a) Home page:
Introduces the visitor to Alcoholics Anonymous in our District by displaying our Mission Statement, various disclaimers to ensure the user understands what can and can not be gained by viewing the web site, a listing of towns, within our District, with meetings, and a statement covering Alcoholics Anonymous World Service and the A.A. Grapevine copyrights, service marks, and trademarks uses and permissions. Additionally, the homepage contains links to all other District 9 web site pages (each page has links to all the other site pages). The site’s primary purpose is expressed by the "Responsibility Declaration".
b) Who We Are page:
The A.A. Preamble and a brief historical description of the birth and growth of Alcoholics Anonymous.
c) What A.A. Does and Does Not Do page:
This page contains information for a newcomer or a professional referring someone to A.A., about Alcoholics Anonymous, including "What is AA?", "Singleness of Purpose and Problems Other Than Alcohol", "What Does AA DO", "What AA Does Not Do", "Members From Court Programs and Treatment Facilities", "Proof of Attendance at Meetings", "Literature" and "Conclusion".
d) Twelve Steps page:
This page contains the 12 Steps of recovery.
e) Twelve Traditions page:
This page contains the 12 Traditions, including the long version of Tradition 12. This page will also have a link directly to the 12 Traditions Checklist page.
f) Twelve Concepts page:
Contains the 12 Concepts of A.A. This page will also have a link directly to the 12 Concepts Checklist page.
g) Service Information page:
This page contains a brief excerpt from the A.A. Service Manual and a brief excerpt from "Dr Bob and the Good Old-Timers".
This page contains District Committee reports, requests for volunteers, and other service related articles and expressions. Between the header and the content, there will be links to lead the user to "Traditions Checklist" and "Concepts Checklist". At the bottom of the page will be links to email addresses to contact the Webmaster, DCM, and Committee Chairs.
h) Meetings Directory page:
Contains a directory of regular AA meetings. This page also contains a downloadable, printable directory.
i) Calendar of Events page:
Contains the names, dates, locations, and brief descriptions of upcoming fellowship and service events, and may contain links to event flyers.
a. All A.A.W.S., Area 29, NERAASA, Area 29 Districts and District 9 events are pre-approved and may be posted when requested via the event form submission page, or when event information is available. The Web Site Chairperson may contact the submitter to verify the event. However, we reserve the right to remove any personally identifiable information, such as last names and home phone numbers from the flyers.
b. Only registered groups of District 9 may post event flyers. No groups, registered or not, outside of District 9 may post event flyers. If a registered group of District 9 wishes to post an event to this page, they are to follow an approval procedure:
i. Groups must submit a request to post an event via the form page on the web site or by a downloadable form sent to the District P.O. Box.
ii. The Web site Chairperson will visit the group, in a timely manner, to verify through the group conscience, that it is a registered group’s event and not an individual’s event.
iii. A vote by Committee members may be taken to approve the requested event for posting to the Events page of the web site.
iv. Any approved event posting will be added to the page as soon as possible.
v. Every effort will be made to avoid posting flyers with personal phone numbers listed for contact information. Your GSR or a responsible home group member will be assigned a temporary e-mail address for information requests about the event. Once the event has taken place, the temporary e-mail address will be deleted.
j) Literature page:
This page will contain 2 literature order forms, one interactive and one downloadable and mailable. The forms will have on them, the book or pamphlet title and the cost, Group making the request, and contact information. The page will also have a statement that orders are for District 9 Groups only.
k) Resources page:
This page contains several offsite links and contact information (link will open a new browser window):
1) Various Area Intergroups with hotline phone numbers.
2) Maryland General Service.
3) A.A. General Service Office.
4) A.A. Grapevine.
l) Web Site Guidelines page:
The page where these guidelines will reside on the web site.
m) Contacts page:
This page will contain links to contact District 9 officers and Committee Chairs.