Our Groups are up and running with their activities. From the 1st of May we will no longer require advanced booking for most events. Events may still require advanced booking if it is necessary to place a limit on the number of attendees based on the event's risk assessment, or other factors.
Are you interested to meet or socialise with other GOC members online, from the comfort of your home? Perhaps you don't find it easy to join many of our outdoor events for one reason our another, or you're interested to connect with members beyond those that you usually meet in person?
Join us for our Online Social in Zoom, fortnightly on Thursday nights from from 7-8pm. Whatever your interest, and whatever your level of technical experience or expertise, you are welcome.
What to expect
We start each online social with a quick round of introductions. If you have something in particular that you would like to share or ask, such as photos of a recent trip or a question about GOC, this is your chance to let everyone know what that is. Then we spend most of our time mingling and chatting informally in small groups, moving ourselves between Zoom breakout rooms according to who we want to talk with or what we want to talk about. We close each session by gathering all together again to hear something of what we all shared or enjoyed during the session.
For what previous attendees have appreciated about our online socials, see our 3 May news update.
Please consider offering to share a brief report afterwards on the GOC website, to share something of your experience and to encourage others to attend in future. Please take a screenshot of those present, with their permission of course, and upload it afterwards with a few lines of text at Submit a new event report. For an example see Online Social goes from strength to strength.
Our Zoom meeting room is accessible on a computer, tablet or smartphone via an app, or with more limited functionality via your browser or you can even dial-in by telephone. Full details including links to FAQs and further support are at our member-only page How to use Zoom and Wonder.