all claims in any manner arising from participation in this event.

Limited, partial scholarships are available upon request.
Questions? Please Call Collette H. 847.630.7458 or Jayne M. 224.489.9009

To reserve your spot return completed registration form and payment by June 6 to Darlene G. – 1418 Ridge Rd., South Elgin, IL 60177