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Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen, has been in existence for 60 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Today, there are more than 25,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups meeting in 133 countries and 107 electronic (internet and telephone) meetings. All meetings are anonymous and confidential. There are no dues or fees for membership.


Disclaimer: In keeping with Traditions Eleven and Twelve, Al-Anon Family Groups respect the anonymity of all Al-Anon, Alateen, and Alcoholics Anonymous members. When any full-face image is published, the person in that image is not an Al-Anon, Alateen, or A. A. member.

Kern County Al-Anon

(661) 322-1102


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(888) 425-2666

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POSITIONS

Please note that most district-level service positions require a three-year commitment, monthly attendance at district meetings, and at least a year of membership in Al-Anon.


Treasurer (Officer) - Handles all income and expenses for the district, including group donations, all bills, all Book Depot purchases and income from sales of books, plus sales tax on the books sold, and makes monthly report at District Meeting.


Alateen Coordinator - Oversees operation of all Alateen meetings and functions in District.  Stays in close touch with Alateen Process Person and all Alateen Sponsors.  Attends regional Alateen gatherings as needed.


Events Coordinator - Is activated when an event needs leadership. (As in now, for our 2015 Dance in September 2015.) Can be a one-time position, or ongoing, if member is interested.  Chairs event subcommittee, presents regular reports at District Meeting for duration of planning and carrying out particular event.


Diversity Coordinator - Works to make Marin Al-Anon's meetings, events, and outreach as culturally-sensitive as possible. Ideally the diversity coordinator will be Spanish-speaking and able to work as a liason and support person for local Spanish-speaking meetings and communities.


District Representative (DR - Officer) - Organizes and chairs monthly District Meetings and related duties, assists the SCWSA Delegate in informing the groups, keeps in touch with GRs and visits groups in the district, and is able to sign checks for district account.  This individual must have served as a GR previous to being elected as DR to at three-year term, which normally coincides with election of SCWSA Delegate and SCWSA Officers and Coordinators.


Recording Secretary (Officer) - Takes minutes of all District Meetings and distributes to participants.  In future, may handle all attendance at District Meeting and Groups Records information requested by SCWSA Group Records Coordinator.


Budget Coordinator - Creates annual budget and monitors income and expenses of district to help district stay financially responsible, providing monthly updates at District Meeting.


Meeting List Coordinator - Maintains master list of all meetings and events for District 11, updates District websites, mails updated lists to approximately 50 groups & individuals, purchases supplies for printing and mailing lists, and distributes lists to GRs monthly at the District Meeting.


Mail Coordinator - Retrieves all mail from District P.O. Box, distributes bills to Treasurer in timely way, passing out remaining mail at District Meetings.


Public Outreach Coordinator - Is responsible for organizing and implementing outreach activities in District 11 to keep public aware of Al-Anon and Alateen as resource for potential members.  Makes monthly reports at District Meeting.


Institutions Coordinator - Organizes and implements Al-Anon informational and regular meetings within various institutions around the District.  Provides regular reports to District Meeting.


Literature Depot Coordinators - A two-person position.  Are responsible for organizing, inventorying, ordering and selling literature at a monthly time and location, currently same night as District Meeting, so that meetings and individuals can obtain literature.


Alateen District Process Person - the DAPP is responsible for safety paperwork and procedures for all eligible Alateen sponsors.  Works closely with Alateen Coordinator, District Representative, and SCWSA Process Person.


Telephone Service Coordinator - Coordinates telephone coverage for district phone line, so that incoming calls are retrieved and returned in accordance with Al-Anon principles and District needs.  Informs District of ongoing needs.


Alternate District Representative (Alt GR - Officer) - Attends all meetings DR attends, completes DR term if needed, assists with District Meetings, aids in visiting district groups, may organize and present study of service topics at District meetings, and may serve in additional service capacity such as Alateen District Process Person as needed.