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2022 Spring Construction Seminar

VAST will be hosting the 2022 Spring Construction Seminar for all clubs via Zoom. 

There will be two dates for the event to allow some flexibility. The first meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th from 6pm to 8pm (after normal working hours) and the second will be on Saturday, May 14th from 8am to 10am.  A separate link for each of the two meeting dates is shown below. We will be able to host up to 100 participants in each meeting with the VAST Zoom account. Zoom is free to download on your computer or phone, and since you are using the VAST account there should be no charge to you for downloading Zoom or attending this meeting. Zoom can be downloaded onto your cell phone, tablet or desktop computer. Additional Zoom related instructions are shown below.

The meeting is not expected to take the full two hours.  There will be a short review on signing by Ken Brown, VAST Trails Manager and a short review of the online Construction Grant in Aid Application and process by Matt Tetreault, VAST Trails Administrator. There two short presentations will be followed by time for general questions. 

Any clubs wishing to apply for any of the VAST Grant in Aid Programs will be required to have one person from the club in attendance at one of the two meetings for the entire duration. This person should be an actively involved member who will be filling out paperwork and working on the Grant in Aid Programs. There will be no joining the Zoom meeting late or leaving early. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the meeting and again at the end. Both meetings will be recorded. If no one from your club can attend one of the two sessions, your club will not be eligible for any VAST Grant in Aid in FY 23.  There is no make-up option.  

When you log into the Zoom meeting by clicking one of the links below, you will be asked to register. Please register by using your first and last name, followed by your club name. This will help us keep track of who attended each meeting. Once registered, you will be able to join the meeting at which time you selected. You will want to join using your computer or device audio so that you can hear others and we can hear you. Participants should also mute themselves during the meeting and save questions for the end.

If there are any questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you on May 5th or May 14th.

Matt Tetreault

VAST Trails Administrator


Topic: 2022 Spring Construction Seminar #1
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


The link below is the Spring Construction Seminar #1 meeting video.


Topic: 2022 Spring Construction Seminar #2
Saturday, May 14, 2022, 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Mute Function 
Everyone will automatically be muted upon entry into the Zoom meeting. You are expected to stay muted unless you are going to ask a question/speak. Otherwise, the background noise from multiple users caused the camera to switch to the screen where the noise is coming from. You can imagine how horrible this is with multiple participants shuffling papers, clicking pens, or experiencing background noise from other human or pet interactions. To unmute/mute you should see a microphone with a red line through it on your screen. The red line means you are muted. The absence of a red line means you are unmuted.

Raise Hand Function 
If you need to say something raise your hand and remain muted until you are called on by the meeting host. The “raise hand” function is located at the bottom of your screen, far to the right near the three dots … More
Click this and you will see “Raise Hand”. With a hand emoji. Click this and your virtual hand will now be raised. The meeting host will call on you, at which time you can unmute and ask your question. Once you are done talking please be sure to place your microphone on mute again.  

Chat Function 
The meeting will move along much smoother if simple questions are asked through the “Chat” function. In your controls at the bottom window, click “chat.” If you are on a mobile device, tap “Participants”, then “Chat.” The “Chat” window will open on the right side of your screen if you are not in full-screen mode. You can type your message into the “Chat” window. Press” Enter” to send your message to the entire group or select a particular member of the group to send a private chat if you wish. Make certain you understand who you are sending the chat to before you send it!  A response to the question will be given in the “Chat” window to the entire group. We will have a designated staff member to manage the “Chat” function during the meeting. 



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