MA Open Monthly Business Meetup and SPECIAL PRESENTATION



This meeting will contain a live presentation by Dr. Steven Butler.  Dr. Butler is a college professor and historian who has written several articles about various topics in local history which have been published in Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas.  He has also lectured twice at the annual Dallas History Conference and appeared in some local history documentaries, two of which have been shown on KERA-TV.

Recently Mr. Butler began looking into the history of disbelief in Dallas and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it goes back to the early 1880s.  He recently completed an article about this topic called "Freethinkers: A History of Religious Non-Conformity in Dallas,[masked]"  He will be presenting his findings to our group for the first time in a half-hour or so presentation beginning at 1:30.  You can find out more about Dr. Butler here:


This is the last chance to visit the Irving Garden & Arts Center this year.  Our meeting in November will be back at Heritage Park.  We only have two Sunday meetings left this year as our December meeting will be pre-empted by Solstice celebrations.

James is going to try to get the Garden & Arts Center for all of next year.  Good Luck James, and thank you for all of your efforts to secure us a meeting place in Irving and for picking up and returning the key each month.


Interested in helping decide the activities and policies that affect the Metroplex Atheists? If so, please join us every third Sunday for our Business Meeting. Everyone is welcome! The agenda is set during the week before we meet; you can submit a topic to Terry McDonald ([masked]) and, if time allows, we'll discuss it.


Our Bylaws require attendance at three Business Meetings before becoming a voting member but we have plenty of discussion so you can express your opinion from your very first visit.  Our round table forum includes everyone.


Also, we generally provide pizza and sodas, so your RSVP is important. In return, we ask you to put a couple dollars in the Holy Pickle Jar to offset the cost. Or make everyone happy by providing dessert!



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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it went great enjoyed the speaker also.

    October 17, 2011

  • Libba

    Excellent meeting, well-attended and everyone participated!! COOL!!!!!

    October 17, 2011

  • Will W.

    A very good meeting.

    October 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh their must be a mistake. Kate The Great shows up as Attending. Is this Meetup screwing up or did I drink too much moonshine this morning. =P

    September 26, 2011

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