Photo by Henri Walhout of the Digital Photography Interest Group
Please note: there will be no Mid-July newsletter. The August CALL newsletter will be available on August 6. Happy Summer!
Check the CALL website for details of the following events. Registration is required for all these events. You must be a member to register.
Avoid disappointment: the gerbils in the intertubes need a little time to deliver emails. They recommend registering at least a couple of hours before an event to ensure the registration confirmation email with the event link arrives in your inbox in time.
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm by Zoom Not so Common Law
Duty of Honesty in Contracts
Presenter: Jim Conway
This is the final CALL event before our summer hiatus. Zoom in to hear Jim Conway bring us up to date on Canadian contract law. In a series of recent decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada has imposed a new duty of honesty in contractual performance that requires all contracting parties to act honestly toward each other in performing the contract. Wait. What?! Does this mean that there wasn’t a duty to act honestly in making and performing contracts before? That the law permitted contracting parties to lie or intentionally mislead each other regarding the performance of their contract?
Find out at the next session of Not So Common Law. For details and registration go to the Not so Common Law page.
July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13.
The group meets monthly (2nd Wednesday) online over the summer and into the early fall, which is typically geocaching season.
The group is in the process of determining its purpose and learning more about geocaching. With the possibility of changing COVID protocols the group may, and hopes to, be able to participate in geocaching activities together.
Go to the CALL Geocaching Interest Group page for more information and to register.
Tuesday Walks in the City of Calgary: CALL walks are back on!
If you are new to this activity and are not registered please go to the Tuesday Walks in the City of Calgary page.
Are you looking for a new summer activity to get you moving and socializing with other CALL members? Lawn Bowling may be just right for you. The Stanley Park Bowling Club is offering CALL space in its Wednesday morning Drop-In Time. The club is located centrally in lovely Stanley Park just off 42nd Ave. SW and Macleod Trail. To find out more and to register go to the Lawn Bowling page.
CALL to the Cinema – New Summer Session.
This popular CALL Interest Group has eight spaces available for a special summer series. The films are available for viewing on Netflix and the discussions take place on Zoom.
The films and discussion dates are:
Fried Green Tomatoes – July 13
The Glass Castle – August 3
Ghandi – August 24.
Go to the CALL to the Cinema page for more details and registration.
CALL memberships renewed and new memberships purchased now are valid until August 31, 2022! Membership is required for participation in all Interest Groups and for participation in events on Zoom. You can renew online or by mail.
By Dale Rudd
Several years ago, just before retiring, I met Pat Hogan at a CALL event, who was coordinator at the time for History, Philosophy and Religion, my area of interest. I thought perhaps I could contribute and get to know some of these lifelong learners! Relationships as always are what matters, and Pat made it happen! She was a mentor and role model for me with her enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to supporting facilitators and causing new groups to happen.
Working as a coordinator with dedicated facilitators, keen on their focus and to their interest groups, and fellow coordinators working together at Committee meetings along with chairpersons, has been a rewarding experience. I don’t say this in an off-hand way – especially in light of the past 15 months or so! A group of volunteers who have been so flexible and determined to make things work – those on the Board of CALL, the zoom support team, web support team, newsletter volunteers, etc. – everyone figuring out things on the go.
I am grateful for being part of CALL, for what I have gained not only in knowledge and understanding, but relationships formed – again – what makes it a great organization!
Tom Kerwin is looking forward to taking over the reins from Dale Rudd as Coordinator for CALL’s History, Philosophy and Religion Interest Area.
Many CALL members have probably met Tom as he has been an active participant in many CALL activities over the last nine years. For those who haven’t met him, Tom is the person who has, among other things:
Thanks, Tom for taking on this new role. We look forward to thought-provoking interest groups and presentations.
For most of the CALL membership, the current/latest update for common Zoom devices is Version 5.6.7. From research on the Zoom website there appears to be another major update occurring on June 21. As a result, and for just good practice, those using zoom should update/upgrade their zoom devices on a regular basis to promote a good Zoom experience and hopefully avoid last minute challenges.
This is the Zoom link users can access to find and update the zoom version on each of their devices – computer, tablet, or phone: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Downloading-the-latest-Zoom-update#h_ffe79f39-db29-46e2-bc1b-3ed7b6d0f38f
– Wayne (Rocky) Marshall, ZoomHelp Team Lead
ZoomHelp volunteers will be moving to “summer hours” beginning July 1. They will still be there to answer your questions, but it may take a little longer to respond.
During this time, ZoomHelp will be working on enhancements to services for CALL programming in the 2021/22 year. Thanks to everyone and have a great summer!
– ZoomHelp Team.
Maybe you aspire to be a scheduling nerd or maybe you would just like to help keep track of CALL’s many activities at cSpace.
The Operations Committee is in need of someone to respond to requests from CALL Interest Groups and schedule them in our busy Room 310 at cSpace.
CALL uses Wild Apricot for scheduling and training is provided. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
We are eagerly anticipating a time when CALL can resume in-person meetings. In preparation, the Board has been considering the advisability of making vaccination status disclosure a requirement for attending CALL programs. After reviewing the legal and operational aspects of this practice, the Board has decided to take the following position: CALL will not ask nor require program participants to disclose their vaccination status. As we will not be able to guarantee everyone attending our events has been vaccinated your decision to attend a CALL program needs to be determined by your individual health status and risk tolerance. We know many of our members have already been vaccinated. The single vaccination rate among Albertans 65 and older is currently over 85%. Over 60% have received the recommended two doses. We encourage others to become vaccinated as soon as possible for the sake of their own health and that of the CALL community.
The CALL Newsletter is our way to communicate what is going on in our community. Usually we communicate to members about upcoming events, however, since all CALL gatherings are postponed for an undetermined period of time, we decided to use the newsletters as a way to ‘peek behind the curtain of CALL’, to give some general information about CALL groups and members.
You are invited to send your ideas and suggestions for future issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know what your Interest Groups are doing and your strategies for coping with this situation in which the whole world finds itself. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity; not every submission will necessarily be published.
Meanwhile, be well, stay well in every sense of the word.
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