manages and develops our websites, email system and social media presence and encourages the adoption of information technologies.
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Information Technology Committee
When it was established, it was suggested that the committee undertake the following tasks:
Enhance our capabilities in online presence, via website and social media.
Redevelop our capabilities for registration for the Annual Meeting.
Improve the facilities of our membership list.
Investigate technological ways of holding dispersed meetings.
Investigate aids to electronic sharing of YM papers during YM in session, in addition to existing paper dissemination.
In addition, the committee has been involved in facilitating our use of social media and online backups of crucial information.
The principal work of the committee in recent years has been the design and implementation of the website that you are presently using. This has also involved implementing an entirely new database for records of Members, Attenders and other contacts, and setting up a new email system for office bearers, committees and local Meetings and Worshipping Groups.
We have also overseen the implementation of the registration system for Yearly Meeting and the website used at each gathering to keep participants and others up to date. We have assisted in changes resulting from the Covid pandemic. We are improving the recording and live streaming of the Backhouse Lecture and other events.
Once these are up and running we will turn our attention to the other aspects of our statement of purpose.
Yearly Meeting 2018 established two new Office Bearer positions at our request - the AYM Membership Secretary and the AYM Website Coordinator. A description of the roles of these positions was prepared by the IT Committee.
If you see an error or need help
We do our best to keep all our IT system up to date, but nobody's perfect! If you see an error, have some suggestions or can't do something, see below.
If you see an error in the Worship Meeting information, or an individual Friend's details
Contact the Membership Secretary for the relevant Regional Meeting. The easiest way to do that is to go to the Regional Meeting's Home page and click on the brown 'Membership Secretary' contact button at the bottom right of the page.
If you see an error or want to suggest a change to a Regional Meeting page or an AYM Committee page
Contact the Regional Meeting or Committee by clicking on the brown 'Contact' button on their home page.
If you see an error in any other page on the website
Contact the AYM Secretary. There is a Contact Us link at the bottom of every page.
If you are a Web Maintainer and are having problems editing a web page
There are instructions in the Administration Resources / Members Only Resources at https://www.quakersaustralia.info/managing-quaker-websites. If you have problems with these, contact the AYM Website Coordinator (currently Roger Sawkins) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to find the generic email address for a Worshipping Group, and AYM Committee or an AYM or RM Office Bearer
There is a list of them in the Administration Resources at https://www.quakersaustralia.info/email-addresses-and-abbreviated-urls
If you are a contact person with a generic email address
There are instructions in the Administration Resources / Members Only Resources at https://www.quakersaustralia.info/gsuite-and-email-guidelines. If you have problems with these, contact the AYM Website Coordinator (currently Roger Sawkins) at email@example.com.
If you are a Membership Secretary and need help with our database
There are instructions in the Administration Resources / Members Only Resources at https://www.quakersaustralia.info/membership-and-meeting-database-guidelines. If you have problems with these, contact the AYM Membership Secretary (currently Michael Searle) at Membership@quakersaustralia.info.