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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 January 2019

  • Dual Member Service
    Group Conscience results will be collected and discussed at February District meeting.

  • Speaker Meeting
    The refreshments at Intermission will now be conducted as a potluck.

  • Al-Anon Convention Committee Needs You!
    The 2019 convention committee's 1st meeting is January 17th, 6pm at Mulligans. Chair and co-chair positions are open. The planning committee meeting will be the 3rd Thursday of the month at Mulligans.

  • Institutions Coordinator Needs Support
    John L. has taken the Institutions Coordinator service commitment. Please support him and help him find members who are willing to lead/attend meetings at Five East and Casa Serena. John has created a script to guide those leading. Call John @ 805-705-1055.

  • Alateen Needs A Coordinator and More AMIASs
    The coordinator position is currently open. The coordinator must be an AMIAS (Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service). Past coordinators are willing to help train a new coordinator/new AMIAS.
    New Al-Anon policy beginning this month requires two AMIASs be present or no meeting can be conducted. The AMIAS application process is done online. If interested in applying to be an AMIAS, please contact Jim via email @
    A Recertification Workshop will be May 11th. Open to all Alateen and Al-Anon members even if not getting recertified.

  • 2019 Workshop
    Need ideas and topics for workshops for 2019. GRs will vote at the February District Meeting. Considering the first Saturday in June.