Hello fellow heathens. It has been a while since we have updated our blog but we are all getting back in the swing of things after a very busy holiday season. Its time for Spring and Summer events and we have lots planned. But first, we have a few announcements for you.
NEWS ABOUT EVENTS
There is now an app you can download to keep up with all of the South Texas Atheists for Reason events, we are honored to be added to the UnitedCor events app. Take a moment and download it now and never be without knowing what is going on with the latest events. We are posting all of our events as soon as we can and giving as much detail as possible so you can plan your week and month ahead. We hope this will mean more of you can attend!
We are also going to add a few new things like Coffee night and Ladies Night. If you have an idea for a different type of event, please let us know on our Facebook Group or page and we can discuss with the board.
We are part of several programs in the San Antonio Community. Our newest Director of Programs is Stephanie Bartlett. She is doing a great job getting everything scheduled and keeping everyone motivated for the next events. If there are any questions about our programs, please feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can check out more about our programs on the Get Involved on the website. Each program has its own page and describes in detail what we do. If there is one or more program that you are interested in getting involved with, please let us know and we will be happy to discuss it more with you or answer any questions.
Learn more about our social events and let us know if you want to get involved with this year’s planning. We have a great Atheist Easter planned and many more summer events!
We look forward to a great year ahead and hope to meet some new faces and families. For those who are a little shy or introverted, we get it. Really, we do. If you would rather meet 1 on 1, just send us a note and we can set up a time to get together and answer your questions.
Wow, what a great month! In September we had several donations and a raffle through Twisted Tattoo. We sponsored or attended 7 community service events and 6 social events. That was 13 chances for us to make a difference in each others lives.
We have grown into a community that can handle serving 700 plus trainees each weekend for this months total of 3,346, at the Helping the Homeless event, we helped at total of 101. We also served at the Food Bank helping them with their garden spot that serves the local community of 16 counties. We contribute time and effort to SARA and UIW for the beautification of the parks and wildlife around us. STAR’s Nebula group is creating our child focused groups to teach them about the world in a secular way.
We also take some time to blow off steam and have a great time together as friends and have a few drinks. We are making a difference within our STAR community and in the lives of those around us. Check out a few pictures of our events and come join us as soon as you can.
Lackland AFB – Atheists/Humanist Service – This was one of the largest groups so far. These are only the graduates but there were 924 in attendance on this day. September we had 3346 total in attendance. Not including the their families and friends that come on family weekends.
San Antonio Food Bank – Worked at the community garden to prepare it for planting.
Nebula – STAR kids 13 and under created a scarecrow for a contest at Rainbow Gardens at Thousand Oaks. Its Pokemon themed.
Atheist at Work – Homeless Giveaway had over 100 customers served personal items.
UIW – Clean Up – cleared out invasive plants from the trails.
Game Night at the Gettmans
Starry Night – We all met at LaGloria on a rainy evening. We had good food and great company, of course…and actress Rosie Perez was right behind us to the left of the picture.
We are also launching a new networking program and website in October. So many new opportunities are coming and we need your help.
Please help us keep it going by becoming a paid member, making a donation, or purchasing a t-shirt, sticker, or dog tag. Most of all, we request your participation in the events as we add new ones. We need people to help keep programs organized and all talents are appreciated. Let us know if you feel you can help with one event or many.
Have a great month! Hope to see you soon.
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.