The purpose of the Information Technology (IT) Committee is to provide additional, dedicated information and technology (IT) support to the Area to improve purchasing, set-up and maintenance of Area-owned IT equipment, and to provide G Suite support to the Area (Gmail, Google docs, the Google Drive utilized by Area Officers and Committees, etc.) and to maintain the Area website. The Committee consists of 3 committee members, each with their own specialty, to provide the IT support necessary for Oregon Area trusted servants. The Area uses technology to facilitate communication among GSRs, DCMs, Area Committee Members, Area Officers and The General Service Office, and to carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic.
About the Service Positions
These positions have a 3-year rotation. In the first year of appointment to the Committee, each Committee Member will serve as the IT Committee Assistant. In the second year of rotation, each will serve as the IT Committee Co-Chair. In the final year of rotation, each will serve as Chair of the IT Committee. Duties and responsibilities of the Committee Members do not change from one year to the next over the course of the rotation. The only change is the Assistant, Co-Chair or Chair designation. The committee reports to the Area Chair and operates under the Oregon Area Web Site Guidelines (see Oregon Area Guidelines)
The purpose of the website is to:
- Assist the groups of the area carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still suffering alcoholic.
- Facilitate communication among GSRs, DCMs, area committee members and area officers.
- Improve in understanding the workings of the area in order to encourage participation in service work.
Website Submissions & Updates
To list an Area event such as a Corrections Workshop on the website calendar, send the event information and an electronic copy of the flyer (PDF preferred) to the Webmaster . Check that the flyer has no anonymity issues and clearly shows the date, time, and location of the event, including the city or town.
District events such as workshops, picnics, campouts, etc. may be listed if they have interest beyond the sponsoring district.
We also list monthly district business meetings but we do not list regular A.A. meetings; instead, we link to the relevant district or intergroup web site to ensure access to the most up-to-date information.
If no district or intergroup web site is available, we will post a PDF copy of the district’s meeting schedule. In that case, it is the DCM’s responsibility to send new schedules to the Webmaster as they are updated.
To update the information on your committee page or if you have an idea about adding information that would help your committee carry out its mission, please email the Webservant at firstname.lastname@example.org.