In mid-March the EuroSCUG Committee made the reluctant decision to cancel all face to face meetings until further notice.
However the committee was reluctant to abandon meetings altogether. Video meetings for such a large number did not allow the opportunity for enough individual participation so a novel approach was tried. Many of us will remember the catch cry Calling All Argonauts- well this was Calling All EuroSCUG Members.
At exactly 10 am on Wednesday 1 April, the time of the regular EuroSCUG meeting, all members received in their inbox a message from our president beginning :
”It’s 10:00 am and time for our EuroSCUG meeting. Water is available in your kitchen, facilities are in your bathroom and the emergency exit is your front door. Obviously we can’t meet face to face at the moment but we are still a club and we can still pursue our interests together.”
The email went on to offer a range of activities, each to be completed in a specific room of the member’s house. For example it was suggested that in the lounge room people watch a selection of You Tube videos, followed by a cup of tea and a phone call with another EuroSCUG member.
Following morning tea, as we do at our meetings, members were invited to choose from a selection of activities, including use of What’s App, Navigating Online Shopping and Home Delivery, Photo Editing (what better way to spend some of the new found free time), a variety of Brain Games and some useful stuff such as how to print from your phone and tablet. Each of these activities was to take place in a designated room of the house and all were timed to finish at 12 noon, when our normal meeting was due to finish.
Our members really entered into the spirit of things and we had such positive feedback that it is being done again in May.
Below: BC Photos (Before Covin-19)