Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    What a Difference a Year Makes!

    We are closing in on a year since we moved into our new Community Center in Mesa. Here’s what our meeting room looked like one year ago today. Note the decorative ductwork hanging down from the ceiling and the lovely concrete floors!

    This is what our meeting room looks like today. Gorgeous and welcoming!

    We’re winding up the year with some very special events that you won’t want to miss.

    First, on Sunday, November 6th, we will be dedicating our Robert G. Ingersoll library. This will be a special commemoration of the Great Agnostic with a sharing of his eloquent writings and a ribbon cutting. Hal and Doreen Saferstein, whose stunningly generous donations to HSGP made our Humanist Community Center possible, chose to name our library after their hero rather than themselves. Please take this opportunity to share with Hal and Doreen your deep appreciation for their gift.

    Next, on Sunday, December 4th, HSGP and FFRF-VSUN are jointly sponsoring an award-winning journalist, Ted Cox. He will talk about his undercover infiltration of a Christian gay-to-straight conversion program. Ted’s talk is provocatively titled, “What I Learned at Straight Camp.” This will be a standing-room only event so arrive early and join us for a light nosh before Ted’s talk. Doors open at 8:30 am and Ted’s talk begins at 9:30 am.

    Finally, on Sunday, December 18th from noon to 4 pm, we are holding our annual Solstice Celebration! Are you one of those rare Humanists who love to eat and have fun? (Tongue firmly planted in cheek.) Need gifts for holiday giving? This is the place to be! In addition to our usual potluck buffet, you can join a poker game, shop at our marketplace and tag sale, take a chance on winning one of our special gift baskets, or learn all about the history of holidays. Our 2012 Board of Directors will be sworn in and you’ll learn who the Helen Goldsmith award winners are for 2011. BYOB and a dish to share. Partay!

    For more information about all of our events go to