What we're about
Meet other local fans of Ayn Rand (http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/ayn-rand/who-is-ayn-rand.asp) and her philosophy Objectivism (http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_intro)—a philosophy of Reason, Purpose, and Self-Esteem that holds human life on this Earth as the standard of all values and your life as an end in itself instead of a means to the ends of others.
You are invited, if you are a rational person who:
values reason, integrity, independence, and productive work;
holds that no one may initiate the use of force against others and a proper government is necessary to secure it;
deals with others as traders who honestly and voluntarily (and thus mutually) seek their own benefits;
regards one's own rational self-interest as the highest moral purpose of life, with no obligation or morality to sacrifice oneself to others or sacrifice others to oneself.
The goal of this meetup is to help local Objectivists:
socialize and expand their friend networks;
become more successful and productive;
enjoy life, be happy, and remain healthy;
improve the general culture in which we have to live and the free country which we love.
We meet at least monthly for various activities—lectures, discussions, trying new restaurants, enjoying arts and museums, outdoors, etc, and the format is usually casual, intellectual, and always civil and rational.
If you are not yet familiar with Objectivism but are interested in learning more about Ayn Rand (http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/ayn-rand/who-is-ayn-rand.asp)'s ideas, about laissez-faire capitalism (http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/capitalism.html), about the free (http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/freedom.html) society, about happiness (http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/happiness.html) and self-improvement (http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/selfishness.html), or about morality (http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/morality.html) and philosophy (http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/philosophy.html) in general, you are also welcome and will find many intelligent, fun, and friendly Objectivists to talk to.