About Us

About Us

The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is dedicated to raising the awareness of people of the Gulf Coast region to the ideals and values of secular humanism. We are an affiliate of the Council for Secular Humanism, an associate of the American Humanist Association, an affiliate of American Atheists, and a member of the Atheist Alliance International.

NOSHA By-Laws 2016

Meet the NOSHA Officers and Board

NOSHA has a diverse volunteer board of directors who are elected to three year terms each December. Read more about them here, and find out who's who.

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Becoming a member, or renewing a membership, is easy. Click on the Pay Now button or send a check. Memberships are $25.00 for individuals and $40.00 for a Family (2 or more at the same address).

If paying by check, make it payable to NOSHA. If you are making a donation, please identify which project your donation will benefit, if applicable. Send all NOSHA donations and membership dues to:

P.O. Box 58536
New Orleans, 70158-8536


If you would like to make a donation to NOSHA, please click on the "Donate" button (and let us know if you'd like to go to anything in particular.) All donations above our membership levels are tax deductible and we appreciate the extra assistance to keeping our organization going strong.


Getting our message out to the community

NOSHA would like to get our message out to our community. Anyone interested in finding out more about us and secular humanism can attend our regular meetings. See our Calendar for a schedule of meeting dates and events.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Board President Charlotte Klasson. Klasson is available for presentations to the media and area organizations about the separation of church and state and other humanist issues.

Charlotte Klasson

NOSHA is accepting donations for our advertising fund which will place advertisements on street cars, billboards and other possible media outlets. All contributions marked for "advertising" will be used exclusively for that purpose.

Speaker's Fund

Our most ambitious program is to bring speakers of note for whom we will need honoraria and travel expenses. A donation of $500-1000 will allow us to substantially defray the expense of hotel, food and flights to New Orleans for one speaker.

Contributions to NOSHA are tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 corporation. Please consider funding one of these programs.

NOSHA Guidelines

The NOSHA Board of Directors decided in early 2015 that we needed to develop some guidelines for any issues that may come up between our participants at our events or in our online communities. As an organization, we have been very fortunate that our group seems to interact without many negative situations, if any at all. Of course, one of the purposes of this kind of endeavor is that it only comes in handy when you least expect it and that you hope you never have to use it. So, it was time to take action.

We didn't reinvent the wheel. Hardly! We considered the guidelines from several other organizations and the advice of board members who have experience with this topic. Many thanks to the effort of board member and membership coordinator, Beth Deitch. Her academic background was perfect for guiding us down this path and we're proud of the result.

Should you have any questions about the organization's Code of Conduct, please click here. And if you'd like to know more about our Facebook and Social Media Policy, please click here. If you have any further questions, please send your inquiry to

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