General Meeting

General Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, 1:30 pm

Topic to be announced.

Notice from the Johnson County Library:
With safety at the forefront of our concerns, we have decided to extend the cancellation of meeting and study room bookings through January 1, 2021. Please continue to check our website and social media for the latest updates on Library services.

The General Meeting is not held during the vacation months of July and August. The other meetings will continue, except for the SenCom Lunch & Learn meeting due to COVID-19.

Help with virtual meetings:
We are using a service called Free Conference Call that allows all of us to be on at one time through video/audio conferencing or just audio conferencing. If you have a camera and speakers on your desktop computer or a laptop computer with a camera and speakers, you will find that using your PC or Mac computer will probably give you the best experience. To use your computer to conference into the meeting, follow the instructions that Joe Callison assembled.
Using your computer to access the Free Conference Call (PDF)→

When using the Chrome browser to access a video conference, you may see a message that your browser has blocked access to your camera or audio. Look at the icons at the top right area of your browser for an icon with a red X like the following:

Click on the icon and then click on the button to allow access and then click the Done button. If the red X does not disappear after a few seconds you may need to refresh your browser by clicking on the icon near the top left of your browser that looks like the following:

The settings for the site will be saved in your Chrome browser Privacy and security settings so you will not need to do this the next time you access the site.

Although Joe mentions that Chrome is the preferred browser, I know that others have used Firefox without any problems.

For those who wish to use their Android devices (either tablet or phone), we are using an app called FreeConferenceCall that you can download from the Google Play Store (note that there are no spaces in the app name). I have included a set of instructions that you can print and follow to join the meeting.
Using your Android device to access the Free Conference Call (PDF)→

Apple iPad/iPhone users can find the same app (Free Conference Call) on the Apple App Store. Installing and using it should be very similar to the Android instructions above.


Access to this video conference is available starting 15 minutes prior to the meeting by clicking this link:

If you do not have a computer or device that you wish to use to video conference, you may use any phone to participate in the teleconference. Dial (425) 436-6335, Access Code 188916*, long distance charges may apply.

Either Joe or I will be happy to try to answer any questions you may have about the instructions.

Bob Bowser, (785) 608-4904

Joe Callison,

Our General Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of each month except for the July and August vacation period. They are usually held at the Johnson County Central Resource Library except for the May Annual Meeting/Lunch which is usually held at Lakeview Village.

Past Presentations:

Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 5/14/2020
Video recording of Annual Meeting

Instructions for a Video Conference or Virtual Meeting
by Joe Callison, 4/10/20 ~ View PDF

Home Automation Introduction, 1/10/2020
By Bill James, VP of Operations, Computer Club of Oklahoma City; APCUG Director, Region 8. Slide Show (PDF)→

Local History & Genealogy Resources on, 10/11/2019
by Amanda Wahlmeier, Local History Librarian of the Jo Co Library.

Protect Yourself Against Scams, 10/12/2018
by Mandi McCoy, Marketing Consultant with Partners in Primary Care.

Let the Internet Help You Read for Fun
by Elizabeth Appelbaum, Ph.D., 1/12/2018 ~ Slide Show (PDF)→

Password Managers, KeePass & LastPass
by Mike Hurley and Jack Pearce, 12/8/2017
KeePass YouTube vidio:
LastPass YouTube vidio:

Being Connected and Secure: Lessons for Everyday Computer Use
by Roozmehr Safi, 1/13/2017 ~  Slide Show (PDF)→

Backing Up a Computer
by Joe Callison, 12/9/2016 ~ View PDF

YouTube – More than Entertainment
by Joe Callison, 3/11/2016 ~ View PDF

Free Ways to Protect Your Computer
by Mike Smith, 6/12/2015 View PDF

How To Purchase A Car
by Elizabeth Appelbaum, Ph.D., 3/21/2014 ~ Slide Show (PDF)→

How to Research the Purchase of Electronic Devices
by Joe Callison, 2/14/2014 ~ Use these ~ ~ ~ ~