Since 1969, the Washtenaw Alano Club (WAC) has fulfilled its mission “to provide a facility and environment conducive to spiritual growth for recovery from addictive behavior” by hosting a variety of 12-step recovery groups and offering social, educational, and recreational activities.
Ann Arbor News, November 21, 1975
"You can't just take the bottle away from an alcoholic and give him nothing else in return, nowhere else to go than a bar, " says Flo St. Onge, at right above. Providing a social meeting place for sober alcoholics has been a seven-year dream for the local Alano Club, and it will come true with a grand opening for the public on Sunday at the Fourth Street Arcade site where St. Onge, Lance Ervin, left, and Jan Connelly were still busy with refurbishing at midweek.
Ann Arbor News, April 30, 1995
Coffee is very popular at the Alano Club, and the cup board, shown behind club manager Teresa Murphy, is a place to park the necessary coffee cups when they're not in use.