Information and Technologies Committee

Information and Technologies Committee

  1. Purpose
    1.1 The purpose of this Committee is to facilitate the exchange of information about Arkansas Area Assembly.
    1.2 To facilitate communication among General Service Representatives (G.S.R.s), District Committee Members (D.C.M.s), Standing Committee Officers, and Area Officers.
    1.3 To improve an understanding of the workings of Arkansas (Area 4) in order to encourage participation in service work.
    1.4 To carry the message to the still suffering Alcoholic using new or existing technologies.
    1.5 Provide encouragement, information, direction and support to Area 04 Districts and Groups in the use of new and existing technologies to better carry the message within the Twelve Traditions.
  2. Structure
    2.1 The Area Assembly Chairman, with the approval of the Area Assembly Co-Chairman, will appoint a Webmaster for the Information and Technologies Committee from the Alcoholics Anonymous members. This position will be non-rotating but must be reviewed and re-appointed on a yearly basis by the Area Assembly Chairman, with the approval of the Area Assembly Co-Chairman. The Webmaster will report to the Information and Technologies Committee and follow their direction following a 2/3 majority vote of the Committee members present.
    2.2 The Area Assembly Chairman, with the approval of the Area Assembly Co-Chairman, will appoint an Area Information and Technologies Committee consisting of a minimum of five members whose term of office shall not exceed five years and will appoint new members to fill vacancies. All Committee members must be current Area Assembly voting members at the time of their appointment.
    2.3 The Area Assembly Chairman, with the approval of the Area Assembly Co-Chairman, will appoint an Information and Technologies Committee Chairman; however, this person usually will be the senior member of the Information and Technologies Committee.
    2.4 The Area Assembly Chairman, the Area Assembly Co-Chairman, the Chairman of the Information and Technologies Committee and the Webmaster will have access to the Website for security purposes.
    2.5 Anonymity will be adhered to on the Website at all levels.
  3. Functions
    3.1 This Committee shall meet a minimum of four times annually during the quarterly Area Assembly meetings.
    3.2 This Committee’s primary responsibility shall be coordinating in the most effective manner the flow of information and assistance pertaining to carrying the message of recovery to alcoholics from the Area Assembly, to the Districts, Groups, and individual A.A. members.
    3.3 This Committee is budgeted monies at the January Area Assembly Meeting for the year, contingent upon the availability of funds. Disbursement of funds will be approved by a simple majority vote of the Committee in attendance and a copy of the minutes including the vote given to the Area Assembly Treasurer for payment.
    3.4 The Committee will report at each regular quarterly meeting of the Area Assembly on the progress of projects and expenditures of monies.
  4. Activities
    4.1 To assist and answer questions from Districts or Groups inside Area 04 that are interested in creating websites or using technologies to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous.
    4.2 Make available Tradition 11 workshops to Districts and Groups inside Area 04.