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Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups in Santa Barbara

District 8 Announcements and News

The thirty (30), 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.

Please read these notes during your meetings - do not read phone numbers. Please place a printed copy of these announcements where members can get the information after meeting.

News for July 2021


  • Al-Anon / AA Convention with Al-Anon Participation
    Group Representatives are to ask their groups if they would prefer that the District (i) host an annual Al Anon Convention, (ii) participate in AA's Convention (as we have in the past), or (iii) both.

  • Join Our Email List!
    Would you like to get emails from us about upcoming events like speaker meetings, upcoming workshops or convention information? Go to our web page, on left side the 2nd rotating picture is our sign-up link or go to the right most menu item, "Contact," and select "Email List Signup" (or just click here). We promise not to send too much.

Open District Service Commitments

  • District Alateen Coordinator
    Organize events and activities related to the Alateen program, including Alateen meetings. Please contact Larry B., District Representative - (805) 705-8787 (call or text) / We are also seeking a DAL (District Alateen liaison).

  • Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS)
    Seeking AMIAS(s) to host Alateen virtual meetings (Sunday night at 7pm). We are down to only one AMIAS in our district. Please contact Larry B., District Representative - (805) 705-8787 (call or text) /

  • Note-taker
    Our district meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, the note-taker will take notes during that meeting, create a "take back" notes page, type up minutes and send out. Please contact Amanda if you are interested

  • Convention Committee Members
    To host or participate in conventions (as described in the Announcements section), we will need volunteers. Please contact Debra if you would be interested in serving on the Convention Committee. (805) 259-5556 (call or text) /


Group Changes

  • Please Report Group and Meeting Changes!
    (cancellation, move to in-person, virtual, or otherwise) please fill out on-line form on our website:
    Changes can take 7 to 14 days to implement, so please provide at least a 14-day lead time on meeting change requests.