Zoom provides the capability for groups of people to meet face-to-face online, wherever they may be in the world using their computer, tablet or phone. There are other platforms, but we are proposing this one as it will be familiar at both Club and District level and we can offer support.
Download the Rotary South East Zoom Guidelines for more information about getting started.
You can sign up for a free Basic Zoom account, which allows you to hold Zoom meetings for all your club members to attend online. Meetings are limited to 40 minutes duration with the free account, but often this is enough to keep in contact with club members.
A Zoom Pro license costs £11.99 per month per license, purchased through Rotary Global Rewards will give a 20% discount for the first month.
To host a Zoom meeting for your club you need to sign-up for a Zoom account.
You also need to download the Zoom Client For Meetings App.
Once you have a Zoom account and have downloaded the Zoom App it is suggested that you start an instantaneous Zoom Meeting just for yourself and start playing with the controls. Once you are familiar, you can invite one or more club members to your meeting by sending them a link.
The Rotary clubs of Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Eastbourne Sovereign, Faversham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Kings Hill, Malling, Margate, Minster-on-Sea, Sittingbourne Invicta, South Foreland, Strood, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells amongst many others are all now using the Zoom App to keep in touch with members whilst normal meetings are cancelled.
This is one way for members to keep in touch, share what they have been doing and let other members know if they need support. Zoom meetings will also reduce loneliness for members.
The Zoom Getting Started On Windows and Mac notes are useful at the beginning of your Zoom learning.
To learn the controls and processes for hosting a Zoom Meeting it is recommended you attend the Zoom Live Training events or watch a recorded event from the list of Zoom Video Tutorials.
Your District has produced some notes on Zoom - see Rotary South East Zoom Guidelines.
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