Think Atheist Baltimore Meet-Up Group

This group is dedicated to the Think Atheist group that meets in Baltimore, MD once a month. Here we will be able to stay in touch, give updates, plan, and throw out ideas between meetings.

Meeting Minutes for Nov 26, 2012

Meeting Minutes  

Date: 2012.11.26
Location: Isidore Ducasse’s House
Time: 7:00 pm

Main Topic: PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly & Apocalypse Party

Members in Attendance:

Isidore Ducasse
Jay
Shawn
Todd Wade
Ed Neubauer
Cara Coleen
Morgan Matthew

Guest Speaker: PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Part 1: PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Segment on Religion’s role in the Presidential Election: The group watched a 15-minute segment on how the presidential candidates’ respective religions and their public portrayal had a role in the election.  There was also mention of the growing number of secular voters and how this changing demographic comes into play.

Part 2: PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Segment on Marriage Equality: The next segment detailed the issues surrounding marriage equality, and focused on a homosexual, mixed-race, couple who discussed their personal experiences. The show originally aired before voting took place, and focused largely on efforts taken by different church leaders to promote or to prevent marriage equality.
 
Periods for open discussion followed for each of the topics.
 
Part 3: Apocalypse Party Planning: Options for the location were discussed.  This was not resolved at the time of the meeting, but it has since been decided that the Party will be held at:

 

Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

5506 Harford Road

Baltimore, MD 21214

410.444.4220

 

Those interested in attending should RSVP at:  http://www.thinkatheist.com/events/apocalypse-party

Feel free to send an email to Isidore Ducasse at compte_delautreamont@yahoo.com with any questions.

 

Items to Bring:

Here are two lists of Most Needed Items from the Maryland Food Bank, and The Samaritan Women, respectively:

 

MOST NEEDED ITEMS (Maryland Food Bank)

http://www.mdfoodbank.org

 

MEAT & PROTEIN

Canned meat, ham and chicken

Peanut Butter

Macaroni and Cheese

Canned stews

Canned tuna, salmon and sardines

Nuts and seeds

Dried canned beans

 

BREADS & CEREALS

Oatmeal

Breakfast cereal

Rice and rice cakes

Pasta

 

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Canned fruits and juices

Canned vegetables

Canned soup

Sauces/Salad Dressing

 

DAIRY FOODS

Evaporated milk

Powdered milk

Infant formula

Puddings and custards

 

NON-FOOD ITEMS

Diapers

Toilet Paper

Plastic/Paper plates and cups

Sanitary napkins and tampons

 

MOST NEEDED ITEMS (The Samaritan Women)

http://www.thesamaritanwomen.org

 

Reams of copier paper

Letter envelopes

Printer cartridges

Staples gift cards

Sharpies

Trash bags

 

  1. 6.      Next Meeting: The Apocalypse Party will take the place of December’s regularly scheduled meeting. Assuming the world does not end, regular monthly meetings will continue in 2013, with the next one set for January 21st. Tentatively, Dustin may be the next host, but this must be confirmed.

 

Typed by: Isidore Ducasse