Poster Competition at the Alano Club

The Alano Club of Portland Club Poster Competition Is Ending Soon!


Back in May, after seeing some amazing meeting group posters around the Club, we decided to up the ante and make it a good old-fashioned competition!

I’m excited to say we’ve already received some really creative posters and more are coming in every day. Please keep in mind that the June 19th deadline to submit your group’s poster design is quickly approaching and less than a couple weeks away.

If your meeting hasn’t designated someone to create a poster I hope you’ll encourage them do so now! There’s still plenty of time to create and submit an original design and have a chance at winning a gift card package from Escape from New York Pizza and Salt and Straw.

We encourage you to get as creative as you want with your poster, but here are the basic design requirements:

No larger than 12×16

Full color is preferable

Group name, room location and day and time must be included 

If you need help printing your group poster send us a PDF or JPEG file

Posters will be displayed in the Cafe space during the Club’s Annual Recovery Art Walk on June 20th and then left up for the remainder of the month. 

Best of all, later in the summer Art Home, an art framing company who has worked with some of Portland’s leading galleries and hotels has generously offered to help frame and design a poster installation at the Club.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to have your artwork become a permanent part of the Alano Club’s living history – submit your group poster design ASAP!

All the best
Brent Canode

Executive Director

Offer Service by Recording at Speaker Panel

A fun and easy service opportunity has come up. At our next speaker panel meeting on June 20 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, we would love to have someone record shares by speakers who are opting to have their shares recorded and later put on the site. 
Here’s what you’d need: a smart phone with recording app (i.e. iPhones come equipped with an app called Voice Memos).

Here’s the service needed: come to the speaker panel, set your phone up in front of each speaker before they start, and press record. After the event, email the recording to

Yes! It’s really THAT simple! Please leave a comment here or send an email to if you’d like to offer this service. This is the only way that these panels get to be shared and appreciated by all – so thank you in advance!

Open Step Study Groups

Hello Adult Children, I am reaching out again to find out about step study groups in our area. If you are a part of a current step study, could you email me with the day, time, and how long it will stay open for new attendees? Please send your emails to An ACA member is offering service by managing an ongoing list of step study groups on our site! The list will be located under the tab “Oregon Step Study Meeting Flyers” under the “Active Meetings” tab. Please email with open meetings, as this list will be used for members who are interested in joining an active group that is open to new members.

Upcoming Speaker Panel

ACA Oregon Intergroup will be hosting our next speaker panel meeting and potluck on June 20 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Ave, Building 2 in the auditorium. The topic is “Boundaries and Conflict Resolution”. Feel free to bring a dish to pass. Some ACA members have mentioned issues with parking in the garage at the hospital recently. If you’re driving, please park on the street to avoid any potential tickets.
If you are interested in sharing at this speaker panel, send an email to to learn more.

Introducing Two New Campaigns

Dear Adult Children, 


We have two pieces of literature currently open for review: 

Our newest item, Intergroup Guidelines, will be available for review until September 3. 

Hospitals and Institutions Guidelines will be available through July 15. 

To review the literature, please go to our website at, and click on “Fellowship Alerts” in the lower right corner of the home page.


Please send your comments regarding these two documents to Your input is important.   



The LIterature Committee