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Fitch [Workshops]
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 ====== MERG East of Scotland Area Group ====== ====== MERG East of Scotland Area Group ======
  
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 +=== How do I contact the Area Group ===
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 +[[https://www.merg.org.uk/areagroup.php?area=19|MERG East of Scotland Area Group contact form]]
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 +=== Who are the leaders of the group? ===
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 +Jim Hardie - Chairman\\
 +Alistair Fitchie\\
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 +=== Would you like to join today? ===
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 +Not a member? then <WRAP button>[[https://www.merg.org.uk/membership.php|Join MERG Here]]</WRAP> and sign up to this Area Group. If you are already a member <WRAP button>[[https://merg.org.uk/membership/areagroups.php|Join the East of Scotland Area Group]]</WRAP>
 +Select **East of Scotland Area Group** from the drop down list in **Other Area Groups** and press the **Subscribe to Area Group** button.
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 +=== How do you meet? ===
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 +Whilst restrictions are in place, we are using Zoom video calls. 
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 +Previously, meetings were held around once a quarter at West Calder Community Centre. January (AGM), April, July and October.\\
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 +These are more formal than the workshops but still remain a relaxed and inviting affair.\\
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 +Here we can listen to down to earth talks on key parts of electronics in model railway layouts from people who really know their stuff.\\
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 +It is a chance to quiz these people too and present our own experiences without fear of ridicule or embarrassment. They are experts for a reason - probably because as we are all experiencing going down the same journey - it is just that some have spend longer than others on that journey and are at different stations down the line.\\
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 +Workshops are held around once a month 10:30 to 15:30.\\
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 +We normally start with a coffee as everyone arrives and then chat through the aims of the day and who will do what and who will supervise and assist when needed.\\
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 +Lunch does happen but the timing depends on what each of us is up to. But it is a good time to talk through issues you may be having with your home layout. No over-bearing advice - just friendly options.
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-To send us an email, [[https://www.merg.org.uk/areagroup.php?area=19|use the MERG Area Group contact form]]\\  
-For MERG members, you might also like to look at our [[https://www.merg.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=112|area group forum.]] 
  
-==== Chairman ====+Join us on Facebook [[https://www.facebook.com/plugins/group/join/popup/group_id=186800558534881&source=email_campaign_plugin]]
  
  
-==== Secretary ==== 
  
  
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 +Add MERG Calendar [[https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r?cid=pqg9kbth3iech78vdvfted877c@group.calendar.google.com]]
  
-==== Meetings ==== 
  
-Google Calendar / ICal users can use the MERG East Scotland calender to keep themselves up to date.   +If you no longer wish to receive emails from EoSAG please click below: 
-Just copy and paste the the following line and click on the arrow next to "Other Calendars" and "Add by URL"  +Unsubscribe 
-https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/pqg9kbth3iech78vdvfted877c%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics+
  
-[[https://sites.google.com/site/mergeastscotland/home/Next-Meeting|Click here for future meetings]]+[[mailto:merg.eosag@gmail.com?subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20your%20mailing%20list.]] 
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-Meetings are held around once a quarter at West Calder Community Centre.  January (AGM), April, July and October.+===== How do Video Calls Work? =====
  
-These are more formal than the workshops but still remain relaxed and inviting affair.+<WRAP round tip> 
 +The calls last 40 mins after which you can re-join (using same id and password/link) for as long at it takes, to participate, members need a mobile phone, tablet or a PC / Mac with camera and microphone
  
-Here we can listen to down to earth talks on key parts of electronics in model railway layouts from people who really know their stuff.+Calls are scheduled in advance and are held on the last Saturday/Sunday of the month sometime both days depending on the subjects. Topics are agreed in advance with any suggestion more than welcome
  
-It is a chance to quiz these people too and present our own experiences without fear of ridicule or embarrassment They are experts for a reason - probably because as we are all experiencing going down the same journey - it is just that some have spend longer than others on that journey and are at different stations down the line +When it is time to start a call, a voice and video conference is opened up which has thumbnails of each video participant and any shared presentations or desktopsThe call leader facilitates the call and the discussions and tries to get through the agenda in a relaxed manner. Zoom has two views available. The first is the speaker view which selects the video stream from the person speaking. The second is Gallery view which shows streams from all participants.
-==== Workshops ====+
  
-[[https://sites.google.com/site/mergeastscotland/home/workshop|Click here for future workshops]]+If you would like to try out Zoom, then there is a test meeting service where you are the only participant and you can experiment with the various options available.
  
-Workshops are held around once a month 10:30 to 15:30.+<WRAP button>[[http://zoom.us/test|Test Zoom]]</WRAP>
  
-We normally start with a coffee as everyone arrives and then chat through the aims of the day and who will do what and who will supervise and assist when needed.+This link is available to anybody, not just members of the EoS area group. 
 +</WRAP>
  
-Lunch does happen but the timing depends on what each of us is up to.  But it is a good time to talk through issues you may be having with your home layout.  No over-bearing advice just friendly options.+----
  
  
-==== Links ==== 
  
-[[:helpsystem:coordinators|Help page for coordinators]] 
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