We can meet our club members and enjoy invited speakers even though the pandemic prevents us from meeting face-to-face during this long period of social distancing. In addition, when the evenings get dark and the snow starts to fly, we can still attend all our CFUW meetings without leaving home.
ZOOM includes audio, video, text, and screen sharing: That means we can hear each other, see each other, exchange text messages, and share files from our own computer with individuals or a group. You can do all of this while sitting at home in front of your own device.
You can use Zoom on your computer, your tablet, or your phone, and you must have an Internet connection. If you are using email and browsing web pages, you already have a suitable device. The only extra requirement is that you download a ZOOM client to put on your device. Just select the client that corresponds with your device and follow the prompts. The client is free. The club has paid for a license for us all to use Zoom for club activities.
You will receive an email showing the date and time of the meeting. The email will include a link to the meeting and a password. Simply click on the link at the scheduled time to connect to your group.
Excellent help files are here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started
If you are really stuck, you can call one of the ZOOM team members to rescue you.
The Zoom team is looking after the overall management of our ZOOM usage. They are the contacts for any ZOOM meetings. Their areas of responsibility have been divided as follows:
Joy Forbes - Guitar Groovers, Fundraisers, Gourmet Food
Lynn Payton - Book clubs, AGM
Adell Hay - Executive Meetings, Issues, Coffee chats
If your group is not listed here, contact one of the Zoom managers to request that it be set-up.