First Sunday Meeting

The Dialogue is a process with its roots in the beginning of western civilization with the prehistoric Greeks that is now employed by those who work in the field of Organizational Development to promote a closer relationship among members of an organization, community or enterprise.

Through a strategy that works to improve the quality of communication by removing or mitigating those issues that impede clear and accurate communications by employing rules that support cooperative discussion, with the intention of creating a sense of common understanding. The process promotes a capacity for recognizing differences as assets, wherein participants can find a closer relationship with one another that improves their effectiveness as members of an organization and increases organizational cohesiveness.

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Dr. Rogier Gregoire is a retired educational professional. He holds an Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education (1970), where he specialized in curriculum design and development. He has been the principal contributor to several published works, including: Man a Course of Study (1972); Polaroid Visual Learning Program (1987); and A Teaching Guide for “Eyes on the Prize” A PBS series on the Civil Rights Movement (1992). He is a proponent of educational reform from a didactic instructional model to an inquiry driven instructional model.


As always, the coffee will be on at 9:00 am in the lower level of the Duluth Radisson Harborview.  An optional breakfast buffet will be available at about 9:30 and the meeting will begin at 10:00 with announcements, followed by our featured presentation.  After a quick question and answer session, we’ll all head back home to think about what we’ve heard.

The Duluth Radisson Harborview is located at 505 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802 and can be reached at (218) 727-8981.

Third Wednesday Social

Sidney Luce started Duluth’s first brewery 1857.  In 1881, Michael Fink purchased it, moved it to its current location, and called it the Lake Superior Brewery.  By 1884, Fink’s German brewmaster (August Fitger) bought the business with partner Percy Anneke and renamed it A. Fitger & Co. / Lake Superior Brewery.  It finally closed up in 1972, after 115 years in operation, and re-opened as Fitger’s Brewery Complex 12 years later.  Before long, the Lake Superior Freethinkers were meeting at Bennett’s Restaurant there on a regular basis (and, as a matter of interest, charging $13 for the buffet).  The restaurant, recently known as MIDI and since last year as The Boat Club, will host the Lake Superior Freethinkers once again on Wednesday, November 21st for a social dinner starting at 5:30 pm.  Why not bring a friend and enjoy some food and history?

First Sunday Meeting

DavidColeNovember2018

While some are born to poverty, others enjoy benefits and privileges that came to them solely as a result of being born to particular parents in a particular place. For example, Warren Buffet attributes much of his success to the fact that he “won the womb lottery,” as he puts it. I will critically examine this idea, considering the extent to which inherited traits are accidents, and how this affects whether people deserve the benefits or hardships that result from the circumstances of their birth.

Dr. Cole received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California. He taught at the University of Delaware before coming to the University of Minnesota Duluth in the 1980s. He served a year on the staff of a Colorado congressman working on tax, intellectual property, and railroad issues. His publication range from the philosophy of language, the nature of mental representations, the limits of artificial intelligence, and the reversibility of death to a co-authored book on the transformations of 20th Century domestic life by household technology.


As always, the coffee will be on at 9:00 am in the lower level of the Duluth Radisson Harborview. An optional breakfast buffet will be available at about 9:30 and the meeting will begin at 10:00 with announcements, followed by our featured presentation. After a quick question and answer session, we’ll all head back home to think about what we’ve heard.

The Duluth Radisson Harborview is located at 505 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802 and can be reached at (218) 727-8981.