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1) What exactly is the Triangle Alano Club and what does it do? |
The Triangle Alano Club (“The TAC”) is established as a non-profit
corporation (Sect. 501(c)-3 of the federal tax code) dedicated to serving
individuals and families recovering from the disease of alcoholism. The
TAC provides a comfortable facility for AA, Alanon, and Alateen groups
to meet on a regular basis, and offers more meetings than any other
facility in the Triangle area. The club also offers space for special events
related to these groups, such as workshops, speaker meetings, and book
study. In addition, The TAC Social Committee plans events like dinners,
dances, picnics, parties, and outings to provide sober alternatives for an
active life in recovery. Please review the TAC By Laws
for more information.
2) What is the difference between The TAC and Alcoholics Anonymous?
Although The TAC is specifically focused on supporting recovery from
the disease of alcoholism, it has no affiliation with the Alcoholics
Anonymous organization, any substance abuse/treatment center, or any
other organization. It is a completely separate entity. Just as some
churches support the principals of AA and Alanon by allowing such
groups to hold meeting in their facility, so does The TAC. The TAC is a
club supported by charitable donations, its members who pay dues for
the privilege of being a member, and the rent that it receives from the
various groups of AA, Alanon, and Alateen who choose to meet there.
3) Do I have to be a member of The TAC to attend meetings
No. Attendance at meetings held at The TAC is not limited to members in
any way, however only TAC Members and their guests may use the
Members Lounge. The TAC offers meeting facilities to AA, Alanon, and
Alateen groups, for which these groups pay rent to the Club. These
groups have participants that attend meetings, who may or may not be
members of The TAC. Any condition of attendance for any meeting held
at the TAC is dictated solely by the group having the meeting (e.g.
"Open" or "Closed" AA Meetings).
4) Who can attend TAC Social Events?
Most TAC Social Events are open to non-members, as well as TAC
members, however there are a few “Members Only” events from
time-to-time which are clearly designated as such. Some TAC Social
Events have a modest admission charge for non-members that may be
slightly higher than the members charge. This is considered a benefit of
membership covered by member’s dues.
5) Are children permitted at The TAC? What about pets?
Some of the meetings held at The TAC allow children and many of The
TAC’s social events welcome children.
The TAC Board of Directors is re-emphasizing its policy on minor children at The TAC.
To open a copy of the policy which is now being announced before each meeting titled
ATTENTION PARENTS CLICK HERE or "right-click" the
link to download the pdf file to your computer.
Any children left unattended in either The TAC Members Lounge or the small
meeting room in the back will be treated to Starbucks Double Latte's and sent
home with two kittens from the back of the TAC (ok, maybe not, but you get the idea!).
If you plan to bring a child to a
meeting at The TAC please be certain that the particular meeting
welcomes children first. Children should be kept with you and quiet at all
times during meetings so that others attending will not be disturbed.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN
ALLOWED IN THE MEMBERS LOUNGE.
Pets are not permitted
anywhere inside the building at any time.
6) What are the requirements for membership in The TAC?
The only requirement for membership in The TAC is participation in a
12-Step program of recovery from the disease of Alcoholism, including
Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon, or Alateen.
7) What are the benefits of being a TAC Member?
Membership in the TAC offers numerous benefits, both tangible and
intangible. First and foremost, the TAC provides its members with a safe,
healthy environment that promotes sobriety and enables a support
mechanism for individuals and family members in their pursuit of
recovery from the effects of alcoholism. This environment includes not
only the meetings that are conducted at The TAC, but also fellowship,
social activities, and a sense of belonging, as well as numerous
opportunities for service work and community contributions. In addition,
each member is given a coffee mug with their first name that helps
identify them as members at meetings, as well as access to and use of the
Members Lounge at the TAC and access to and use of special areas of
the TAC Website and members only activities.
8) How do I become a member of The TAC?
Joining the TAC is as easy as clicking HERE
and following the
9) What kind of meetings are held at The TAC, and when are they?
The TAC plays host to numerous meetings every day of the week for
various groups of AA, Alanon, and Alateen. For a list of meeting times,
days, and groups CLICK HERE
10) Where is The TAC located and how do I find it?
For an interactive map showing The TACs geographic location in the
middle of Cary ,
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