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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 October 2018

  • Isla Vista Meeting Urgently Needs a Facilitator
    The Thursday night 7:30 PM Isla Vista AFG meeting is not currently meeting as the GR moved away and there is no one to facilitate the meeting. The Counselor & Recovery Specialist/Recovery Program Manager for the UCSB Student Health, Alcohol & Drug Program is requesting our help getting a meeting established in Isla Vista. The students are back, and we need someone to help get the meeting up and running. Once the new group is meeting regularly, the hope is the meeting will select their own secretary, GR, etc. and will become fully self-supporting. Please contact Jocelyn if you find someone willing to help with this meeting.

  • Speaker Meeting
    Monica's last speaker meeting will be the October meeting. There are people willing to be on a committee, but we need someone to be the coordinator. Monica will be leaving the key at the end of the Oct 13 meeting. Please contact Jocelyn if you find someone interested in taking the coordinator commitment. 805-452-8111 (texting is good)

  • Al-Anon Convention Committee Needs You!
    The convention committee needs your help! The committee still needs co-chairs for some committees and volunteers for the convention itself. If you are interested, contact Hailey at (805) 895-6518, or go online to sign up on the Santa Barbara Al-Anon website.

  • Dual Membership
    Continue to have the dual member discussion. The final tally of GRs to see how the groups have voted will be taken at the February 2019 District Meeting. The decision is whether to form a task force to research this issue further and to draft a motion to submit to the WSO for consideration at the World Service Conference that would allow all Al-Anon members regardless of outside affiliations to fully participate in service beyond the group level in keeping with the spiritual principle of anonymity.