Pandemic

 

There’s a long war ahead and our Covid-19 response must adapt.

Different times call for different measures.

Need a meeting?  Click here for a complete up-to-date schedule of SA Meetings from around the globe.

Few of us anticipated the catastrophic impact the new virus has had in Wuhan, in Italy and may soon have in many other places.  For most people, there is simply no frame of reference for this pandemic. Never in our lifetime has there been an infectious disease threat as devastating to society. Click here

We learn more about this virus by the day, often by the hour and most of the news is bad. Here are few things we’ve learned in the past week:

  • The virus that causes Covid-19, can live on contaminated surfaces as the SARS virus can, so it may spread, sometimes explosively, from doorknobs, elevator buttons and contaminated surfaces in hospitals and elsewhere.
  • It’s not just older people with underlying conditions who become very ill and can die. Although prior reports suggested that 80% of people got only mild disease, it now appears that about 50% of people, have moderately severe pneumonia, which can take weeks or longer to recover from.

It’s going to get a lot worse. Not only is the global economy in free-fall but supply chains for essentials, including medicines, are disrupted. Even China, which has successfully tamped down spread, is only now reopening its economy”  Read more

This is a war. And in war, strategy is important. 

BEST OPTION: Attend SA Phone Meeting!  In the comfort of your own home, you can address the common fear and quarantine yourself, while still protecting your health and treating the disease.

Are you rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titantic?

Are you too busy with pointless tasks instead of facing the real problems?  It’s no good rearranging the deck chairs if you have to fix the hole in the boat!

Zoom teleconference meetings are scheduled in four (4) time slots where a unique opportunity for NEW and improved meetings can develop.  We are going to experiment with the following additions to the DAILY schedule (7 days/week or 365 days/year):

8:15 AM (0815-0915) and 10:15 AM (1015-1115) in the morning, 1:15 PM (1315-1415) in the afternoon and 5:00 PM (1700-1800) in the evening. All times are based on US Eastern Time (ET) or UTC -4 / UTC-5.  If you need to convert to your local time, Click Here .

Meeting ID: 839-874-7514

Phone #: (646) 558-8656

If you already have the Zoom app installed on your device, just Click Here.  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aco2hbyRvF

In addition, you have the option to share your screen (video conference) with others, similar to sitting at a “Face-to-Face” meeting in a church basement at your local home group.  This makes the Zoom technology extremely helpful and more transparent.  This is completely voluntary and your anonymity will be protected, including phone numbers.

“Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.  Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.” Traditions 11 & 12.

Moreover, these meetings are very similar to the SAICO SIM and Geek Camp live streaming teleconference meetings over the past few years, with one exception — that they will continue at least weekly or even daily and become permanent meetings (depending on demand).

We will also try to simultaneously stream the existing phone meetings already on the schedule.  For example, the 7:30 AM ET meeting will merge together with the Zoom meeting @ 8:15 AM, as well as the 9:15 AM and 12:00 PM Noon with the Zoom meeting.  Plus, we added a 5:00 PM “Happy Hour” meeting at the end of the work day.

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to help secretary?  Please send an email to webmaster@saphonemeeting.org if you are interested in being of service to lead and facilitate these meetings.  Also, when you get a chance, please complete the following form – Click Here and we will decide on the most popular choice.

Some other time slots we are considering are at 1:30 AM, 3:30 AM, 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM.  For your convenience, a converted “time zone grid style schedule will be posted online @ www.saphonemeeting.org (e.g. Central, Pacific, etc) in the coming days. Read more

WHAT NEXT? Carry the message by forwarding to a friend.

Pledge: “I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of S.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.”

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