Many meetings have started meeting virtually, most via Zoom (which OA does not endorse, any more than we do the phone company….) If your meeting is not on the list below, it may still be meeting virtually and Intergroup just doesn’t have the information or permission to post the name and number of the person with the specifics of the meeting. We suggest you contact the regular meeting contact to find out if the meeting is happening virtually and either the specifics or who to contact to get the specifics.
While it might be more convenient to post those specifics here, Intergroup prefers not to do that for security reasons. So-called “Zoom Bombing” is now a thing, wherein people crash Zoom meetings and put up pornographic or other offensive content via the virtual background or screen sharing. The more of the specifics we put online, the easier it is for those people to find them. As further security, Zoom as a platform has started requiring a password for all free and single-user Pro accounts, which probably is how most OA meetings are being done (please see earlier article on why we should not be using our employers’ Zoom accounts for OA meetings).. SOAR8 further recommends that OA meeting hosts disable virtual backgrounds and screen sharing by participants.
Note that passwords for audio call-in for Zoom meetings are usually different (numbers only, randomly generated by Zoom) than the password for the video meeting (alphanumeric, can be set by host), so if you plan to call in, be sure to get that password. Hosts, it should be at the bottom of the invitation with the call-in phone numbers. Note too, you will not be asked for the video meeting password if you access it by clicking on a link provided by the host that includes the encrypted password (you can tell because there’s a long string of what looks like random characters at the end of the link). If you access it by entering the meeting ID into the Zoom app, you will be prompted for the video meeting password.
Zoom meetings (audio and video, can also just use audio):
Sun 10am Durham – Nan M 518-466-0100
Mon/Thurs 12:30 Carrboro – Susan 919-593-5866
Sun 4pm Carrboro – Anne L 919-360-8711 text please
Mon 7pm Greenville – Pat K. 252-353-6546
Tues 6pm Chapel Hill – Mary Anne 919-260-5693
Tues/Thurs noon Durham – Taylor 908-462-4525
Wed 7am Raleigh – Atiya 919-302-1030
Thurs 7pm Chapel Hill – Anne L 919-360-8711 text please
Thurs 7pm Greenville – Christina L. 252-227-1051
Sat 9am Raleigh – Atiya 919-302-1030 or Mary Anne 919-260-5693
Sat 10am Durham – Harriette 919-596-9543, or for Zoom info questions Morry S. 305-724-6221. Currently meeting from 11am-12:30pm until further notice.
Sat 11am Greenville – Nancy S. 252-565-5424