In accordance with current State and Federal guidelines, we again are required to modify our meeting schedule for April 27th. Bringing members together at the college would likely violate group size and physical separation requirements.The board has met virtually to discuss the seriousness of this decision and has decided to host the April meeting online. The last two Board meetings took place using the tool many of you have heard of to this point called Zoom. We are agreed that this technology is worth giving a try in a larger group setting. The purpose of this meeting will be to give members an update on club plans and finances, and to solicit feedback on our two bee distribution events. We will also have a question and answer session to discuss current topics and concerns related to keeping bees.————————–Topic: NEMNBA April Meeting
Time: Apr 27, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
By Now you should have received an email from the club address providing you with a clickable link, and the meeting number and password for manual login. If you have not received this email, please leave us a note in the comments below, or send a note to the club email address (nemnbeekeepers-at-gmail-dot-com). You may sign in as early as you need to to give yourself a chance to download any routines necessary to connect your IBM compatible computer, your Mac, tablet or apple or android smart phone. If you choose, the link also includes several numbers that you may use to dial in for a voice only connection on a standard telephone or cell phone. Please note that these are not toll free connections.————————–Topic: NEMNBA Practice SessionTime: Apr 27, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)————————–For those of you who have never experienced a Zoom Meeting, we will host a practice session at 3pm on April 27th so that you may have time to create your free Zoom account and load software appropriate to your device. The email that you should have received from the club address will also provide you with a clickable link for this practice session, and the meeting number and password for manual login. If you have not received this email, please leave us a note in the comments below, or send a note to the club email address (nemnbeekeepers-at-gmail-dot-com). New users will be asked to enter their name and email address on the site. An email will be sent to your inbox which will require a confirming response from you. Once you have sent your response you will be allowed to login, download software and continue.If you are interested in learning more about the Zoom experience, please visit https://zoom.us
Please see below information regarding our 1st attempt at a “virtual meeting” using Zoom. We hope it works satisfactorily enough to carry us forward until we can meet in person (whenever that is). It may though, be a new way that we can soon master and be able to do things we haven’t even thought of.
So we are going to try to make the best of a difficult situation, as beekeepers, we are experts at doing that! Anyways, here is the information and I hope to see you on the other side…of my computer! Jeffrey
Subject: April Meeting
Thanks. We hope you will be able to join us for this grand experiment.