PVS Monthly Meeting/Discussion Group

We generally take a few minutes at the beginning of each monthly meeting to plan upcoming PVS community building efforts and events. The general discussions afterwards give members a chance to discuss relevant topics, current events, and explore new ideas.

Paid parking is available behind and across from the library. The meters accept quarters.

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  • Dan

    My wife (Deb) and I would love to attend the April 26 meeting. We currently live in western Pennsylvania where people still cling to their guns and religion. We are old enough to be thinking of retiring and moving to the place we'd like to eventually finish our lives. This group is one of the many reasons we've been looking at the Pioneer Valley. I have my own computer services company. Jack of all trades-not particularly good at any one thing. That's one of the reasons Deb and I have lived all our lives in the closet. I'm convinced that being open about our atheism would've seriously hurt the business. I also think it would have caused our children to be socially ostracized. It's a strange thought for me to think about being in a room full of others where one could actually be open and honest about one's skepticism. We're looking forward to it.

    2 · April 24, 2014

    • Shawn

      This could be a good topic to triw in the hat! I'm self employed too, and am on the same page as you. I Dont mix my personal beliefs or interest with my professional life. If I were a theist and had a donut shop, I wouldn't put scriptures on the bottom of my coffee cups either...

      1 · April 25, 2014

    • Emily

      It was great to meet you both! I'm so glad it worked out that you were able to come to meeting. I hope your travels home were smooth and easy.

      1 · April 27, 2014

  • Emily

    Hi everybody! We got bumped upstairs to the Coolidge Room in the library. It's the little museum on the 2nd floor.

    Just ask a librarian for the Coolidge Room if you have trouble finding us!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Briana

    Wish I could come and see you all again but a family obligation popped up. It was great to meet at Alison's. Hope to see you again soon!

    2 · April 26, 2014

    • Shawn

      It was nice meeting you too.... see you net time!

      April 26, 2014

  • Sean

    Hi all,
    We have a few votes happening before we get to the discussion part of the meeting and we wanted to share them with you so that you have some time to think about them beforehand.
    We'll be holding 4 votes:
    1. Adopting the following bylaws (http://www.meetup.com/Pioneer-Valley-Secularists/pages/Bylaws/)
    - This will be an up or down vote
    2. Filling the vacancy of Vice President
    - Stacey, our current Secretary, is running for this office
    - Write-ins will be allowed
    3. If necessary, filling the vacancy of Secretary
    - Alison McAlear is running for this office
    - Write-ins will be allowed
    4. Adopting a new name
    - Western MA Atheists, Secularists, and Humanists (MAASH)
    - Atheists, Secularists, and Humanists of Western Mass (ASH)
    - Write-ins will be allowed
    We will provide ballots at the meeting and hope to count and announce the results by the end.
    Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you Saturday,
    Shawn, Stacey, and Sean

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Alison

    Sorry to miss you guys this week! I have to be in Boston. Hope the meeting goes well.

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Brian V.

    4/26 is supposed to be my one day of the year, but it is also the day that the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways http://fntg.net/ chose to organize a city wide spring cleanup. They had to appoint organizers, affix meeting sites and allocate resources so it would be a shame if few showed up. Supposed to only be 9-11am but worth doing could be worth doing 'til the sun goes down. If not, maybe there will be time for both. Might still have dirt under my nails and elsewhere.

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Alan Michael W.

    I have a meeting with another group at the Forbes from 1 to 3, so if circumstances allow I'll stop by for the latter part of the meeting.

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Renee

    Event priorities reset, I blame the Easter Zombie Bunny for too many eggs in my basket. :-p Looking forward to seeing you folks this Saturday.

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Renee

    I am so sorry , but I totally forgot about a prescheduled event on my calender. My brain is still melting from the long winter.

    April 20, 2014

  • Renee

    I suggest for a topic the plethora of religious movies , including the Focus on The Family special movie event coming to Cinemark next month. :-D

    2 · April 4, 2014

    • Shawn

      Sounds good... put it in the hat at the meeting!

      April 4, 2014

  • Stacey

    Hi all! Shawn proposed that we poll folks for discussion topics and vote on the one we'd like to discuss at the beginning of the meeting to try something new. So if you have a burning question or topic please bring it to the meeting!

    2 · March 31, 2014

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