Humanists Doing Good will be holding this meeting so that newcomer's can learn about how to interact with the organization, how we operate and can have any questions answered. This meeting will also serve as a standard monthly meeting. HDG veterans, if you know of anyone who might be interested in participating with HDG, this is a perfect opportunity to invite them. We will discuss ways to stay connected, how to obtain volunteer shirts, how to become an official member, ways to volunteer and provide a brief introduction to humanism. We will also address upcoming events and plan for the upcoming year together. Fresh ideas are always welcomed. We will likely have some snacks and refreshments available.
When: February 3rd from 10:00 am to roughly Noon
Where: Garden Room at The Commons of Hilltop (625 27 1/2 Road, park at the rear of the building and enter through the external Garden Room entrance)
Click here to RSVP to attend via our meetup site (requires a free meetup account)
If you have any questions in advance, please feel free to call 970-623-2598.
Humanists Doing Good will be snowshoeing or cross country skiing the Overlook Trail on the Grand Mesa. This should be "easy" - GJ Hikes says, "The County Line Nordic Area is located on the Grand Mesa where the Mesa/Delta county line crosses Highway 65. The groomed trails, with their minor changes in elevation, are some of the easiest Nordic trails on the Grand Mesa. Of all the trails, Loop 1 and Loop 2, are the shortest and easiest." We will shoot for Loop 2 which is part of the "Overlook" trail. It is possible to go farther if you want. The trails are set for XC skiing, too, so that is an option for anyone who would rather ski than snowshoe. This is NOT the designated "Dog Loop" but it is supposed to have good views 3 Km from the start. If there is ample snow we will use snowshoes/Skis. If the snow is sparse, we will hike in boots. Prepare for cold weather in either case!
When: Sunday, January 28th at 10:00 am
Where: The parking area is past Mesa Lakes Lodge but before Grand Mesa Lodge - a little ways after the Lands End Road. Look for the parking lot on the left, 19.7 miles past the town of Mesa, 1.4 miles past Land's End Road and .7 miles past the sign for the Mesa Top Trail.
Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.
Humanists Doing Good will be participating in the Western Colorado 2nd Annual Women's & People's March. All women, men, gender non-conforming and kids are welcome to join this non partisan event. We march to celebrate women and girls and their many contributions to Western Colorado and to make the statement that women's rights are human rights. Line up and pre-march rally 10:00 am at Lincoln Park. March starts at 10:30 am and goes to City Hall. Speakers and music at City Hall 11:30 am. Bring a sign and your family and friends. We encourage those who have yellow HDG volunteer shirts to wear them and to join us as we march with our banner alongside the many others who will be participating.
When: Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 am
Where: We will meet at Lincoln Park (look for the HDG banner and people in yellow HDG shirts)
Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.
Humanists Doing Good will be helping the library staff and will fill in wherever we're needed. We'll probably be shelving books and helping with clean up projects the staff doesn't always have time to do themselves. Hope to see you there! We learned that the library won't be opening to the public until 1:00 PM. They are going to let us in at noon using the entrance next to the blue coffee kiosk. If we can all meet at that entrance that would be great. If on the day of the event you're late or get locked out it's no big deal. You can call 541-977-3535 and we'll come get you.
When: Sunday, January 14th at Noon
Where: Mesa County Libraries Central Library (443 N. 6th Street, use the entrance near the blue coffee kiosk)
Click here to RSVP on our meetup site to volunteer.