Helpful and Important Considerations Before Reopening Physical Meetings from NY Intergroup
Coronavirus and A.A. Meetings
Local Health Authorities:
In light of the COVID 19 virus, some groups are opting to do virtual meetings. There are many options as to how this comes about. If your group is choosing to do so and would like to have that information posted please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grapevine and La Viña are here to help
Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. (The audio to Grapevine’s stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.) Please share with your fellows. We have also included a link to our Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information.
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Virtual AA Meetings
Tuesday & Friday 7:30-8:30pm PST speaker-participation format
eBook Group Outreach Coordinator
Long Beach, CA
Many Other Virtual Meetings
PERSONAL ANONYMITY IN AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
How to Maintain Anonymity in an Online Zoom Meeting You can change your name before joining a meeting:
- If you’re concerned about your house showing in the background, sit with your back facing a wall.
- If you’re concerned about being seen on camera at all, you can always disable your video.
- You can dial in from your phone so that only your phone number appears and no video appears.
- You can temporarily turn off your camera and turn it back on if needed.
- Use headphones if you don’t want others in your household to hear.
(anonymity segment from https://aasfmarin.org/maintain-anonymity-online-zoom-meeting)
Virtual Meeting Resources
- Remote Meetings Help
- Zoom Best Practices, Third Legacy Voting and How To Start An Online Meeting On Zoom
- Zoom Meetings Protecting Anonymity & Default Settings
- PERSONAL ANONYMITY IN AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
- AA Intergroup
*With kind thanks to MSCA09 for this info at www.msca09aa.org/VirtualMeetings.php.