Everyone who attends a meeting through Austin Galano Club is a member. Anyone can become a Sustaining Member by making a monthly or one-time donation to the Galano Club. Sustaining membership is encouraged for recovering individuals who use the facilities for recovery, fellowship or service work. Sustaining memberships help provide a safe environment for LGBT+ populations to recover today and in the future. It is suggested that you have at least 60 days of continuous recovery before becoming a member. Signing up is easy, and will only take a moment. The effects of signing up will last a lifetime.
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*Membership with AGC is NOT required to attend any 12-step meeting which occurs at the Galano Club.
Why Join or Donate?
The Austin Galano Club is fully self supporting, operating through membership dues, meeting rents, individual donations, in-kind donations, and income from the coffee bar. Currently, the Galano Club rents space from the Independent Order of Oddfellows, a non-profit service organization whose mission is served by renting to our organization. As a long-term goal, the Galano Club would like to purchase a facility, which will require a significant investment. We hope to be ready to buy a building in the coming years. In the meantime, we continue to be operationally sound through the various income streams directly related to services provided.
Austin Galano Club exists in service to the LGBT+ and allies in 12-step recovery. We have a strong membership base and would like to extend the membership as broadly as possible, thus all are welcome. The Galano Club manages the club funding and operations for the groups who use the space. Austin Galano Club helps the recovery community in general by providing a place where new groups can easily get started, as well as providing a comfortable and safe place for fellowship. Sustaining memberships help pay the club’s rent, electricity, trash removal, cleaning, maintenance, insurance, and supplies. Membership dues also help pay for club events, where all are welcome, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas pot luck dinners, Galano Club anniversary party and other social or fundraising gatherings.
Sustaining Members have a voice on club governance. They can elect board members and vote in membership meetings. Additionally, they can serve on the board or attend board meetings as a visitor.
All donations and Dues are tax deductible. Annual donation receipts will be sent to members for tax purposes.
Austin Galano Club appreciates your support to help provide a welcome home in Austin for the LGBT+ community and allies in recovery. Your ongoing support provides for today’s and future generations.