There were only three in attendance at the TAR meeting last Tuesday; however, one who came, Julia, was a first-time attendee. Julia has a background in music and will be joining the Secular Singers. Larry and I were the other two who were there.
Not too many months ago we had 16 present for the monthly gathering. Why the big decline? Lack of publicity is the probable cause. A few months ago this group was known as the Tulsa Atheist Meetup. Meetup provided a service of enabling people of various interests to meetup face-to-face with one another via internet contact. This service was free up until a few months ago. Then Meetup began charging each group's organizer a monthly fee. Our group decided we would try to survive and operate independently of Meetup. We selected a new name -- Tulsa Atheist Rendezvous.
Without the publicity we had been getting from Meetup, our numbers began declining. In an attempt to revive interest in the group, I will be purchasing some advertising. More on this later.