A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their communication and leadership abilities in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate each other’s presentations.
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in the 1st Floor Fribourgh Room at the Main Library to see what happens at a Toastmasters meeting!
Afterwards, join us for Flying Saucer Pint Night, right next door! We meet in the basement (walk into the bar area, then look to your right for the stairs) where we'll continue the fun and friendly conversation. Most pints are only $3.
We all benefit from a supportive community for friends, charity, and fostering a better understanding of secular values with our neighbors. Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists, skeptics, non-religious, lost tourists, and the generally confused are all welcome to join us!
It is often claimed that atheists are rare when in fact nearly 20% of our nation's population do not believe in a higher power. Still, atheists can feel isolated because the religious community is so organized and outspoken on issues. Building and participating in a community is the first step toward being heard.
Plus - the conversation is great!
The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers is an organization of secular individuals whose goals are to:
Build a supportive and active community.
Promote public acceptance of nonbelievers.
Defend science education and the separation of church and state.
We encourage everyone to suggest events and activities. In addition to various volunteer, social, and public events, our regular events are:
Monthly Lecture Series
1st Tuesday dinner and drinks
New member welcome potluck
Damgoode Pies Pint Night
The "Freespeakers" Toastmasters chapter
Human Light mid-winter celebration
Winter Solstice holiday display at the Arkansas State Capitol
Annual "Reason in the Rock" conference
Public Events that we regularly support and attend
We are a volunteer organization and most of our events are free for the public to attend. If you want to support the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and help us keep sponsoring these activities and events, membership is $20 a year. Our membership year is Jan 1st - Dec 31st.