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.

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.

Pride Shirts For Sale!

Did you want to buy a shirt that declares your LGBTQIA pride and your atheism, but weren’t able to come by for Pride and pick one up? We’ve got you covered!

We’ve recently opened an online store you can use to purchase one of our Pride shirts – just navigate over to our online store and start shopping!

http://www.kcatheists.org/shop/

If you are a member, please contact us at contact@kcatheists.org so that we can give you a $5 discount on shirts for your support!

Atheists are Coming to Pride!

The Kansas City Atheist Coalition will be coming to Kansas City PrideFest 2018! We’ll have shirts available that will let you declare your pride as both a member of the LGBTQIA community and an atheist:

Make sure to come by and say, “Hi!” We look forward to seeing you there!

Statement on Removal of David Silverman as President of American Atheists

Recent news has broken regarding allegations of inappropriate behavior by former American Atheists president David Silverman and a subsequent decision by the American Atheists board to remove him from his position as a result of these allegations. The Kansas City Atheist Coalition, as an affiliate of American Atheists, supports the decision of the American Atheists board and their efforts to ensure accountability and responsibility of those who serve as leaders of the atheist community.

New Director and Secretary

Say “hello” to Jordan McKinney, our new secretary, and Sally Mendon, our new co-directory of philanthropy! Jordan and Sally have both been long-known to the board and frequently supportive of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, be it from pitching in to help organize events or contributing from their own extensive backgrounds and experiences. We’re thrilled to have them in the organization!

Debate: Is Belief in Christianity Reasonable?

Our director of activism, Joshua Stewart, was invited down to Springfield, along with JT Eberhard, to debate the question of whether or not belief in Christianity is reasonable. The Springfield Freethinkers have a video of the debate available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure:

2017 Election Results

We are pleased to announce that the results of ballots cast are in, and the following officers have been re-elected to their position with 100% of the vote for each of their positions:

  • President: Joshua Hyde
  • Vice President: Melissa Leytem
  • Tresurer: Michael Leytem
  • Secretary: Dave Brown

We want to thank everyone who participated in this election and our first attempt at an online election. If you have any feedback on ways we can make these elections better, including increased accessibility, please feel free to contact us at contact@kcatheists.org or message us through our Facebook page.