For the past 4 months (April - July) the Rotary Club of North Jackson has conducted its meetings via the Zoom system because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the continuing spread of new COVID-19 cases, the club's board voted on July 2 to continue Zoom meetings until medical experts and governments determine that it is safe to resume in-person meetings. The following photo shows a typical Zoom meeting computer screen. The system permits attendees to communicate orally via their computer microphones and in a chat box that is part of the Zoom system. Speakers and other attendees can easily share their own presentations and screens.
If you haven't been able to attend a Zoom meeting, I encourage you to do so. You can keep up with what our club is doing, fellowship with your fellow members, and learn from our high-quality group of speakers. In your editor's opinion, Zoom will not replace in-person meetings, but until it is safe to resume those in-person meetings, it is a workable substitute.