About The Imperial Alano club
The Imperial Alano Club started on Imperial Highway in a rented building on Imperial Highway and the charter was officially filed with the State of California on March 23, 1973. Although this is the official charter date, the motion to create this club started months before this.
The Original charter was signed by the “First Directors” Constance Anderson of Whittier, Richard “Dick” Beutter of Norwalk, and Edward Pomeroy of Downey. Bob and Steve Volpe agree that this property is actually 3 lots and Bob said he got 5 guys to put up $500 each for the first and then again for the second parking lots. Robert K. Wilson (Bob Wilson) put up $12,500 (Brownie was Bob Wilson’s Sponsor) towards the building which was purchased from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The 2 parking lots were obtained for $17,000 each. Bob got 5 guys to put up $500 each for the first and then again for the second parking lot.
Steve negotiated all 3 deals and put his brokers fee toward the Closing Costs and other fees.
Steve also was very active in making sure the bills got paid and prayed a lot for this place.
Steve V. is still an active businessman and although he moved with his family to Texas, still frequents Long Beach for business. Uncle Ben and Al Johnson were responsible for club business for years.
The club room was the only room, the smaller meeting room was built soon after Steve Volpe is responsible for obtaining the Real Estate property at Rosecrans, and all 3 Lots.
The club is famous for its Holiday Marathon Meetings, Halloween dances, Easter Picnic and Ronnie O. Campout