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Weekly Lunch Every Wednesday Noon to about 3pm    
Lunch Alternative (Chat & Chew) 1st & 3rd Tuesday Noon to ? Sandie Zellick sandie34293@gmail.com
Lecture Series  Usually on the 1st Monday (Oct - Aug) June 3, 2019 David Helgager dbhelgager@comcast.net
Science, Tech & Medicine (SIG) 1st Wednesday May 1 (1:15 - 2:45pm )* Mike Gruenfeld mikeg2h@hotmail.com
Philosophy (SIG) 2nd Wednesday May 8 (1:15 - 2:45pm ) Rich Hissrich Corvette880@aol.com
Non-Fict. Reading Review (SIG) 3rd Wednesday May 15 (1:15 - 2:45pm) Mike Gruenfeld mikeg2h@hotmail.com
Film Group  1st Saturday (no film for April) May. 4 (1:30pm ) Betty Robinson
   Susan Tschesnok
Current Affairs Dscussion (SIG) 4th Wednesday Apr. 25 (1:15 - 3pm)* Barry Zack barryzed@gmail.com
Life's Memories and Experiences 5th Wednesday (when they occur) May 29 (1:15 -3pm) Mike Gruenfeld mikeg2h@hotmail.com
*Note Starting time change        

Less Frequently Occurring Events

Annual Meeting Once, Annually 2020 Date to be determined David Helgager dbhelgager@comcast.net
New Years Party Once, Annually (hope you didn't miss it) To be determined David Helgager dbhelgager@comcast.net
Darwin Day Once, Annually To be determined To be announced  
Potter Park Cleanup Several times a year To be announced Darwin Soder jdar1@comcast.net
Annual Carl Sagan Day Picnic
*Note New Time
Once, Annually To be determined Susan Tschesnok sue.marie1@earthlink.net

HUSBAY Meets For Lunch

New Dynasty Front View

New Dynasty Chinese Buffet, 6131 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Click the photo above for a map to the location.

Every Wednesday from about noon to ?

All are welcome. Enjoy lunch at a very reasonable
price, and engage in intelligent conversation.

Try us. An opportunity to join a terrific group.

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2019 New Years Party

Details: A fun evening was enjoyed by all. Our thanks to Claudia Holmes and Garrett Cantrell for handling the wine and finger food so elegantly.

When: Monday, January 7th

Where: Center for Arts and Humanity
1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota  Roscamp Center Map Icon

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Open Forum

Details: An attendee selects a topic he/she wishes to talk (or gripe) about.

The audience can then comment, before the next speaker introduces the next topic.

Where: New Dynasty Chinese Buffet Map Icon

Next Session: Sept. 26, 2018.

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Potter Park Spring Cleanup

When: T.B.D. (10:30am)

Where: Potter Park Pavilion (8587 Potter Park Drive) next to the South Branch YMCA.Potter Park Map Icon

What to Bring: Your pick-up tongs, picnic Lunch, and drink (non-alcoholic). Darwin has trash bags and a few extra pick-up tools for newcomers.

Contact Darwin if you plan to join us. jdar1@comcast.net Note: Schedule is subject to change, so notify Darwin via email if you are planning to join in.

Potter Park Participants
Photo from the March 2015 cleanup

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HUSBAY Meets For Lunch

New Dynasty Front View

5471 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
Click the photo above for a map to the location.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays from noon to ?

All are welcome. Enjoy lunch at a very reasonable
price, and engage in intelligent conversation.

Try us. An opportunity to join a terrific group.

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End of Life Choices Discussion Group

Group meets at the Fruitville Library. Fruitville Library Map

Last Meeting: October 23, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm.

