|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, and Alanon, who choose to meet there.
3) Do I have to be a member of The TAC to attend meetings there?
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 and Alanon 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.
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 instructions.
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 and Alanon. For a list of meeting times, days, and groups click here
10) Where is The TAC located and how do I find it?
177 High House Road, Cary NC 27511