Wednesday, November 28, 2012

AHA Emails #10: Holidays With Religious Family Members!


Hey nonbelievers,
I hope you all had amazing Thanksgiving breaks! Here's what we have in store for this week:
Meeting #10: Holidays With Religious Family Members!
When: Thursday (Tomorrow!), November 29th at 7pm.
Where: Van Vleck B223
What: AHA will discuss how we survive Thanksgiving and Winter breaks with our religious family members who don't agree with our beliefs (because it always comes up).
Woah: Don't forget to come by The Rathskeller in Memorial Union for post-AHA-meeting shenanigans!

AHA Official T-Shirt Black Friday Sale!
They look super cool and they are available for sale at our next meeting for the low, low price of only $15!
Pick up one and be the stylish nonbeliever that you want to be! (See photos here!)

Fun Friday
Are you looking for a good time on Friday afternoon and want to hang out with some fellow AHAers?
If so, join us for Fun Friday at Lakeshore on Langdon in Memorial Union at 6pm this Friday.
We'll play cards and hang out and just have a good time.
Feel free to bring your own board game!
Look for the cool looking kids in their swanky, new AHA shirts! Cya there!

Monday, November 19, 2012

AHA Weekly Email (No meeting this week!)


Hey nonbelievers,
It's almost here! Thanksgiving is so close that I can already taste the mashed potatoes (easily the best part of the Thanksgiving meal; Pumpkin Pie sucks)
Meeting #10: Not this week!
No weekly meeting on Thursday. Sorry y'all! Spend some time with your friends and family and eat some turkey!
We'll see you at meeting #10 on Thursday, November 29th though!

Monday FunDay
There's a bunch of cool stuff is happening Tonight, November 19th at Union South!
  • The hilarious and awesome friend of atheists and writer of Savage Love, Dan Savage will be giving a talk at Union South at 7:30pm. Tickets are free but you need to pick them up from the University Box Office. Details can be found here!
  • Join AHA for some free team trivia at the Sett in Union South at 8:30pm (right after Dan Savage!). The trivia is Carl Sagan themed, so bring your space knowledge and stuff.
Come to either event, or come to both!

AHA Official T-Shirts Are Here!
They look super cool and they are available for sale at trivia tonight for the low, low price of only $15!
Pick up one and be the stylish nonbeliever that you want to be! (See photos here!)

Fun Friday
On hiatus until after Thanksgiving! Cya there on the 30th!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

AHA Emails #9: Sex and Religion Part II


Hey nonbelievers,
Thanksgiving is so close. So close. Just one more week and then I'll be drinking heavily and arguing with my extended family!

Meeting #9: Sex & Religion Part II
When: Thursday (Tomorrow!), November 15th at 7pm.
Where: Van Vleck B223
What: AHA will discuss the intersection of sex and religion
Woah: Last weeks meeting was just the tip of the iceberg! We've got plenty more to talk about regarding sex and religion!

AHA Official T-Shirts Are Here!
They look super cool and they are available for sale at our next meeting for the low, low price of only $15!
Pick up one and be the stylish nonbeliever that you want to be! See here!

Fun Friday
Are you looking for a good time on Friday afternoon and want to hang out with some fellow AHAers?
If so, join us for Fun Friday at Lakeshore on Langdon in Memorial Union at 6pm this Friday
We'll play cards and hang out and just have a good time.
Feel free to bring your own board game!
Look for the cool looking kids in their swanky, new AHA shirts! Cya there

Monday FunDay
We won't be having a meeting next week, but there's a bunch of cool stuff is happening next Monday, November 19th at Union South!
First, the hilarious and awesome friend of atheists and writer of Savage Love, Dan Savage will be giving a talk at Union South at 7:30pm. Tickets are free but you need to pick them up from the University Box Office. Details can be found here!
Second, join AHA for some free team trivia at the Sett in Union south at 8:30pm (right after Dan Savage!). The trivia is Carl Sagan themed, so bring your space knowledge and stuff.
Come to either event, or come to both!

New AHA Shirts Have Arrived!

This years highly anticipated (oh come on you know it!) T-shirts are in. Now you can wear your non-belief in style! Our sizes range from extra-small to extra-large, and you can purchase one for $15 at our weekly Thursday meetings. If you can't make it to a meeting but still want to buy a shirt, contact us at wiscatheists@gmail.com











Thursday, November 8, 2012

Victory

Earlier last month I blogged about a Historic Day For AHA, in which a governing board ruled that AHA was worthy to receive a special type of student organization funding, reserved only for groups providing a "direct service" to the students of UW-Madison. (Read the above link for more details.) That post ended with a cliffhanger: while AHA was officially deemed eligible to receive funding, we would have to wait for a subsequent budget hearing to determine precisely how much money that would be.  That hearing was tonight, hold on to your ass...

In AHA's 2013 - 2014 Budget includes:

  • $200  for a "Kickoff Bash" pizza party.

  • $300  to acquire books for our own "Freethought Library."

  • $700  for a video camera to document all of our events on YouTube.

  • $1,300  to send our officers to the annual SSA Leadership Conference.

  • $1,350  for a computer and printer to furnish our new office space.

  • $2,780  to enrich the university with our "Freethought Speakers Series."

  • $5,000  on printing thousands of AHA flyers to be posted across the campus.

  • $6,500  on advertising AHA's events and services in the student newspapers.


And,

Are you ready for this?

  • $30,000 for 8 paid staff positions to be filled by the AHA officers.

Plus a handful of other things, for a grand total of about $69,000.
*(Updated 11/15/12  to account for a few budget modifications made at an additional hearing)*

If you thought our 2011 Best Cooperation Award or our 2012 Best Educator & Best Educational Event Awards were impressive, imagine what we will achieve in the future with budgets of this magnitude.  Here at AHA, we take pride in constantly pushing the envelope of what secular student groups can accomplish. With this record-breaking budget, we have solidified our place as the biggest, best organized, and most successful atheist student group in history.
And we're just getting started.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

AHA Emails #8: Sex & Religion


Hey nonbelievers,
Election is finally over. Good. Let's get back to our real lives!
Here's things happening this week:

Meeting #8: Sex & Religion
When: Thursday (Tomorrow!), November 8th at 7pm.
Where: Van Vleck B223
What: AHA will discuss the intersection of sex and religion

AHA Official T-Shirts Are Here!
They look super cool and they are available for sale at our next meeting for the low, low price of only $15!
Pick up one and be the stylish nonbeliever that you want to be! (See attached photo)

Fun Friday
Are you looking for a good time on Friday afternoon and want to hang out with some fellow AHAers?
If so, join us for Fun Friday at The Rathskeller at 6pm this Friday
We'll play cards and hang out and just have a good time.
Feel free to bring your own board game!
Look for the cool looking kids in their swanky, new AHA shirts! Cya there