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Re: [CFI-Austin] Interpreter for the deaf - If you hire someone, I can donate $40 toward the fee via PayPal  On Friday, December 12, 2014, Rachel Harger < [address removed] > wrote: user 1. Dec 15, 2014 12:03 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Interpreter for the deaf - Rachel, I have 30 years of experience coordinating sign language interpreters and learned that it is a profession with professional standards and skills and not a hobby. It is against nationally recognized standards of th Marshall M. Dec 13, 2014 3:37 PM
Interpreter for the deaf - We are in need of an interpreter for the deaf. If you can or know someone who's willing to donate their services, please email me at [address removed] Thank you, Rachel Harger, Assistant Organizer Rachel H. Dec 12, 2014 7:33 PM
Saturnalia includes dessert - My apologies for sending another email, but I forgot to say that there will also be holiday desserts served at Saturnalia. And you can RSVP here:­iaustin/events/208679312/ Join us in keeping the Saturn in Saturnalia! Rachel H. Dec 12, 2014 10:28 AM
RE: [CFI-Austin] Saturnalia: What to bring - Norman Dec 11, 2014 9:08 PM
Saturnalia: What to bring - Hello everyone. We have a great group of people signed up for Saturnalia this Saturday. This is Center for Inquiry Austin's winter solstice party. In case you missed it, we are doing things a little differently this year. Rather than having a potluck, Rachel H. Dec 11, 2014 8:33 PM
Meetup details changed: CFI-AUSTIN SATURNALIA CELEBRATION - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­n/events/208679312/ *****TIME OF EVENT CORRECTED TO 6 PM (NOT 7)***** Liz P. Dec 2, 2014 9:39 PM
2015 Texas Lege - Some members may wish to participate in the upcoming event sponsored by the Texas Tribune at which they will preview the legislative session beginning in January. Here is a link to the announcement: http://www.texas­­/on-th Steve B. Dec 2, 2014 7:21 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day Committee Meeting -  wendy Nov 18, 2014 5:11 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day Committee Meeting -  wendy Nov 18, 2014 5:10 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day Committee Meeting - Wendy, Where are you coming from? Erin On Saturday, November 15, 2014, wendy < [address removed] > wrote: user 1. Nov 18, 2014 10:56 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day Committee Meeting - I'm in Udaipur, India, Wendy, so I won't be going eric the elder eric s. Nov 18, 2014 5:02 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day Committee Meeting -  wendy Nov 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Darwin Day Committee Meeting - This should be a fun meeting! The committee is meeting this Sunday at 2pm. We will be playing with the hands on activities to determine which ones will work the best. Come and join us if you want to get your hands dirty! The meeting is at Shane Rachel H. Nov 12, 2014 4:44 PM
Possible action item to combat pseudoscientific cancer "cure" - We (CFI-Austin) have been asked to help with a movement to deal with a Dr. Burzynski, who claims to cure peoples' cancers, but whose results seem fraudulent. He claims some sort of conspiracy is trying to discredit him. If you think this is som Steve B. Nov 4, 2014 5:29 PM
A message from a psychology grad student - Below is a request I received that may interest some of you inquirers: My name is Matt Morgan and I am a psychology graduate student at La Salle University. We are studying factors related to well-being in a nationally repres Steve B. Oct 21, 2014 9:54 PM
Texas Secular Convention Volunteer Meeting - Dear Inquirer, Secular Texas and Secular Coalition for Texas are hosting the Texas Secular Convention which will be held Feb. 28 to March 1, 2015 in Austin. We will be holding Rachel H. Oct 16, 2014 4:15 PM
Meetup details changed: Darwin Day Organizing Committee Meeting - The time for this meet up has been changed to noon on Sunday, October 26th. See you then! I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: "> Rachel H. Oct 9, 2014 5:09 PM
Volunteers Needed for Darwin Day Children's Activities Subcommittee - CFI Austin is planning a Darwin Day event for Feb. 8th, 2015. The Darwin Day Committee has been working for a couple of months now making plans for this event. We already have a location (JJ Pickle UT Research Center), speakers, an agreement with UT to Rachel H. Sep 28, 2014 5:57 PM
Survey for anyone stigmatized for being atheist - A note from CFI HQ's Debbie G. Hi everyone, Researcher Melanie Brewster is starting the second phase of a big study on stigmatization experiences faced by atheists in the U.S.  She asked us to Steve B. Sep 27, 2014 11:12 AM
