District 54 Archived Announcements


Beginning on September 6, 2019, The Start Your Day Right Friday 7AM Al-Anon meeting in MB will begin meeting at St. Cross Episcopal Ch. (1818 Monterey Blvd.) in Hermosa Beach on the second floor in room 9 (8/23/2019).

The Monday Night 7:30 p.m. Podium Participation meeting at the 1st Methodist Church (El Prado) in Torrance is cancelled until April 13, 2020 (3/17/2020).

The Thursday Night 7 to 8 p.m. Women's meeting at Bay Cities Church in Lomita is cancelled until further notice beginning March 19, 2020. Cancellation status will be reviewed weekly (3/16/2020).

The Saturday morning Walteria meeting on Newton in Torrance is cancelled (3/19/2020). Experience Alateen Today at a new Alateen meeting at the United Methodist Church (540 Main St - third floor classroom) in El Segundo (Tue Night Conscious Contact) starting at 7:30 p.m. Meeting Questions? 'text' or call group sponsors: Sunee F., 310-650-7211 or Eric H.,310-863-0887 or 'text' or call the District Alateen Liason (DAL) Sandy K., 310-729-2771, (2/26/2019, updated 3/22/2019).

The Tuesday night 7:30 p.m. meeting in Manhattan Beach moved to the St. Mother Teresa Room, 2nd Floor, O'Donnell Hall, East entrance at American Martyrs Church on March 19, 2019, (3/2/2019, updated 3/22/2019).

The Friday morning, 7:00 a.m. Start Your Day Right meeting in Manhattan Beach changed location to the third floor in room 301. Elevator access and bathrooms are available, (7/26/2019).

Questions about two meetings: Has the Torrance Wed. 7pm Men's meeting at St. Andrews Epis. Ch. disbanded and did the 9:30 a.m. meeting for the same day and location move? If you are a current or former officer for these meetings, provide meeting status or new location (moc.liamtoh@tdnod), (8/8/2019).

The Monday Night San Pedro 'Good Shepard' meeting has a time change from 8.00 pm. to 7:30 p.m. (Change applied to directory. Reported 8/13/2019).

Mary Beth M. is the new District 54 treasurer. Contact moc.liamtoh@tdnod for her address and check delivery instructions (May, 2014).

Are you a newcomer and want to learn about Al-Anon? The Saturday morning Walteria meeting in Torrance offers a newcomers meeting starting at 830 a.m. - a half hour before the regular meeting starts   map (Note that some online maps and references display the address to the Walteria United Methodist Church as 4646. The correct address is 3646 Newton).

It is permissible for a meeting to have an occasional AA speaker, but we encourage people to learn about alcoholism, and suggest that they visit open AA meetings for such information. On Page 121 of the Al-Anon Alateen service Manual 2014 - 2018, Speakers from the Helping Professions, it states 'The purpose of Al-Anon is personal growth through applying the Twelve Steps and sharing our experience, strength, and hope. It is from Al-anon and Alateen members that we hear the ideas and experiences that guide us in our personal recoveries. Outside speakers at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings may divert the focus from our own recovery to that of the alcoholic. Thus, the group tries to ensure that any occasional guest speaker be knowledgeable about the Al-Anon/Alateen program.' (Message from District added 1/15/2015).

We've added a Location Map to help members quickly find meetings. Days will be added until the map is complete. (added 1/16/2015).

The District website can now be accessed using www.alanonsouthbay.org, alanonsouthbay.org, or through alanonsouthbay.brinkster.net (3/22/2015).

Note that uncertified Al-Anon members cannot sponsor Alateen meetings nor interefere with or prevent the operation of an Alateen meeting if at least one Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS) is available to support a meeting. For additional information refer to the Area Alateen Safety and Behavioral Requirements document available through Southern California World Services (SCWS) or contact the District Alateen Laision or the District Representative (5/31/2015).

The Thursday 10 a.m. Torrance meeting has moved to First Christian Church, 2930 El Dorado St., Torrance (5/2/2015).

The The Torrance Tools for Solutions Wednesday morning meeting at St. Andrews on Engracia changed their meeting start time from 9:00 a.m.to 9:30 a.m. (9/26/2015).

The Mamas and Papas is a new meeting for parents in Redondo Beach. The location is 201 Herondo at the Clear Recovery Center on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. (11/29/2015).

The Sunday morning 11:30 a.m. women's meeting at St. Margaret Mary in Lomita was given notice to vacate their location (12/28/2015). Update: The new location for the Sunday Lomita Womens Stag Al Anon meeting is at Torrance Alano Club, 1645 Arlington Ave, Torrance, 3:00-4:00 p.m. starting Sunday, Jan 24. Handicapped accessible. Women only. Former location was St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita (Teresa - 1/18/2016).

Cancelled Meeting: Torrance Tuesday Night at 7:30 p.m. that met at St. Andrews Epis. Church, 1432 Engracia Av. (1/23/2016).

The Tuesday night American Martyr's 7:30 p.m. meeting has changed its location to the Sacred Heart House near North-West corner of school yard (3/25/2016). See the Office Hours and Contact Info for additional location information.

The location of the monthly GR meeting has changed to
Unity of the South Bay Church 3521 Lomita Bl. Suite 100, Torrance, CA (7/21/2016).

The Serenity in the South Bay meeting just opened at the Holy Family House across the street from American Martyr's Church in Manhattan Beach (north of the gym) and it meets every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. for one hour (10/6/2016).

Discontinued meetings (March 2017):1. Tues Night 7:30 p.m. American Martyr's Church/School Manhattahn Beach (South Bay Men's Stag). 2. Wed Night 7:30 p.m. Alanon Club in Hermosa Beach (Adult Child) (3/18/2017).

** SAVE THE DATE ** - June 10, 2017 - District 54 Alathon, Changes, Choices and Chances in Alanon, - decorations and setup volunteers needed - Contact Stephanie O.

SCWS Registration/Group Records link added to the District site (8/6/2016).

The Tuesday night San Pedro Women's meet will change location to 1648 W. 9th St. (Bewteen Dodson Av. and Bynner Dr.) on Sept 5, 2017.

New Meeting: Wednesday Night Parent Meeting in Manhattan Beach at 7:30 p.m. - Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 11th St. (10/4/2017).

The Thursday Night El Prado Young Alateen and Alateen meetings at El Prado in Torrance have disbanded (10/5/2017).

Two district meetings were cancelled. See Cancelled Meetings list (9/26/2018).

The Tuesday Night Men's meeting at American Martyrs School (730 p.m., Cabrini Bldg. ? Spanish classroom - north side) requests support. If you are interested in that meeting contact Gary at 310-944-8665 (2018).

Note that the Monday Night 7:30 p.m. Torrance 'podium' meeting changed location to 1st Methodist Church, 1551 El Prado (Btw Western/Crenshaw) (11/16/2018).