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Southwest Alabama Central Office, Inc.

  
       
 








Southwest Alabama
Central Office, Inc.
600 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 224
Mobile, AL 36606
251-479-9994

Office Hours:
Mon-Thu 9 AM to 4 PM
Sat 10 AM to 2 PM

mesaico@bellsouth.net

   

     SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AREA
     ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
     WEBSITE POLICY

     Date:  January 2, 2010
     http://www.MobileAA.org

     PURPOSE

     The MobileAA.org website is built as another mechanism to
     inform people about Alcoholics Anonymous in the Southwest
     Alabama Area.  The website currently provides
:

     1. Time and location of AA meetings in the Southwest Alabama Area.
     2. Service information in the form of a service events calendar.
     3. Information about AA in the Southwest Alabama area.
     4. General information about Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

     GENERAL CONTENT GUIDELINES

     1. The Website Committee shall assure that the content adheres to the
          principles of the Twelve Traditions.

     2. In keeping with anonymity, no names will be published on the website. 
          E-mail addresses will be general contact addresses.

     3. No paid advertisements will be posted to the website.

     4. The primary external links on the website will be to the General Service
          Office (GSO), the AA Grapevine, and the Alabama/Northwest Florida
          Area.  We also link to Google Web Tools and Adobe for directions to
          meetings, and some events may have registration or information websites
          that will link from the calendar.

     

         CALENDARS

         1. The service and events calendars will be maintained by the members of the
              Website Committee of the Mobile Area Intergroup.

         2. The service calendar will contain service events within the Southwest
              Alabama Area.  Additional events can be added at the discretion of the
              Website Committee.

         3. The events pages will contain local-to-Southwest Alabama Area events.
         4. Event flyers may be posted for the Azalea City Jamboree, the AL/NW FL
              Area Assembly and the AA Convention, with hyperlinks to the event flyer
              in the description of the event.  Entries on the calendar may refer to web
              pages where there is more information about a specific event, such as
              registration, etc.

         5. Special Mobile Area Intergroup event descriptions will be added to the
              MobileAA.org events calendar.

     

         WEBSITE ADMINISTRATION

         Website Committee

         The Website Committee consists of five (5) members.   This committee was
         formed by the Mobile Area Intergroup by a motion, a second and a vote of the
         Group Intergroup Representatives on December 3, 2006.  The Website
         Committee is a standing committee of the Mobile Area Intergroup.   The
         committee will consist of a chairman and four other committee members.   The
         chairman is to be elected on the Second Sunday of September in odd
         numbered years for a term of two years and such term to begin on January 1
         of the next even number year.  All committee members are suggested to have at
         least two (2) years continuous sobriety and an understanding of the Twelve
         Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The Website Committee is responsible
         for creating policy for the website and for managing this website.  The Website
         Committee has three primary functions:


         1. Editorial:  responsible for general oversight and handling queries about
              what should be on the website when not covered by comments elsewhere in
              this policy.

         2. Technical:  responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the website,
              including modifying layout and content.  Major changes to layout and
              design will not happen without consulting the full Website Committee.  Paid
              technical consultants may be necessary for advanced programming of the
              website.  Hiring of technical consultants is subject to approval by voting
              members of the Mobile Area Intergroup.

         3. The Website Committee will meet monthly at a regularly scheduled time
              and place.  All items to be placed on the website, additions, deletions,
              corrections, etc. are to be reviewed at this monthly meeting.  The majority
              decision of those Website Committee members in attendance constitutes
              approval.

     

         Website Review

         The website and the website policy shall be reviewed on Central Office
         birthday to ensure that the website continues to fulfill its mission of providing
         information about AA.  All members of the fellowship are encouraged to
         attend and participate in this meeting offering comments, suggestions, and
         criticism.  This review will include discussion of the current content and
         layout of the website, as well as plans for the future of the website
         (new features and capabilities).

         Granting and Removing Access

         The Website Committee has the authority to create new accounts for website
         access and for managing the site including the calendar and creating new
         e-mail addresses.  The Website Committee may remove access to anyone who
         no longer does website work with this committee. The revocation of the
         Website Committee Chair’s access must be done through the Internet
         hosting provider via the Group Intergroup Representatives’ action at a
         regularly scheduled meeting of the Mobile Area Intergroup by motion, second
         and a majority vote in the affirmative.

         Internet Hosting Provider

         The current internet hosting provider is AT&T.  Southwest Alabama Central
         Office, Inc. pays the regular maintenance fees for the account.  Primary support
         for the host server is maintained through AT&T, and the Chairman of the
         Website Committee is the primary contact with AT&T.

         Website Registration

         AT&T also maintains our domain name registration: www.mobileaa.org.

         Email Handling

         Email addresses will be approved and maintained by the Website Committee.


           
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