Come join us as we feature our own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. We cover topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Sunday Science meets on the first Sunday of the month, from 10 am to noon. Currently we are meeting in the ballroom of the Salida SteamPlant Event Center at 220 W Sackett Ave in Salida. There is no admission charge, but we do welcome donations to help cover the cost of coffee, tea, juice, and the facility.
CCH is now recording these presentations on DVD. The videos are available to check out if you would like to hear a presentation again or would like to view one you may have missed. You may also borrow one to use with science classes, youth groups or other meetings.
First Wednesday Food Bank
First Thursday Personal Hygiene Products Project
Salida Community Center
CCH provides help on the first Wednesday of each month for the monthly USDA and Colorado food distribution programs 'TEFAP' (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) and 'CSFP' (Commodity Supplemental Food Program). CCH members join other volunteers from the community to help unload the food truck and shelve the food items for distribution to Chaffee County’s qualified low-income, homeless and elderly.
The CCH Personal Hygiene Products Project supplements the above mentioned food bank programs. On the day following the first Wednesday of each month (nominally 'First Thursday'), we distribute personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and safety razors to those who come to the Community Center to receive their food boxes. Throughout the month we collect unused personal hygiene items from our travelling members and also purchase new items with donated funds.
For more information about these programs, please call the Community Center at 719-539-3351.
3rd Sunday Brunch and Discussion Group
CCH members and their guests meet at 10am on the third Sunday of the month to discuss a topic of local or national interest to humanists. The meeting takes the form of a potluck brunch at a member's home.
The discussion topic and location is announced in advance to our membership, along with sample discussion questions to consider before the meeting if they wish.
CCH Scholarship Program
The Central Colorado Humanists are pleased to sponsor annual scholarships for local area high school students. The scholarship program was established to honor and support exceptionally qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Scholarship candidates should have at least a 3.0 GPA (or the equivalent) and have participated in some form of community service during their high school careers. Evaluation will be based on the student’s high school record, his or her personal narrative and goals, and on a 500-750 word essay. While a student need not demonstrate financial need to be eligible for one of these scholarships, CCH may consider need in making the awards.
Scholarship applications can be obtained at area high school counselors’ offices. For more info, please use either the form or the mailing address on the 'Contact Us' page of this site, or simply click on the email icon in the top right corner of this page.
Say 'Hello' to old friends and meet new ones over good food, drink, and conversation. On the first and fourth Thursday of each month, in Buena Vista and Salida respectively, members and friends of the Central Colorado Humanists gather for an 'agenda-free' time of nourishing relationships.
From Wikipedia: A Stammtisch (German: "regulars’ table") is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large, often round table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together.
Members of our organization are encouraged to reach out to the community at large, and to volunteer time and financial assistance to events and activities which promote Humanist ideals of rationality, compassion, and service in the Chaffee County area.
As an organization, CCH has:
More importantly, CCH members are active in local organizations and serve on local boards and commissions, giving their time and efforts to groups such as:
Monthly CCH events include:
Annual CCH events include:
Other events include guest speakers, art programs, education and outreach activities, sponsorship of scholarships for local high school graduates, and social activities.
If you are interested in finding out more about these activities, use the Contact Us page to indicate your interest. We will put you on our emailing list and keep you informed.