Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

June 9th: Sunday Speaker: Heather Macre - Access & Sustaining Colorado River Water Rights Alex Zygmunt

During this presentation we will learn all about Arizona's water supply system, how it's being managed in consideration of the effects of climate change, and what’s in the future for our water supply.

Join Central AZ Water Conservation District Board Member (CAWCD), Heather Macre, as she explains why the work of the CAWCD is so important, including such topics as the recently passed drought contingency plan, water management, climate change adaptation, and what’s next for Arizona’s water supply.

The CAWCD operates a system of canals throughout Arizona that run from the Colorado River and supplies water to municipalities, agribusiness and industry. In fact, the CAWCD also supplies a large percentage of Arizona's drinking water.
Without the work of the CAWCD, and the service of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canals, Arizona as we know it, and Maricopa County in particular, would not exist.

Development in Arizona was hampered until the state was able to enter into the 1944 Colorado River Compact. Even then Arizona had to fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to secure its allotment of water from the Colorado River. Once this water supply was secured, Arizona was able to flourish and grow, creating the oasis in the desert we call home. Without proper access to water, Arizona might have remained a dusty afterthought.

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting. Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending. 

Need Accessibility Options? Send an email to [email protected] with Accessibility Options in the subject line and let us know about your needs.

We invite you to become a dues-paying member of HSGP. For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!

Date: 06/09/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 9:00am - 11:30am MDT

Location: Humanist Community Center

Created by:   Jennifer White
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Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breaker

peter costantino
do it

Food Preparation and Replenishment 7-9 a.m. Do NOT need to be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breakers for the water heaters are turned on.

Steven Metzger

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (2)

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (• Set up tables and chairs. • Place tablecloths, salt and pepper shakers, and flower vases on each table. • Set plates, bowls, silverware, etc., on buffet table. • Fill the coffee station with coffee cups, cocoa, and

1 of 2 slots filled
Teresa Cokl

Greet and Welcome 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. (3)

• Greet attendees and make them feel welcome. • Distribute badges appropriately. • Offer a tour to new guests who have not visited the community center.

2 of 3 slots filled
sherry celine
Jeanne Devine

Bring a Casserole/Main Dish 8:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. (3)

Bring a casserole or main breakfast dish to the community center by 9:00 am. Don’t have a casserole recipe? Ask us to send you one in your email.

1 of 3 slots filled
Barbara Cronise
Plz. send recipe

Humanist Minute Speaker 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Share what Humanism means to you through a short reading or other self-expression. Need an idea? Ask us to send you a list of resources in your email.

Judith Pratt

Cleanup 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (2) (2)

Cleanup: clear tables; clean and store coffee urns and serving dishes; sort and discard trash and recyclables.


Shop for Food (Historically, this has been completed the day before the event.)

Must be a key holder • Costco membership preferred • Determine need based on donations by food preparation volunteers • Purchase items for Sunday breakfast • Deliver these goods to the HCC


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