Texas Secular Convention Early Registration - It's not just a political rally. It's not just a convention. It's all that and much more! For complete details and speaker line up, please go to  http://texassecularconvention.­org Rachel H. Sep 14, 2014 4:48 PM
Secular folks in Texas take note - We try not to send out a lot of email not directly related to CFI matters, but there is something coming up that may concern a lot of our "inquirers." That is the Texas State Board of Education and its assault on social study textbooks. Here is an emai Steve B. Sep 10, 2014 10:50 PM
Texas Secular Convention - registration is open - CFI-Austin is one of the sponsors of the Texas Secular Convention coming next year: Feb 27-Mar 1. Early bird registration is now available at the TSC web page: http://www.texassecularc­   Steve B. Sep 1, 2014 9:34 PM
Advisory Council Meetings - Anyone interested in planning and helping out with the activities of CFI-Austin is invited to attend. These meetings are scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays each month.   Steve B. Aug 16, 2014 3:40 PM
Darwin Day2015 - We are going to sponsor a Darwin Day event next February. You are welcome to join the planning by RSVPing for the planning sessions. At first we thought it would be held on Saturday Feb 7, but maybe Sunday Feb 8 would be better. If you Steve B. Aug 5, 2014 11:27 AM
New Meetup: Food For Thought: “Tropical Encounters and the idea of Biodiversity” - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry - Austin! What : Food For Thought: “Tropical Encounters and the idea of Biodiversity” When Steve B. Aug 4, 2014 10:37 PM
RE: [CFI-Austin] Community Service through CFI Austin - I am very interested in taking this meetup and establis Beth H. Jul 28, 2014 11:39 AM
Community Service through CFI Austin - Until recently there was a separate Meetup group called Thought4Food that was sponsored by the Center For Inquiry-Austin and which provided an opportunity for our secular community to provide community services for those in the Austin area. Tha Steve B. Jul 28, 2014 11:20 AM
RE: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - Works for me. Subje Beth H. Jul 19, 2014 1:13 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - Hi Clifton, Does the group ever meet any more? I haven't heard from any of you for awhile. Marshall On Marshall M. Jul 18, 2014 11:28 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - It's already on the pages - just not announced. Also, I think we could have it at Cafe Express - just show up and take over the small room. Steve B. Jul 18, 2014 10:10 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - I'll post it. Clifton Stuckey Clifton S. Jul 18, 2014 9:46 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - I have scheduled a tentative Darwin Day planning meeting for Sunday July 27 at 3 pm on the Meetup pages for CFI-Austin, SFN, and Secular Suzies.  Steve B. Jul 18, 2014 8:59 AM
RE: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - Count me in too! From: rac Beth H. Jul 18, 2014 7:20 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Darwin Day 2015 Conference - Count me in! Rachel Harger Things work out best for the people who make the best of the way things work Rachel H. Jul 17, 2014 9:59 PM
Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless - For those interested in community volunteerism, we are teaming up with Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless. They meet every month on a Sunday morning to hand out basic living essentials to the homeless. Their coordinator will be speaking at the next F Rachel H. Jul 17, 2014 6:34 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Planning committee for our Fall/Halloween party. - Put me down too! Erin Sent from my iPhone On Jul 15, 2014, at 12:10 PM, Patrick Draper < user 1. Jul 15, 2014 7:15 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Planning committee for our Fall/Halloween party. - Patrick, Put me down to help out! Liz Price [address removed] On Jul 15,[masked]:10 PM, "Patrick Draper" < Liz P. Jul 15, 2014 12:46 PM
Planning committee for our Fall/Halloween party. - Any members who are interested in helping to plan our big Fall/Halloween party, please send me your email address. I'm looking for event ideas, as well as people who can make phone calls to reserve a location, and anything else that needs to be Patrick D. Jul 15, 2014 12:10 PM
Food for Thought lecture on Sex Ed. in TX changed to July 28 - The regularly scheduled meeting for July 21 has been moved to Monday July 28 - still at TUMC.   Steve B. Jul 14, 2014 3:21 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] New Meetup: Chips and Chat - La Mancha [tentative] - Just letting you know I got this. Thank you! Rachel H. Jun 20, 2014 12:49 PM
New Meetup: Chips and Chat - La Mancha [tentative] - Announcing a new Meetup for Center for Inquiry - Austin! What : Chips and Chat - La Mancha [tentative] When : Monday, July 7,[masked]:00 PM Beth H. Jun 20, 2014 11:05 AM
