Des Moines Stoics
Meetings are now done via Google Meet, which has worked well. The group is currently reading and discussing Seneca’s On Anger. We are also experimenting with once a week informal Discord voice chats.
Estoicos de Championsgate
This is the bilingual (Spanish and English) group in Florida. We have converted to monthly meetings on Zoom, and most of our members are in sales. We have a strong sense of community, and the conversations often relate Stoicism to business / work.
Estoicos de Millenia
This is the bilingual (Portuguese and English) group in Florida. Attendance is low, and some members were displaced by pandemic, but we are patient and will continue promoting the group.
We’ve managed a few newcomers and they seem to be enjoying the lively stoic discussions around Pigliucci and Lopez’ book. We also are going through the weekly email digest from James Clear (“Atomic Habits”). A writeup I did recently is on the modern stoicism web-site, here: My Personal Stoic Journey All is well.
Intergalactic Stoic School (In Fremont) working on a New Website and created a Study Guide for the basic Stoic texts. Looking for reviewers. This term, the school is also adding the lessons of sports psychology to the application of Stoic practice and the pursuit of excellence. Monthly Meetups have moved to online video Zoom calls and have been fun and productive.
Los Angeles Stoics
Check out our website at www.losangelesstoics.com … As with other groups, we have shifted our meetings online using "Google Hangouts Meet." Feel free to join us: we are getting through the Meditations in our regular meetings and Margaret Graver's Stoicism and Emotion in our 'theory meetings'... We are also holding more casual meetups to maintain a sense of community while isolated. And on April 25, we will be commemorating the trial of Socrates with a special meeting on that. RSVP at our Meetup site. Lastly, there are continual developments concerning Stoicon-X Los Angeles on October 10th. Stay tuned for updates! Again, check out our main website but also our fledgling Patreon.
Melbourne City Stoics
Since restrictions came into effect we have been conducting our meetups online through Cisco Webex. Currently discussing on a weekly basis the Moral Letters to Lucilius by Seneca. Also, we are planning a once a month session to discuss coping with isolation through the Stoic lens.
And please feel free to join us whether you are local or not!
Visit Melbourne City Stoics & register to be notified of our upcoming events.
Milwaukee Stoic Fellowship
After the stay-at-home order for Wisconsin was announced, we shifted to virtual meetings. The weekly Stoic-Walk-And-Talk sessions (led by Dan Hayes), have been meeting via Google Hangouts, and are working their way through A Handbook for New Stoics by Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez. The main monthly meeting (led by Greg Sadler and Dan Hayes), has been meeting via Zoom, discussing applications of Stoic practices, and working through Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations.
Our meetings are now being held online for the immediate future, for probably obvious reasons. You're welcome to join us, whether you're local or not! Just visit NYC Stoics on Meeup.com for info. You'll get the Google Meet link for each meeting when you register. We're mostly continuing with our year's theme of Cicero, although we've also been holding a few more general meetings on Stoicism to cater to a broader audience while we're all cooped up. We also have a few more single rooms available for Stoic Camp NY 2020. As of now, we're still aiming to hold it in early September, although that may change depending on the COVID-19 situation.
Our meetings are online via ZOOM. Attendance for Monday and Friday night meetings (weekly) have returned to normal. We’ve also enjoyed the company of former members who moved away to other states - but they have returned to the ZOOM meetings. Also, in April 2020, our online membership is 920+, making us one of the largest Stoic groups in North America!
We have had several virtual meetings with members from the three stoas in Norway. We have mostly followed Pigliucci and Lopez’ book. The attendance has been mostly good, and we seem to be growing these days, which is nice, since we seemed to be about to die out some months ago.
Pórtico de Epicteto:
During the pandemics, we are holding virtual meetings once a week via Skype, discussing topics concerning Epictetus’ philosophy. The members involved is this activity are Aldo Dinucci (Aracaju), Antonio Taquinio (Sao Paulo), Danilo Patutti (Sao Paulo), Diogo Luz (Porto Alegre), Fernando Fontoura (Porto Alegre), Carlos Eneas (Rio de Janeiro) and Fernanda Lopes (Rio de Janeiro).
Our regular face-to-face meetings are on hold now, due to CoViD-19 precautions, and we're having our monthly meetings online. The topic to discuss at our April meeting will be "What is up to me?", the measure to use in life, the Rule, the question that clarifies so much.
One of our own is among the Bay Area's first responders and so, while I doubt he'll have time to join us this April, he will be on our minds. Moreover, he'll be testing Stoic philosophical notions against trying situations, internal and external, in the real world. I do hope Fortune treats you agreeably, Seamus.
Stoics of Daytona Beach
We are meeting monthly on Zoom, but attendance is still low. We will continue meetings anyway, knowing it takes time to build an active membership.
There were two meetings in the last semester of 2019. No one was planned since the beginning of 2020 because we were trying to find a bigger place to welcome more people. We will probably be back after the coronavirus crisis. We just need to find the right place; people seem still interested into Stoicism and there is definitely something to be done in Strasbourg :)
Our monthly meeting is on ZOOM now, and we’ve invited people from St. Pete and Sarasota, Florida. We’ve completed our review of Meditations, and starting next month, we’ll cover new topics.
The Vernon BC Stoics
The Vernon Stoics have stopped meeting for obvious reasons but we are endeavoring to meet online. We have taken the opportunity of online meetings to reach out to our neighbouring stoas in Calgary and Vancouver. There are a few bugs to work out but I'm confident that the response to the pandemic will ultimately lead to better Communications and Outreach for the Stoic Fellowship.
Our group has held a few online meetings since the corona situation has started. The Google Meet functions very well, and we are planning to have more meetings going forward. In addition, we have had joint meetings with the Oslo Stoics to ensure enough members for every online meeting.
In April, Dr. Aldo Dinucci will start to dictate a course on Stoic Logic via Skype (from Thursday 16th on). The participants (around ten) are from the Northeast of Brazil (Sergipe and Bahia)