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Al-Anon, Alateen California

Welcome to the Southern California
Al-Anon Area* Web Site

* * * SCWS Officer Job Descriptions, Election Procedures, and Submitted Resumes * * * Now Available

Click below to see resumes submitted for November elections:

Click here for the Election Procedures (downloaded 254 times). The job descriptions for the various SCWS elected officers can be viewed by clicking one of the links in the following table to gain a clear picture of duties, expectations and realistic time commitments of each position.

Office Description Download Count
Delegate 131
Alternate Delegate 110
Chairman 103
Secretary 104
Treasurer 113

Those voting (GRs – Group Representatives) and those considering running for an officer position (current or former District Representatives, DRs) need to become familiar with the job descriptions.

Using the principles of Knowledge-Based Decision Making (KBDM), all voters will have an opportunity to “get to know” the candidates prior to the Election Assembly. Voters and all members need be aware of a candidate’s qualifications.

These procedures were approved for use on a trial basis by the November 2013 and May 2014 Assemblies. The Elections and Voting Task Force was given the authority to write and implement new procedures in an effort to make the election procedures better and more efficient.

Questions?? Email Immediate Past Delegate at:

Members of Task Force on Elections and Voting are:
Ann H., GR d21
Sandie E., Immediate Past Delegate
Mary M., Past Delegate
Miriam M., Past Delegate
Kay D., Past Delegate
Willie W., Past Delegate
Elizabeth K., Area Secretary, Task Force Chair


Mailing Address Change

Our SCWS Mailing Address has changed to SCWS, 10073 Valley View Street, #260, Cypress, CA 90630, click here to see the revised flyer regarding mailings.

This Website's Purpose

To provide members of all Southern California Al-Anon Family Groups (AFG) with information pertaining to the Southern California area.

View the California South Area Map

* The 'California South Area' is incorporated with the name "Southern California World Service AFG, Inc." often referred to as SoCal World Service. To learn more about the area incorporation, read the details.

Al-Anon's Suggested Preamble to The Twelve Steps

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

For a description of what Al-Anon is click here to view the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.'s World Wide Web Site.

Click here to see the members' web site that the AFG WSO prepares with valuable information for Al-Anon members.