Secular outreach in Austin - Steven Arauza will be leaving Austin in the near future, and thus, Thought4Food will need someone to take over the organizing activities of this outreach program. Please let us know if you want to help in our effort to provide a public service outlet Steve B. Jun 2, 2014 8:03 AM
Roy Zimmerman Mar 23 event will have child care for kids past toddler stage - We will have a kid's movie showing in another room for those kids older than toddlers but who are too young for Roy's performance. Please give advance notice, if you will need this option.   Steve B. Mar 19, 2014 6:16 PM
Monthly Chips and Chat - Iron Cactus North - The Meetup web page has been under attack for a few days and many announcements/reminders may not have been sent. We have a fairly small group signed up for Chips and Chat at the Iron Cactus - we hope more of you will be able to join us Monday Steve B. Mar 3, 2014 12:48 AM
Vote for non-fiction book for April - To vote for the book you would like to read and discussion for the April non-fiction book group you may visit the Meetup home page and click on More and then on Polls. Steve B. Feb 27, 2014 12:58 AM
Do you support CFI-Austin? - Hello everyone, As of 2 days before our annual celebration of Darwin Day fewer than 20 people in our Meetup group [consisting of over 700 people] have signed up to join us. We often have noticed that churches and other religious groups Steve B. Feb 13, 2014 8:36 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Potluck on Feb 15 changed to dinner out - 6pm  On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Lara Douglass < Steve B. Feb 12, 2014 10:02 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Potluck on Feb 15 changed to dinner out - What time at Frisco? Lars On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Steve Bratteng < [address removed] > wrote: Lara D. Feb 12, 2014 9:25 AM
Potluck on Feb 15 changed to dinner out - Instead of having a potluck at TUMC on Saturday after the Darwin Day event we will meet for dinner at The Frisco on Burnet. Hope you can join us - there is more info. at the Meetup page. Steve B. Feb 11, 2014 6:46 PM
Darwin Day - 2 events - You are invited to celebrate Darwin Day with the Center For Inquiry - Austin. We have 2 events scheduled for Saturday February 15: starting at noon lectures, demonstrations and displays. And, in the evening a potluck dinner. Right now not many Steve B. Feb 7, 2014 5:38 PM
Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers - Greetings: Sunday, February 23, 2014 marks the Fourth Annual Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers, and due to our extensive outreach we anticipate even more national as well as international participation. If you’ve received previou Steve B. Feb 1, 2014 11:38 AM
Women in Secularism III conference May 16-18 - Link to information about the conference in May. http://www.womeninsecularism.o­rg/   Steve B. Jan 17, 2014 1:59 PM
Watch Party for Episode one of the new Cosmos - March 9 - Anyone interested in participating in a watch party for the first episode of the new Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson that airs at 9 pm on March 9, let me know. The information I would need includes: 1. If you would be willing to host, and how m Steve B. Jan 14, 2014 3:41 PM
Meetup details changed: ACA Monthly Lecture - Politics and Higher Education in Texas - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­n/events/158865922/ When : Sunday, January 12,[masked]:15 PM Steve B. Jan 5, 2014 7:49 PM
CFI-Austin and ACA joint food drive and volunteer opportunity - The Center for Inquiry - Austin and the Atheist Community of Austin are joining forces to sponsor a food drive through the middle of January. We also hope to provide volunteers to work at least once a month at the Capital Area Food Bank. When y Steve B. Dec 29, 2013 7:34 PM
Poll to select a class to be offered in the spring of 2014 - CFI Austin will be presenting a class on one of these topics: Neuroscience of Everyday Life Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge Quantum Mecanics: Physics of the Microscopic World Evolution (from PBS) To vote for Steve B. Dec 5, 2013 4:07 PM
