The Board Members of the Forum for Questioning Minds has some sad news to share with our members and lecture attendees. Michael (Mike) Angelastro, one of our founding members and a devoted and much-depended-upon colleague recently died of injuries sustained in a fall. His loss has been a blow to the board and a loss felt personally by each one of its members. We know many of you knew and will miss him as well. We offer our condolences and support to his widow and our dear friend, Lynda Angelastro. She is on our minds and in our hearts.
Mike was a vibrant, gifted, generous man, with oodles of spit and spirit, passion and purpose—a humble hero to his wife and family and a faithful and committed companion to our Board Members and Questioning Minds family. We will miss his deliberately-chosen comments, pointed and insightful questions, generous good-will and friendship, and—especially–the twinkle in his eye. Mike was the sort of behind-the-scenes fellow who receives too-little credit for doing ever-so-much. He was our Webmeister and the person behind the emails that kept everyone on our list up-to-date on our forthcoming lectures.
Although we cannot fill his place in our hearts, our small board is working together to fill the gap in our duties left empty by Mike’s absence. During this transition, we will be suspending the two lectures scheduled for February, as we gather the information and experience we need to carry on sharing our lectures and providing timely information on them to you. Please bear with us, as we manage this transition.
Our Annual Board Meeting is tentatively set for Sunday, May 17th, in the Downtown Salt Lake City Public Library. Anyone who has been a member for at least 60 days is invited to attend and vote on the selection or retention of Board Members and decisions on the issues we discuss. Additional information on this, as well as updates on possible March lectures, will be provided in upcoming emails.
Thank you for your support through the years and on-going interest in our Forum and the lectures we sponsor. We will share updates on our progress and information on possible March lectures as we move forward.
Rebecca Richard, President