Jun 13 2013

The first step is admitting you have a problem

The director of CFI Okanagan has reached out to me with a very important request:

We have our Secular Sobriety group here in Kelowna and this is a huge deal for us as there is nothing else similar here and it is making an impact.  Unfortunately they don’t really have a steady place to meet and they don’t have the luxury of moving around like our main CFI group does.

The Unitarians are giving us a good discount at $20 per week but want to have the years rent up front so we need to raise $1040 so that we can secure the space.  I was hoping that you could post it on your blog and hopefully get a few bucks from the larger community.

This kind of stuff is precisely what the freethinking community needs to start doing: replacing religious institutions that provide help at the cost of your rational faculties. I’ve contributed last month’s blog revenues (~$60) to the cause. If you’ve got a few extra bucks floating around your pockets, won’t you consider helping them out?

Check out their fundraising page here

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    Zena Ryder

    I am the assistant branch leader of CFI Okanagan and I would like to clarify that the Unitarian fellowship is not insisting that we pay the year’s rent upfront. Rather, it’s that we (CFI Okanagan) would like to sign a contract and have a year of rent available upfront, so that we can be sure that we can provide the necessary stability for the Secular Sobriety group.

    And thank you so much for your kind donation, Ian!

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    I would like to clarify that the Unitarian fellowship is not insisting that we pay the year’s rent upfront


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    Thanks, Ian. I have now given, and emailed some Canada-loving friends of mine.

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