Re-Opening Update

Dear North Shore Alano Members and Visitors:

With the gradual re-opening of the State of Illinois, we wanted to update you on the status of the reopening of the club. First and foremost, the health and safety of every member or guest is our utmost concern. Secondly, all of our decisions to reopen the club are based on the most up to date science and data.

Unfortunately, based on a thorough review of CDC Guidelines regarding Communities of Faith, the board of the North Shore Alano has determined that it would be unwise and potentially dangerous to reopen the physical facility at this time.

However, please be advised that we will continue to monitor this situation and/or any updated guidelines, and hope that as conditions change, we will be in a position to reopen the club.

The North Shore Alano continues to offer Zoom meetings. Online Meetings Posted Here to check out using Zoom from your smartphone, tablet or computer. If you are confused by the technology or know anyone who is, and need assistance getting started with Zoom, please contact board members Renee, Rick or Jeff and we will gladly walk you through how to “Zoom in”.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the Board Members. Stay safe.

If you are a newcomer to the AA fellowship or you need the hand of AA, please call the Chicago Area Service Office for assistance at 312-346-1475. You also leave a message on our answering machine here at 847-328-9830 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The North Shore Alano in Evanston, Illinois, was established in 1981 and is home to 45+ Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week. The North Shore Alano also has one Al-Anon and two ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meetings each week.

The North Shore Alano is located on the second floor of the Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake Street, Evanston, Illinois. The entrance is on the north side of Lake Street, just west of Chicago Avenue. There is plenty of street and metered parking nearby, as well as a public parking lot on Sherman Avenue, just one block west. On Sundays, metered parking is free.

Click the ‘Meetings‘ tab above for a schedule of all meetings, including ‘Open’ meetings, that are open to all.

Our Mission

The North Shore Alano’s mission is to provide a safe and clean place for meetings.
As such, there are a few things we’d like to remind everyone about:

  1. Please be respectful of each other during meetings. If there are disturbances or you feel unsafe, please see the steward for help.
  2. No smoking or vaping in the NSA including meeting rooms, restrooms and any part of the church.
  3. The use of recording devices or photography at the NSA or in meetings is not allowed. Remember, anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program.
  4. The NSA rooms are for meetings, not a gathering place outside of meeting times. Please arrive no more than 20 minutes before your meeting and depart from the club 20 minutes after the meeting has ended.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom C., Freddie B. or Renee F. Their contact information is available from our stewards.