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Thursday, 17 December 2020

Christmas Party - December 17 at 8pm

What difference a year makes! Who would have thought that 'Keep Calm and Carry On', a war time slogan from 1939,  would resonate so well in today's world. We carried on, in a bubble of six, on walks and on trips, when permitted.

Today, we celebrate another year of success of this wonderful club. We pay our gratitude and say thanks to our webmaster, walk posters and trip organisers for their incredible hard work. 

We will meet virtually this year via Zoom.  

There will be a quiz, so brush up your knowledge of books 1 and 2 and show us your true talent.  There will be a prize for the winner.  To participate in the quiz, please see 'Instructions for Quiz' below. 

The first part of the Zoom party will be structured and moderated.  This will be followed by socialising in smaller groups via breakout rooms.  You will need to update your Zoom software to participate in breakout rooms otherwise you will be stuck in the main room.  Instructions for breakout rooms are also given below. 

For security reasons, we will not be posting the Zoom link on the website.  Instead, we will rely on an email system where the link will be first sent out by a few people who have organised events in the past and have a large percentage of email addresses of the club regulars.  Once you receive the link, you should forward the link to other club members who you know.  There is a high chance you may receive duplicate emails with the Zoom link.   But the small inconvenience of deleting duplicate emails is more than compensated for by being a popular person among your fellow walkers!  Clearly, this system will inevitably miss a small number of people.  For those people, please email swcsocialATgmailDOTcom.  A volunteer  will vet the person and send the link.  Please do not request the link until Dec 14 at the earliest as most people would have received a link to the party by then.

Merry Christmas Everyone!  Let us hope we can go back to a normal Xmas party in 2021. 


Instructions for Quiz 

For the quiz, you will need to have two screens when the moderator asks you to.  The easiest way to do this is to use your phone as the second screen.  Alternatively, have two screens open simultaneously in the desktop. The quiz questions will be presented on Zoom and you enter your answers using the second screen.  There will be some dummy questions at the start, so you can get the hang of it before the real competition begins. 

On your second screen

(1) Enter the web address  
(2) Enter the game pin (this will be given by the moderator and displayed on the Zoom screen)
(3) Enter your name in Kahoot
(4) When a question is shown on Zoom, enter your answer in Kahoot    


Instructions for Breakout Rooms 

Once you have enabled this function in Zoom, you should be able to move freely between breakout rooms and between the main room and any of the breakout rooms.  

(1) Update your Zoom to the latest version, ver 5.4.3 or later. Click here if you need help.
(2) In the Zoom meeting screen, there should be a 'breakout rooms' icon at the bottom of the screen. 
(3) Click 'breakout rooms', you should see several breakout rooms, named breakout room 1, 2, 3 etc. 
(4) Select the breakout room  you wish to join (say room 1), click 'Join' button, you have now entered the breakout room 1 and can socialise with people in that room
(5) If you wish to leave the breakout room 1, click 'Leave' button to go back to the main room
(6) If you wish to go to another breakout room without going back to the main room,  click the 'breakout rooms'  icon, select another room (say breakout room 2) and click 'Join'.  You will now be in breakout room 2.      


Lucilla said...

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the photo event has now been cancelled. I thank all of you who have already submitted or in preparation to submit photos to us and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. It will be a great party nonetheless

Anonymous said...

I reckon n=50, Great to see everyone. I would like to thank John L and Sean for writing the quiz and John for hosting the party - significant amount of work has been done behind the scene by John (photo show with the music at the start of the party, putting quiz onto Kahoot and making sure the IT is working). I would also like to thank those who helped with testing and hosting breakout rooms. There will be e-gift vouchers sent out to top three winners. Thank you all for participating in the party. Hopefully, we will be back with a normal Xmas party next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!