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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 April 2019

  • Public Outreach: Cottage Mental Health Fair, May 4
    Cottage Hospital, 9am - 2pm. All are welcome! Need helpers for 2 hour shifts between amazing speakers. Contact Tommie Rae @ 805-845-3015.

  • Alateen Needs a Coordinator
    Please consider taking on this service commitment. The Southern California World Service has a strong Alateen support team who would love to help you so you will feel confident knowing what to do. The coordinator must be an AMIAS (Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service). How to become an AMIAS has been recently revised and easier than ever. Contact Jim @ 805-452-9703.

  • Recertification Workshop, May 11
    Trinity Lutheran Church from 10am - 2pm.
    All are welcome even if not getting re-certified. It's a great way to understand the Alateen program and why it's so rewarding.

  • 2019 Workshop: Sponsorship and Working the 12 Steps, June 1
    Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 380 N Fairview 10am - 2pm. No fee to participate; 7th Tradition. If you would like to help Larry make this a success, please contact him @ 805-705-8787:

  • Spanish Speaking Al-Anon Anniversary Party: June 29
    First Congregational Church, 2101 State Street from Noon to 5pm. All are welcome! If you would like more information, contact Graciela @ 805-403-4907.

  • Al-Anon Convention Fundraiser: Bingo Night, June 29
    Harry's Plaza Cafe 6:30pm - 9:30pm. All are welcome. No fee to hang out. To participate in Bingo, enjoy some Hors d'oeuvre and help raise funds for scholarships; $28 contribution includes 10 Bingo Cards and Hors d'oeuvre. Cash or Check. Please RSVP on the website or call Larry so we can give Harry's a realistic headcount.

  • Al-Anon Convention: Gratitude in Action, October 18, 19 and 20
    The 2019 convention committee meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6pm at Mulligans. Come be a part of the fun. Check out our web page (password SBAFG):