The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half century.

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9-10:15 am
Location: Fireside Room
Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
Contact: Bob Greene and Susan Owicki (

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 02/02/2020Forum – When Are We Old Enough to Die?,

    Discussion Leader: Tom Parker
    Tom will use Barbara Ehrenreich’s book “Natural Causes” as a point of departure for the discussion.

  • 02/09/2020Forum – Sleep and Health ,

    Discussion Leader: Eric Bier

  • 02/16/2020Forum – “Blue Mind,” How Water Affects Us ,

    Discussion Leader: Kay Culpepper
    The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

  • 02/23/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for April,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 03/01/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 03/08/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 03/15/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 03/22/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 03/29/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 04/05/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 01/26/2020 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 01/19/2020 – Forum – Review of 2019,

    Discussion Leader: Jerry Strom

  • 01/12/2020 – Forum – Common Truths and Values in the U.S.,

    Discussion Leader: Peggy Marks

  • 01/05/2020 – Forum – Back from the Brink – Reducing Nuclear Weapons Risk,

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

  • 12/29/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for February,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 12/22/2019 – Forum – Sobering Army Report on Climate Change,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 12/15/2019 – Forum – A Wealth Tax?,

    Discussion Leader(s): Cecil Bridges and/or Jerry Strom

  • 12/08/2019 – Forum – Spirituality — What Is It? Do We Need It?,

    Discussion Leader(s): Bob Ohlmann

  • 12/01/2019 – Forum – Priorities for a Political Platform ,

    Discussion Leaders: Dick Duda and Bob Greene

  • 11/24/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for January,

    Discussion Leaders: All

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