Chairing Meetings

Chairing Meetings is a great way to do service. Are you considering to chair a meeting? Please read through the following:

If you want to chair a meeting in Zoom (video and audio) these are the steps:

  1. Get 30 days without Nicotine
  2. Send an email to our Zoom Roomowner at host@voicesofnicotinerecovery.com and get yourself trained
  3. Ask another host if you can cochair with her or him. You need 4 times cochairing.
  4. Download the Zoom Meeting format. This is a suggested format, so the meeting you’re (co)chairing might use a different format.
  5. Download the VONR Zoom reference guide for instructions and best practices to manage the Zoom room. 
  6. After 4 times co-chairing, you’re a Zoom Host , Hurray! 
  7. Ask the Zoom Roomowner to give you the host-code and to show you how to open the room. 
  8. If you want to start your very own meeting, check the calendar, choose an hour that is free, pick a topic and send all this information to calendar@voicesofnicotinerecovery.com

If you want to chair a meeting in Paltalk (audio-only) these are the steps:

  1. Get 30 days without Nicotine
  2. Send an email to our Superadmin at superadmin@voicesofnicotinerecovery.com, set up a time to train with the SuperAdmin to learn how to open and close the room, use the Admin Console, and red-dot, and answer any questions you may have.
  3. Ask another Paltalk-admin if you can cochair with her or him. You need 4 times cochairing. Anyone with an (A) behind their name is an admin.
  4. Download the Paltalk Meeting format. This is a suggested format, so the meeting you’re (co)chairing might use a different format.
  5. Learn more about chairing, reddotting, etc. from notes compiled from GC motions.
    Meeting Admin Notes
  6. After 4 times co-chairing, you’re an admin, Hurray! 
  7. Ask the Superadmin to give you your hat.
  8. To become an admin you must go to https://www.paltalk.com/g2/paltalk/988820702 and click ‘FOLLOW‘ in order to be added as an admin.
  9. If you want to start your very own meeting, check the calendar, choose an hour that is free, pick a topic and send all this information to calendar@voicesofnicotinerecovery.com
  10. An extra instruction how to chair from your mobile device can be found here: Open & Close Paltalk Room on Phone or Mobile Device

It is NOT required that a chairperson have a regularly scheduled meeting on the calendar. A chairperson may open the meeting room at any time for a meeting (not just to chat), by posting a notice on our message board (VONR Forum) that the meeting room is open.  An admin may also be a substitute chair for other admins.

If a chairperson begins using nicotine again, she or he must wait 30 days after becoming nicotine-free to begin chairing again.