The American Red Cross

Volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank

  • When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 @ 11:30 am
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

Here's a chance to do some community volunteering with a very needed, local organization. We'll do food sorting and packing in their warehouse and Saturdays are very coveted shifts, so we want to have a great turn out as the local humanists, right?

Many thanks to Glenn Pearl for taking the lead to organize this activity!

√  The warehouse is not climate controlled so please dress accordingly. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are acceptable. It should be cooler in November, so come prepared.

√  Outside work is un-shaded, we have sunscreen available, but it is recommended to bring sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun protection.

√  YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Anyone wearing flip-flops or sandals will not be permitted to work the shift.

√  Cold water bottles are available for all volunteers.

Minimum age to volunteer at Second Harvest is 9 years old.

We'll have more info the closer we get to November. 


Last Supper Dinner Club - 1st Tuesday in November

  • When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
  • Reginelli's Pizzeria, 930 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA view map

After you've voted (it is Election Day, after all), treat yourself to a slice and more. We haven't had a pizza night in a long time and we should be able to have plenty of room for a fairly large group. Bring a friend and say hello. 

Street parking should be free at 6pm.

*** It is very important for us to have accurate numbers for these events, so please be aware of your RSVP. As a courtesy to your organizers and the other guests, if you find out that you will not be attending even as late as the afternoon of the event, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation! 


"Perspectives on the Existence of God and the Nature of Religious Knowledge"

  • When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
  • Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

Not everyone's cup of tea, but it might interest some of our members.

Please join the Tulane Philosophy Club and their panel of speakers as they share their perspectives and engage in an open discussion with each other and the audience on the existence of God and the nature of religious knowledge.

Bruce Fleury (Faculty, Biology)

Nancy Lawrence (Faculty, Philosophy)

Sarah Rivkin (Director of Chabad Center)

Rabbi Yochanan Rivkin (Director of Chabad Center)

Will Tabor (RUF Campus Minister)

Richard Velkley (Faculty, Philosophy) 

Come with your friends, your questions, and your search for meaning! Free and open to the public.


"Family Values in the Age of Autonomy"

  • When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
  • Liberal Arts Building, Room #236, UNO Lakefront Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

Can family law continue to enforce traditional family values? Presented by Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer.

Meyer’s lecture, “Family Values in the Age of Autonomy,” couldn't be more timely, as it comes on the heels of court decisions around the country overturning the laws concerning same-sex marriage. Meyer, who specializes in family and constitutional law, will review recent developments in constitutional doctrine expanding autonomy rights and explore what role remains for the enforcement of majoritarian values through family law. 


David Meyer became the 22nd Dean of Tulane Law School in 2010. Dean Meyer’s expertise relates to constitutional law and family law, and he has written extensively on topics at the intersection of the two fields. 

Before coming to Tulane, Meyer was on the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law. Prior to entering academia, he served as a legal advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. He was a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. Meyer graduated with a B.A. with Highest Honors in History and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the lot indicated on this map.

Funding for this lecture has been provided by the law firm of Adams & Reese; the UNO Student Government; the UNO Department of Philosophy; and the Alexis de Tocqueville Project in Law, Liberty, and Morality at UNO.


Save Our Cemeteries Maintenance & Cleanup - Carrollton Cemetery

  • When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 @ 10:00 am
  • Carrollton Cemetery, 1701 Hilary St., New Orleans, LA view map

A popular activity for our NOSHA Social Aid & Pleasure Club volunteers ... more detailed logistics will be updated soon.

In the meantime, this is the description of the cemetery

"Established in 1849, Carrollton Cemetery is owned and operated by the city. The growing suburb of Carrollton was incorporated in 1845 and historian William H. Williams, writing in 1876, described the cemetery:

“A cemetery was established as an appendage to the town government, and owned by the corporation. It is situated in the rear of town, formed by the sedimentary deposit from the waters of the Macarty crevasse. The height of the land renders it suitable for burying in the ground – the most pleasant and beautiful as well as the most permanent mode of preserving our dead. The grounds are now becoming handsomely improved with tombs, trees, shrubbery, and flowers. The dead of forty years lie reposing here; many, it is true, now wholly neglected and forgotten; while on the other hand, the honored and well remembered names here scattered around on marble, are so many and so familiar to us all, that we feel, in the walks in our cemetery, as if we were moving in the midst of our friends.”


The first lot purchased in this cemetery was lot number 405 in November, 1849 by Neil Cochran for $15. Carrollton was annexed to the city in 1874, and the management of the cemetery was handed to the city government. Many of the cemetery’s early tombs are badly in need of repair. In 1969, the city issued bonds for improvements to be made, the sidewalks were paved and the drainage was improved.

There is a small wall vault and a few temple tombs found in the cemetery. Although the tombs are not necessarily architecturally significant, there are some notable burials, such as Frederick Fischer and the Kirchoff and Lochte families. Throughout the cemetery are tombs of pioneering families, like the Heatons, Herrles, Thielers, Gogreves, Deibels, and O’Dwyers."


NOSHA Hits the High Seas ~ Cruise With Us!

  • When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
  • Cruise Terminal, 100 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA view map

Ahoy, or something like that!

Members of NOSHA will be on this 5-day Carnival cruise at the end of November. We regret that the timing may not be convenient for every schedule. However, the starting price of an interior cabin is appealing ($299 and up) which makes this one of the most affordable cruises between the major holidays.

Check here for the itinerary and room selections! (You will need to go through their online reservation process which will be identified at the website. This is only an info page, so you know the details that you will be selecting.)

If you've never taken a cruise, then trying out 5-days is an easy start. For the price, you can't take a land vacation that includes all the food, hotel and amenities for less than this per day. And someone else is doing all the driving (well, sailing) for a change.

But don 't worry, this will be relaxed! There won't be any requirements or secret handshakes. We will set a short meetup event on each day at sea for anyone wishing to visit with fellow NOSHANs , but otherwise, you are encouraged to do what you and your family enjoys.  It's your getaway! But chances are you will meet some nice people who enjoy doing some of the same things. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to post. 


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