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Hurricane Irma Update: Friday Afternoon - Hello again, Skeptic! As you surely know, we are right in the path of major hurricane Irma which is due to hit the Sarasota region sometime this weekend. I wanted to offer a few tips and suggestions before it is upon us: * Publix stores Dave N. Sep 8, 2017 3:30 PM
Before Hurricane Irma - Hello Skeptic! With the approach of Hurricane Irma, we will likely be canceling this weekend's Skeptics Cafe (Sunday, September 10.) Right now, Irma will likely begin to impact Sarasota as early as Friday night, but more likely Saturday/Sunday/ Dave N. Sep 5, 2017 9:40 AM
Skeptics Cafe - South HOST NEEDED - Hi Skeptic! We are in need of a host for the Skeptic's Cafe South events. Sherry Gliesche has stepped down as host. Thank you Sherry for host the South Cafes for us! Reservations are already made for March 5 at Paradise Grill. After tha Dave N. Feb 20, 2017 1:13 PM
5th Sunday venue change - There is no covered seating at new pass, venue changed to LA Caperey at St Armonds Circle. How many are still with me? David Mitchell B. Jan 29, 2017 9:21 AM
Suncoast Skeptics Social Outreach - Hello Skeptic! I'm reaching out to you today to let you know of a couple of things in motion which are important for this group. ==== First, during the months of August and September, we are kicking off our first group charity d Dave N. Aug 7, 2016 11:23 PM
Suncoast Skeptics - State of the Group 2016 - Hello Skeptic! I'm Dave Nichols, Director of the Suncoast Skeptics, reaching out to you today to let you know about the state of the group in early 2016. This is a longish email sent out only once a year or so. If you do not wish to receive email messa Dave N. Feb 18, 2016 10:29 AM
Meetup details changed: The Skeptics Christmas/Humanlight Celebration! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­Skeptics/events/226654682/ When : Friday, December 25, David Mitchell B. Dec 15, 2015 11:21 AM
Suncoast Skeptics - A message about attendance - Hi Skeptic! I am reaching out to you today to address a couple of issues we're facing in the group. First, at a recent breakfast, it was conveyed to the event host and then to me that some of those attending the event did not tip their Dave N. Sep 21, 2015 11:34 AM
Suncoast Skeptics Podcast Update - Hello Skeptic! I just wanted to let everyone know that the Suncoast Skeptics official podcast, Positively Doubtful, is now available on iTunes:­dcast/positively-doubtful/id10­21436200 Note that we us Dave N. Aug 23, 2015 11:42 PM
Positively Doubtful - The Official Podcast of the Suncoast Skeptics - Hello, Skeptic! I am excited to let you know that we have released the first episode of the official Suncoast Skeptics podcast called Positively Doubtful. You can listen or download here:­/Hz0Q90VQ Dave N. Jul 21, 2015 10:58 AM
Skeptics in Key West - Hi Skeptic! You may have already received a notification that we've scheduled a group trip to Key West in December. Please note that the dates have been changed since that email went out. The new dates are December 11 - 13, 2015, not the previo Dave N. Jun 15, 2015 12:32 PM
Skeptics Cafe - Venice / Nokomis Events - Greetings, fellow Skeptic! For several years, we have held Skeptics Cafe events in both Sarasota and Nokomis to accommodate members in both areas. Recently, our wonderful Nokomis/Venice event host, Anita Macauley, has moved to Sarasota and is n Dave N. Feb 8, 2015 12:49 PM
Suncoast Skeptics T-Shirts - Greetings fellow Skeptic! For the first time in the group's history, we have created an official t-shirt for the Suncoast Skeptics. These shirts are only $15 (plus shipping, as needed) and are available in a variety of sizes and colors. Dave N. Oct 28, 2014 12:05 PM
Your Feedback Would Be Greatly Appreciated - Greetings fellow Skeptic! I've put together a quick survey and am very interested in your feedback about the group. Even if you rarely or have never attended, I'd love to know what you think. If you could take 3-5 minutes out of your day to ans Dave N. Oct 13, 2014 6:36 PM
Meetup details changed: Skeptic Supper South - - I've made changes to this series of repeating Meetups. For more details, check out our calendar . This Meetup repeats on the 4th Thursday of every month. Where Anita M. Mar 10, 2014 8:29 AM
