The operations of Dana Point VFW Post 9934 have been severely curtailed during the current restrictions on public activities imposed by the state and local governments.
For information, the following is a General Order received from the Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars:
“Pursuant to the authority under Section 618(a)(4), effective immediately and until rescinded, we ask that Posts. Districts and Departments. if possible and within the requirements of mandated State Declarations, make the attempt to elect officers. For such Posts. Districts or Departments that are not able to elect officers as a result of COVlD-19, all current officers shall continue to function within their capabilities until new officers are elected. It is further stipulated that no Post District or Department be sanctioned as result of the inability to properly function, as mandated by state or local government declarations, as a direct cause of COVlD-19.”
The following is additional guidance from the Commander, VFW Department of California:
“Guidance for Posts Concerning Post Meetings: Although most Post meetings are not large gatherings, attendance by at risk members may not be in their best interest. …. Posts are required to hold officer and delegate elections in April. Electronic attendance and using a Poll System for the election may be options …. One option may be the use of freeconferencecall.com. As other options become available, we will keep you informed.”
The Post is planning to conduct the meeting scheduled on April 14 using the ZOOM program. The following are the instructions for joining in this program meeting:
Be prepared for our VFW Virtual Monthly Meetings (VVMM) beginning April 14, 2020. Install the ZOOM (online meeting) App on your computer, iPad, or Smartphone and test it.
Go to your App Store (Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc) and search for “Zoom.”
Select and install “ZOOM Cloud Meetings”
Open and test the ZOOM App (You will be prompted to allow ZOOM to access your device’s microphone and camera) Allow both
Practice using ZOOM:
A practice meeting room will be open each Saturday prior to the April Monthly Meeting at 10:00 a.m.
If you wish to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will respond with an invitation containing a ten digit Meeting ID.
Participate in a Practice Meeting:
Open the ZOOM App
Click on the “Join a meeting” command button
Enter the “Meeting ID” and click the “Join Meeting” command button
If you are early, you will be advised to wait for the Meeting Host
Help is available:
The ZOOM Help Center is available at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us You also may call Jack Durish at (949) 872-4590 to help with installation or joining a meeting
William Manes, Post Quartermaster