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April 7 -- Virtual ZOOM Meeting w/ Southern Members

posted Mar 17, 2020, 5:16 PM by Mark Olsoe   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 6:33 PM ]
The April meeting will be online using Zoom!


After ensuring your system and Zoom are working correctly -- at 6:30 for the Virtual Potluck (with program following at 7) use the ‘Join Now’ at the bottom of Andrews e-mailed announcement, or open Zoom and put in Meeting ID: 343 824 774



- Update/slideshow from Joel and Patty on progress on their Marples trimaran build in Napa, CA.


- Update/slideshow from Mark and Elke on their "endless summer" in La Ventana, MX. including time with Matt and Tricia.


- A preview of October's meeting -- Voyaging Chesapeake Bay to Alaska with Joe and Sue Dazey.



You can download Zoom here:


Zoom works on just about any device but it will work best on a laptop or desktop because the screen size allows you to see more participants. You don't need a camera but it's nice to have so other members can see you. You will need a microphone, but almost every laptop has a microphone built-in. Headsets also work well.


From the download site install the ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ for your computer. There are also ‘Zoom Mobile Apps’.


One Minute Video instructions:


Zoom also has a "test meeting" running continuously so you can see if it's working:


(I’ve participated in Zoom meetings and have discovered that it's the ‘mute’ feature that makes it work - 40 people can’t all talk at the same time.  It is best to mute yourself even if not talking because of feedback and stray noise (and the host can also mute participants). If you’ve been recognized to speak don’t forget to unmute yourself!)


Finally, Bill Quigley will be hosting the event and if you have problems setting things up beforehand he says you can contact him.

360-362-9892 (cell)


Hope to see you there!

PS Its also possible to join by phone:

US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 
or +1 312 626 6799 
or +1 646 558 8656 
or +1 253 215 8782 
or +1 301 715 8592

Using Meeting ID: 343 824 774