Croydon and South London Branch On Line Meeting

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Croydon and South London Branch On Line Meeting

Post by etr220 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:03 pm

As an experiment, the Croydon and South London Branch have organised an On Line Meeting, of Members' Digital Images, to be conducted by Zoom over the Internet, in place of its planned meeting on 11th May. For more details (including how to obtain an invitation), see the Branch Events page.

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Re: Croydon and South London Branch On Line Meeting

Post by etr220 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:37 pm

Our on line meeting last night went very successfully, albeit with a few teething problems - it was much enjoyed by those who participated. Thanks go to David, Jeremy, John and Ken for their contributions.
To follow on, we have decided to hold another on Monday June 8th, at our usual time of 1930. Details are still being discussed: once finalised, it will be added to the Branch Events page at https://rcts.org.uk/croydon/events/, where you will find information on how to obtain Zoom meeting details and an invitation.
As with all Society events, our on line meetings are open to all members - and unlike our normal meetings, are readily attendable by all our global membership.

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Re: Croydon and South London Branch On Line Meeting

Post by etr220 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:41 pm

Details for our On-Line meeting on Monday 8th June, which will be another evening of Members' Images, have now been added to the Branch Events page at https://rcts.org.uk/croydon/events/.

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Re: Croydon and South London Branch On Line Meeting

Post by etr220 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:39 pm

Our second on-line meeting on Monday, 8th June was another success - our thanks go to Geoff Brockett, Phil Deaves, John Armitage and David Jackman for their contributions to an enjoyable evening.
Following this success, we will be having more on-line meetings during the summer, on our usual second Monday dates, July 13th and August 10th: details will be added to the website when they have been agreed. Come September, while we hope to resume normal meetings, as this cannot be guaranteed (some might say I'm being optimistic in being this indefinite), we are ready to move our programme 'on-line' should this be necessary.

And I am glad to know that other branches are following our example - South Essex have their second meeting on Monday (15th June), and Watford are planning to have their first within the next month.

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Re: Croydon and South London Branch On Line Meeting

Post by etr220 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:13 pm

Following my previous post regarding virtual (on-line) meetings, we have now organised two more, to be held on Mondays July 13th and August 10th, at our standard time of 19:30, again using Zoom.

On July 13th we will have "More Southern from the RCTS Photographic Archive", presented by David Jackman - who will again be inviting comments from the audience, to fill in the gaps in his knowledge.

Then on August 10th we welcome another returnee from our June meeting, Phil Deaves, with a presentation 'From Platform Bench to Viaduct Maintenance', covering all the things that have to be thought of (even if you didn't) before opening a new station or introducing a new train service.

These have been added to the website. Looking further ahead, while we still hope to be able resume normal meetings - however unlikely this might be - we are equally prepared for them to move on-line, with a continued programme of virtual meetings, and have been in communication with our planned speakers, and anticipate that our autumn programme will - apart from taking place on-line - be little changed.

While we are well aware that to fully participate in virtual meetings you will need a web-cam and microphone, you can equally attend, and enjoy the show, without them, and we encourage you to do so.

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