School is out and there are lots of new graduates going out to face the world with high hopes to make their dreams come true and among them is my first grandchild. Pondering the future of the 2018 graduates had me reflecting on our FTFW group and our future. In the span of four years, our group has risen from the ashes of the previous iteration of FTFW and continues to grow and reach new heights.
We now have a monthly newsletter, the “Hoosier Humanist Herald,” a radio show, the “Hoosier Humanist Hour,” and a TV show, “We Are Atheists” (which will air its first show very soon, thanks to Calyb T. and his group for both broadcast shows). We are also starting up a new discussion group, FTFW’s “Meeting of the Minds,” which will be launching on Wednesday, June 20, thanks to Bob Brandt.
Additionally, we have an expanding website with PayPal options for new/continuing members and we now have FTFW merchandise for sale on our website through CafePress and SquareSpace links in the “Store” tab along the top of the webpage. CaféPress currently has FTFW shirts in lots of colors, styles and sizes. Keep your eyes on the selection of products on CaféPress, as we will be expanding the types of merchandise that are available for sale featuring our FTFW logo, thanks to Chris Rex. We also have our very own celebrant in Victoria Gipson.
All of these wonderful programs are the result of the hard work of our members who all volunteer their time to help make our group what it is today. We also had three of our members represent FTFW at the American Humanist Association (AHA) conference in Las Vegas May 17-20 (pic below). Let’s celebrate FTFW as we continue to grow and actualize our vision!
Karen Mizner, President of FTFW
This "Message from the President" was included in Volume 1, Issue 6 of the Hoosier Humanist Herald, which was published on 6/4/18 by FTFW.