Thank you to all who were able to join the web conference yesterday and participate in our annual membership meeting. We actually had 25 people in attendance which is the same number we had at our March 2019 membership meeting, so very happy with that!
At this meeting, we had four director positions up for re-election. Following the meeting, the new Board of Directors met to determine what positions would be filled by whom. So please join me in welcoming our new Board of Directors!
First I wanted to say thank you to everyone for understanding and being willing to attend this Saturday’s meeting online. With that said, I’m sure many of you are wondering how this is gonna work or how do I get connected. Luckily Webex, the company we’ll be using to host this webinar already has a great video to get you started with the basics on getting connected which you can find here.
Now a couple specific things to our meeting.
When connecting, please use your first name and call sign. This will allow us to help determine who is eligible to vote.
You do not need to install any software if you don’t want to and can simply join via web browser.
You do not need to enable video if you don’t want too.
If you just “call-in” to the meeting, you will not be able to vote.
When we start voting you will see a dialog for Polls open up where you can select your vote.
Once you click submit on the poll, you will not be able to change your vote.
Please remember that the meeting will start promptly at 10:00am CST and the Webinar will open at 9:30am to give everyone a chance to connect. Please be sure to test the Webex connection prior to the meeting by clicking here. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you can connect with you phone as well.
Lastly, if you have questions this week prior to Saturday, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to assist you. As questions come up, I’ll be sure to add them to our FAQ’s as well.
As many of you are aware this past week the Governor declared a State of Emergency after seven individuals in the state of Wisconsin having tested positive for COVID-19 (the coronavirus). We’ve also seen recent action from many organizations suspending travel, conferences, classes and events. As part of these actions, we the Board of Directors, believe it would be best to cancel the in-person portion of our March Membership meeting and instead conduct it online via Web Conference.
If you haven’t already, please be sure to register for the Web Conference here. We are planning to conduct the meeting in its entirety online which will include voting. We will be having a short intro video in how to connect to the web conference and what to expect available on the website next week.
Please also be sure that if you want to vote and haven’t sent in your 2020 dues that you send those in using our website here. We know this is going to be different, but we hope you all understand with the ongoing threat of the virus and wanting to ensure the safety of our membership.