2018 Election Results Are In

The election results are in, and the incumbents have been unanimously re-elected! We want to thank everyone for their participation and look forward to elections next year in 2019 after a year of serving the community!

As a note: the duplication of some options in the report are a result of adding the qualifier of “(incumbant)” after some votes had been cast.

Friendly Freethought Resuming in 2019

I know what you’re thinking: didn’t we just start doing these? You’re right – however, between the high number of end-of-month holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, various December religious holidays, New Year’s) between now and the end of the year ON TOP OF our white elephant holiday party (which we’ll be announcing details of soon!), we’re going to be pausing these social events until January 28. We’re hoping to see you still at our events like Trunk or Treat!

2018 Officer Elections Are Open!

The ballot for our 2018 officer elections is now available. You should have received an email from BallotBin.com if you are a dues-paying member. The ballot will be open and available through the end of the day on October 20, 2018.

If you believe you should have received a ballot and did not, please email us at contact@kcatheists.org so that we can make sure you have your opportunity to cast your vote.

Looking for Nominations!

Our officer elections for 2018 are coming up in October, and we’re looking for nominations! If you think there is someone who could bring a helpful perspective, toolset, or experience to the board, we want to hear from you! You can your nomination to us via email at contact@kcatheists.org. The positions for which someone can be nominated are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please send contact information for the individual you are nominating so that we can reach out them and confirm they wish to accept the nomination.

You do not have to be a dues-paying member to submit a nomination or be nominated. Nominations will be accepted through end of day on October 6, 2018.

Facebook Events Will Hide Guest List

In an effort to help protect our community members from being outed to others, we are taking advantage of Facebook’s ability to hide the guest list on events. This means that, if you RSVP to one of our events on Facebook, friends, family, and the general public will not be able to see that you have RSVPed (admins of our Facebook page will, however, be able to see the guest list).

One caveat to bear in mind is that, from our informal testing, it would appear that, if a friend has RSVPed to one of our events and you RSVP to that same event, then they will see an event in their Facebook feed indicating that you have RSVPed to the event, so please keep this in mind – the privacy does not appear, at this time, to be 100% hidden from friends and family.

Looking for Applicants: Technical Administrator

KCAC is looking for some help in managing some of its technical side of things. We are looking for people with technical knowledge and a security-oriented mindset who can help us manage our password storage systems and our Google Apps account, as well as someone who’s invested in the greater atheist community here in Kansas City. If this is something you feel you are qualified, available, and willing to do, please contact us at contact@kcatheists.org.

This position should take an hour or less of your time each week, on average. We will be accepting applications through two weeks following the publication of this post. Please submit your application by end-of-day on October 11, 2018.

Summer Care Kits Assembled!

We, and some Christian friends of the community, got together to assemble some care kits full of sunscreen, water, and nutritious and delicious treats to help those in need around the city!

You can see the full album on Facebook here.

Announcing: Freethinking Friends Monthly Events!

You’ve been asking for regular social meetups to meet your fellow atheists, and we’re happy to announce our response: Freethinking Friends, hosted on the 28th day of each month. You can find out more about our first social event here.

We’ve chosen the 28th in an attempt to compromise between selecting a recurring date and float the event around the week in an effort to accommodate as many schedules as possible.

We’re still very much piloting out this recurring social event and welcome your feedback as we continue to roll this out! Please feel free to message us either at our Facebook page or at contact@kcatheists.org.

All Board Meetings Are Now Open to Members

Long ago, in response to feedback asking for greater access to the goings-ons within the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, we opted for a model of every other board meeting being closed and every other board meeting being open to dues-paying members. In a move to increase transparency and accessibility to the board by our members, we are going to start having all of our monthly board meetings open and available to any who is an active dues-paying member.

We Say Good-Bye and Thanks to Denise!

Effective July 24, Denise Decker has resigned from her position as director of philanthropy. This has been a transitioned in the works for a number of months as we’ve worked to transition all responsibilities to our now-sole director of philanthropy, Sally Mendon.

We’re grateful to her for her time as director and co-director of philanthropy – her work has allowed KCAC to broaden the love it shares with the greater Kansas City community through our volunteer opportunities. We’re sad to see her go, but we look forward to continuing and building upon the legacy that she has built in KCAC.