Online Meetings Via Zoom

The WSFC wishes to maintain the normal meeting schedule with Zoom meetings until we can return to our full in-person schedule.  This could mean that some Zoom meetings will not have a volunteer chairperson.  If there is a theme or topic listed during a meeting time with no chairperson, please treat it as a discussion meeting.  If you are the only person signed on at any given meeting time, please join a subsequent meeting.  If you notice a meeting that is frequently not attended, please email our Meeting Coordinator at wsfcnewsletter@gmail.com.  Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these challenging times.

If you are chairing a meeting and need a meeting script or reading materials (Preamble, How it Works, etc) Click Here

New Meetings? Need a Zoom Meeting ID? Setup a Club-Sponsored Zoom Meeting 

If you are interested in starting a new Zoom meeting or you are currently hosting a zoom meeting on your personal zoom account and you’d like to use our Zoom Account Please Contact our Meeting Director at wsfcnewsletter@gmail.com and we can get that setup for you.

Zoom Instructions:

  1. You will need to load the app./Client software to participate.
    1. Using a computer, go to www.zoom.com
      1. Go to “Resources” black bar, top right of page
      2. Click on Download zoom client. Follow instructions. You’re pretty much all set up.
    2. Using a phone go to where you usually get your apps and download the Zoom App.
  2. Find you day and meeting you wish to attend, then click link, or copy meeting id to type in on zoom. This will take you to the meeting. No password required. You will be admitted to meeting.
  3. Meeting will start usual time . Please join at least 10 mins before meeting starts to get over any unfamiliarity or connections issues.
  4. You will be on mute when you first join. Please remember to keep mute on if you are not speaking, otherwise we may well have a cacophony of background sound.
  5. This Google sheet will be updated on a regular basis, for added meetings, or changed meetings.

Meeting Contributions For Zoom Meetings

The West Suburban Fellowship Club will now be accepting donations via “Venmo” in honor of our 7th Tradition.
7th Tradition: Every AA group ought to be fully self supporting ,declining outside contributions. Click Here to Learn More

Security and Anonymity

Only people who have the password will be able to access the meeting. You can change your display name so that only your first name and last initial shows instead of your full name.

All Club-sponsored Zoom Meetings follow the NY Service Office guidance for security and anonymity.

Troubleshooting/FAQs

Problem: I can’t get in!

Exit and start all over again.

Problem: My video isn’t working/People can’t see me.

To turn your video on, scroll to the bottom of the Zoom screen once you are in the meeting. At the bottom left, there will be an icon of a movie camera with a red line through it. Click on the red line and your camera will be turned on so that people can see you.

Problem: People can’t hear me.

The mute button is at the bottom of the Zoom screen. Click on that to mute or un-mute your microphone. A red line showing through the microphone icon means you are muted. Please keep your line muted when you are not speaking to cut down on background noise.

Problem: I don’t know how to raise my hand.

Select “Participants” from the right side of the Zoom screen. Hover over your name and the option to “Raise Your Hand” will appear. Select this when you are ready to share. The host will monitor the raised hands and let you know when it is your turn to speak. You will see who is in attendance at the meeting. Some meetings do not require you to raise your hand, so just jump in when you want to share.