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 2018
Al-Anon Picnic Coordinator Needed
The district is seeking a coordinator for the annual district 8 Al-Anon picnic. The picnic is usually held toward the end of summer. Duties: pick the venue, create a flyer (or delegate the job), and coordinate volunteers for setup and cleanup. If you feel called to this service commitment, please contact the District Representative, Jocelyn at (805) 452-8111 or DistrictRep@AlAnonSantaBarbara.info.
District Secretary Needed
The district is seeking a secretary. The secretary takes minutes at the monthly district meeting (second Tuesday of the month from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM), produces the minutes for review at the following meeting, and produces the "Take Back to Meeting Announcements" bulletin (this bulletin). If you feel called to this service commitment, please contact the District Representative, Jocelyn at (805) 452-8111 or DistrictRep@AlAnonSantaBarbara.info.
Hospitals and Institutions Coordinator Needed
The district is seeking a Hospitals and Institutions coordinator. No experience necessary. This position coordinates volunteers for institutional meetings. If you feel called to this service commitment, please contact the District Representative, Jocelyn at (805) 452-8111 or DistrictRep@AlAnonSantaBarbara.info.
The Beginner's Meeting is in Need of a Leader for the 4th Tuesday of Each Month
We need someone to take the ongoing commitment as of May 22, 2018. The Beginner's Meeting is every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm at the Daniel Bryant Center, 1111 Garden St. Room 4. No prior experience needed, and the format is in the room for the leader to follow. Anyone interested can contact Debra via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text/call to her cell phone (805-680-1704).
Al-Anon Convention Committee Needs You!
The convention committee needs your help! The committee meets for one hour from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Mulligans Café, 3500 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 on the third Thursday of the month. The committee still needs a luncheon chair and decorations chair. If you are interested, contact Hailey at (805) 451-5463, or simply show up at the next meeting if you are interested.
Alateen Sponsor Re-certification Workshop
The district will be hosting an Alateen sponsor re-certification workshop on May 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. The workshop will be held in room 3 toward the bottom of the parking lot. There is not charge. For more information contact Jim (805) 452-9703 or JimmyJames007@Cox.Net.
Area Assembly Meeting
The Southern California World Service area assembly meeting will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Glendale First United Methodist Church, 134 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale. All GRs are strongly encouraged to attend. GRs must register by the first Saturday of May in order to vote at the May Assembly. GRs may register on the SCWS website (http://www.scws-al-anon.org/send_mtg_record_updates.php).
Mental Health Fair
The 2018 Mental Health Fair will held on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are looking for volunteers to spend an hour or two at the Al-Anon table handing out literature and discussing their experience, strength, and hope with those interested. If you feel called to this service commitment, please contact Tommie Rae at (805) 845-3015.
Al-Anon Convention Fundraiser - Save the Date
The Al-Anon convention fundraiser may be held on either May 19 or June 2 in the evening. The theme will be "casino night." Date, time, and venue to follow.
Annual District 8 Workshop - Save the Date
The annual district 8 workshop, Sharing of Service (SOS), will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 380 N Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117. More information to follow.