There were 14 people at the November 2008 HAT meeting.
Randy announced that the annual Human Light (see www.HumanLight.org) celebration will be on December 21, 2008 at his house. Randy and Dawn will serve a meal, followed by the Secular Singers leading the group in song. Next, Marilyn Clarke will have a play for us to read.
Randy read a few poems including “Who Are My People” by Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, “I Am” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, and “Every Child” by Hafiz. Next, Barbara Frey read a poem she had written many years ago, “Credo Contempore.” Lastly, Bob Hooper read a poem by Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess.”
I took a photo of the group. It can be seen at our meetup site.
I passed around a sheet of paper so that everyone present could list what information they wanted included in our new directory.
Nominations were received for offices for next year. The present officers were willing to serve another term. No one volunteered to run against the present officers.
Bill Dusenberry spoke about affiliating with a national organization and recommended the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Affiliation with FFRF would benefit us by making available to us various assets that affiliates receive.
Brian Hill gave a review of the book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism by James Piereson. The discussion of the book went off on a tangent when the subject of the number of gunmen involved in the incident came up.