“When I got busy, I got better”
Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) exists to aid the groups it serves in the common purpose of carrying the Al-anon message to the families and friends of alcoholics. AIS is a workgroup which serves as an avenue for local Public Outreach cooperating with the Professional Community and Public Institutions. All AIS positions open every three (3) years. Alt GRs are elected by September 1stand then participate in the AIS elections at the October meeting.
The Baltimore AIS Chairperson is responsible for directing monthly AIS meetings, organizing and supporting the work of AIS area coordinators and assisting with the preparation of a yearly budget.
The Baltimore AIS Co-Chairperson is responsible for officiating in the absence of the Chairperson, providing assistance during meetings and serving an unexpired term of the Chairperson if necessary, maintaining the AIS master calendar as well as maintaining notes on items that remain open at the end of an AIS meeting.
The Baltimore AIS Secretary is responsible for recording minutes of AIS meetings, preparing the bulletin, ensuring that all notices and correspondence is distributed and maintaining attendance and membership lists.
The Baltimore AIS Treasurer is responsible for working with the Chairperson to prepare a yearly budget, for managing the finances of the Baltimore AIS, including but not limited to deposits, bills, reconciliation of bank statements, preparation and presentation of financial reports at AIS meetings.
The Baltimore AIS Answering Service Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a list of volunteers, keeping volunteer positions filled, compiling quarterly reports of calls received and ensuring that volunteers have current and accurate information about Al-Anon meetings in the Baltimore area.
The Baltimore AIS Public Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the dissemination of literature and information about Al-anon in the Baltimore area, including but not limited to placing literature in public places, speaking and providing speakers for community events, mailings and maintaining contact with professionals in the area.
The Baltimore AIS Health Fair Coordinator is responsible for working with the Public Outreach Coordinator to promote an Al-Anon presence at area health fairs. Duties include scheduling volunteers and ensuring the availability of literature to be distributed.
The Baltimore AIS Directory Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the directory of meetings in the Baltimore area. Duties include, but are not limited to maintaining and printing a current list of Baltimore area meetings, providing updates as needed, and ensuring that directory information is available for the Web Site Coordinator, Answering Service, AIS Secretary, and area groups
The Baltimore AIS Bulletin Mailing Coordinator is responsible for printing and mailing bulletins and flyers as well as maintaining a current contact list for recipients.
The Baltimore AIS Web Editor is responsible for the editing of the website content, including but not limited to such items as updating Latest News, Meeting Schedules, Contacts, Events, Conferences, and Workshops.
The Baltimore AIS Corporation Coordinator (Registered Agent) is responsible for the Baltimore AIS legal entity which is formally called the Baltimore Area Al-Anon Information Service, Inc. This includes protection of AIS assets, tax responsibility, maintaining non-profit tax exemption, and liability insurance for all associated Corporation indemnification including Membership-Volunteers.