A Human Note...

 

A quick update on what's coming up in June 2016

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HAPPY

WORLD

HUMANIST

DAY!

Tuesday, June 21

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First Friday FreeUp

Round Table Discussion: 


Friday, June 3

6:00-9:00 pm

Xiscali Mexican Restaurant

920 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL 32502

We'll continue our Round Table format, so come prepared with an appetite for discussion!

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Gulf Coast Freethinkers MeetUp

Friday, June 17

6:00-9:00 pm

 

Bonelli's Cafe Italia

1217 N 9th Ave, PensacolaFL
 
We are the Godfree party, outside on the patio.
Jiah and the other staff are looking forward to providing us with excellent Italian food, service and atomosphere.
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Visiting speaker: Seth Andrews

Monday, June 20

6:00 pm

Okaloosa/Walton Freethinkers, in conjunction with Humanists of West Florida, will be hosting Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist,for a speaking engagement. There will be a "Q&A" and "Meet and Greet" after the main event.
There is a suggested cover of $5.00, but no one will be turned away and everyone is welcome! 
Plenty of seating is available, so bring a friend and please join us for this exciting event!
All ages are welcome, but the length of the event and language may not be suitable for all ages. 
http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/events

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Membership: Join or Renew

Reminder: Have you paid your dues? 

Your membership and your membership dues make HWF eligible to solicit donations and apply for grants from corporations and larger organizations like the American Humanist Association. Without your support, HWF won’t exist. Why does that matter? How is HWF different from the many other charitable organizations helping the needy on the Gulf Coast? Because of our stand that we’re doing good for our communities because it’s the rational, human thing to do. HWF’s purpose isn’t just to show compassion for the needy, but to demonstrate that compassion isn’t the sole property of religion. And because a person doesn’t need to believe in god to do good and to be good, there is no need for a state religion to dictate how we live and how we treat each other.

You can join by clicking the big red Membership button and then select whether you are a new or renewing member. You can pay online using PayPal, or you can send a check to Humanists of West Florida, P.O.Box 15328, Pensacola FL 32514. 

We're a 501c3 organization so your donations are tax deductible

 

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HWF COMMITTEES

Programs, Projects, and Events (PPE) Committee 

Events and FreeUps Team: responsible for making awesome, interesting and informative social gatherings, special events and picnics to further fellowship within the community. Current projects include:

• Monthly FreeUps and Meetups

• Annual ­Charlie Darwin Chili Cook-­Off & Fundraiser in ­Feb.

• Annual Day of Reason Picnic­ in May

• Annual Come-Fly-a-Kite Beach Party & Fundraiser­ in Aug.

• Annual HWF Carl Sagan Picnic in ­Nov.

Homeless and Hungry Team: responsible for the homeless outreach programs and coordinating the mass distribution of food to low income families in the Gulf Coast area. Current projects include:

• Food Bank Distribution­/MLK Day of Service in ­January, and a second distribution in the autumn.

• Homeless Help 

Young and Youth Team: responsible for identifying strategies to help school children in the area, whether it be academically or with life coaching.

Civics and Government Team: responsible for making sure our voice is heard in the public community, and promoting a positive image for non-theists in the area.

Finance, Fundraising, and Membership (FFM) Committee 

Bylaw Team:  responsible for reviewing the chapter’s bylaws.

Fundraising Team: responsible for encouraging donations from individuals and businesses interested in supporting HWF.

Bylaw Team:  responsible for reviewing the chapter’s bylaws.

Fundraising Team: responsible for encouraging donations from individuals and businesses interested in supporting HWF.

Grant Team: responsible for soliciting grants from organizations that support to vision of HWF.

Membership Team: responsible for rallying the base and building our membership in HWF.

Communications, Connections, and Promotions (CCP) Committee 

Newsletter Team: responsible for keeping our membership informed and active through monthly newsletters.

Publicity Team: responsible for developing tools to publicize HWF to build membership and member involvement.

Social Media Team: responsible for cultivating the conversation with the public and keeping our group relevant and fresh.

Website Management Team: responsible for designing and managing the humanistsofwestflorida.org website.

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The Mission of the Humanists of West Florida

... is to facilitate the advancement of humanist thought and action in Pensacola and surrounding areas by interconnecting groups of humanists, atheists, agnostics and non-religious. We will strive for equal participation in government and societal life through building strategic partnerships with other humanist and freethought organizations and with our religious neighbors to advance the greater good of humanity.

Our Purpose: to provide education, service opportunities, and to create a sense of community for humanists, atheists, agnostics and other non­-religious persons.