“When I got busy I got better”

Get into service! 

The District 26 service meeting happens each month. We help keep our groups strong and enhance our own recovery. You’re welcome to come, too!

3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm

https://zoom.us/j/716674247 Password: 370661


What is a Group Representative?

An Al-Anon Group’s GR (Group Representative) links their group to the Al-Anon District and to the fellowship’s worldwide service structure. Becoming a GR is a wonderful way to enhance your own growth and meet others who have experienced recovery on another level. There’s more information about being a GR in these guidelines from Al-Anon World Service.

Help wanted! 

Service at the district level is a great way to meet people from other Al-Anon groups, hear what’s going on at other meetings and contribute to the health of the fellowship. It will also give a boost to your own recovery by giving you opportunities to learn new skills and take your program to the next level. 

We have several open positions in District 26, including Outreach Coordinator, Events Coordinator and Alateen Coordinator. Click here for job descriptions for all district positions, including those that are currently open. We need your talents and your willingness–we’d love to have you join us! 

Al-Anon’s service structure 

Al-Anon and Alateen’s service structure can be pictured as an inverted pyramid.

  • At the top are the thousands of Al-Anon and Alateen groups.
  • Below the groups are the Districts that serve groups in each geographic area. District 26 serves West Contra Costa and North Alameda counties.
  • Below the Districts are the Areas. We’re one of 26 districts in the Northern California World Service Area.
  • At the bottom of the pyramid, serving all the Areas, Districts, and Al-Anon Family Groups, is the World Service Office, headquartered in Virginia Beach VA.

This graphic explains the different levels of service in a little more detail. Click here to see it full size.

A graphic showing the different levels of Al-Anon's service structure, with the groups, group representatives and districts at the top of an inverted pyramid, the Area and its Area World Service Committee in the middle, and the World Service Conference at the bottom. Delegated responsibilty flows form the groups to the Area and to World Service, while Ultimate Authority rests with the groups.








Want better service meetings?

There are as many ways to deal with the week-to-week workings of an Al-Anon meeting as there are Al-Anon groups. Most groups hold a regular service meeting or business meeting before, during or after the regular meeting, once a month, every quarter or every week. However it’s done, regularly discussing group finances, service roles and other nuts and bolts can help increase participation and make groups stronger. 

Here is a service meeting script that one group in our district uses. Take what you like and leave the rest!

Knowledge-Based Decision-Making (KBDM) is a tool that has been adopted by Al-Anon to help groups define problems, discover solutions, and reach consensus. Here are some materials about using KBDM in Al-Anon groups.

Our district’s trusted servants

District Representative:
Courtenay, dr@al-anonbythebay.org

Alternate District Representative:
Ramona, altdr@al-anonbythebay.org

Treasurer: Susan,

Group Records: Maria,

Phone Coordinator: Sasha,

Web Coordinator: Tessa,

Access Coordinator: Judy F.,

Institutions Coordinator: Regina,

Web & Zoom Administrator: Dan B.,

Third Friday Speaker Coordinator: POSITION OPEN, 3rdfrispeaker@al-anonbythebay.org