Sharing an event - Meetup Message from: sharon g, Member of Sarasota-Manatee Atheists and Secular Humanists (SMASH) Please promote Event in Fort Myers 12/19 6pm. Tom Flynn speaking - see body Event in Fort Myers 12/19 6pm. Tom Flynn speaking - see body - Plea Anita M. Dec 16, 2013 3:43 AM
Book club is scheduled - Many have asked me about this do I am sending out a new email. Please see details for the next book club. Anita M. Aug 15, 2013 5:48 AM
Key West Getaway - Hi folks, just a friendly notice about the Key West Getaway meetup for December 6-8. Details for making reservations are now on the meetup event page here:­Skeptics/events/125581402/  You must make reservations directly y Dave N. Jun 21, 2013 4:02 PM
Suncoast Skeptics Quarterly Newsletter - May 29, 2013 - Hello Skeptic! I'm sending this email today just to say hello and bring to you some thoughts on the group. STATISTICS AND ATTENDANCE We are up to 235 members as of May 29, 2013. We're seeing many of our m Dave N. May 29, 2013 11:21 AM
Skeptics Picnic in May - Hi Skeptics member! We're starting to get organized for a Skeptics Picnic in May where we'd love to have as many members turn out as possible. Right now, we're leaning towards the 18th of May (a Saturday). The 11th and 27th (also Saturdays) are Dave N. Apr 20, 2013 9:49 AM
Address - 1760 Sweetland Street, Nokomis Anita M. Apr 11, 2013 9:01 PM
A Sad Email: Jerome McCarthy has passed away - It is with great sadness that I let everyone know that Jerome McCarthy passed away last week. I don't know the details. Many of you knew and loved Jerome and many of us will miss him greatly. He was a fantastic member of this group and friend t Dave N. Mar 7, 2013 2:24 PM
Mormonism 101 Canceled and Postponed -   Just another friendly reminder to anyone who was RSVPed for Mormonism 101 on Saturday, March 2, 2013 that this meetup has been canceled and will be rescheduled. Anyone signed up should have already gotten a cancellation notice, but I wanted Dave N. Mar 2, 2013 11:23 AM
Skeptical readers and writers needed! - Via David Williamson, Andrew Bernardin is putting together a new skeptical site and wanted to spread the word:   ==============================­====== Dear Florida Freethinkers and Skeptics, Be heard and learn. Dave N. Dec 18, 2012 10:59 AM
Independent Investigations Group forming - Martha Keller has been doing the legwork to explore the idea of forming a chapter of the Independent Investigations Group (IIG) ( ) and is soliciting interest from members. If you are interested in participating, contact Martha at m Dave N. Nov 15, 2012 10:28 AM
From David to Dave - Good morning, It was nearly three years ago that I had this crazy idea that the Suncoast area needed a place for people to get together once a month or so to talk about scientific skepticism. Amazingly, some of you actually agreed David W. Sep 19, 2012 11:11 AM
RSVPing for meetups. - Hi everyone,  First, thanks for being part of the Suncoast Skeptics. Founded a couple years ago by David Williamson, the group has grown up to include almost 200 members with dozens attending meetups each month. This leads me into t Dave N. Aug 5, 2012 1:02 PM
UFOtos - Hi everyone! It's not too late to consider attending tonight's photo shoot at the Sarasota Bayfront. We had a wonderful time last year during this event. Great interaction with the crowd at O'Leary's and a lot of fun working on getting the c David W. May 9, 2012 5:04 PM
Bios and Status Check - Hello, Everyone!     I have emerged from the netherworlds of proctoring FCAT relatively unscathed and wanted to take a moment to get a feel for how things are going.  I also need to remind people to send me bios for the handout for this me Anita M. Apr 19, 2012 9:34 PM
Test email - not reply needed - Please forgive the inconvenience as I am checking out the email functionality from the Meetup site. Thanks, David Williamson David W. Mar 7, 2012 7:58 PM
Donate to Suncoast Skeptics by Playing ESPN Tournament Challenge - Hi fellow skeptics! I've launched a Bracket Challenge for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament here:​­tournament-challenge-bracket/​­en/group?groupID=11560 The password is 'rational'. Dave N. Mar 6, 2012 11:18 AM
