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FEATURED NEWS AT TCMC

The Men's Center, with concern for the health and safety of all of our members and participants, is beginning a transition to hybrid on-line and in-person meetings in response to changes in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our physical premises have begun to open up to groups and meetings. Please be vaccinated and wear masks while indoors.

Please read the latest details on our Home page.

John Hesch 'Men Helping Men With Anger' Day

Nov. 18th, 2021, by official proclamation from the City of Minneapolis, is now known as John Hesch 'Men Helping Men With Anger' Day.

John is stepping down as our Anger Management Coordinator after 25 years of service. The Board of Directors at the Twin Cities Men's Center looked for ways to truly honor John and show him our gratitude for all that he has done for the Men's Center and for all of the lives that his guidance, mentorship and support have impacted in such a powerful way. The Mayor of Minneapolis stepped up and declared Nov. 18, 2021 as a day to honor John.

John coordinated the TCMC Anger Management program for well over a decade, and he served as a facilitator for years before that. This work has helped keep the doors open at the Men's Center, which means he has supported thousands of men and women who have come to TCMC for Support Groups, Family Law Clinics, Educational Programming, and of course, our Anger Management Class. He helps men to see that, as he always says, "only YOU can change how you express your anger". Our Anger Management certificate has been accepted by courts all over Minnesota (we have been vetted and approved by Hennepin County as an Anger Management class provider). Our certificates have been recognized and accepted by courts in Alaska, Texas, Ohio, South Dakota, California and Florida. THANKS, JOHN!!!

Attend the new Men's Wellness Support Group

This drop-in personal growth group is open to all men or anyone identifying as male. No registration needed. Each week includes a check-in, gentle energy exercise, brief meditation, a short lesson and time for each man to share about his life. The group meets every Saturday from 10:30 - 12 Noon. Group meets at Mizpah Church, 412 5th Ave. N. Hopkins, MN 55343 in the Fireside Room. Look for a sign on the church door on the parking lot side for location of the Fireside Room.

Led by Bill Baldwin M.Div. and Nationally Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Call, text or email for more information. 952-500-3393. billbaldwin@mac.com

The Perspectives Exchange Laboratory (PX Lab)

TCMC is looking for a few good men and women (18 years and older) to assist us in the development of our new offering, The Perspectives Exchange Laboratory, (PX Lab). 

At PX Lab, we believe in the value of your experiences and insight. Our purpose is to provide a venue where individual perspectives are shared through bold conversations. We aim to build a place to be heard and to learn from listening that's centered on a foundation of courage, authenticity, respect, and engagement. 

We have created a discussion group structure and we need you to help us test it. Volunteers will select from a provided list of topics that may interest them. 

Each topic will be the subject of a video conference. We'll review the content together, each person will get two minutes to share their perspective, and then we'll transition to open discussion. 

We will attempt to accommodate everyone's scheduling preferences. Please contact us at heypxlab@gmail.com with any questions or to express interest. The first batch of focus group volunteers will be selected by Apr. 9th. 

Please share this with anyone you think would be interested. Thank you!

Have You Overcome Adversity? Would You Like to Earn $20?

Jane Gilgun, Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is looking for men to interview for research on success stories, stories of men who have coped with and overcome adversities. She pays $20 per interview. She typically does three interviews because she want men to tell me their life stories, and this can take time. The first interview is for men to learn about the research. They will receive $20 for that interview whether or not they choose to be part of the research. If interested, men can text or leave a voice message at 612-237-6126. All are welcome.

Committee Volunteers

If you have an interest in volunteering for TCMC please consider joining a committee.  We are looking for committee members for our Fundraising, Outreach, and Support Group Committees.  Please contact the TCMC office to be put in touch with committee chair are you are interested in serving.

Fundraising & Contributions Help Needed

Attention TCMC members and supporters, the TCMC Fundraising and Contributions Committee can use your help.  If you have an interest or experience in Fundraising and are willing to volunteer some of your time; please contact Damon Starks at dam.star@hotmail.com.

TCMC joins the Amazon Smile program

The Twin Cities Men's Center is now listed as a charitable organization on Amazon Smile. This means when any Amazon customer who registers with Amazon Smile and selects the Twin Cities Men's Center as their charitable organization of choice, 0.5% of any qualifying purchase will be donated to the Twin Cities Men's Center. You can sign up to help us out at < https://smile.amazon.com/>.

TCMC is now eligible to receive Choice Dollars through Thrivent Financial!!

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who's eligible to direct Choice Dollars?

Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to the Twin Cities Men's Center! Thrivent's Choice Dollars program allows eligible Thrivent members to recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds. Directing Choice Dollars to TCMC is easy. Simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice®" after the prompt.

Thrivent also has other opportunities to help the Twin Cities Men's Center, but we need to know which of OUR supporters are also THEIR members! If you believe in TCMC's mission and you are a Member of Thrivent Financial, please contact Tom to find out about other ways you can help TCMC through Thrivent Financial!

I Want To Receive Men Talk in my E-mail Box!

Have you seen our new website yet? Did you know we are currently working on getting the past Issues of Men Talk online on our website? Would you like to STOP receiving your hard copy of Men Talk in your postal mail and instead, get an e-mail including the current Men Talk table of contents and a link to the latest issue online? Easier done than said! Just send an e-mail to Tom at tomm@tcmc.org and tell him you want to be removed from the hard copy mailing and you would like to receive an e-mail notification when the latest Men Talk is online. It's that simple!

Calendar:

Be sure to check the Events Calendar for the master list of all TCMC events!