Monday, February 10, 2014

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

For our February meeting the Humanist Society of Gainesville celebrates the 205th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.  Our speaker will be Dr. Fred Gregory a Professor of History of Science at UF. He will be speaking on Charles Darwin, the man, his work, and its impact on the world. Dr. Gregory has a Ph.D. from Harvard, has served as the Chairman of the History Department at UF, and has been president of the History of Science Society.  His course, The Darwinian Revolution, is one of the many courses offered on CD by The Teaching Company. Our meeting is, as usual, the third Wednesday of the month, February 19, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 pm.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

The December meeting of the Humanist Society of Gainesville will be at our usual time and place, the third Wednesday of the month, December 18, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship social hall at 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 p.m.  Our speaker will be Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, editor of Free Inquiry magazine, and director of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum and the Freethought Trail.  His subject will be "The Trouble With Christmas" and he will examine where our most treasured traditions actually come from.

As we do at every meeting, we will be accepting contributions, food or money, for the Food4Kids Backpack program.

Our officers and board members for 2014 will be elected at this meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at our December meeting.


Jim Sullivan, President

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

The November meeting of the Humanist Society of Gainesville will be at our usual time and place,
the third Wednesday of the month, November 20, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 
social hall at 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 p.m.  Our speaker will be Dr. Lawton K. Swan, 
Psychology professor at the University of Florida who will present the results of his research 
on the subject “Anti-Atheist Bias in the United States”.  As usual there will be plenty of 
time for questions and discussion. 

As we do at every meeting, we will be accepting contributions, food or money, for the Food4Kids 
Backpack program.  

We look forward to seeing you at our October meeting.
  

Jim Sullivan, President

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

The October meeting of the Humanist Society of Gainesville will be at our usual time and place, the third Wednesday of the month, October 16, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship social hall at 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 p.m.  Our subject will be “If and/or how can science help up us determine human values or was David Hume correct when he said, you can’t get an ought from an is”.  As usual there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

As we do at every meeting, we will be accepting contributions, food or money, for the Food4Kids Backpack program.

We look forward to seeing you at our October meeting.

Jim Sullivan, President

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

The September meeting of the Humanist Society of Gainesville will be at our usual time, the third Wednesday of each month, September 18, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship social hall at 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 p.m.  Our speaker will be one of our own members Jim Nail who will speak on the subject, "A Humanist loks at our Responsibllities to the Environment".  He will focus on topics like how we can leave a better environment for future generations.  As usual there will be plenty of time for discussion.

As we do at every meeting, we will be accepting contributions, food or money, for the Food4Kids Backpack program that continues to operate through the summer school program.

We look forward to seeing you at our September meeting.

Jim Sullivan, President

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

Members and friends, 

The August meeting of the Humanist Society of Gainesville will be at our usual time, the third Wednesday of each month, August 21, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship social hall at 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 p.m.  Our speaker will be one of our own members Mary Savage who will speak on the subject, "A Humanist looks at Social Safety Nets".  She will talk about what currently exists and what threats to these systems exist.  As usual there will be plenty of time for discussion regarding what we think would constitute the "best of all possible worlds" or what would the ideal social system look like.

As we do at every meeting, we will be accepting contributions, food or money, for the Food4Kids Backpack program that continues to operate through the summer school program.

We look forward to seeing you at our August meeting.

Jim Sullivan, President

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

The July meeting of the Humanist Society of Gainesville will be at our usual time, the third Wednesday of each month, July 17, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship social hall at 4225 N.W. 34th Street, at 7 p.m.  Our speaker this month will be the president of the First Coast Freethought Society(FCFS), Earl Coggins.  The FCFS is a Jacksonville group, much like our HSG but much larger than we are.  Earl will be talking to us about what has been successful for their group as well as what hasn’t worked so well and what he sees as the ideal future for the Freethought, Secular Humanist, Atheistic, Agnostic movement.

As we do at every meeting, we will be accepting contributions, food or money, for the Food4Kids Backpack program that continues to operate through the summer school program.

We look forward to seeing you at our July meeting.

Jim Sullivan, President