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September 15, 2023


At First Congregational Church, Asheville

September 15, 2023 at 12:00 noon 

Welcome – Terry Clark, Vice-Chair

Agenda – Other items? Approval

Unable to attend: Scott Baker, Charlie Mahan, Dee Jeffers 

Review, approval of Minutes of August 18, 2023

Treasurers Report – Bert Crain

August balance - $2811

Committee on Abolition of Nuclear Weapons – Bert

Project: Letter Urging President Biden to Send representatives to 2nd Meeting of States Parties (2MSP) to the TPNW [November, NYC] Project is to obtain endorsing signatures from local and state elected officials for the President to send an observer delegation and initiate negotiations with all nuclear weapons states to pursue a verifiable, time-bound agreement to eliminate nuclear weapons from the planet

Newsletter Scott Mahan

Climate Change Group Report – Scott Mahan

Saturday, 9/30/23 Octoberfest 5 K Run, need volunteers, (7-11AM) to staff PSR Information table and plant give-away at High Wire Brewing

Holiday Parade, Request to march with the “Only One Earth Coalition”, Ken Jones need reply

Oppenheimer Discussion Group – Brita Clark

Chapter’s Nuclear Power Position Statement – members comments or questions,

Chair, Scott Baker’s note: “Leslie and Dot did a thorough job of fleshing out this statement and the supporting reasons. Thank you Leslie and Dot !!!! It makes the argument very well. It does need some editing for clarity before it is ready to be put on the web. How will the process of editing be done? By whom?”

Erwin – update, Terry

International Day of Peace - Participation in The International Day of Peace and The International Day of Nonviolence, organized by Western North Carolinian’s 4 Peace, (WNC4Peace), Rachel Bliss.

Two events:- Participation in The International Day of Peace and The International Day of Nonviolence, organized by Western North Carolinian’s for Peace, Rachel Bliss.-

Thursday 9/21/23, 5:30 PM, Walk for Peace. Gather at the corner of Haywood Rd and Louisana Ave, West Asheville, to publically demonstrate our commitment to the ongoing work for a just, peaceful and nonviolent world

- Saturday, 9 23/23. 2:00-4:00 PM Gather at Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 15 Overbrook Place, Asheville, for announcements of the 2023 Peacemakers of the Year and Peace Honorees, as well as celebrating the efforts of promoting peace and nonviolence locally and around the world.

Sunday, 9 24, 9:00 AM, Terry and Brita interviewed by McNair Ezzard, on A Better World Radio Show WPVM FM 103.7


Next meeting 10/20/23

Mission Statement

PREVENTING WHAT WE CANNOT CURE: Physicians for Social Responsibility is the medical and public health voice working to prevent the use or spread of nuclear weapons and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and the toxic degradation of the environment.