Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meeting Minutes 9/27/2011

Hello Everyone!

If you missed our meeting, we discussed the dates for a few events:
Reason Rally will be March 23rd - 25th, depending on interest we may have to individually coordinate rides etc. (website)
Greta Christina on March 2nd (website)
Send an Atheist to Church is tentatively scheduled for November 7 - 11th. More information to come!
SecSoSag is on November 5th

We also brainstormed ideas for other events and awareness raising activities we want to do. Please check out The Atheist Project if this is something we want to pursue!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DAFT Meeting Dates

The e-mails and meeting days have been calculated! We tried to best accommodate as many people as possible. With that, here are the meeting days/times for the 1st quarter:

Tuesday, September 27th, Munroe 116, 6:30-8
Monday, October 10, Munroe 116, 6:30-8
Wednesday, October 26, Student Center 325, 6:30-8
Monday, November 7, Student Center 316, 6:30-8

Facebook and orgsynch events will be made a few days prior to the meetings as reminders.

I would also like to remind everyone to sign up for OrgSynch.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2011

The DePaul Alliance for Freethought (DAFT) had its first meeting yesterday in the Student Center! Andrew gave welcoming remarks and recapped our events last year as well as tentative speakers and events for this quarter, including Jamie Kilstein and Secular Social! Arthur also proposed a Spring Break trip to Washington D.C. for the Reason Rally. We would also like to welcome Traci Schlesinger as our faculty advisor.

After introductions, we assessed when people would be able to meet:

Monday – 37
Tuesday – 25
Wednesday – 25
Thursday – 13

If you were unable to attend please email us at with your availability!

We will keep you posted about our next meeting via Facebook and OrgSync. Speaking of which, please sign up for our group on OrgSync

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Year Begins!

Hello everyone!

Yes, the time has come, and on Wednesday we all have to go back to being responsible adults. For those jaded upperclassmen like me, chin up, and for the new freshmen, you too will one day know our pain.

Don't worry, though, because DAFT, like Gandalf atop a brilliant white stallion, is ready to charge into the dark horde of homework and the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse department. Here are a few dates coming up next week to kick off the year:

September 11th, 11 AM - 4 PM: The Involvement Fair!

We will be tabling at the Lincoln Park campus along with a couple hundred other student groups, in order to welcome new freshmen and get them involved in the community. We will have lots of shiny secular swag, delicious things to eat, and best of all, the triumphant return of Sell Your Soul for an Oreo!

September 12th, 6-7:30 PM: Our First Meeting!

The very next day, in Student Center 315, we will have our first meeting of the year. We will be giving a small presentation on what DAFT is and what we stand for, as well as previewing our events for the coming term. We will also be setting our meeting dates for the rest of the quarter, based upon our members' schedules. The rest of the period will be dedicated to introductions and general hobnobbing. Feel free to bring snacks!

The most important part of this is the meeting dates: we want to make sure that everyone who wants to be involved can be, so even if you cannot attend, please send an e-mail to with the days of the week that you would be able to attend meetings this quarter. From there, we will set a regular schedule that will be posted on this blog, as well as our social media outlets.

That's all from DAFT HQ. Hope to see all of you very soon!