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Rockville Maryland Discussion Group

  • Mar 15, 2013 · 8:00 PM
  • Robert Ahrens' home

Our team of people working on questions for the DC Secular Voter's Forum will have a draft of questions for review and discussion.

We had 11 people for our February meeting. This is a record low turnout in recent years. It not only worked quite well but it reminded me of my personal preference for smaller and more intimate group meetings. Smaller groups will obviously give each person more time to share his or her views. Since this is an ongoing meeting it is often the case that few people will feel a need to RSVP. In many cases it will be the day before if at all. Please disregard the RSVP count in considering if you wish to come or not.

It is important to note that this will be the last meeting on the third Friday of the month. The WASH MDC chapter is meeting on the third Friday and many of us prefer to space out our engagement with other heathens. The company of others with a secular world view can be quite wonderful but on two days in a row, not so much. So future meetings of this group will be on the first Friday of the month.

Robert Ahrens as usual will be hosting this meeting. The meeting will start at 8 pm. People may arrive as early as 7:30 so that we can actually start at 8 pm. Please bring a small contribution of food and/or drink to be shared with the group. The home is in Rockville near Viers Mill and Aspen Hill Road. Transport to and from the Twinbrook Metro stop can be arranged if needed.

Mr Ahrens address and phone numbers are not posted here to preserve the privacy of his home. Those details will be emailed the week of the meeting to those who are coming (see note below). Affirmative RSVPs should be posted before 8 pm the prior Thursday to allow time to notify all attendees.

Note: an occasional problem with Meetup emails is that some spam filters will preclude delivery of Meetup email. If you RSVP Yes and want the email informing you of a meeting held in a private home this can be a problem. To prevent this a member can add [masked] to their personal email addresses. If a member does not receive the directions to a Friday meeting by late Tuesday evening he/she needs to directly contact to the organizer. Use the Meetup option for this. A phone call to[masked] leaving your email address is another option. Posting a comment saying that you did not receive the directions (without including your personal email address) is not helpful since if your spam filter stopped the first email it will also stop subsequent email. We want people to be comfortable in opening up their homes to other meetup members and this technical difficulty is a small price to pay to preserve the privacy of those who host events in their homes.

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  • Don W.

    It was great having Vincent joining the group. It works when people understand that blowing away religious nonsense just sets the table for finding that real and actual content. I love Chad's comment also.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to have you both! Your contributions were a great addition to the evening! I am looking forward to more!!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was warmly welcomed from the moment I arrived. The conversation was real and had actual content. I am looking forward to continuing this association.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are more than a few godless discussion groups in the DC metro area. However, to be on par with Rockville one would need to present Richard Dawkins along with a bevy of belly dancers serving drinks and d'oeuvres. They are that smart and entertaining. Love this group.

    March 16, 2013

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