Archive for December, 2011

TUES Jan 3 – The Fountainhead Session 1

WHEN:
TUESDAY, January 3, 2012 7:00 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
The Fountainhead Session 1
We will discuss Ayn Rand’s epic novel The Fountainhead in one session per month in 2012.

READINGS:
The Fountainhead, Part 1, Chapters 1-5
Pages 3-68 in the Centennial Edition

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
Will be provided in the reminder email.
John Kannarr has been at work on them for a few months now.  Thanks in advance to John.

SCHEDULE FOR 2012:
Part 1 Peter Keating
Jan     Chapters 1-5           p. 3-68            66 pages
Feb    Chapters 6-11         p. 69-134        67 pages
Mar    Chapters 12-15       p. 135-200      66 pages

Part 2 Ellsworth M. Toohey
Apr     Chapters 1-6          p. 203-271      69 pages
May    Chapters 7-10        p. 272-328      57 pages
Jun     Chapters 11-15      p. 329-401      73 pages

Part 3 Gail Wynand
Jul      Chapters 1-4        p. 405-466    62 pages
Aug    Chapters 5-9        p. 467-523    57 pages

Part 4 Howard Roark
Sep     Chapters 1-5          p. 527-578    52 pages
Oct     Chapters 6-10        p. 579-628    50 pages
Nov    Chapters 11-15      p. 629-685    56 pages
Dec    Chapters 16-20      p. 686-727    42 pages

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
480-516-3281
Use http://www.mapquest.com/ to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(c) 480-516-3281
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-516-3281

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

SAT Dec 17 – Solstice Party and Gift Exchange

SAVE THE DATE PLEASE!

Jackie & Lyman Hazelton are hosting the annual
Arizona Objectivists’ Solstice Party at their home on
Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 6 PM.  Note earlier
start time.

DINNER:
The traditional Pizza ordered out for $5 per person.
There will also be holiday sweets for dessert and
non-alcoholic beverages. If  you have special dietary needs or
would prefer an alcoholic beverage, please feel free to bring
what you require or desire, for yourself or to share.

GIFT EXCHANGE:
We will play a present guessing game to sharpen our logical
reasoning skills and get to know each other better. Please
bring a wrapped gift worth $15 or more which represents
something about yourself (but of course should be an object
that someone else might like). Before entering, place the gift
in a brown paper bag (at the door) and then give it to Lyman to be
put in the guest room. After dinner, we will draw numbers and begin
the present selection and analysis. Each gift will be opened, written
down on your list and analyzed.  Once all gifts are opened, you
must finalize your guess at who gave each gift.  Starting with the
first gift,  the real giver reveals himself/herself and explains the
gift selection.   Why, for example, he gave the CD and a
potato perched on a styrofoam couch. The person who gets the
most correct gets an additional gift from Jackie.  Ayn Rand’s
Collective  played this type of game at Christmas time. If you prefer
not to bring a gift, you can forego participation in the exchange but
may still assist in the guessing.

TUESDAY BOOK SELECTION:
We will used ranked choice voting to choose the book for the Tuesday meetings starting in January, 2010.
Books in the running are:

1. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
in 12 installments (50-60 pages each) one per month

2. We The Living by Ayn Rand
in 9 installments (50-60 pages each) one per month

3. The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand
19 Chapters one per month

4. The Vision of Ayn Rand by Nathaniel Branden
20 Chapters one per month

TOPIC:
Solstice Party & Gift Exchange

WHEN:
SATURDAY, December 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
480-921-1156
Use http://www.mapquest.com/

to get directions from your location.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(c) 480-516-3281 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
A $5 contribution for pizza and a wrapped gift worth $15 or more.
In previous years gifts included books, food, CD’s, alcohol, DVD’s,
tools, candy, gift baskets.

Hope you can join us.

Happy Holidays,