First, I want to apologize for my delayed follow up message in response to our January 21st meeting at Amer’s. I thought we had a nice turnout, especially considering the several month hiatus of the club. I enjoyed our discussion, and was excited to see the eagerness of new members to revive the club.
For those of you who could not attend, I wanted to quickly sum up the points we addressed at our discussion.
- The club is currently lacking a proper Executive Committee, that is, student members to fill the roles of President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. In order to schedule future meetings in University rooms, and reserve auditoriums for any future lecture events, we need to fill these roles. Thankfully, I have been approached by current members who are interested in taking on the positions, so I will be working with them in the coming week.
- Taking into account the interests of those who attended the meeting and those who have contacted me, I propose that we put together bimonthly meetings for topic discussions. These discussions can focus on:
- Short pieces written by members that explore and present on a subject of Objectivism.
- Texts that can facilitate a study group, e.g.,
- Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (Peikoff)
- Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (Rand)
- Objectivism In One Less (Bernstein) (Steve might be able to add some better insight about this book)
- General questions of inquiry, in the example of Leonard Peikoff’s podcast series (see peikoff.com or the iTunes link)
I’ve also been in contact with Tom Wright, who has generously administered the ownership ofumso.org over the years, about the future of our website.
I’ll try to deliver sometime this weekend some more concrete information about the club’s next steps.