Planning Meeting

If you want to become an Organizer, have an event Idea and are seeking assistance, or would like to get funds for an activity, then this is the best place come. 

This is a totally open, all-members welcome activity planning meeting for the IEAA. 

These meetings are where big events like the Monthly Meetings are planned, and where finances and projects like our website and signs are managed.

This meeting is open to all IEAA members, and will follow a very loose parliamentary procedure. 

***Remember, Event Organizers never need permission to post an event, these meetings just offer support and information.***

Our agenda for this meeting is as follows: 

Date/Time: May 17, 2015; 3:30pm to 4:30pm 
Location: Back to the Grind Coffeehouse, Riverside. 

• Call to order:

     • Roll call:
     • Approval of Agenda:
     • Reading and approval of previous minutes:

• Treasurer’s Report:

• Committee reports.

     • Outreach:

• Unfinished business.

     • Market Night update
     • Election Results – Including open Membership Chair

• New business. 

     • PO Box
     • Brochures
     • Spring Picnic
     • Future “Skipping Church” Luncheons Ideas
     • Other event Ideas, including Mexicali Conversational Meetup

• Pick next meeting time and location:

• Adjournment:

This meeting has a set end time of 4:30, at which point all business should be put aside or a vote taken to extend time. 

If you have questions or would like to add an item to the Agenda, please contact Gregory Mckinley-Powell at Greg@InlandEmpireAtheists.com

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday but there are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.  Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

 

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Hear ye hear ye – IEAA is going to the Faire! Let’s all go have a fun day watching jousts, plays, comedians, and live music. Dressing up is NOT required but strongly encouraged. Greg and I will be in costume so you won’t be the only one :)

If you want to carpool please leave a comment when you RSVP. If you intend on drinking please find a carpool to join.

Greg and I will be there from around 10am to 5pm. We have room for 2 in the car; 3 if you don’t mind getting cozy.

Feel free to stay as short or long as you’d like.

Tickets are $28 for adults and children are $15.

You can get discount tickets at Walgreens. Adult = $24, Children = $13. 

If we get 15 or more people we can tickets for $21/person.

Parking is $10 per car. 

In case you can’t find us please call either Charlene at 408-315-6059 or Greg at 951-318-2628.

For more information go here.

Mrs. Packard – a play by Emily Mann at UCR

Come join us at a play that resonates with the present religious fanaticism that feels all around us right now. Although almost unbelievable to us now, “In 1861, Mrs. Elizabeth Packard was cast into a mental asylum in Illinois by her Calvinist-minister husband and declared insane. The reason? She dared to express her opinions freely and they didn’t concur with her husband’s. Eventually freed, Elizabeth worked tirelessly to have state law in Illinois changed, so that married women were no longer considered ‘legal nonentities’. Based on fact, this contemporary American drama weaves together transcripts of the court case with life in the mental asylum, where many wives in similar positions to Elizabeth were consigned to oblivion by those who should be protecting them.”

The author, Emily Mann is a non-theist, and her play revolves around the thought Pascal voiced with, Good people do terrible things in the name of religion”. She says, “We are seeing the results of religious fanaticism all around the world and in our own country at the moment, and of course religious fanaticism is usually disastrous for women. Also—I started writing this when the Abu Ghraib story broke. As in Elizabeth’s story, we saw how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Torturers can go mad, just like their victims. And I am always struck by the fact that what happened to Mrs. Packard and countless other women happened in this country not so very long ago.”

ARTS 113 is near where University and Canyon Crest intersect by parking lot P19. It also looks pretty close to parking lot P1. To see the map, go to this website: http://campusmap.ucr.edu/map.pdf. There is a parking fee on Saturday, and you can get your parking permit from the Campus Kiosk located on University Ave. and West Campus Drive. I do not think you can get parking permits in the actual lot. I will be at the Starbucks nearby on University at 1:00 and will be leaving at 1:15 so if you would like to carpool in to the University, we can save parking $$$ and can get lost together on the campus as we search out the ARTS 113 building. Tickets are $14.00.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday but there are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.  Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

 

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Toastmasters Open House, Improve Your Public Speaking

This is a public event, not affiliated with the IEAA.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your public speaking and leadership skills, my Toastmasters club will be having an open house this Friday.  We are a fun and lively group of people that strive to help each other become better speakers in a warm and supportive environment.  

For our open house, we will be having a guest speaker, Debra Dorst-Porada, Ontario city councilwoman and former Toastmaster.  She will be speaking about her achievements in public service and how Toastmasters helped her along the way.

This is a free event.  Dinner is available but you are not obligated to buy anything.

If you have any questions, you can call me at (909) 753-8667.

I hope to see you there!

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