Hello fellow secularists,
First off, welcome to our new members! As we start to develop a more consistent schedule of our weekly events, we're also going to start to develop a better weekly schedule of when I send out emails to all of you. I will be sending out emails:
- weekly, everymorning ("weekly email" – "w.e. #1" for instance)
- two days before major events to remind people they're going to happen
- as needed to get people to sign up for tabling/flyering/etc.
- to provide extra details we all ought to have for events, as I get them in.
I'll try my best to notify everyone in the weekly emails what other emails to expect each week, and consolidate emails where I can.
And so on to the good stuff (TL; DR at bottom again):
• NEXT MEETING •
Our next meeting is this upcoming I have a food sign-up ready now! Make sure you bring something to contribute to the potluck, and take a look to be sure you aren't bringing the same thing everyone else is :-)(9/18), and Holly, our Social Chair, will be hosting it at her house at 714 Lawrence. And
• MEETING AFTER •
The next meeting will be thethe following week (9/26), and will be in 807 Dennison like our mass meeting. It will be from ; this will be the standard times for our weekly meetings from here on out, so please don't show up to Dennison on Wednesdays anymore! I'll send out an email detailing our meeting subject later this week.
• UPCOMING EVENTS •
Botanical Gardens Volunteering
We will be having our first volunteer event of the school year this upcoming sign-up is first come, first serve!(9/21), from , at the Botanical Gardens! We went to go help out there in January, and had a blast cutting down invasive tree species, and have another chance to help out again this semester. If anyone would be interested in helping again, feel free to join us. We can only bring 10 people, so
MIchigan AtheistSocial (MASS)
As was mentioned in the previous mass email, as well as at our first meeting, we'll be having our first MASS today starting at! Come down to the Starbucks on State Street to grab some coffee and hang and chat with other members; unfortunately I will not be able to attend this week because of work, but this is a tradition of ours so I'll be making regular appearances thereafter.
Nate Phelps Speech
Everyone's heard about the Westboro Baptist Church, yeah? Well, we will be bringing in Nate Phelps, who is the son of Fred Phelps (head of that church) and who left the church in 1980, since becoming a secular and LGBT rights activist. He will be giving a speech for us in October, on the 10th () from , at Rackham Auditorium. We will be sending out more information regarding tabling and flyering for this event, so stay tuned! We'll want to advertise and spread the word for this as much as possible as well, so be sure to tell your friends that might be interested.
To reiterate our Skepticon trip: several of our returning members will recall that we went to Skepticon 5 last year, a secular conference held in Springfield, MO. We'll be going again this year to Skepticon 6, and figured that since this will be such a large undertaking for our group, we should start advertising for it now. It will be the weekend of the 15-17th in November, though we will leave the night of the 14th, a information you'll need about the event is here, as well as sign-up. The listed costs will change depending on how close to whole groups of 5 we can form, so don't be too concerned about the money yet.. All of the
(#2) Potluck –, @Holly's House, 714 Lawrence (food sign-up here)!
(#3) Standard meeting time/place: ( ), , 807 Dennison
Events with links:
Events without links:
MASS on Sundays @ , Starbucks on State, starting 9/15 (today)! Nate Phelps Speech, !
Emails to expect soon:
• next weekly email, morning
• reminder for Botanical Gardens,
• info regarding next weekly meeting (#3)
• info regarding Nate Phelps advertising
What we need from you:
Sign up for events and attend our meetings! Email the owners list, secularstudents-owner@
umich.edu, with any questions!
Have a good week, and I look forward to seeing all of you at our potluck and volunteer event!