Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Stockport Humanists - June 2012 Newsletter

STOCKPORT HUMANIST GROUP



JUNE 2012 NEWSLETTER




Next Meeting – 20th June at the Boars Head, 7.30




Robin Grinter will give a talk on Spinoza. Spinoza is one of the most important philosophers and certainly the most radical of the early modern period.



We will meet in the back room of the Boars Head Pub in Stockport Market Place.





Remembrance Sunday -13th November - 2011




There has been no further progress on this subject. We await contact from the Bishop, or the Inter-Faith Network, on possible changes to the existing ceremony. We hope to meet members of the Stockport British Legion in the near future to discuss the matter.





Stockport Without Abuse (formerly Stockport Woman’s Aid)




This is the charity we have adopted. It is hoped to raise further funds for the charity by doing a collection at one of the local supermarkets.





Next Meeting of Greater Manchester Humanists.




13th June at Friends Meeting House, 7.00 for 7.30pm.



Simon Sheppard will give a talk on Robert Owen – Father of Co-Operation. Simon is the Project Archivist at the National Co-Operative Archive.



26th June at Waldorf Pub, 6.45 for 7.00pm.



To be arranged





Carnivals 2012.




We are taking a stall at the following local events. Perhaps you could come to help on the stall?



Marple Carnival 16th June

Gateley Festival - 1st July

Stockport Carnival 21st July

Report on the Meeting on 16th May 2012 at the Boars Head Pub.




We were scheduled to have a talk by Andrew Bonehill about the Woodland Trust. The previous month we had met in the large room at the back of the pub without problem. However this time there was a large group of people not connected with the Humanists in the room and we were unable to go ahead with the meeting as arranged. Instead the members enjoyed a chat together and the evening passed pleasantly. At the end of the evening the manageress appeared and said she would put a notice on the door of the room saying private meeting the next time we came. It was decided to hold the next meeting at the Boar’s Head and see how things panned out.



Stockport Humanists BLOG




Rob Hanlon has set up a BLOG for us. You will find it at http://stockporthumanists.blogspot.com



We are interested in material to put on the BLOG. If you have input that you would like put on the site please contact Rob or myself.





We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting at the Boars Head Pub on the 20th June at 7.30pm.



The Boars Head is on Vernon Street which leads up to the Market Place from Warren Street. Warren Street is the street where ASDA and Sainsburys are located. Contact : Chris Neilson on 0161 427 5837 or on stockportsecretary@gmh.humanists.org.uk  if you would like further details.

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