Meetup details changed: Skeptic's Cafe - Venice - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­m/events/37271472/ When : Sunday, February 5,[masked]:30 AM Anita M. Jan 29, 2012 9:00 AM
Reason Rally - Washington DC - Hi everyone! This is just a reminder about the Reason Rally in March. Read a little about the event on our event page or check out the Reason Rally page David W. Jan 16, 2012 8:56 AM
Meetup details changed: Skeptic's Cafe - Venice - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­m/events/37271422/ When : Sunday, January 1,[masked]:30 AM Anita M. Dec 28, 2011 8:53 PM
Meetup details changed: Skeptic's Cafe - Sarasota: Guest Gary Posner - I've updated this Meetup. The new location is the UU Church on Fruitville Rd. RSVP required For more details, see the full listing: http://www.sun David W. Dec 2, 2011 12:22 PM
Re: [Skepticsun] FW: Your Meetup is featured on the home page right now! - Congrats! On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:34 AM, David Williamson wrote: > Hey, check this out! > > David > -----Original Message----- > From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] > Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Mike P. Nov 30, 2011 10:55 AM
FW: Your Meetup is featured on the home page right now! - Hey, check this out! David -----Original Message----- From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] Sent: Wednesday, November 30,[masked]:09 To: David Williamson Subject: Your Meetup is featured on the home page right now! Great news! Sunco David W. Nov 30, 2011 7:34 AM
Meetup details changed: Skeptic's Cafe - Venice - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­m/events/32997032/ When : Sunday, November 20,[masked]:30 AM Anita M. Nov 13, 2011 10:01 PM
Reading Skeptically November date change - Hi everyone, There is a conflict on the scheduled date of November 11 for the Reading Skeptically meetup which necessitates changing the date to the following week. We would like to hold the meetup on Saturday, November 19th instead. I apologiz Dave N. Nov 7, 2011 10:23 AM
Re: [Skepticsun] Meetup details changed: Skeptic's Cafe - Venice - p { margin: 0; } Hi Anita, I am looking forward to being with the south county Sunday brunch. I haven't been able to make the last coup user 2. Oct 31, 2011 6:23 PM
Meetup details changed: Skeptic's Cafe - Venice - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­m/events/33791312/ When : Sunday, November 6,[masked]:00 AM Anita M. Oct 31, 2011 12:16 PM
RE: [Skepticsun] Halloween Party - Oct 29 - Sounds fun. I'll try and stop by after I get off wo Joe Oct 28, 2011 11:25 PM
Halloween Party - Oct 29 - Hi everyone, this is just a friendly reminder that the Skeptical Halloween party is on Saturday, October 29, at Dave and Tiffiney's house near Bee Ridge & Shade in Sarasota (the address will be sent out prior to the party). There is plenty of room Dave N. Oct 24, 2011 10:59 AM
Meetup changed: Skeptic Supper North - Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce - Sorry for the short notice on the topic and location. El Adobe is one block south of Bee Ridge on US 41/Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Let's discuss Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce, two famous prophets, have made some "amazing"' predictions. David W. Oct 10, 2011 3:34 PM
St Pete Skeptics - David W. Sep 28, 2011 6:26 PM
Meetup topic: Skeptic Supper South - 2012 "The end is near." - Let's discuss the end of the world next week at the south Meetup on Wednesday night. 2012 is right around the corner (and so is Harold Camping's Oct. 21, 2011 prediction by the way). We can talk about the evidence and the harm involved in prophecies li David W. Sep 22, 2011 9:43 AM
Facebook Group - Suncoast Skeptics - Hi everyone! For those of you who are already aware of our Facebook group, please forgive the email reminder. I have added that URL to the welcome email so all new members get that info immediately and I won't have to send it out again en ma David W. Sep 8, 2011 5:42 PM
Skeptic Supper North - Dowsing! - For our regular North Meetup next Wednesday (9/14/11), our own Dave Nichols will bring his new dowsing rods for us to try out (yes he is appropriately skeptical of them:) Google "ideomotor effect" to learn more; then come on out and try dowsing fo David W. Sep 7, 2011 11:18 PM