Once again HUSBAY is developing a Special Interest Group for those interested in End of Life issues. While many of you joined Compassion and Choices, the local chapter is focusing upon education and legislation. In contrast, some of HUSBAY group have more immediate concerns regarding the practicalities of ending one’s own life, regardless of legalities and official approval or special circumstances, Here’s a list of some topics we hope to cover: dealing with creeping dementia; the need for advanced directives; dealing with family members who do not approve or who have religious objections; practical methodology, legal issues for survivors; lingering ambivalence; utilizing Switzerland/Belgium clinics; getting rid of your “stuff;” obtaining tests of chemical purity; overseas procurement; and much more: We welcome your particular specific interests as well.

Please note that this group is intended for those members who are secularly oriented and may not be appropriate for those who have lingering religious beliefs. If you are still interested in this Special Interest Group there will be an informational gathering meeting on October 23rd at Fruitville Library Meeting Room from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The group will be facilitated by Dan Dana, Bob Nagel and Jacqui Kinnie.

If you are still interested in such a Special Interest group, there will be an information gathering meeting for our Special Interest Group on October 23rd at Fruitville Library from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

The group will be facilitated by Dan Dana, Bob Nagel and Jacqui Kinnie, and we invite any and all HUSBAY members who are interested, to come to this first meeting.

Please RSVP your interest and intentions asap to kinniej1@comcast.net for the October 23rd meeting.

For those who are attending, we may, if desired, go out to share a light supper following the meeting. We will need exact numbers for a possible supper reservation.

Thanks in advance for your interest.

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Life's Memories and Experiences

Fifth Wednesday Discussion Group

Next Session: January 30, 2019

Details: Held on the rare occassions when there are 5 Wednesdays in a single month.

This is where our members appear before the group and describe some of their life's memorable experiences and events.

This is followed by a question and answer period.

Please contact Mike Gruenfeld if you wish to participate or share an idea for this group. His email address: mikeg2h@hotmail.com

The October speakers were Bud Klein and Alex Sasvary. Both member have led interesting lives and were eager to share some of their memories with you.

Where: New Dynasty Chinese Buffet (6131 S. Tamiami Trail)Map Icon

Our Next Event

Noel Smith, and Len Gumley, will discuss some of the memorable experiences and events that occurred during their lives, and their presentations will be 30 minutes each, with 15 minutes Q&A to follow.

Noel SmithNoel Wilson Smith received his AB degree from Indiana University, his MA from University of Colorado, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

He is Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Courtesy Professor at the University of Florida, Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and has held offices in the American Association of University Professors.

He co-authored with J. R. Kantor The Science of Psychology: An Interbehavioral Survey (1975). He authored Greek and Interbehavioral Psychology (1993, Rev. ed.), An Analysis of Ice Age Art: Its Psychology and Belief System (1992), and Current Systems in Psychology: History, Theory, Research, and Applications (2001). He was an editor and contributor to Reassessment in Psychology: The Interbehavioral Alternative (1983) and founded and edited "The Interbehavioral Newsletter."

His professional interests include logic of science and history of psychology as a tool of analysis. He has served on the editorial board of professional journals and has organized professional conferences as well as presenting papers at such conference, published numerous papers in academic journals, and contributed chapters to academic books.

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In 1999 he founded the Humanists of Sarasota Bay (HUSBAY), served as president from 1999 to 2008, and was designated President Emeritus in 2012. Recently he participated in the National Geographic Society "Genographic Project" using DNA data that traces human migrations back more than 70,000 years from northern Africa to global distribution.

Gumley and the Air ForceLen Gumley: A brief description of Len Gumley's exciting life's experiences and accomplishments is provided in a detailed article that appeared in the June 20, 2010 edition of the Herald-Tribune. Here is a link to this article, which can only be read by those who subscribe to the Herald-Tribune:

Those who do not subscribe, and who are blocked from reading the actual Herald-Tribune article, we have provided the two attachments, which are scans of the article. One attachment is a photocopy of the article, the print of which may be a little difficult to read, while the second attachment is the clearly printed text of the article.

Upcoming Event Dates

Date Speaker(s)
Bud Klein and
Alex Sasvary
Noel Smith and
Len Gumley

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