The Galano Club, Inc. supports the Greater Atlanta LGBTQ+ and friends' recovery community by providing a safe and welcoming meeting place for 12-Step fellowships.

May 2020 Message from the Board

Dear Galano Supporting Members and Meeting-goers,

The safety of our meeting-goers continues to be paramount at The Galano Club. We are focused on a careful and deliberate reopening strategy so we can be ready to make decisions as public health conditions change.

While other clubs have remained open, we continue to remain closed. Many have asked why. The simple answer is safety. Other clubs have full-time on-site management to enforce the safety measures required to be open, but Galano is run solely by volunteers. Until some of those required safety measures are relaxed, we will remain closed.

To assist the board, we have convened a task force made up of six meeting-goers dedicated to defining our reopening strategy. The task force includes two CDC employees, one Piedmont Healthcare employee, an attorney, and two Galano Club board members. They are currently working on a plan for a phased reopening.

Once that plan is finalized, we will share it with group representatives. The group representatives will then bring it to their respective group consciences for discussion and a vote. Once a group agrees to the Galano Reopening Plan, we will begin scheduling in-person meetings as soon as we are permitted to do so.

While we had hoped to return to in-person meetings by the end of May, current conditions necessitate we remain closed. An exact reopening date cannot be estimated given our reopening protocols are based on public health data that is still emerging within metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

Our next communication will be on or around June 15th, when we hope to begin implementing a phased reopening strategy. Until then, we are continuing to formulate new policies and procedures that will allow individuals and groups to consider physical meetings in a newly transformed and restricted environment.

For those who are not Supporting Members, please add your name to our mailing list at Galano.org for future updates.

The Galano Board of Directors

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Become a Galano Supporting member*

$100/year

with automatic yearly renewal

$10/month

with automatic yearly renewal

*Memberships are reoccurring until cancelled by the member.

Why become a Galano Supporting Member?

Play a vital part in continuing to keep the recovery doors open to more than 55 meetings per week!

Members who are in good standing shall be eligible to vote in the conduct of the club’s affairs, get clubhouse WiFi access, a key card for building access and free admission to all Galano social events.

By joining, you give to others what has been so freely given to you. Without members, our organization could not support this clubhouse, which is one of the very few clubhouses in the U.S. designed primarily to serve the LGBTQ community.  Join Today!