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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 May 2022

Another Al-Anon District 8 Picnic!
Al-Anon District 8 cordially invites all Al-Anon members to a picnic on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm!

We had a positive response from the editor, Nick, at The Independent, he gave us some useful info. He likes the general idea, perhaps has some connection personally, but unsure. He gave us some real good feedback about actual member experiences. We made a structure and can share it with others who want to share. We hope this will stimulate paths to Al-Anon as outreach. Alejandra and I will be meeting tomorrow, we have two ready and would like several more. - Call Alejandra if interested 805.252.2213.

Speakers Meeting is held on the second Saturday of every month at 7:00pm (please have meeting secretaries incorporate this into your script every week).

Open District Service Commitments

We are in need of an Alternate District Representative. If anyone would like to help with the workshop, we will need someone to step up. Last time it was at the Good Shepherd Church, we had people share on steps. Call or text Larry at 805-705-8787 or email:

We are in need of one more Leader for the Beginners' Al-Anon Meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (currently via Zoom). Please call or text Mala at 858-774-2455. Format and instructions will be provided. This is an important welcoming meeting for newcomers.

We are in need of: District Records Coordinator - this position requires gathering local meeting information, group positions and records, and updating the information for Southern California WSO. Mala is temporarily filling this position. Position information and mentorship will be provided by SoCal Records volunteers. Call or text Larry at 805-705-8787 or email:

We are in need of: 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)

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:

Website updates can take 7 to 14 days to implement, so please provide at least 7 to 14 day lead time on meeting change requests.