The Humanist Community of Central Ohio would like to announce new officer roles for the 2017 HCCO Board of Trustees.There are four officer positions on the HCCO Board of Trustees: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Officer positions are voted on by the board of trustees in the first board meeting of the new year. These are the results of that meeting for 2017.

Jamie Nichols: Thank You for Your Service

jamie-nicholsBefore introducing our new officers, we would like to give a fond farewell to our former President, Jamie Nichols.

Jamie has had to move out of state on short notice, but we are grateful for all the hard work he has done for our community over the years, and we are sad to see him go. He has had to resign from the board completely.

Many thanks for your service Jamie, and good luck in your new town!

Meet Your New Board Officers for 2017

Two of our officer positions will remain the same. DJ Gregor, who was the Treasurer for 2016 will be the Treasurer again in 2017. Jeffrey Dubin, who was the Vice President for 2016 will be the Vice President in 2017.

Congratulations DJ and Jeff!

Nathan B. Weller is Now Secretary

We’d like to welcome Nathan B. Weller as our new Secretary for the 2017 year.

Nathan has been a member of HCCO for a little over two years and was a board member for 2016. He has also been an active community event host, hosting the Freethinkers Media Club (formerly the Freethinkers Book Club) on a monthly basis.

We are excited to see him increase his service to HCCO by becoming the board Secretary.

Congratulations Nathan!

Rita Messer is Now President

For the President of our organization for 2017, we welcome Rita Messer, who has dedicated much of her time and energy to secular causes, including beginning and hosting many events through our organization, and serving as the Secretary of the board prior to becoming the President.

Rita was formerly the HCCO Board Secretary and in that position has added a lot of passion, insight, and leadership to this organization. We look forward to seeing where she will lead us during her term.

Congratulations Rita!

How You Can Get Involved

Members in good standing may vote for who sits on our board at our November members meeting, and the board then elects its officers during its first meeting of the new year. If you are thinking of joining the board, it is never too late! Even though we only have one member’s meeting per year, the board is able to appoint new members to be ratified by members at our regular monthly programs. If one of your New Year’s resolutions included getting more involved in Humanism, this is a fantastic way to do it. Contact Rita at if you would like more information about this.

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There are lots of meaningful ways to participate in our community. You can come to one of our many monthly events, volunteer internally (for HCCO itself) or in the broader Central Ohio area, and of course you can support us by becoming a donor or official member.

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