Remembering George Porter, a Secular Humanist Life

Don Evans picture of George

Saturday, November 21, 2015 (11-12:45) WASH MDC had A Memorial Tribute to George Porter

Location: Wheaton Public Library 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, MD

These pages provide some of the tributes to George Porter, his life and family.

Order of Tribute Events

Opening   Gary Berg-Cross (WASH MDC Coordinator and Board Member)

Welcome    Fred Edwords (former AHA Executive Director, currently director of planned giving for the Humanist Foundation, the endowment fund of the American Humanist Association, former national director of the United Coalition of Reason &  president of Camp Quest, Inc.) will moderate and provide a summary of George’s life.

Opening Words

Reflections Order of Speakers
Aaron Porter (son of George Porter, musician, and administrator for the Navy Band in Washington, DC)

Celebrating George Whire Porter’s Life

Eulogy for George Porter
Ken Marsalek (WASH Cofounder, 6 years as early WASH president, coauthor of WASH bylaws, early WASH Board member, WASH treasurer for 1st 4 years)

Pete Lins (WASH Cofounder, coauthor of WASH bylaws, early WASH Board member, secretary and treasurer) Thoughts on George Porter
Bill Creasy (WASH Board member and Baltimore Chapter coordinator for 16 years, 6 years as WASH president, current WASH secretary)
Stuart Jordan (WASH Board member for 20 years, MDC Chapter Coordinator for 12 years, WASH president for 4 years)
Ron Lindsay (coauthor of WASH bylaws, currently president/CEO of the Center for Inquiry International)

Rob Boston (frequent WASH speaker, currently director of communications at Americans United for Separation of Church and State)

Outline of his talk remembering George.
Mike Reid (WASH Board member for 10 years, editor of WASHline for 6 years, WASH president for 5 years.)

Closing Remarks by Fred Edwords

Reception (~12:00If you would like a planned moment to speak at the event please contact me at


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