So much can happen within 30 days. Here is a review of our community service events and happenings in the month of August.
On August 4th, STAR joined with SSA (Student Secular Alliance) at the Alamo for Hug and Atheist Day. There were many hugs and even an article written
The Lackland AFB Initiative has continued to reach record numbers. This prompted the Base Commander to move the location to a larger venue. This is a very welcomed change and allows both services to be extended to a full 2 hours each. The total count for the month is 3308.
We had 3 volunteers that helped the food bank clear the weeds to allow for planting of new crops.
STAR was able to help 101 customers with personal hygiene products, clothes, and prepackaged snacks.
We also had a Nebula event for the children 5 and younger. They were able to learn about planting vegetables.
For the month of July 2016, STAR had 9 community service events and 9 social events. We have such an active group. Here are some highlights of some of the events.
Lackland AFB – 5 weekends (10 meetings) providing Humanists Chaplains for the Basic Trainees services every Sunday. The last Sunday had 733 trainees in attendance, the largest record so far!
SARA – San Antonio River Authority – Atheists at Work – Watershed Wise Warriors project. We had 8 people who helped spread mulch on the trails, and pull invasive weeds from the sides of the walking areas. This was at the UIW campus by the Blue Hole.
Atheists at Work – Helping the Homeless – gave away hygiene products to 79 people and had 10 volunteers and all of the customers were able to get what they needed.
Texas Ramp Project – Austin – 2 members volunteered to help with building a ramp in Austin for the disabled.
San Antonio Food Bank – 14 people volunteered to help prepare the tract of land for planting crops to grow food for people in need in the San Antonio area.
There were birthdays, game night, karaoke night, Stary night every Sunday (pools, parks, and Bigz), Pokemon Go Hunt, 2nd Annual Summer Pot Luck, Ice Cream Tasting, and Startender.
Wow, what a month. Looking forward to August! We are still forming a new baby/toddler group called the Nebulas. If you are interested send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Executive Director, Victoria Gettman was recently interviewed by the United Coalition for Reason (UnitedCOR). It is the world’s largest directory of nontheists organizations. The mission states “Founded in 2009, the United Coalition of Reason is one of the largest nontheist groups in North America, a coordinating place for hundreds of independently run local groups, each a little different.”
Vicki gave a thorough view of her background and what brought her to this point in her life. She explains the all of the great things STAR is doing as a family in the San Antonio area. Get a drink, get in a comfortable chair, and enjoy the story written by UnitedCOR contributor, Susan, Education Officer and National Coordinator