|Sent on:||Monday, April 1, 2013 12:06 PM|
An Important Message from David Williams.
Fellow Freethought Leaders,
I’m reaching out to you to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to engage with the public and attract new members to your group. The best part is that it won’t cost you a thing; except the time it takes to prepare and to attend. This is still a work in progress but I am confident that it will happen.
On the day of the freethought literature distribution in Orange County Public Schools (11 high schools), the Central Florida Freethought Community will invite students and parents from schools across Central Florida to an after party where they can meet us to find out more about the freethought/secular/humanist/agnostic/atheist/nonbeliever (Whew!) movement. It is our pleasure to invite YOU and YOUR ORGANIZATION to exhibit along with us. This is our first chance to work together and show off the many groups we have in the area, including several student organizations.
Did you know that the response to the bible distribution has already spawned a new Secular Student Alliance (SSA) chapter at Oviedo High School? Congratulations to the students and their sponsor for their achievement. We are already working with them to ensure they get off on the right foot with plenty of support. We should expect more student groups to form in the coming months. Please let us know if you hear about these so we can all offer our support to them.
As those of you closely involved with the literature distribution are aware, the School Board’s Legal Counsel has been very slow to approve our materials and give us a distribution date. We are pushing hard, so don’t worry. They actually offered Friday, May 10 two weeks ago, but we refused to accept a date so far off and requested one earlier in April. Unfortunately they have still not responded to that so we have offered Thursday, May 2, the National Day of Reason as a more acceptable date. The back-up plan will be to agree to the May 10th date they originally offered. Either way, the distribution IS going to happen.
If you are interested in participating in the after party, please keep your calendars open on 5/2 and 5/10 and, in the meantime, identify other individuals in your organization who can assist with preparations and attendance at this event. The time should be from about 4:30 to 7:30 with time before and after for setup and take-down. The target audience is not your existing group members, but those who we haven’t met yet. Details will follow confirming the date, time, and location so stand by for more information.
Be in touch if you have any questions about the party or the distribution and let’s work to find more opportunities to collaborate.