March 31st – Virtual Meeting Practice Session
Following recommendations from the WHO and our own local health departments, our club will have virtual meetings on Microsoft Teams in April.
On March 31st at 12:30pm, we will host a special trial meeting to allow everybody to test their setup. During this meeting we’ll give people time to try to join and give a demo of how to properly use the Microsoft Teams service. This hopefully will allow you to get familiar with the tool before our first official meeting on April 7th.
Requirements & Instructions
In order to participate in this meeting, you do NOT need an @bellevuerotary.net account.
Here are the equipment requirements:
- A broadband internet connection (if you can play Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/YouTube, you should have enough bandwidth).
- A computer or tablet less than about 5 years old.
- Up-to-date OS (Windows, MacOS, iPad, Android should all work)
- Ability to listen to sound from your device (headset/speakers/built-in audio).
- A webcam is NOT required to participate.
Use these step-by-step instructions to join the meeting (with special thanks to Sarah Wine and her husband Jason for putting these together).
You should have already received an invitation on the email address listed in DacDb. The invitations were sent out from “Bellevue Rotary Meetings” with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. These invitations contain the required link to open the broadcast. Check your spam folder if you haven’t received the invite. We will send a reminder on Tuesday morning to brc-mbrs@ with a copy of the link.
Starting April 7th, we host our regular meetings via Microsoft Teams. Our online and email bulletin will resume to update you with information on speakers and other activities. We will communicate mid-April to confirm if we’re meeting in person or virtually for May.
As we realize that there will be technical issues and not everybody is as comfortable with this style of meetings, President Rachele has indicated that everybody will get automatic attendance credit for the virtual meetings, regardless whether you were able to join or not.