COVID-19 Online Meeting Plans

 

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Hello GBPS Members,

We’re living in uncertain times.  Covid-19 is going to impact our lives for a short while to come.

Following government advice, we’re suspending all face to face meetings until further notice.  We are cancelling the program for meetings at the venue on a rolling month basis so that we can react quickly and regroup as soon as it’s safe to do so.

In the meantime, we will be enjoying Thursday nights with you using the power of the internet.  You will shortly be sent a link to follow which will enable us to meet online and carry on as normal (as much as a virtual meeting can be normal).  So competitions, lectures and tutorials can carry on unaffected.  

Because we can’t meet face to face we will be reducing the membership fees and suspending subs.  There are still running costs (the software we will be using has a subscription and we are holding the room at the venue). 

The good news is that following the AGM the membership for the first half year will be £10.  This should cover our costs during the “lock down” and keep us viable as a club for the future.

The link to join the first online meeting will soon appear on the Forum and via email.   

The first online meeting will be Thursday 26th of March for our AGM.  However, a familiarisation session for the software is being arranged for

Tuesday the 24th of March.   It’s an opportunity to take you through the software and etiquette of an online meeting so that we can get the most of our new look (and temporary) club nights.

If you are not registered on the Forum or have problems logging in, please drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

We hope as a club that none of us are affected by this virus beyond a change to our routine.  Let’s hope for the best and look forward to this being a story we look back on.

Our regular Thursday evening meeting can be accessed with the below details.  If you didn’t create an account with zoom for the previous meeting, you will need to before joining this one, visit https://zoom.us to download the app and create an account (free!).  This will be posted on the club website: -

Great Barr Photographic Society is inviting you to a our online club evening.
Join Zoom Meeting Every Thursday from 19:45 (UK time)

https://zoom.us/j/194253610

Meeting ID: 194 253 610