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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 June 2022

District Outreach
Please note the in-depth article (with a front page 'teaser') about Al-Anon in our local weekly newspaper! The Independent has also expressed the possibility of future articles. If you'd like to be interviewed or contribute to a future article please contact Alejandra, (805) 252-2213, or John of the D8 Outreach Committee. We are anonymous in Al-Anon but our Al-Anon Organization is not invisible.

Saturday Speakers Meeting
The monthly Al-Anon District 8 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

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 mentor-ship will be provided by SoCal Records volunteers. Call or text Larry at (805) 705-8787 or email:

District Alateen Coordinator
This position organizes 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).

Ongoing Announcements

Join the District 8 Email List
Would you like to get emails from us about upcoming events like speaker meetings, 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 tab "Contact" select email list. 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 & phone # of the facility.

Group Representatives
D8 is updating our meetings for SoCal and WSO. Please check Meeting Name, Times, and Place, including what type of meeting: virtual, hybrid, or in-person, and Current Name of GR. Please notify update to our ADR Alejandra, (805) 252-2213.

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.