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Gathering & Pot Luck



Monthly Theme: The Heart of Humanism

Dale McGowan, Executive Director of Foundation Beyond Belief, will join us by Skype for an engaging talk on Humanist giving.


The Fellowship of Freethought, as part of its mission to promote a family-friendly organization that emphasizes education, socialization, and charity, will be encouraging its members to gather together once a month to learn from each other, share in each others' lives, and coordinate outreach to the community. These "Gatherings" will combine music, short presentations, and special announcements all running alongside a fun yet educational youth program. Following presentations and youth activities is a potluck meal to encourage close fellowship among all members.

 

 


 

 

Potluck Tips


Let's make this potluck great for everyone by following some time–tested tips…

Bring a main dish, or hearty side. FoFDallas will supply the desserts, drinks, ice, napkins, plates, cups, and eating utensils.  Tip: home–cooked is better and cheaper than pre–made foods at the store, but those are an alternative if you are in a rush.

Bring a sufficient amount. A good rule of thumb is to bring enough to feed yourself, your family, and your guests — as if that were all you had to eat — preferably with some left over.

Food should be "ready to serve". It should be cooked, cut, and ready for someone to quickly put it on their plate as they walk through the line.

Label your item. Use a notecard to indicate what the item is, and perhaps what is in it (if it's not obvious).  If it's vegetarian and/or vegan–friendly, you can note that as well.   This is especially important if your dish contains one of the most common food allergens: milk, eggs, peanuts (groundnuts), nuts from trees (including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts), fish, shellfish (including mussels, crab and shrimps), soy products, and wheat.


If you are able to plan your pot luck dish in advance, or at least know the type of dish you can commit to bringing, please indicate main, side, vegetarian, diabetic, etc in your RSVP comments.

If you have your own suggestions on how to make the potluck better, please let Whitney know.

 


 

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  • Tingting

    Great talk!!

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I highly recommend his book "Parenting Beyond Belief". I read it about 4 years ago and it's definitely time to revisit it again.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Daniel G.

    Thanks to all who worked to make this event possible. The speaker was excellent. Thanks.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd never heard Dale McGowan speak before today. He had some very good insights, and I really appreciated his views on the value of philanthropy.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Keith K.

    Excellent presentation!

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Shannon W.

    Awesome!

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Rachel W.

    This was our 2nd time at FoF, and I really have enjoyed it. The talk by Dale was excellent and enlightening, the questions were thought provoking, the kids activities were awesome, the food was good, and the company was pleasant and engaging. Thanks for everything!

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoever made the chicken salad, keep up the good work! So yummy.

    January 19, 2014

    • Rachel W.

      Ditto! I really enjoyed it!

      January 19, 2014

  • Don D

    Dale McGowan gave an excellent taljk.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • April W.

    Love the talk by Dale!

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will try our best to make next month's

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Cathy

    Can't make this one, have a great time everyone!

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    At what time will the presentation begin, and how long will it last?

    January 14, 2014

    • Jason H.

      We'll gather between 10:30-11:00 and normally go from 11-12 with a potluck afterward until whenever.

      January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you.

      January 14, 2014

  • Michael M.

    Will see you at the next one. We are having a birthday celebration for my wife on Sunday.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping we will make it, it's about an 75% chance

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping we will make it, it's about an 75% chance

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! Some of you RSVP'd before the questions about the kids attending got put in. If you have kids attending and didn't get those questions when you RSVP'd, could you please update your RSVP and answer the questions? Thanks a bunch! :-)

    1 · January 12, 2014

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