Welcome

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 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.

 

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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How Can You Support Humanism In Toledo?

We get asked how can someone support Humanism in Toledo and Northwest Ohio? The Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie programming and operation is funded by membership fees, donations, and grants. There are many ways you can support our work.

More To My Letter About The Berkeley Puncher Incident

The Berkeley Puncher is a ’cause celebre’ in the conservative press and social media. Keith Burris, editorial director of Block Newspapers (owner of the Toledo Blade) wrote an op-ed about the ‘war on tolerance’ and used the violent incident in Berkeley as an illustration of ‘both sides’ doing it and it should stop. I wrote a letter-to-the-editor in response.

Join Our Group

If you consider yourself a Humanist, are in substantial agreement with our humanist principles, and can subscribe to the AHA’s “Humanism and Its Aspirations” document, then we want you to join our community.

Benefits of membership:

  • A nifty membership card to show off to friends and family
  • A monthly meeting 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
  • Discounts on sponsored events and group merchandise
  • Regular communications about meetings, events, and other topics of interest to the group before the general public

We have two membership plans availble at this time:

1 Year New Membership $10.00 – one year new membership for one person.

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1 Year New Membership for a Household $20.00 – one year membership for two or more persons living at the same address

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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.

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.

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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