Rationalists of East Tennessee Newsletter

    February 2020



    Annual Business Meeting

    February 2    Sunday        10:30 - 12:30

    Pellissippi State Community College, Goins Building, Cafeteria Annex

    The annual RET business meeting:

    • reports of what RET has done during the past year 
    • election of board members and officers

    If you are interested in helping shape the future of RET, please consider contacting the board at bod@rationalists.org to volunteer to serve. 

    A slate of nominees will be presented at the meeting, but additional nominations will also be taken from the floor. 


    The RET Skeptic Book Club

    February 9        Sunday         4:00 – 6:00 pm                         

    Location:    Earthfare Community Room, 10903 Parkside Drive, Knoxville TN 

    Educated:  A Memoir  by Tara Westover

    Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. (From Amazon web site)


    RET Reflections Meeting   (Date and location change)

    February 16   Sunday 1:00-3:30 p.m.

    Pot Luck and Discussion      Hosted by Carl and Aleta Ledendecker

                                                 2123 Stonybrook Road, Louisville, TN

    The topic will be "Activism. Do you get involved? What inspires you? Is there anything you would like to add to your activism?" 

    Bring a dish to share for a pot luck. Drinks and tableware will be available. 

    1. Guest Speaker on Fourth Sunday

      February 23   Sunday        10:30 - 12:30

      Pellissippi State Community College, Goins Building, Cafeteria Annex

      Dave Warnock was a conservative evangelical pastor for almost forty years.  About ten years ago, he started examining the claims of his faith, and found that they were not compatible with his core beliefs of tolerance and acceptance of all people.  He is now working to de-stigmatize the word atheist.  In February 2019, he was diagnosed with ALS and given 3-5 years to live. He has decided to live his life to the fullest and travel as much of the world as he can on his "Dying Out Loud" tour.


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      Edited by Sharron King: newsletter@rationalists.org.
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