[PACapitalChapter] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] Guide Dog Users: Social Networking while Distancing

Marsha Drenth marsha.drenth at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 13:05:30 UTC 2020

Marsha drenth  
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> From: "Marion Gwizdala, President via NFBNet-Members-List" <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
> Date: April 1, 2020 at 9:48:50 PM EDT
> To: NFBNet-Members-List at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Guide Dog Users: Social Networking while Distancing
> Reply-To: "Marion Gwizdala, President" <president at nagdu.org>
> Guide Dog Users: Social Networking while Distancing
> Please circulate the following message as widely as appropriate.
>                 As we create physical distance between us as protection from the COVID-19 virus, the National Association of Guide Dog Users, a strong & proud division of the National Federation of the blind, Invites you to create social connections and togetherness. “Yappy Hour” is sponsored and hosted by the board of directors of NAGDU. Our first event will be a simple get-acquainted time with no topic nor agenda. In our first Yappy Hour, you are welcome to share with the group your favorite adult beverage, your original food creations, or ask a question about a dog training or behavior concern. In other words, its more about the humans whith guide dogs in their lives than about the dogs. One of our nontopics will be what we can do in the future. For instance, during the holidays, I facilitated a Zoom meeting in which I sent out an ingredient list and taught others how to make home-made egg nog. Maybe we can cook together! Anyone want to learn to make seafood lasagna? 
>                 So, grab your device, download the Zoom Meeting app, and come network with guide dog users around the world! Here are the times and instructions!
> What: National Association of Guide Dog Users’ Yappy Hour
> When: Saturday, April 4
> When: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern (2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Central; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mountain; & 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Pacific).
> Although traditional conference call dialing is available, we recommend using the free Zoom app for the best audio quality and functionality. The app is easy to use and is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and Mac.
> If you don't already have the app installed, you will be prompted to do so when activating the below Zoom link. Installing the app ahead of time will give you the opportunity to customize it to your preference.
> There are now three ways to join NAGDU meetings:
> From any computer or Smart device, activate the following link and follow the instructions: 
> https://zoom.us/j/8136262789 
> You will need a microphone on your computer in order to have your voice heard in the cloud!
> 2.       Tap one of these links from any smart phone: 
> +16699006833,,8136262789# or 
> +14086380968,,8136262789#
> You can also add one of these numbers to your contacts list so you can use them for future meetings!
> 3. Manually call by dialing either (669) 900-6833 or (408) 638-0968, then entering the ID 8136262789.
> The following are a few commands which can be used during the meeting based on how you joined.
> 1. Telephone: *6 to mute or unmute. *9 to raise your hand.
> 2. Windows: ALT+A to mute or unmute. ALT+Y to raise your hand.
> 3. Mac: CMD+SHIFT+A to mute or unmute. OPTION+Y to raise your hand.
> 4. Activate this link for a full list of commands from either Windows or Mac: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205683899-Hot-Keys-and-Keyboard-Shortcuts-for-Zoom
> Marion Gwizdala, President
> National Association of Guide Dog Users Inc. (NAGDU)
> National Federation of the Blind
> (813) 626-2789
> President at NAGDU.ORG
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