As local residents do what they can to observe social distancing, Inverell Breakfast Toastmasters used Zoom to hold their first virtual meeting.
To lighten the mood, and help members adapt, everyone was asked to wear a funny hat making the first Zoom experience one to remember.
Inverell Breakfast Toastmasters' Heather Kerridge said there were a wide variety of hats, a big floppy hat, a teddy bear, and even a crown.
"Most of the meeting flowed surprisingly well, considering it was our first attempt. There were a few hiccups! One person had horizontal lines across her picture.
"This was eventually resolved. Another had no sound. Using mobile phones, the problem was finally worked through," she said.
Although it was a new experience for the social club, members held onto positivity, which flowed through the atmosphere.
"It was a challenge to remember to un-mute when a person wanted to talk, and there were some interesting moments where we had to lip read. It took a while to get used to how to do things this new way.
"For the near foreseeable future, this is one way that we can connect with people and honour the safety regulations at this momentous time in the history of our world," she said.
To find out more about the Inverell Breakfast Toastmasters Group, head to the website inverellbreakfast.toastmastersclubs.org.