Zoom.

Just a quick note about our meetings.

Jon is arranging a Zoom meeting at 11 o’clock in the morning every Wednesday.

Paul will send out an email with contact details. You will not necessarily get one each week. Until further notice the Meeting ID and Password will be the same for each meeting. It might be an idea to download and install Zoom, which might give you more options.

I am really looking forward to SEEING people rather than just hearing or reading.

Our private Facebook page is doing very well but it would be nice to have some more members. The name of the group is Compton G Camera Club which can be found by searching on Facebook. To publish or make comments you have to be a member and you have to request to join. At the moment I am visiting our page two or three times a day, so admission should be reasonably quick. Each week I am setting a subject on which members are invited to post their images. So far we I am, in the modern saying, blown away by the creativity and ability of our membership. I have seen some quite outstanding photos.

Our clubs future.

To all members of Compton G Camera Club.

Dear members, I hope you are all keeping safe and well in these troubled times. Initially, we notified you all, saying that we would suspend our weekly meetings until after the Easter Holidays.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances not improving, the committee and I have decided to not restart meetings until September.

Currently, we are still listening to statistics, to figures on those who have Covid19, how many have died, and how many may die. We have also been given a course of action to take, to stay at home, to protect one another to protect the NHS. This can be all very depressing and a challenge and we will get frustrated, and at times, fed up, but we must stay the course.

However, we can stay in touch through our Facebook group and I have started phoning individual members to ask if they are OK.

I have also looked into using a program called Zoom, whereby a group of people can engage in a joint discussion online and can also see each other. I have used this three times, and have found it to be very successful, (2 quizzes with friends and a mentoring session with Krisztina from Olympus Cameras). I would appreciate your opinions on this, as we could set it up quite quickly.

Best wishes and take good care of yourselves.

Jon George