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Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups in Santa Barbara

District 8 Announcements and News

The twenty-eight (28), or so, Al-Anon and Alateen meetings (in both English and Spanish) in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley areas make-up District 8. District 8 is part of Southern California World Service (SCWS) also know as Area 4.

Each month, at the District 8 meeting, your Group Representative (GR) is assigned to take back to their meeting specific information to share with the group. Some of these items are linked from the Home Page News. Below are the current "Take Back to Your Meeting" announcements.

News for November and December 2017

  • 2017 Santa Barbara AA Convention with Al-Anon Participation
    From the Convention Committee: Heartfelt thanks are sent to our group for our support with the convention fundraisers. We helped fund numerous scholarships for those who could not afford it, provided books for the newest member at the marathon meetings and treats/drinks at the Hospitality Snack Bar.

  • Alateen Needs Support
    If you know a teen (12-21 years) struggling with effects of alcoholism/addiction, there's an open Alateen meeting every Tuesday at 6 pm, Daniel Bryant Youth center, 1111 Garden St, Santa Barbara.

  • 2018 Santa Barbara AA Convention with Al-Anon Participation
    Volunteers are encouraged to join the 2018 Convention Committee, see for contact info. Meetings begin January 2018.

  • Monthly Speaker Meeting
    Speaker Meeting needs a hospitality person, fun commitment one Saturday/mo, contact Monica, speaker meeting coordinator, for more info.

Save the Dates

  • Sharing of Service Workshop
    Saturday, January 20 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    A carpool is forming for this event. Please contact Scott N.,, if you are interested in riding along or driving!
    SCWS Sharing of Service Workshop

  • Southern California World Service Area Committee Meeting
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • 33rd Annual OCAAC Convention with Al-Anon Program
    Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1 , 2018
    OCAAC Flyer