There were twelve of us today at Marie Callender’s for this month’s Food & Fellowship. This monthly event is getting to be a regular lovefest of good vibrations. Don’t you feel good after meeting with your fellow humanists, exchanging hugs, and soaking up the smiles? I certainly do. You folks light up my life. I’m always wishing these events could go on longer.
Those present today were Marilyn G., Dave T., Howard K., Gail S., Randy B., Dawn B., Larry Hi., Polly M., Harold D., Marilyn C., Jan N., and myself. Two others contacted me saying they wished they could attend but had other obligations.
We were in a linear seating arrangement (six on one side with the other six across on the other side) with two or three conversations going at all times. I was seated on the east side and did not hear much of the conversation from the west side.
Next month we will be eating at the Royal Dragon on E. 51st St. They have a private dining room with a large round table. The following month Polly and Marilyn will host the F&F at their house. Some of us are wanting to organize a Humanist Hootenanny for some future gathering.
The Board has decided to donate $100 toward the construction of the new library to be built near Memorial High School. By making this donation our name, Humanist Association of Tulsa, will be included on a small metal plaque on a donor wall. I see it as a perpetual form of advertising.
Larry Hicks is hoping a group of us will be able to attend a showing of the film Why We Fight. There will be more about this later, but right now it looks like the best day to attend the film will be Saturday, March 4.
Tomorrow (2/26/06) is the second of three meetings in which lecturers will speak on the subject “Jefferson’s Wall: The American Separation of Church and State.” The lectures tomorrow are being held at Temple Israel, just south of the Utica Square shopping center on 22nd Pl. The lectures tomorrow focus on “Evolution of the Law: The Bill of Rights to the 1950s.” Starting time is 2pm.