Community Service opportunity for secular folks in Austin - One of our CFI-Austin members wants to organize a food drive. I think in addition to the food drive we might also consider a regular volunteering at the food bank. They always need help sorting food items. I hope to schedule an organizational meeting t Steve B. Nov 25, 2013 12:44 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Secular Family Network - Friday Morning Coffee (every Friday) - Secular Family Network - Friday Morning Coffee (every Friday), scheduled to occur on Friday, November 29,[masked]:30 AM has been cancelled until further notice. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email m Steve B. Nov 17, 2013 4:25 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Is anyone interested in having the picnic this Saturday? - The Weather Channel - as of this morning - predicts 0% chance of rain for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Erin Taylor < Dave E. Oct 31, 2013 8:14 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Is anyone interested in having the picnic this Saturday? - What does the weather report say? Sent from my iPhone On Oct 30, 2013, at 2:23 PM, Lara Douglass < user 1. Oct 30, 2013 7:43 PM
Is anyone interested in having the picnic this Saturday? - Please let me know either way? Thanks, Lara Lara D. Oct 30, 2013 2:23 PM
Save the date! Dec 21 Saturnalia Celebration - See the full listing:­n/events/120138772/ When : Saturday, December 21,[masked]:30 PM Where : Trinity UMC Steve B. Oct 29, 2013 3:44 PM
A Family Fun Event - CFI Halloween Party -­n/ Steve B. Oct 17, 2013 5:08 PM
New Campaign from Center For Inquiry - The new campaign involves placement of billboards and signs on buses, etc. in New York City, Washington DC, Indiana, and Michigan. The theme is Living Happily Without Religion. Here is an example: Steve B. Sep 30, 2013 10:58 PM
Stand Up For Science - In response to the attempts of anti-science reviewers looking at proposed biology textbooks with an eye to removing information about evolution and climate change, the Texas Freedom Network is sponsoring a rally and a virtual rally next Tuesday. While Steve B. Sep 13, 2013 2:38 PM
Donna Howard's visit to Food For Thought - I would like to encourage our secular community to come out to hear Donna Howard from District 48 talk about the 83rd Lege, and thus show support for our notion that that state and church should be kept separate. It's tomorrow (Monday) at 7 pm at Trini Steve B. Sep 8, 2013 12:54 PM
Secular Family Network Austin - The Secular Family Network Austin (SFNA) is active again! We are still part of the Center For Inquiry (CFI) Austin. Among the events are the First Saturday of the month picnic, the Third Sunday of the month Meetup at Central Park/Central Market, and Lara D. Sep 6, 2013 7:59 AM
Request to join study of non-religious people - I received a request to share a message from researchers at Boston University. they have conducted a study of religious people that they want to compare to results from non-religious ones. Below is what I received - with a link. Steve B. Aug 20, 2013 10:27 PM
Women in Secularism videos - Lauren Becker, the emcee at the Women in Secularism 2 conference held in May 2013 has made videos of several of the talks available online at  http://www.womeninsecularism.o­rg/videos.html Steve B. Jul 17, 2013 12:48 PM
Cancelation or change of leadership for Religion and Science in Fiction book club - Hi everyone, Unless another person steps up to be an organizer, I would like to put the fiction book club on indefinite hiatus. The interest in it has been shrinking, and it got to the point where it's not unusual to have no people show up. Elze H Jul 13, 2013 2:42 PM
Food For Thought in September moved to 2nd Monday - Donna Howard, State Representative for District 48, will talk about what happened in the 83rd Lege this year. This Food For Thought talk is Sep 9 [instead of Sep 16]. It should be interesting to hear about what went on Steve B. Jul 12, 2013 1:33 PM
Meetup details changed: Science&Religion in Fiction book club:Saladin Ahmed"Throne of the Crescent Moon" - Our previous June selection, "Red Plenty", is actually a non-fiction book, making it not suitable for our club. So we picked a new selection for June. For more details, see the full listing: Elze H Jun 3, 2013 3:35 PM
Take a poll - If you would be interested in a class on either basic molecular/cellular biology or critical thinking, take our poll to show your preference. At the Meetup home page for CFI Austin, click on More and then on Polls. The classes likely would be conducted Steve B. May 21, 2013 10:16 AM
Meetup details changed: Non-fiction Book: On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines ... - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­n/events/119841532/ When : Thursday, June 20,[masked]:00 PM Steve B. May 19, 2013 9:00 AM
Reservations for Book of Mormon are now closed - The reservations are now closed for The Book of Mormon. If you have received an email from me with reservation information, please make your payment by this Monday. Tickets not paid for by then will be released for general sale by Broadway Austin. Than Rachel H. May 7, 2013 10:07 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Deadline for Book of Mormon reservations is tomorrow - Rachel, 2 please. How do we pay you? Thanks. - Scott On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 5:5 Scott B May 6, 2013 11:34 PM
