Newton Camera Club

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Online Meetings

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About Online Meetings

If we are unable to meet in person, we will provide as much of the camera club's programming online as possible. We will be using a meeting app called Zoom - the same platform used by BU and the City of Newton. We selected Zoom because it is one of the easier-to-use remote meeting tools.

The app only downloads and installs the first time your participate in a meeting, so the first time you "attend" a meeting we suggest you join early enough (by 7:20PM) to download the app and get your equipment set up. Follow the instructions below.

What You Need

To watch and hear the presenter and ask questions via chat, most people will only need:

  • A computer with either speakers (built-in or external) or a telephone OR

  • A smartphone or tablet.

  • A connection to the internet

If you want to orally ask a question or make a comment you will also need: 

  • A microphone for your computer or a telephone connection OR

  • A smartphone or tablet.

If you want to be seen while talking you will need: 

  • A webcam for your computer OR

  • A smartphone or tablet.

In general, we will not be sharing video of the attendees, so you do not need this unless you are presenting. 


The largest screen device you have will be most satisfying. 


If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we highly recommend that you watch this video on attending a Zoom meeting

On the night of the meeting, join the Zoom meeting betwen 7:15 PM and 7:30 PM by using one of the join buttons above or by clicking this link:


Note that the presentation will start promptly at 7:30 so you can use 7:15 ~ 7:30 period to make sure your equipment is working and mingle virtually with your fellow club members. 

Testing Your Setup Ahead of Time

Any time prior to the meeting you can test your setup.


To test from a laptop computer, simply click



The first time you do this, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app. Install the app on your computer and join the meeting. When the app opens, click on the "Join Audio" option. A window will open that gives you the option to "Test Speaker and Microphone." Click on that and follow the test instructions. If you have trouble getting the audio to work, you can always dial into the meeting using the Dial-In Instructions below.

To test from a tablet or smart phone, first download the Zoom app:

Zoom for iOS

Zoom for Android

Once the app is installed on your device, you can click on the Join Meeting Now button above or you click "Join Meeting" and manually type in our meeting ID:


Meeting ID: 806 746 5322

You'll have to do a few setup chores such as entering your name and allowing Zoom to use your microphone and camera. If you're on wifi, select the choice to "Call using Internet Audio." If not, select "Dial In" and use the Dial-In information below.

Dial-in Instructions


If, for any reason, you cannot get audio working on your device using Internet audio through the Zoom app, you can call into the audio portion of the meeting using any phone. Dial the number below and then enter the Meeting ID when prompted.

Dial-in Number: 929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 806 746 5322

You will still need the Zoom app to see the visuals.

After joining the meeting you can use the two icons in the lower left to un-mute your mic and turn on your camera (if using one).

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