2017-05-26 Website Committee Meeting

Please attend if you are interested in shaping the future of the district website. We are evaluating the launch of our new WordPress-backed version of the website and discussing roll-out priority of additional features. The meeting is at a residence inside the Mill Creek Townhomes complex. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00P and all formal decisions will be complete by 8:00P, but individuals may stay after for additional discussion or development work. Food and beverages will be provided. The host cordially asks that you remove your outside shoes after entering; you may bring slippers or other clean footwear if you desire. Please RSVP to WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org if you plan on attending, and you will receive the meeting address by email.

If you cannot or choose not to come to a committee meeting, you may still contribute by providing your comments via email or joining our project on Asana where you can view our discussions and task list. Please contact WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org for more information.

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.

2017-04-22 Open Talk with SunShine A.

An Al-Anon member shares her experience, strength, and hope at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 PM. You may download a PDF flyer for printing and posting or print two at a time with this version. Parking is available on-site.

OPEN: This meeting is open to the public and welcomes everyone interested in Al-Anon/Alateen, including those who wish to observe as a student or professional.

2017-04-07 CANCELED District Mini Meeting

Diane B has volunteered to open the doors anyway from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor to discuss the duties of some of the positions that need to be filled. Some are more time-sensitive than others. (District Group Records / Monthly Announcements / someone who will keep the Email list of all GR’s and others who have expressed desire to be on the list to receive news in our district – notices such as this, Announcements, etc.) The Website Liaison will also be in attendance to discuss the website.

In the meantime – while waiting for the District Meeting that is scheduled for May 5, you can read the Minutes from this year’s January and March meetings to find out what has been happening in our district. You may find these on the District 5 Business page. There will be on-going changes so check the website frequently and also make suggestions for what you’d like to see on the site. This is OUR website and the Website Liaison is receptive to comments and suggestions.

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.

2017-04-21 Website Committee Meeting

Please attend if you are interested in shaping the future of the district website. We are evaluating the launch of our new WordPress-backed version of the website and discussing roll-out priority of additional features. The meeting is at a residence inside the Mill Creek Townhomes complex. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00P and all formal decisions will be complete by 8:00P, but individuals may stay after for additional discussion or development work. Food and beverages will be provided. I cordially ask that you remove your outside shoes after entering; you may bring slippers or other clean footwear if you desire. Please RSVP to WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org if you plan on attending, and you will receive the meeting address by email.

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.

2017-03-23 Website Committee Meeting

Please attend if you are interested in shaping the future of the district website. We are evaluating the launch of our new WordPress-backed version of the website and discussing roll-out priority of additional features. The meeting is at a residence inside the Mill Creek Townhomes complex. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00P and all formal decisions will be complete by 8:00P, but individuals may stay after for additional discussion or development work. Food and beverages will be provided. I cordially ask that you remove your outside shoes after entering; you may bring slippers or other clean footwear if you desire. Please RSVP to WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org if you plan on attending, and I will respond with the address.

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.

2017-02-23 Website Committee Meeting

Please attend if you are interested in shaping the future of the district website. We are currently working on a new WordPress-backed version of the website and intend to launch this month. The meeting is at a residence inside the Mill Creek Townhomes complex. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00P and all formal decisions will be complete by 8:00P, but individuals may stay after for additional discussion or development work. Food and beverages will be provided. I cordially ask that you remove your outside shoes after entering; you may bring slippers or other clean footwear if you desire. Please RSVP to WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org if you plan on attending, and I will respond with the address.

Agenda and Topics

  • Write up general publishing standard and preferred terms
    • Contractions
    • Possesives
    • E-mail, e-mail, email
    • Web site, website
    • Internet, internet
    • Slang
  • Accept text on Adult Children page
  • Discuss if any changes needed for legacy site
    • Remove meeting list
    • Add outdated header
    • Remove calendar
    • I’d vote for getting rid of legacy pages rather than a note of outdated stuff. I would, however, be willing to erase what is there and have a note saying “refer to new site for meeting info” Diane B
  • Discuss addition of open/closed meeting description from legacy site to all pages with calendars. “One thing that is important to put on the meeting page is the yellow notice presently on the legacy meeting page.” Diane B
  • Discuss if we should list open AA meetings and/or simultaneous closed AA
  • Meeting listing keywords
  • Which if any keywords need to appear on calendar or map view.
  • Best way to implement keywords
  • Securing Google calendar from invitations by creating additional calendar
  • Discuss vision for future and add action items
    • Content of Get Involved page
    • Format and draft officer descriptions
    • Implement glossary for abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms
    • Implement cross-browser table striping
    • GR updatable meeting info and CMA via wordpress users and Cimy plugin
    • Create http://addtocalendar.com/ shortcode for announcements

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.