Mar 302015

Just in case you were wondering, we’ve had multiple sightings of the bus ads, mostly downtown. There has been some media attention over the last week.

Bus ad photo courtesy of @AtomicImprov

Courtesy of @AtomicImprov

Bus ads promote atheist group, St. Albert Gazette

The Society of Edmonton Atheists are spreading their message, 630 CHED & iNews 880

Edmonton Atheists to Run Bus Ads Claiming It’s ‘Good’ to Be ‘Godless;’ Erase God in Famous ‘Creation of Adam’ Painting, Christian Post

Mar 122015

Tuesday April 7th will be this year’s SEA Annual General Meeting (AGM), formally starting at 7:00 pm, and will be held at the University of Alberta, Central Academic Building (CAB) room 239 (the campus map has interior maps).

It is important that as many of you as possible attend as we are looking to brainstorm and discuss what direction SEA will be taking in the upcoming year.  Please note only paying members will be permitted to vote in the general election or on any other business, however you are able to purchase a membership on the night.

Parking around the University can be pricey, and public transit is probably your best bet. Less expensive parking can usually be found at the Faculty Club parking lot (the surface lot north of Windsor Car Park, 116 St), although it’s a bit of a walk to CAB.
We are giving away a signed copy of the book ”Deconverted” by Seth Andrews (aka The Thinking Atheist) along with a coffee mug that matches, by prize draw on the night.
This draw is for current members (those who have purchased a membership in the last 4 months, have a 3 year renewing membership or lifetime membership). You may purchase your membership on the evening or prior to the AGM via our membership tab to also be entered into this draw.

What you need to know: 

Agenda for the evening:  Society of Edmonton Atheist AGM AGENDA 2015

Last year’s AGM minutes:  AGM meeting minutes April 2014 

We are changing a few things in the by-laws this year so please ensure you read through our proposed changes.  The changes can be seen in red on page 6:  2015 02 14 SEA bylaws proposed

If you are at all interested in running for the Board, please take a look at our explanation of the roles and responsibilities for each position, as well as some FAQs about joining the Board. There are current Board members who will not be running again for election.  You can email us to let us know that you’d like to run for a Board position (even if you will not be present at the meeting), ask another member to nominate you at the appropriate point during the meeting, or you may also self-nominate at the meeting.

Deadlines related to the AGM:

23 March – Receipt of proposed bylaw changes.  If you would like to propose changes for consideration at the AGM, they must be sent to the Board for distribution to the rest of the membership.

We’re looking forward to another great year with SEA!  See you at the AGM!

–  Karen Kerr, President

 Posted by at 12:42 PM
Mar 072015

Congratulations to Alexander Delorme, the winner of our Imagine No Religion Conference!

Alexander will be headed to Vancouver in June to attend the conference, with airfare and hotel included.  We would like to give a huge thank you to Bill Ligertwood from the Kamloops Center for Rational Thought and founder of the Imagine No Religion conference for supplying SEA with this amazing prize!

Alexander’s entry can be found here:

 Posted by at 12:07 AM