To support rational and humane approaches to human problems on the basis of an informed secularism free from supernaturalism and dogmatic creeds.
To promote the rights of the individual in the realms of conscience, freedom of expression and civil liberties.
To promote a secular and ethical system of education free from social, religious or ideological divisions and from all forms of indoctrination.
To make the Society a living example of the principles of humanism in that members always treat each other with tolerance and respect and so that the Society can be seen by its public actions to be based upon reason and human dignity.
To provide social, recreational, charitable and benevolent services to members of the Society and generally.
We like to encourage all who are aligned with Humanist values to engage with the activities of the Society at different levels. We are always happy to see you.
You can participate as an Associate Member here via Meetup and our Facebook group, come to our meetings and gatherings that are not ticketed - FREE of charge.
If you like our message and agenda we strongly encourage you to join us in the Society as a Member by paying a annual Membership fee of $20 for the 2012-13 financial year. The Fee supports the basic needs of keeping the Society running administratively.
Benefits of Being a Member
CAHS Magazine - Receive quarterly copies of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS) magazine - which is not available online & is worth around $15 per annum;
Paying at Events - Generally un-ticketed events are FREE. However as a Fee paying member you'll receive discounts or free entry to ticketed HSWA events - Associate Members will have to pay full price for ticketed events;
Supporting the Aims & Objectives of the Society - We and other members of CAHS act as a lobbying group ensuring that Humanists and Atheists have a voice in society. For example our financial support in the recent NSW school chaplains' case;
Charity - HSWA is committed to raise funds through events for those charities that are aligned with our values. A proportion of our annual operating profit from membership may be gifted to selected worthwhile causes both in Australia and internationally;
Voting Rights - You get to vote at our AGM and EGM's, as well as being able to join the organising Committee; and
Representing the Society - As a paid up member you will be able to represent the Society at associated and official events such as the Global Humanist Convention.
Become a Member or Renew Your Membership The membership fee for the financial year 2013/14 is $20. Become a paid up member of the Humanists WA, or renew your membership for 2013/14 by:
Send to our Membership Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org an email of:
Scanned image of your completed form; or
Send theform's requested details via email to our Membership Officer.
Pay by Online Banking:
Name: Humanist Society of WA.
Please remember to put in your name in the narration section so that we know it is from you!
Pay by Cheque:
Make payable to "The Humanist Society of WA"
Post to: Erwin Swasbrook, Treasurer HSWA, 179 Lincoln Street, Highgate, WA, 6003
We then issue you a receipt and put you on our circulation list.
Humanists WA [Humanist Society of WA Inc] is a member organisation of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies www.humanist.org.au who in turn is affiliated with the International Humanist and Ethical Union www.iheu.org.