About LPAC

The LINCOLN PARK ALANO CLUB was established in April 9th 1984 to provide and maintain a permanent meeting place for members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and all 12-Step Recovery Groups.

We are located at 2100 N. Sheffield Avenue, two blocks north of Armitage Avenue, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The entrance to the club is on the first floor corner of Dickens Avenue. The door is often locked between meetings, but members and guests are welcome 15-20 minutes before any scheduled meeting. We ask that you not remain in the club after meetings—members will often meet for fellowship before and after meetings at the Starbucks located at the corner of Armitage and Sheffield (two blocks south).

Anyone with the desire to recover from their addiction is welcome at LPAC, however, some of our meetings are open to the public while some are closed, available only to persons who identify with a certain fellowship. Please see the In-Person and Online meetings page for a brief description and schedule of all daily meeting times. We are open 365 days a year, though at times with an abbreviated schedule, or with additional special meeting times—namely during major holidays.

If you are able, we ask that you contribute $2.00 to the basket when it’s passed during meetings; but if you can’t, please keep coming back! If you’re new, or early in your recovery/sobriety, please introduce yourself, and you will be provided with a packet containing a citywide meeting schedule and member contact numbers.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Club and is responsible for its overall management in service to its membership.

Requirements, Duties and Responsibilities:

Board Members have at least Two Years of Sobriety. They are elected from the membership and serve a Two Year Term.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

1.Attend Monthly Board Business Meetings.

2. Planning, Attending and Volunteering at Club Events.

3.Assist in cleaning, supplying, and maintaining club meeting space.

4. Actively acknowledge and respond to texts, emails, and phone communications regarding club business and needs.

5. Willingness to assume additional service position such as board officer, i.e. president, vice president, literature or supply coordinator.

6. Comply with club rules, regulations and bylaws.