NEW HOPE ALANO

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Covid-19 Updates

Current Hours

These are the best times to reach us in person or by telephone at 763-537-7151.

Current hours:

Monday through Saturday - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, please see meeting list for other times.

Sunday - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, please see meeting list for other times.

**Note: Please review the Meetings page for a list of squads that are currently meeting in person and/or on Zoom. 

Building Use During COVID-19 - Updated 10/26/20

To promote a safe and healthy environment, New Hope Alano will implement the following actions for all members and attendees until further notice.  Squad leaders will be required to sign a contract in order to return, please see a board member on the first day you return.

Building

  • The main room and room decisions will be determined each night based on how many people show up.
  • The building will open one half hour prior to any meeting(s) and will stay open one half hour after the meeting(s). These hours will generally be 6-9pm unless your meeting is at a different time. Meetings will have a max time of one hour, please allot time afterwards to sanitize and disinfect.
  • Please enter in the front entrance only and stop at the greeter desk to sign the visitor log. The back entrances will be used as an exit only, please do not open the smoking room door
  • Hand sanitizing or hand washing will be required upon entering. We will provide dispensers in each meeting room.
  • Face masks or coverings will be required to be worn by all visitors, nose and mouth must be covered.
  • We will need volunteers to help clean and sanitize the building 
    • Doorknobs/handles
    • Chairs
    • All bathrooms
    • The smoking area if used
    • Each meeting room will be sanitized by squad members after each use
  • Maintain 6 feet from others, we also recommend limiting physical interactions such as hugging, handshakes and holding hands. Chairs will be set up at a 6 feet distance from each other and should not be moved.
  • Coffee service will not be available, please bring your own beverages.
  • Food preparation and consumption will not be allowed in the building. Any food waste needs to be disposed in the outside trash/dumpster.
  • The building can only be used for meetings at this time, any and all events and fellowship outside the designated open times will continue to be suspended at this time.
  • Squads will be responsible to provide Zoom for hybrid meetings. Wi-Fi will be available to squad leaders and trusted servants.

Keys

  • We have 35 keys now, more will be reordered.
  • Keys are only available to squad leaders that are pledging members with current dues and have at least one year sober.
  • If your squad meets outside the 6-9 pm timeframe where a board member will not be present, you can also designate a trusted servant to have a second key. This trusted servant will also need to be a pledging member with current dues and have at least one year sober.

Financial

  • Room rent will be suspended until December 1, 2020 in order to allow returning squads time to catch up. If there are any hardships due to decreased squad attendance, please see the treasurer.
  • Pledges may be paid in person or by mailing to the club at:

New Hope Alano

7550 Bass Lake Road

New Hope, MN 55428

  • Per the bylaw changes from the board election, Alanon and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) members are now eligible to become pledging members of the club. The same standards in the Keys section will apply.

The above requirements are effective October 26, 2020 and will remain in place until removed or altered by the New Hope Alano Board of Trustees.

We understand that people may differ in opinion regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, we ask that all visitors show each other respect as we come back together with the common purpose of working our respective programs and carrying the message to the suffering alcoholic.

The New Hope Alano Board of Trustees

Website Update - New Board Minutes and COVID-19 Sections! 7/14/20

In order for all members and visitors to stay updated on what is currently happening at New Hope Alano, we have now made our board meeting minutes available in the new Board Minutes tab beginning with our reopening in June! We also have moved our information regarding reopening to a new COVID-19 updates tab.

 

Pledges, Squad Rent and Donations Information 

We wanted to let you know that you can still send us your pledges, squad rent and donations to us, thank you to the squads and people that are already doing this! Please include your name and squad information with the payment, our address is:

New Hope Alano

7550 Bass Lake Road

New Hope, MN 55428

Thank you for your consideration, we will see you soon!