HSGP FAQs Page

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about HSGP. If you don't find the question you'd like answered, please use the contact page to ask it.
Questions

What is the Inquiring Minds discussion group?

I already get HSGP emails from Meetup. Why do you want contact information?

What does an HSGP membership cost?

How do I become a member of HSGP?

I don't have a lot of money to donate to HSGP. Can I help in other ways?

How do I become an HSGP board member?

In what ways can HSGP support individual members?

Can I carpool or offer a seat in my car?


Answers



What is the Inquiring Minds discussion group?

At each Inquiring Minds meeting, participants discuss a topic of interest to Humanists. Topics are selected by the participants in advance of the meeting so that those who wish to prepare can do so, but everyone is invited to join the discussion or just to listen in if they prefer. A facilitator ensures that discussion time is fairly shared among the participants. See the list of Past Events for topics that have been discussed in the previous sessions.    back



I already get HSGP emails from Meetup. Why do you want contact information?

Being a member of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP) Meetup Group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP. Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona. Membership entitles you to borrow from a wide selection of books and DVDs (including DVDs of meeting presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library and the right to vote for board members once a year. Information on how to join is available on the Membership page.    back



What does an HSGP membership cost?

Membership dues are $50 per person, $75 per couple, $25 for students or low income, $1,000 per person for a lifetime membership.    back



How do I become a member of HSGP?

If you select the Membership page on this website, you will be given the option of printing out a form to mail in with a check. You will also have the option of using PayPal for the membership dues.

At each regular Sunday meeting, there is a membership table where you can join or renew.    back



I don't have a lot of money to donate to HSGP. Can I help in other ways?

HSGP has many volunteer opportunities. Ask any board member how you can help. All you need is willingness, dedication and consistency.    back



How do I become an HSGP board member?

You need to have been a dues-paying member for a minimum of 12 months. It is strongly suggested that you begin by attending monthly board meetings to understand how HSGP operates. Being a volunteer is a plus. Elections are held once a year in November with a slate of candidates offered in October. Let the chair of the nominating committee know that you are interested in running.    back



In what ways can HSGP support individual members?

The Member Support Team is in place to assist members with temporary or on-going challenges. Two emissaries, Michal Otten and Henry Geist, represent the team to the membership and take requests for assistance to the team for help in finding resources.

All requests are treated with confidentiality and privacy. A request can be anonymous with only the emissary knowing who has made it.

The team cannot provide financial support or provide counseling but it can guide members to resources.

Whether it's something as small as a ride to and from an appointment or help finding services for a specific need, all you have to do is contact one of our emissaries, Henry Geist or Michal Otten, and ask them to take your request to the team.

All requests will be treated with privacy.    back



Can I carpool or offer a seat in my car?

Yes we just need some information from you. Please select the link below to send this information to our carpool coordinator:
http://goo.gl/forms/xUzbhf6vRB    back

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