Skeptic Supper North - Astrology! - Please join us for a discussion on Astrology and whatever else comes up along the way. Study if you have time or just come and learn about the topic. Let's try out Milonga Argentine Steakhouse. It is between Tuttle and Lockw David W. Aug 5, 2011 10:39 PM
Suncoast Skeptics Movie Night will be August 7 (this Sunday!) - We have a host who can seat 15 people on Sunday Aug. 7 near Beneva and Proctor. Hope you can make it! BYOB The film is a comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer, Ricky Gervais, seizes the opportunity for pers David W. Aug 1, 2011 9:15 AM
Solstice Greetings! - Hi everyone, Hopefully this message finds you in good health and enjoying the season. While we may not agree on which, if any, holiday to celebrate, I think we all acknowledge that this is the time of year that we enjoy seeing family and frie David W. Dec 15, 2010 1:40 PM
November South Meetup - Cancelled - Hi folks, The South Meetup in November is the day before Thanksgiving so we'll skip that one. Let's still plan to have the one on December 22. It may be a small event, but I'd still like to be there. Hope you can make it. Bring your visiting fa David W. Oct 14, 2010 10:24 AM
JREF - October News & Updates - Preview not available David W. Oct 1, 2010 3:21 PM
Re: [Skepticsun] Suncoast Skeptics Email List - Yes, I am. I know of 2 others. Please join us. Barbara N. Sep 24, 2010 3:58 PM
Re: [Skepticsun] Suncoast Skeptics Email List - Is there anyone in this group 60+. I am returning to Florida in Cotober and woulds like to meet and get invovled with some friends. Thanks, Joyce user 1. Sep 24, 2010 11:32 AM
Suncoast Skeptics Email List - Preview not available David W. Sep 24, 2010 9:51 AM
New Meetup: Religion Debate - USF Tue, 9/28 - Announcing a new Meetup for Suncoast Skeptics! What : Religion Debate - USF Tue, 9/28 When : Tuesday, September 28,[masked]:00 PM David W. Sep 22, 2010 11:34 PM
PLEASE READ!!!!!! STONE CRAB BASEBALL TICKETS - Hello Everyone, Ple Trixie Poindexter (aka; C. Aug 10, 2010 10:46 AM
Thank God for Evolution - Dear Skeptics, This was sent to me by Mark Chrisitian, a friend and a Unit Trixie Poindexter (aka; C. Aug 3, 2010 9:50 PM
Our web address (Domain/URL) is active - Just an FYI. You can find us and refer others to us at: Oh, by the way, we need your RSVP if you will be at Salt Water Cafe Wednesday. David W. Apr 24, 2010 9:40 PM
Liars for Jesus - This one I'll put in the "skepticism" side, though again it does deal with religion. For the last several years - and especially during my project - I noticed many ministers that would lay claims to the United States as being a nation founded in certai user 6. Apr 16, 2010 7:51 AM
For the curious - Federal judge rules National Day of Prayer unconstitutional - This is related to skepticism, though it's more about atheism, but I thought the group may be interested. A federal judge has ruled that the National Day of Prayer announced by the federal government is unconstitutional. Annnnd - discuss! http: user 6. Apr 15, 2010 9:17 PM
Local Atheist Meetup Announced - Hey everyone! Just found out that the Atheists of Florida (HQ in Tampa) has a new Meetup group in our area. The first event has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 17th, 6:30 PM, at Chilli's on Bee Ridge near Cattlemen. I have RSVPd a resounding " David W. Jan 31, 2010 1:26 PM
Resources for you - Here are the skeptic resources I have and would like to share them with you. Resource Document After you see them, please add yours on the David W. Jan 13, 2010 9:56 PM
Sarasota Meetup and the Future - All I can say is WOW, the Sarasota event was awesome! 28 people showed up and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We even had the guitarist playing "Imagine" by John Lennon before the last of us left around 10 PM. It was so wonderful to meet so David W. Jan 9, 2010 10:16 AM
January 8th Meetup Location - Gecko's on Clark Road in Sarasota - Hey everyone, The most central spot to meet is on Clark Road in Sarasota. Gecko's is 3/4 mile west of I-75 in a strip mall just behind Applebee's. They have reserved two large tables that comfortably seat about 20-24, but there is room for more David W. Dec 15, 2009 2:54 PM

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