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ACA's 10th Birthday Celebration, February 11, 2007
The Atheist Community of Austin celebrated its 10th birthday on Saturday,
February 11th at the Ventana del Soul community center. The event
commemorated the 10th anniversary of the filing of ACA's corporate charter on
February 10th, 1997, creating ACA as a corporation chartered in the state
Between 35 and 40 present, past, and potential members were in attendance
to hear Atheist Community of Austin president Matt Dillahunty gave a
"State of the ACA" address. Matt spoke on accomplishments of the last year,
progress of various committees, financial condition of the organization, and
plans for the future.
A panel of founding members discussed their memories the early days of ACA,
what the experience of finding a group of atheists was like, and how the group
moved forward from its humble beginnings. Several noted the contributions of
particular people, especially Kellen Von Houser, who founded and did much of
the "grunt work" in getting ACA up and running. Panel members Keith Berka,
Janet Swisher, Mike Dolph, Joe Zamecki, Jeff Dee and Don Rhoades were all
signers of ACA's Declaration of Intent in December 1996.
At the conclusion of the event, as those present enjoyed birthday cake
(decorated with the ACA logo) and champagne, Don Rhoades offered the
To ten years as a community, united in non-belief,
After ten years, we're still here (much to our relief!)
To bagels and beignets and brunches with atheist heroes.
To the Atheist Experience, the Non-Prophets, (and birthdays that end in zero!)
To meetings and actions, and long debates on the net,
For ten full laps around the sun, (and Son, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET!)
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 20th birthday celebration!
Photos from the Event
Founding members, Don Rhoades, Jeff Dee, Joe Zamecki, Mike Dolph,
Janet Swisher, and Keith Berka.
What would be a celebration without champagne?
... and birthday cake? ("Happy Birthday ACA -- Ten Great Years!")
ACA President Matt Dillahunty doles out the cake.
Participants enjoying the event.
More smiling faces.
A shot of the audience.
From the officers:
The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, October 11th at 12:15pm in the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe. The building opens at noon. Texas Freedom Network's Dan Quinn will give us an update on their activities. The lecture is free and open to the public.