Here and There - February / March 2016

Upcoming Monthly Men's Sunday Brunches, drop-in anytime 10AM-1PM (bring something to share/cook up): February 21st at Daniel Heist's, 2925 Monterey Ave S, St. Louis Park, 55416; 612-750-6990. (on the west side of Lake Calhoun, off Lake St.). and March 20th at Damon Stark's 5108 Washburn Ave N 55430 612-529-5243 (near the Hwy 100 / Brooklyn Blvd interchange). 14 men attended the brunch at Jamie Wellik's in December; around 10-12 men attended Frank Brandon's brunch in January on another sunny morning. - Andy Mickel, 2016-01-13.

"Please continue your excellent services for men. You are one of a kind." Warmly, John and Bonnie Driggs, 2015-12-23

Support the Effort to Create a White House Council for Boys and Men... be a part of getting the word out for the need for a White House Council for Boys and Men!! (There is already an established White House Council for Girls and Women.)

When our boys and men get the support they need to step into their authentic wholeness, everyone will benefit and our society will be transformed.
(1) please forward this announcement to your network, and
(2) sign the petition at the website listed on the announcement, and
(3) consider asking your Presidential candidate to support this effort RIGHT NOW during the pre-caucus period and beyond.

Announcement from Warren Farrell and the Steering Committee Proposal for a White House Council on Boys and Men: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for supporting boys and men.

We are reaching out to you because of your interest in helping to shape the lives of boys and men. We celebrate you for signing the petition to create a White House Council on Boys and Men and want to bring you up to date on our most recent action for a Proposal for a White House Council for Boys and Men. Our organization is growing and moving.

Our new website is up and running ( We begin with new content and new features important to you. Our monthly E-Newsletter, "Proposal", will begin this month. The email goes to petition signers, co-aligned organizations, and is available to those who come to our website. Young Voices Radio and Television: A new program that features experts and young people who are enlightening us on the perspectives and hopes. All the Best for Youth and Community! Sincerely, Dan Gorbunow, 2016-01-13




The popular book, A Circle of Men is back in print! Same powerfully useful "how-to" book with a whole special new added section on The ManKind Project called "MKP History from a Founders Perspective" Originally published in 1992 by St. Martins Press my book kept selling for 15 years. Then the book rights returned to me and finally it is available again. This edition has all the same information on building a new men's group or deepening a current group, plus six new chapters devoted just to The ManKind Project. Now after 30 years and 70,000 men, I'm offering a detailed MKP history that covers how it all began, insights into amazing MKP men and so many fierce and tender stories along the way. It has 35 pages with 80 separate topic areas, photos and lots of charming cartoons. You can get a copy online or write to me directly for a signed copy (A gift for some one special?), to get many copies at a good rate (Just for your group?), or just call me at 541-482-2335. Brother blessings, - Bill Kauth, 2015-12-08

The next ManKind Project New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) for men in Minnesota will be hosted by Central Plains MKP in April 15-17, 2016 at the Goodwill Camp in South Sioux City. Cost is $595.00. Matching Fund Scholarships are available. To hold your place, send a deposit of $150.00 to: Rod Clay Registrar Central Plains MKP, 712-301-8665 <>. FFI: Jamie Wellik, 612-267-2467. - Andy Mickel, 2016-01-03.

Men's therapy group and Anger Management group both are held MN Mental Health Clinics Eagan Clinic 3450 O'Leary Lane Eagan, MN. 55123 651-365-8277 My name is Matthew Lindberg, M.A. LPCC and I am the outpatient therapist facilitating both of these groups. I am graduate of Adler Graduate School and intern at Men's Center and was trained on David Decker's Anger Management curriculum. I have strong Co-occurring disorder background working substance misuse and mental health. <> - Matthew Lindberg, 2015-12-04

13th Annual Summit Minnesota Fathers and Families Network "Father Child Relationships in Diverse Family Systems", Mon-Tues, February 8-9, 2016, Best Western Kelly Inn Plus, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Keynote presenters: "On Being a Dad", Mark Meier, MSW, LicSW and "Healthy Births, Healthy Babies: Fathers as Partners and Protectors", Bryan G. Nelson, RN, Optum Health & Metro State University faculty. Registration $199 both days; $125 single day: <> MFFN, Box 225, Forest Lake, MN 55025, 651-303-1219. - 2015-12-12.