Nov 202019
 

At the last few solstice parties we’ve had too many desserts (hey, some may argue that’s okay) and not enough main entree type foods brought for our potluck.  So we thought we would try a little sign up this time around and see how that goes.

Please message the facebook page, speak to someone in person at an event, or comment on this post to sign up for food category and we’ll update this list as it gets filled up.  Once it’s completed we’ll add extra selections as required.

We generally have between 15 – 20 people who drop by to eat (more come for games afterwards) so keep that in mind when bringing food.   There are also two hot plates, and a few crock pots available, if you need your dish to stay warm.  Soft drinks are provided, as is cutlery, plates, napkins etc.   Please bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Appetizers (eg: cheese and crackers, mini-quiche, spring rolls, veggies and dip)

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Salads/sides or soup

  1.  Marianne and Joe – roasted veggie salad with miso dressing
  2.  Randy – Potato and Egg salad

Entrees (eg: chilli, pasta bakes or casseroles,mini slider burgers)

  1. Karen – fusilli pasta with tomato based sauce and veggies
  2. Tina  – to be determined
  3.  Rob – tentative – meatballs to go with pasta

Desserts

  1. Tamara  – black forest cake
  2. Ashley – fruit tray
  3. Margaret and Pat – cheesecake    (also bringing garlic bread to go with pasta)
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 Posted by at 1:59 PM
May 282019
 

Summer Solstice June 22nd, 4pm!      

This is at a private residence, so the exact address is not posted on the website or facebook page. Please message us or talk to us at one of our events in person to get the location.

Event is POT LUCK, so bring something for people to share (salads, chips/dip, crackers and cheese,veggie tray, fruit tray, pies etc) and if you are so inclined you can bring meat for yourself as a bbq will be availalbe for use.

Plates, cups, napkins, cutlery will be supplied. We’ll also have iced tea and lemonade.

Because this is a private residence, you are free to bring alcohol for yourself as well, make sure you arrange for a safe ride home if you do decide to drink.

We generally eat and then play some games afterwards, ending closer to 11pm or midnight. There is a yard, and areas where kids can play video games/watch movies to keep them occupied. Stop by whenever you can.

**PLEASE NOTE ANIMALS LIVE AT THIS HOUSE** (Three dogs and a rabbit). We can keep them isolated but if you are allergic you should take some allergy medicine prior to arrival.

This year we will be inviting all the groups we have had regular joint events with; Westwood Unitarian, Dying With Dignity, Secular Humanists of Alberta and the Secular Ethics Group in Stony Plain.

You can RSVP to the event on facebook, or by sending us a message:  https://www.facebook.com/events/282805132631948/

 Posted by at 10:21 AM
Mar 082019
 

TUESDAY, April 2nd, 2019 will be this year’s SEA Annual General Meeting (AGM), formally starting at 7:00 pm, in the Program Room at Idylwylde Library beside Bonnie Doon Mall.  We will be there from 6:30pm onwards for anyone that requires a membership or needs to renew.

Anyone interested is invited to attend; however, only paying members will be permitted to vote in the general election or on any other business.

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. This year  up to four Director positions will be voted on, and if someone is interested, the final year of the Secretary term is available to be filled.

I would like to give notice that after this term is complete (April 2020) I will be stepping down as your President and taking on the Past President position the year after.  I have family concerns that need more of my attention and am also concerned that after 6 years in the position it’s time to change things up a little so we don’t stagnate as a group.  My commitment to SEA is as strong as it always has been so do not confuse this for anything that it is not.

With this in mind, April 2020 will see the President position open up, and in order to run for President you have to have served on the board for at least one year (throughout the history of the group).   If you intend on running for this position in the future it is worth thinking about joining the board at this years AGM.   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.  We also encourage you to send in your ”campaign”…including goals for the group and what skills you feel you will bring to the table.  We will feature them on the website and facebook page prior to the AGM so people can make informed decisions regarding who they want to vote for.

If you would like to see our current  BYLAWS, they can be found on the website, under “About”.
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 in advance of the meeting.  Please try to have those into us one week before the meeting.

See you there!

Karen
President, SEA

 Posted by at 3:57 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 252018
 


Unfortunately, we didn’t get our goal of 20 committed SEA members signed up for marching in the parade by the deadline, however,  we did get enough to man the booth for the day.  So, if you volunteered to help with the booth we’ll be in touch once our application is approved with more news on shifts you can sign up for.

If you will really miss marching, the Unitarian Church has extended an invitation to march alongside with them (they have an atheist community within their congregation).   Just let us know and we’ll pass on your info to them for their waiver forms.

 Posted by at 10:00 AM
Feb 232018
 

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 will be this year’s SEA Annual General Meeting (AGM), formally starting at 7:00 pm, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy at the U of A, Room ECHA  1-498.  We will be there from 6:30pm onwards for anyone that requires a membership or needs to renew.  Please note this is the SECOND Tuesday of the month, one week later than we usually meet.

Anyone interested is invited to attend; however, only paying members will be permitted to vote in the general election or on any other business.

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. This year all Executive positions and four Director positions will be voted on. Please bear in mind in order to run for President you have to have served on the board for at least one year (throughout the history of the group), so if you intend on running for this position in the future it is worth thinking about joining the board.  In order to run for Treasurer you must have been a member in good standing for at least a year.   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.

If you would like to run for any of the board positions we also encourage you to send in your ”campaign”…including goals for the group and what skills you feel you will bring to the table.  We will feature them on the website and facebook page prior to the AGM so people can make informed decisions regarding who they want to vote for.

If you would like to see 2017 BYLAWS, they can be found on the website, under “About”.
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 in advance of the meeting.  Please try to have those into us before April 2nd, one week before the meeting.

We hope to have a large turnout as we will also be discussing the direction of the SEA, what types of events you are interested in and fundraising ideas.  As per usual we will head to the pub afterwards for sustenance.   See you there!

Karen
President, SEA

 Posted by at 3:58 PM