Because the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting our area and gathering in groups is problematic, the Board of Directors of the Colonial Place/Riverview Civic League has made the decision to hold the next few meetings remotely using the internet and a video-conferencing system, instead of meeting in person.
We are presently using the ZOOM application to run our virtual Board meetings and have found it to be easy to use and safe. If you use a desktop computer with web-cam, a laptop with a camera, a tablet (such as an iPad) or your smart phone, you may attend the virtual meeting with two-way audio and video, or with audio only if you prefer. If you are using a flip phone or land line, you will be limited to audio only.
You do not need a ZOOM account to attend. The easiest way to connect to the CPRV Civic League virtual meetings is to download the ZOOM application to your computer, tablet or smartphone. That will provide the most functionality and joining the virtual meeting will be as simple as clicking a link in the invitation email we send to you. If you decide to participate with a browser without downloading ZOOM, we have found that Google Chrome works best. Go to www.zoom.us for more information.
To protect the integrity of our meetings, we require attendees to have both a unique Meeting ID and a Password. The Meeting ID and the Password for the next meeting will be sent to you after you complete the registration form. Please click the link at the bottom of this page to go to the registration form.
After competing the form and clicking “Register” we’ll send an invitation email to you that will contain all the information you need to allow you enter the meeting when it begins.
Please check the link below for detailed instructions on using any of the various methods to join the meeting.
Helpful hints: if you don’t have a camera attached to your device (web camera, built-in camera, etc.) you won’t be able to provide video but you should be able to see the video stream coming from the meeting. Similarly, if you don’t have a built-in microphone, such as in a web-cam, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone, you’ll need to connect an external microphone to provide audio from you to the rest of the participants. If you plan to use a browser to participate, you should use Google Chrome; nothing else seems to work as well (or at all). Remember that even if you have a camera attached to your device of choice, you can always disable your outgoing video in ZOOM if you’d rather not be seen.
Please note that if you are dialing in, especially if you are using your flip-phone or a land line, you may not be able to vote on any motions proposed. Because of this, we encourage you to use a computer or smart device that will allow you to receive video from the meeting. Also note that with a land line you may incur toll charges unless your phone plan includes free long-distance calling (most do).
We ask for your patience as we work through using video-conferencing for our virtual meetings. Even if we can’t meet in person, we think it’s important to make sure we hear from our residents and that our Civic League continues to function. This is the best way we have thought of to make it possible to meet until circumstances change. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next virtual meeting, and to keeping in touch as we work toward meeting in person once again.
Instructions for Joining a Meeting (this will open a new tab and take you to ZOOM.us)