In the survey for the 2020 Virtual FOP Family Gathering attendees shared that our community social events were a big hit! We've listened to your request and are excited to share a new series of IFOPA Family Services programming aimed at creating more fun and connection. Each month in 2021 we'll be hosting a community social event.
All community social events will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing and simultaneous translation** will be provided in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese.
- Learn how to navigate Zoom
- Preview the instructions for turning on translation in a Zoom meeting.
- You do not need a ZOOM account to join a meeting or webinar, but if you can download the ZOOM app to your computer, phone or tablet it might make it easier. You can also join by phone. For IOS (iPhones, iPads), click here / For Androids, click here
**Translation services and the Zoom video application can not be accessed at the same time on a single mobile device. If you're using a mobile device and want to access translation and see fellow attendees during a Zoom meeting, you will need a second mobile device or a computer to open translation services. With two mobile devices or a mobile device and a computer, you can participate in the Zoom meeting on one device and access written and audio translation on the other.
View the Preliminary Schedule and Sign Up:
See an activity you'd like to see offered on a monthly basis? Contact the IFOPA Family Services Manager about reserving the community Zoom resource to host your own event.
Bingo: Saturday, January 16 at 12 pm EST/1700 GMT
|February||Friendship Over Pages Book Club Meeting|
|March||Self-Care Saturday: Saturday, March 27 at 12 pm EST/1700 GMT|
|April||Friendship Over Pages Book Club Meeting|
Crafting with Community: Saturday May 22 at 12 pm EDT/1700 BST
Enjoy the company of the FOP community while we craft various versions of paper butterfly art! Once registered you will receive a supply list and instructions for several projects which can be done by participants of all ages and abilities. Click here to register and join in the fun!
|June||Friendship Over Pages Book Club Meeting|
|July||Family Game Night|
|August||Friendship Over Pages Book Club Meeting|
|October||Friendship Over Pages Book Club Meeting|
|November||On Stage Entertainment|
|December||Friendship Over Pages Book Club Meeting|
For more information about the activities listed above or to learn more about scheduling your own FOP Community Social Event, please contact Hope Newport, IFOPA Family Services Manager, at [email protected].