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Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie values people, emphasizes reason, and focuses on this world. We are a democratic, membership run organization with the purpose of providing a supportive, diverse, local community for humanists and other nontheists, while promoting ethical and reasonable secular world views through education, community service, outreach, activism, and social events. Our activities take place mainly in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Membership: Open to all Humanists in substantial agreement with our principles.

If you would like to join us, feel free to come to our next meeting or fill out our membership form. If you just have general questions or are a member of the media check out our contact form.

Donations: We are always open to accepting donations. Help us educate the public about Humanism and build a humanist community by donating any amount you can. All donations are tax exempt.

You can also support us by buying items on our wish list and sending to us or arranging to drop them off.

Governance: SHoWLE is operated democratically by the membership of the group. We have a set of Bylaws that govern our group. Learn more about our Executive officers and Board of Directors.

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If you consider yourself a Humanist and can subscribe to the AHA’s “Humanism and Its Aspirations” document, then we want you to join our community. Humanist values are based on consensus. You only have to be in substantial agreement to be a Humanist.

If You Support:

  • Separation of Church and State
  • Science & Reason
  • Social Justice
  • Evidence-based solutions to human problems

Then please join us

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Benefits of membership:

  • Regular meetings and events with like minded people
  • Ability to guide and vote on the direction of the group
  • Serve in leadership positions and on our Board of Directors
  • Regular communications about meetings, events, and other topics of interest to the group before the general public
  • Most importantly, you will gain the opportunity to make your voice heard and know that you are part of a greater movement working for the values we share.

We have several membership plans available at this time:

Household
$30
  • 2 or more people living at the same address for 1 year
Supporter
$100
  • Same as Household
Sustaining
$500
  • Same as Household
Lifetime
$1,000
  • Same as Household but no expiration date

A Student/Fixed income Level is also available

Memberships are NOT tax deductible. If you are currently a member login here.

*Note* Our payment platform will NOT accept card payments if you have a US based card and try to use it outside the US. If this will be an issue for you then send us a note.

You can also send your name, address, phone number, and email address with one of the amounts above to our mailing address:

Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie
PO Box 6433
Toledo, OH 43612-0433

If you aren’t sure you want to become a member at this time, but want to help us in providing a supportive local community for humanists and other nontheists, while promoting ethical and reasonable secular world views through education, community service, outreach, activism, and social events, then visit our donation page:

DONATE ONLY

You can use Paypal or a credit card. Donations are tax deductible

SHoWLE will not share or sell our membership information outside of our obligation to the requirements for being a chapter in good standing of the American Humanist Association.

Glass City Humanist Podcast

SHoWLE has an outreach podcast that is free to listen to titled the Glass City Humanist. Each episode we talk about living a full, positive, and rational life as a Humanist. Glass City Humanist is for anyone who believes they are a Humanist or who are looking for a different way of living the best life.

You can also find it on your favorite podcast app such as Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

Contact

If you would like more information about Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie or have a media inquiry, please fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you want to join our group please use our membership page.

If you would like a response please give a valid email
If you give us your phone number please give us permission to send you reminders and important information by text message

You can also send the information asked for above to our mailing address:

Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie
PO Box 6433
Toledo, OH 43612-0433