by John Kelsey, Lancaster Area Woodturners & Video Evangelist
Our woodturning club has 60 members, 40 of them local to our rather large and semirural Pennsylvania county, and 20 from away. During the pandemic we have relied on Zoom to hold a monthly club meeting (first Tuesdays at 7pm) plus a weekly Coffee Hour (Thursdays at 10am). Last fall, six months into the pandemic, we began recording our Zoom meetings so members who couldn’t attend in real-time could watch our videos posted on YouTube and here on our club website.
Please see the attached PDF for the video system setup details. We’ve found great success and growing camaraderie with this solution, and look forward to continuing its use post-pandemic to bring turners from afar into our club. Feel free to send us a note through the Contact page on this site with comments, questions, suggestions – or if you’d like to get an invitation to our weekly Coffee Hour!