Help the South King Alano Club

$865 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
Hello, we need your help keeping the doors open to the South King Alano Club that has saved and changed many lives.
Here is the history and purpose of the South King Alano Club.


The South King Alano Club, based in Auburn, Washington, is a 501-C(3),
non-profit service organization which provides meeting rooms and a variety
of twelve step related products, as well as opportunities to socialize for our
clients who are involved in various twelve step programs.

The club was founded in March 1982 on Rainier Avenue in downtown Renton, Washington. The club was named the Southend Alano Lounge and it became known as the SEAL Club, it stayed at this location for several years. Starting out as a social club for recovering alcoholics, their families and friends, it grew to over 400 members. At that time it was a members only club. Various AA groups began holding their meetings there until there were 15 or more meetings being held each week.

The club has moved four times in the last twenty-three years, to the North end of Kent and later to downtown Kent, Washington, ( where the name was changed to the Kent Alano Club ) and then to Auburn, Washington, where it's name was changed once again ( this time to the South King Alano Club ). Then in 2003 we moved to our current location at 1317 Harvey Road, Auburn WA.

Thousands of recovering alcoholics, drug addicts and others pass through these doors each year, finding a place to stabilize during their early sobriety. It has become a social meeting place for those with longer sobriety. It is a place where young and old from all walks of life can meet on a common ground. It is a very unique setting.

It is also a place where the families of alcoholics, especially the young, can come in contact with people in recovery. We now see second and third generations coming to the club. Just as alcoholism and addiction may be passed down from generation, so also can recovery.

For more information please visit our website:
We are a non profit and are registered as a charity
If you need a tax ID number for tax purposes please email us at

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Members and users of the South King Alano, we need your donations badly. We are barely keeping the doors open and in one month, we might not be able to. Please donate to this GoFundMe account so the South King Alano Club can keep it's doors open.
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This to all the Alcoholics and Addicts that have used the South King Alano Club and want it to continue it's work helping in the recovery of others. We are in need of donations to survive another summer of slow business.
If everyone donated just $10 it would help us get through the summer. Thanks Rich Merkel
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Friends of the South King Alano Club and others in recovery the Club needs your financial help to stay open and continue to help others
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$865 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
Created May 14, 2016
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1 month ago
John Crosby
19 months ago

Hope this helps Rich.

Chuck Groat
23 months ago

This contribution is $ 20.00 from Xavier and $20.00 from Chuck from Maple Valley area A.A. . We really appreciate the good work that you Richard and your staff does for the recovery community.

Chuck Groat
24 months ago

I took a collection after the meeting of my home group, Wednesday Night of Your Life, Maple Valley. Our group quickly reached into their pockets and we collected $ 55.00. Recovering program people are very giving. Truly, I am grateful to be a member.

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