Web Committee

Member Roster:

Is this an interim or annual report? Interim report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:
1.  Worked with Membership Committee to help GMA Chapter to send out information and hosted the online election for the chapter, and generated election report.

2.  Worked with Membership Committee to setup a new Membership Application Form and an Update Form in CiviCRM (completed draft for testing by December 9, 2011)

3.  Upgraded websites to the latest or new versions (upgrades on the development and membership system sites were completed by October for CiviCRM implementation and general website by December, 2011)

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:

  1. Needs SSL for the membership system site and other sites that may need it.

Justification: The SSL allows websites to encrypt transmission of data between a user's browser and the website, so it cannot be easily captured by a third party.  For example, when a CALA member logins in to view her membership status, without SSL her credentials (user name, password) could be captured.  With SSL it would be much more difficult for a hacker to decrypt what is being sent over the network.  

The cost of a single-site SSL certificate is about $15-20/year.  If approved, we would like to implement SSL on the membership management website (http://my.cala-web.org), so the membership data can be secured.  In the future we may want to add SSL to other parts of the CALA website as needed.