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Zoom Travel Group: Halfway Around the World in Eighty Days (4:00)

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Zoom link will be emailed out to BHV members in advance.

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Thursday, July 16 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (virtual program on Zoom) 
Travel Group: Halfway Around the World in Eighty Days

In late 2018, to celebrate her 80th birthday, Joan Doucette and Harry Fisher set sail from Miami on a vessel bound for Hong Kong. During this Zoom Travel Group session, Joan will share highlights from their time in Australia, featuring: charming colonial cities, pristine beaches,  sharks, cute koala bears, and hungry kangaroos. Some of their ports of call on this leg of the trip included: Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, and more.

BHV members only. Free.

Here are the steps to participating in this Travel Group program: 

  1. Get acquainted with Zoom. Jump to the last section for Zoom set-up instructions & ways to get help.***

  2. Receive a Zoom invite from the BHV office via email.

  3. Get on Zoom! Just before the program starts, from your Zoom-tested computer or device, simply click on the Zoom invite link above in the email. Bill will then show up on your screen, along with everyone else who is participating. 

  4. Get help. Did you have trouble connecting? Let the office know at, so we can get you set up for next time.

  5. Give help. Is there anyone else who may need a hand getting started?

***Getting acquainted with Zoom

The steps to participating are fairly straightforward and BHV is here to help if you have any trouble. First, you need the right kind of equipment. 

To get the full audio and video effect of Zoom, you need:

  • a computer (Mac or PC) with a connected camera, a smartphone, or a tablet.  If you can take a selfie on your phone or tablet you have a camera. You probably have one if you have a laptop -- it’s the little pinhole above the screen. A PC or Mac may have one in the monitor or there may be a separate camera: if you can do Facetime or Skype with video, you are all set.

  • a microphone to talk into. Smartphones, tablets and laptops should already have them. A desktop PC, if it has one, is probably a standalone device. A Mac PC could have either an integrated or standalone mic. If you can talk to Siri or someone else that lives in your computer you are good to go. 

If you are using a smartphone or a tablet, you need to go to your app store and install the Zoom Cloud Meeting. Once installed, open the app and sign up for a free account.

If you are using a PC, go to the webpage and sign up for a free account. After you download and finish the installation of Zoom, you are ready to join your first meeting!

If you would like to participate by telephone only that is also an option. Just let the office know that’s how you would like to join in, so we may help.

Because things can go wrong, if you have trouble or have any questions, please let the office know by email:, and someone will get in touch with you.

BHV looks forward to seeing you soon on Zoom!