IN THE BUUF, The Newsletter of the
BUFFALO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
SEPTEMBER 2014
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Center,
206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25) in Buffalo.  Use the rear door.
The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.
Wednesday, Sept. 10	Dr. David Breeden will speak on the topic, “Where Have All the Beatniks Gone?”  Dr. Breeden has a MFA in poetry from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a PhD. from the Center for Writers at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School.  In addition, he has studied Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and he serves the UUA on the Commission on Social Witness and the President’s Advisory Council on Ethical Eating.  He has published four novels and thirteen books of poetry; the newest is They Played for Timelessness (With Chips of When).  WOW!  DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
Wednesday, Sept. 24	“Socrates Café” led by Maria Maki.  Get plenty of rest so you’re ready to take part in a lively discussion.
Wednesday, Oct. 8	Matt Walker on “The Human Face of Law Enforcement”
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BUUF BOARD MEETINGS
The next REGULAR BUUF BOARD meeting will be September 24 at 8:30 p.m. after the regular meeting.
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BUUFalo GALS
The women of the BUUF meet the third Thursday of each month for lunch and conversation.  We’ll meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thurs., September 18.
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2015 MIDAMERICA REGION ASSEMBLY
The MidAmerica Region of the UUA will hold its annual Regional Assembly April 17 – 19, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville, Illinois.  The theme of the conference is to be “The ‘New’ in the New Era of Unitarian Universalism.”
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WESTMINSTER TOWN HALL FORUM
Here is a list of speakers for this year’s Westminster Town Hall Forum series.  You can also listen to the talks on MPR.
Tues. Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Sam Harris, “Finding Spirituality without Religion”
Thurs. Oct. 16, noon, Bob Herbert, “Losing Our Way:  Can We Restore the American Dream?”
Thurs. Nov. 13, noon, Simone Campbell, “Nuns on the Bus:  The Call to Compassion:
Tues, Nov. 25, noon, Bryan Stevenson, “Just Mercy:  Reforming the Criminal Justice System”
For more information about parking, etc., check their website:  westminsterforum.org.
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OUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS – The BUUF now has a post office box.  If you’re sending us anything through the mail, use PO Box 154, Buffalo, MN 55313.
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HAVING A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Thank you to Louise Markve for this important information…
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.  A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.  The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.  In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.  A cardiologist says that if everyone who sees this post shares it to 10 people, you can bet that you’ll save at least one life.
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If the government says that money is speech, and more money can buy more speech, doesn’t that mean that speech is not free?

-- Unattributed quote from 
“The Hightower Lowdown”, July 2014


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NOTES FROM OUR SUMMER SOCIALS
Thank you to all who hosted our three Summer Socials –
   June		Marie Smith at West Bridge Park in Monticello
   July		Maria Maki at her beautiful Cedar Lake beach
August		Betty and Jack Waldhauer at their Lake Sylvia home
We all enjoyed the beautiful Minnesota summer weather, some unbelievably super-duper food, a boat tour of Lake Sylvia, and the opportunity to converse and get to know each other better.
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BUUF COMMITTEES
Our fellowship is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of the four elected officers – Marie Smith, President; Duncan Fowler, Vice President; Carolyn Grieve, Treasurer; Polly O’Brien, Secretary – the immediate past president (Richard Dean) and nine committee chairs.  The committees are listed in each issue of “In the BUUF,” but it’s probably the newsletter section you skip over!
Budget and Finance, Carolyn Grieve, grievecarolyn@gmail.com
Denominational Affairs, Bill Weir, wweir1@gmail.com
Fellowship, Maria Maki, makimaria@gmail.com
Facilities, Pattie Dorf, pattie@visi.com
Historian, Betty Waldhauer, jackwald@lakedalelink.net
Newsletter, Marie Smith, Doods1945@aol.com
Outreach, Duncan Fowler, duncfowler@gmail.com
Program, Luke Markve (chair) and Corinne Miller, luvik@me.com
Social Action, Louise Markve, loumar937@gmail.com
You can make your involvement in the BUUF more interesting and informative by serving on one of these committees.  Contact information for each chairperson is listed above.  We’re really very nice people, and we won’t demand too much of your time!  Give us a call.
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