Deadline for Book of Mormon reservations is tomorrow - Due to the over whelming response for tickets to see The Book of Mormon, I have to cut off reservations by tomorrow at noon. The tickets will be for Friday, Oct 4th at 8pm in the balcony. The cost, including fees, is $62 each. If you have an email resp Rachel H. May 6, 2013 5:57 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] The Book of Mormon: Broadway Across America group discount - I have been trying to get good seats for season tickets, but they just aren't available. For Fri/Sat even at the grou Marla Shane M. May 6, 2013 4:28 PM
The Book of Mormon: Broadway Across America group discount - The Book of Mormon is coming to Austin in October. This is not being scheduled as a CFI meet up. However, I can get a really good price if I can get 15 people to buy tickets in advance. I will also be asking other people outside this group, so I can ge Rachel H. May 6, 2013 1:51 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - Well, hello again! Willow Apr 29, 2013 11:04 AM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - OMG...dang it...I did it SORRY! user 3. Apr 25, 2013 3:48 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - Tons of great info.  It'll probably take me a few days to sift through all of it though.  Thanks! ;-> user 3. Apr 25, 2013 3:45 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - The big bang was put to the test in a lab in Sweden that breaks down particles by flin Willow Apr 24, 2013 2:35 PM
My apologies---PLEASE DISREGARD: Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - Hi all, I'm sorry.  I inadvertently sent this out to everyone instead of just the one person I meant to send it to.  Please delete it. user 3. Apr 24, 2013 1:02 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - I have recieved your note, and will look over this . I'll get back with you shortly. I Willow Apr 24, 2013 12:47 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - Hi Willow(?), I'd love to have you read my manuscript.   I really appreciate it.  It's pretty short, o user 3. Apr 24, 2013 12:20 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - Ken, That might be fun. I am an Atheist but I have a degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from back before Southern Baptists went so crazy and when they taught real scholarship. I contributed to a boo Marshall M. Apr 24, 2013 12:02 PM
Re: [CFI-Austin] Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - I am interested in proof reading. Willow Apr 24, 2013 10:33 AM
greetings -­ntent/ kellykat Apr 9, 2013 4:27 AM
Looking for volunteers to critique/proofread my "spiritual" nonfiction book, Mere Theosophy - Hello fellow Center For Inquiry - Austin member, user 3. Apr 7, 2013 4:25 PM
Re: Wayne Liebl - Wayne Mar 26, 2013 9:35 AM
NXNE alternative to SXSW - come hear Roy Zimmerman - If you are not burned out by SXSW, come hear Roy Sunday night at Trinity UMC. Free for CFI's Friends of the Center. 7 pm at TUMC - 40th and Speedway - enter off 40th Steve B. Mar 15, 2013 3:41 PM
no subject - MRB Mar 12, 2013 11:01 AM
ACA Monthly Lecture - I have noticed a dramatically smaller number of people signed up to come to the ACA lecture this month. I would like to see more folks there; it will be a good chance to learn about the "sausage factory" that is our election system. James Aldre Steve B. Feb 9, 2013 10:02 AM
New Secular Group - There is a new Meetup group that may interest you. It is the Secular Legislative Action Committee. It is not connected to any other group, and it will be looking into various issues in the Texas Lege that might affect the secular community. If you are Steve B. Jan 19, 2013 4:49 PM
Report on persecution of non-believers - The main office sent out a notice about a report on the worldwide problems for atheists and others. I have copied and pasted it below: CFI Contributes to Major New Report on the Global Persecution of Atheists Steve B. Dec 12, 2012 1:33 PM
Saturnalia Party is kid friendly - We encourage families with children to join us at the Saturnalia party on Saturday Dec 22. We will have a potluck, a White Elephant gift exchange, karaoke, and a juggler/balloon artist. We hope to see you there. Steve B. Dec 10, 2012 7:24 PM
Secular Suzie's Follow Up - Thanks to everyone who came to Secular Suzie's last night, and thank you for your suggestions. Gentlemen, you can ignore this email. Below is a preliminary outline of what we have planned for next year so far. I will be making announcements next week with Rachel H. Nov 28, 2012 4:54 PM
Meetup details changed: Saturnalia Celebration - I've updated this Meetup with live entertainment - magic and, for the kids, balloon constructions.­n/events/70691912/ When : Sa Steve B. Nov 26, 2012 11:58 AM

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