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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 September 2021


  • 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.

  • Liability Insurance
    District 8 has reinstated liability insurance for all District 8 meetings, Please contact Linda ( if your group needs to provide a Certificate of Insurance to your meeting's facility; you will need to provide Linda with the legal name & address of the facility.

  • Website Updates
    When submitting updates to the website, please allow 7-14 days lead time for requests to be processed.

  • AMIAS (Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service) recertification workshops are available online.

Open District Service Commitments

  • Speaker Meeting Coordinator
    Arrange for speakers and host speaker meeting on second Saturday of every month at 7:00pm. Instruction and format will be provided. Call or text Larry at 805-705-8787 (call or text) /

  • 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 Members Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS)
    We are down to only one AMIAS in our district. Please contact Larry B., District Representative, to learn more.


  • Important meeting regarding this years' Al-Anon Convention:
    There will be a zoom meeting on Thursday Sept 30th at 7 PM. to discuss this years' District 8 Al-Anon Convention in November. Please join the meeting for further information on how to participate, volunteer, or serve on the Convention Committee. You may also contact Debra at 805-259-5556 (call or text) /

  • Saturday Speakers Meeting is held the second Saturday of every month at 7:00 PM; fellowship starts at 6:30 PM.

  • The Southwest Area Conference for Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous happening in Ventura September 16-19.

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.