Because of the Covid 19 virus we will do both a telephone and video chat meeting for updating the board on specialty, etc.. Choose which ever you are comfortable with. See below for instructions.
VIDEO ACCESS to the same meeting room:
If you would like to participate via video, please:
1: go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com
2: click 'join meeting'
3: use online meeting id 'tquarles9'
You will have to have click on the camera icon to activate your camera.
DIAL IN: dial-in number is (515) 604-9900 - this may be toll from your phone, it is your responsibility to check or call from a phone with unlimited long distance. The conference access code is 803639. Expect to be prompted to identify yourself when you dial in so we know who is there.
Dial-in and disconnect times and phone numbers are recorded by the conference call provider and will be provided to the secretary to make preparation of the minutes easier
During the call, we will be being more respectful of those who wish to speak. I'll continue to encourage
everyone to participate, but rather than a 'free for all', I'll ask that when you wish to speak, you simply state
your name, and I'll call on you to speak - please end your statement with something to indicate you're done, and I'll
call on the next person - this way, people with loud phone voices won't dominate the conversation.
Please call in on time - it is disruptive to have calls come in during the meeting. We'll try to start the call 5 minutes or so early.
Understand that you are not technically attending the meeting - the AKC does not recognize telephone presence in meetings of regional clubs, so you don't count towards the Quorum of the meeting, and you are not able to vote. Physical presence at the meeting is always preferable.
These calls will be set up for all meetings, regular and board, for a trial period - if they work well, they will continue indefinitely