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President: Bob Lennon
Vice President: Rick Hopkins
Treasurer: Len Moskoff 
Secretary: Martha Knox 
Membership Chair: Jim Childress
Book Club Moderator: Eileen Childress
Facebook Coordinator:
Alex Greene

Additional Board Members: 
Elaine Oxman  
Rosemary Horstman 
Brian Bohmueller
 

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Upcoming Events

August 9, Sat. Noon Social Gathering: The Lunch 
Food Court at the Willow Grove Park Mall (3rd Floor)
2500 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions November 16

Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:30 PM: HAGP Morris Arboretum Excursion
Morris Arboretum
100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Join other HAGP members for a family friendly afternoon at the Morris Arboretum.  We will take a group tour of the gardens at 2pm followed by a short discussion of our thoughts on Nature and Humanism. The rest of the afternoon in the gardens we can informally explore on our own.  The gardens offer many interesting exhibits including an amazing Garden Model Railway, Garden Sculptures, Birdhouse Art, and even a Tree Canopy Adventure.  Please RSVP on meetup, facebook or email hagpbl (at) gmail (dot) com

*HAGP Members in good standing that register will attend for free. This is normally a $16 adult admission fee, so make sure your HAGP membership is current to get this great benefit! All children under 18 years of age admission will also be paid for by HAGP.

August 16, Sat. 7pm: Book Club discusses A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos
Barnes and Noble
102 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions

September 6, Sat. 7pm: Movie Night shows Girl Rising  
Giant Superstore, second floor community room
315 York Rd. Willow Grove, PA 19090. 
map and directions  

 

 

 

What is Humanism?

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.

Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility.

It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.

Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds that values--be they religious, ethical, social, or political--have their source in human experience and culture. 

Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.
-- The American Humanist Association

For a more complete explanation of humanism, click here. 

SPECIAL EVENT: Morris Arboretum Excursion
Sunday, August 10, 1:30pm
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Join other HAGP members for a family friendly afternoon at the Morris Arboretum.  We will take a group tour of the gardens at 2pm followed by a short discussion of our thoughts on Nature and Humanism. The rest of the afternoon in the gardens we can informally explore on our own.  The gardens offer many interesting exhibits including an amazing Garden Model Railway, Garden Sculptures, Birdhouse Art, and even a Tree Canopy Adventure.  Please RSVP on meetup, facebook or email hagpbl (at) gmail (dot) com

*HAGP Members in good standing that register will attend for free. This is normally a $16 adult admission fee, so make sure your HAGP membership is current to get this great benefit! All children under 18 years of age admission will also be paid for by HAGP.

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HAGP's own Lyn Alenxander is the first recipient of the American Humanist Association's Humanists Making A Difference Award. HAGP's leadership had nominated Lyn for her tireless efforts toward educating Pennsylvania lawmakers and citizens about the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking.) For full information about Lyn's activism and award, read the AHA's press release by clicking here.  



 Support HAGP While Grocery Shopping

HAGP has been accepted into Giant’s Cash for Causes program. It’s an easy way to support HAGP. Here’s how it works: HAGP buys cards from Giant at a 5% discount. We then resell them to members, family, neighbors and friends who use the gift cards just like cash when they do their grocery shopping at Giant. You can use them with your Giant discount card if you have one. Every time you use a card you support our programs. Cards are available in $50 denominations, but you can buy as many as you want. Members can pay with a check, but otherwise please pay in cash. Please see Ro Horstman at movie night, book night, or program meeting to buy a card.

 

Podcasts of Humanist Interest: