We are a Non-Profit organization providing meeting space for individuals recovering from addictive diseases.
Formed in 1991 by a small group of recovering alcoholics, the NPAA Board of Directors and members are all volunteers. The organization has no paid employees.
We were designed for our members to meet and share their experience, strength and hope with each other because of our common concern for people trying to achieve and maintain a life free from the use of alcohol or drugs
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The North Portland Alano Association (NPAA) is totally separate and distinct from all 12-step meetings, and only rents space to recovery meetings and so isn’t affiliated with them. This is in compliance with the 6th Tradition of all 12-step programs which states:
“An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.”
Reprinted from”12step and 12 Traditions” Page 155:
All outside organizations, must be separate and distinct from AA, Alanon, or any 12-step meetings. Each meeting held at the club is conducted by an autonomous group, and each group pays rent to the club to help pay expenses.
Membership in the Alano Club is independent of membership in any of the various organizations who use the club’s facilities for their meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) does not finance or lend its name to any outside organization.
Club membership is open to all.
Members include non-alcoholics who support the objectives of the Alano Club, the family and friends of recovering alcoholics, and recovering alcoholic and addicts.
Dues are now $10 per month, or $100 per year. On January 1st, 2013 our dues were increased.
The club is governed by a Board of volunteer directors elected from club membership.
The club has stayed open for over 20 years due to the willingness and generosity of volunteers, as well as support from throughout the Greater Portland Metro community.