First, request the necessary application forms from the Filipino Freethinkers secretariat. After filling up the necessary documents, have them notarized and sent to our official headquarters. Your meetup proposal will go through an approval process, which may take 1-2 months.
There are no official steps or prerequisites.
But there is one guideline — during the meetup, you must use Reason™ at all times. This means that anyone who promotes the RH bill or any other socialist propaganda is an irrational, illogical, unscientific mystic pirate promoting a culture of death. Farting is strictly prohibited.
OK, OK, now I’m serious. Just had to let that out of my system (freely).
Actually, there’s nothing special about meetups.
All you need is a venue and at least one other person. If you’re blessed enough to have more than two guests, you may want to set an agenda and assign a facilitator. We’ll get into these details in future posts, but if it’s your first meetup, just wing it. Introductions and the discussions that develop from them will take up most of your time anyway.
Now go to the forum and post a call for freethinkers in your area. Once you have enough participants who have agreed on a venue and schedule, let us know. We’ll post meetup announcements on all of our online channels.
And don’t forget to take pictures (especially a group picture toward the end). Ending a meetup without a photo op is bad luck.