Karen

Sep 292018
 

Hi all!

We completed a large amount of the highway cleanup today so will cancel tomorrow’s event.    The weather wasn’t overly great (cold!) and with such a little amount left to do it seems like a bit of a waste of time.  We already completed the entire clean up in the spring, and our contract with the province is for once a year anyway, so we’ve done more than we are required to.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered!

If you are looking for other volunteer events, we do have a food bank sorting event coming up in october…just check out our events page.

 Posted by at 3:25 PM
Jun 122018
 

We have decided to join in with Westwood Unitarians book club during the months that it runs.   The events have already been listed for Nov, Jan, Feb, and March, so you can check out their upcoming book list.   April will be added once a book title for that month has been chosen.

In the months they do not have a book club, we will continue with ours on the last Sunday of the month at Second Cup as per usual (with exception of December).

The FreeThinker Book club meets in the basement of the Westwood Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM on the last Wednesday of the month from Oct-March. The format varies but typically begins with a round table check-in and first reactions to the book. This is followed by a free ranging discussion, triggered by questions from other members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

 

 Posted by at 4:12 PM
Jun 062018
 

Here are the shifts and the location of the Pride Booth. We are in booth 604.

Come stop by and see us!

Friday night set up, 7pm – 9pm :  Karen

June 9th, Saturday Pride!

10am – 11:00 Randy
10am – 1:00 Tamara
11am – 1:00 Karen
1:00 – 2:00 Martin
1:00 – 2:00 Tom
1:45 – 3:45 Marion
2:00 – 4:00 Gary
2:00 – 3:30 Eric
3:45 – 4:45 Ashley
3:00 – 5:00 Doreen
4:00 – 6:00 Mark
4:30 – teardown Karen

 Posted by at 11:02 AM
May 312018
 

Thanks all who made it out to the Food Bank volunteer event!   The attendance was fantastic and we really did some good work. These volunteer events are a good way to give back and something we will do again.

-Mark (executive board member)

 Posted by at 2:21 PM
Apr 232018
 

Due to some recent facebook privacy issues, events are no longer linking to our page via our widget.   We’ve been told they are trying to find a work-around, but in the meanwhile we’ll be looking at other options for our events calendar on our website.

EVENTS CALENDAR

For now, here are the most recent upcoming events:

April 29th, 9:00am – Breakfast at Bonnie Doon Mall Albert’s Family Restaurant

May 1st, 7:oopm – Round Table event, Edmonton Health Clinic Academy, Room 1-121.   We will be voting on our bylaws that were amended at the AGM from 7:00 until 7:15pm, and then skyping with Paulogia from Calgary about his vlogcast.

May 1st, 9:15pm – Pub Night at Sherlock Holmes on Campus.

 Posted by at 6:38 PM
Apr 122018
 

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Annual General Meeting and helped shape the next year for our Society.   We are adding a quarterly volunteer event at the Food Bank, we will be having a 10 year anniversary party/1 year memorial for Michael Vester this year, and look forward to continuing to share events with other local like minded groups, including the Secular Humanists, Secular Ethics group in Stony Plain, and the Unitarian Churches in the city.   We also voted to include a low-income membership, on a case by case basis.  This will be added to our website soon.

A few bylaw concerns came up during the meeting, which we were too late to vote on that night as members need prior notice, however, we did work on the re-wording and will have an General Meeting prior to the next round table event in May to quickly vote on these so they can be submitted this year with our filing.  This would allow us to implement them for next April’s AGM.
Our current bylaws allow us to have one person sit as Treasurer and Secretary, which we wanted to update.   You can find the proposed changes in red here:   2018-BYLAWS PROPOSED CHANGES (changes include adding line 34, removing line 37,  updating line 43 and adding a word to line 46.)

A big thank you to our previous board members and congratulations to your new 2018-2019 board!

 Posted by at 10:58 AM
Feb 282018
 

In the spring of 2015 my son was enrolled at Sir George Simpson school in St. Albert, and we had an email message sent to all parents about sex education classes that would be offered.   At the time, I was already aware of the issues with the Pregnancy Care Centre providing abstinence-only based sex ed classes, due to the stories out of Edmonton, where they were banned from presenting.  I immediately contacted the Principal of the school to express my concerns and to withdraw my consent from my son participating. I made it quite clear that I was not withdrawing consent because I was not willing to allow him a proper sex education, but rather that this was NOT a proper sex education and that instead I would be teaching him at home.

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 Posted by at 5:16 PM