MOST ARRUF MARCH-APRIL EVENTS DELAYED OR SHIFTED TO ZOOM
ARRUF members are likely to fall in the population rated more vulnerable to Covid19. Please take every possible precaution. Every member is precious. Participate in ZOOM sessions to keep in touch. See the March-April newsletter for ideas.
Did you miss the second discussion in our Exploring Hearing Loss session: What Can an Audiologist Do for You?
A two-oage summary is available if you weren't able to attend. DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT HERE.
Independent audiologist Enrique Sanchez, Au D., CCC-A illustrated how new technologies assist in both diagnoses and new devices. Use the contact information on the handout to ask questions or get an expanded explanation..
Like the Birding in the City Wild events (held on February 22)? Might be interested in a more ambitious bird outing?
ARRUF could take a trip to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in 2021 to see the spectacular and very rare Whooping Cranes. Mark would likely be the leader for this tour also. Probably we would take the special boat that virtually guarantees that one will see the cranes (though the cost is not insignificant). Interested parties could add on a land tour of Aransas NWR with Mark (no cost) – or do only that. (The Whooping Cranes are only present in the winter, so January, February or the first half of March are recommended. FYI: There is a Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, with a boat trip for $55 (2020 price) – and perhaps an additional $25 registration fee for the festival. See https://www.whoopingcranefestival.org/event/field-trip-whooping-crane-boat-tour-20-2020-10am/ to learn more about this events connected to this possible trip.
OPPORTUNITY: Needed: Volunteers for the Follow-up Study of Benefits and Privileges.
As you may have noted, the first Benefits and Privileges Committee succeeded in fostering changes in the library policies for retired faculty. Their survey is now two years old; we need an update! Want to work on this pleasant project? Send your name to Coreen Kovacs by way of ARRUF.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, the Houston Rodeo had to close early for the first time this year because of the pandemic. But if you're feeling nostalgic and a bit whimsical, read on:
WANT TO ZOOM IN?
EASY DOES IT: If you can’t come to a meeting that is scheduled for Fondren 412, you can join most meetings held there on your tablet or computer with ZOOM. Here’s how:
Set up your FREE ZOOM account first by going to ZOOM.US on your browser.
At the appointed day and time, go to the ZOOM site and find the JOIN MEETING tab on the menu.
Put in the ARRUF meeting ID 271-570-0281 to join the session.
Link to tutorial “How to Join a Zoom conference.
You may join a zoom meeting using a PC or MAC computer as well as an iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
The exact sequence of questions and what questions you are asked will vary depending on your platform and operating system version as well as the settings on your device.
The general rules are:
If zoom wants to download and/or run something, let it.
If zoom requests access to your camera, grant it.
If zoom requests access to audio or your microphone, grant it.
JOIN WITH VIDEO
CALL USING INTERNET AUDIO.