This month we will be meeting at Applebee’s (326 Bayfield St, in the Bayfield Mall parking lot) for our before the meeting dinner. Also, we will be having a mini-putt social event on the 29th (RSVP by Wed). Also inside this email: our financial information for 2011, in case you want to keep a close eye on our bank balance.
I look forward to see you all this month.
Sunday, April 29th: Mini-Putt
On Sunday April 29th at 1pm we will be meeting at Putting Edge for some fun mini-putt. Bring your friends and families for good socializing. Please RSVP by replying to this email so we know how many people to expect. RSVP by Wednesday 29th
Prices are $9 for adult, $7 for children that are 12 and under.
On Monday, May 7th at 7PM the Central Ontario Humanist are pleased to have Paul Bassett discuss free will. Paul will attempt to share science’s new insights on the age-old question: is free will an illusion? A question that should spark some lively discussion. We meet at the Barrie Public Library in the Angus Ross room. Guests are welcome, and your first three meetings are free. We will be accepting food donations for the Grocery Assist Program. We will meet before the meeting for dinner and discussion at 5 PM at Applebee’s in the Bayfield Mall parking lot if you would like to break bread in Humanist company.
About the topic:
Paul Bassett’s presentation will include a review of Michael S. Gazzaniga’s “Who’s In Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain,” which looks at how science’s understanding of neuroscience and the brain affect our old understandings of free will which may have to change in light of modern biology. Paul has given this presentation before and looks forward to sharing it with us. He always gives interesting and provacative talks and you won’t want to miss this one!
About the presenter:
Paul has taught university computer science courses and co-founded software engineering companies. He has achieved recognition and professional memberships for his work on software engineering, and published numerous papers and articles and a book on the subject. He is past president of the Central Ontario Humanists, and was a member of IEEE’s distinguished visitor program. He has multiple professional certification and a M.Sc. in computer science form the University of Toronto.
This Year’s Meeting Dates
After many requests we are changing our meeting day to the first Monday of the month.
Sunday, April 29th: Mini-putt (RSVP by Wed 25)
Monday, May 7: Free Will
Monday, June 4: TBA
Summer Solstice Party tentatively July 7 at Springwater Park
2012 Solstice Events
I would like to announce that this year’s winter solstice party will be held December 2nd at the Flying Monkeys. All comments and opinions regarding the solstice party location and agenda are welcome. Simply reply back to this email.
Reminder: Tentatively, we are planning to have the summer solstice party in Springwater Park again this year, and have selected July 7th as the date.
I’m pleased to announce that COHA’s financial information for 2011 are now available for you to look at if you are in to that. Income, Balance Sheet, Bank Record and Monthly Withdraws and Deposits are all listed on separate sheets.
Unsolicited Commercial Email
I get mail announcing products that marketers think should be targetted to Humanists. For example, I got an email about “Ethics for Kids!” a new book on Amazon and other places from KidsThinkAboutIt.com … No idea if it’s any good or if it’s stupid. Might be pure evil. But I thought I should start going through this stuff and passing it out, rather than just ignoring it like I usually do.
So why not have you all help me? Any links, video, websites or books that we should be letting each other know about? Write up a one sentence description, email them to me, and I may send them out in future newsletters.
Have a real April!