The Virginia AFSA Chapter held its 120th meeting on April 7, 2015 at the Four Point by Sheraton Hotel in Richmond Virginia, Mike Meehan of VSC presiding, and all Committee reports being given.
The main speaker was Peg Paul of the Home Fire Coalition explaining the work of the Home Fire Coalition.
The Virginia AFSA Chapter presented Peg Paul with a donation check for $1,000.00 for the Home Fire Coalition at this meeting.
The vendor speaker was Clay Morris of ESP explaining their representation in Virginia of Peerless Pumps
This meeting was historical as it was a test for National AFSA on how to conduct a Virtual meeting over the Internet. George Wagner working with Michael Smith of VSC planned and broadcasted over the Internet and by Phone the full AFSA meeting.
Michael Smith did a great job of obtaining the equipment, signing AFSA on to a “GoToMeeting” account and then directing the program.
The AFSA Virginia Chapter had fourteen people view the meeting, mail program and vendor program over the Internet and had 25 people attend the lunch and meeting. For the first time production this broadcast went pretty smoothly with only some minor camera glitches and some minor audio glitches. We used a split screen for showing the presenter on one side of the screen and the Power Point presentation on the other side of the screen.
The best part was that IT WORKED!!!
Hopefully other AFSA Chapters will be able to learn from this test.
George Wagner will give a report to all Executive Directors at the Leadership conference at the Convention on this test.