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

Men Talk - June/July edition now online

Read the official newsletter of the Twin Cities Men's Center online edition. Men Talk, a regional, bi-monthly newsletter features a comprehensive Events Calendar of programs and schedule of support groups, informative articles, poetry, an occasional resource directory, book reviews and other information about special events and news covering men's groups in the Twin Cities. Men Talk has appeared in one form or another since 1977.


TDonate gently used or new dress clothing to those in need.



Bring your clothes to:
3249 Hennepin Ave S, Ste. 55
Minneapolis MN 55408

The donation box will be open Monday through Friday 12:30 PM CST to 3:30 PM CST. (And thank you, Board Member, Matt Barnes, for coming up with the idea to do something for the homeless of the Twin Cities!)

VOLUNTEERS Needed for the TCMC State Fair Booth!)

We are looking for volunteers to staff the NAMI, (National Alliance on Mental Illness) booth at the Minnesota State Fair, to Support Mental Health Day, on Aug. 26th, 2024. While we have some VOLUNTEERS, we need others can support a 3 or 4 hour shift. TCMC will have give-aways similar to the International Men's Day last year! Contact our Office Manager, Tom Maher, to volunteer for this event, or 612-822-5892.

In Memoriam - Scott Bartell

Scott Bartell, a founding and long-time member of the Twin Cities Men's Center, died suddenly on Sunday May 5, 2024 at ANW hospital of natural causes after a brief illness. Al Oertwig remembers Scott as an effective, energetic leader during his earlier more extensive involvement with The Men's Center.

In 1976, Scott was one of the visionary men who founded TCMC. Among his many roles in the 70s, 80s and 90s, he served on the TCMC board, helped produce two regional Men's Conferences, and facilitated many support groups. Also, throughout the 90s, Scott Bartell and other organizers in the Bisexual Organizing Project of Minnesota produced the BECAUSE Conference, which grew into one of the nation's biggest bi+ community events. In addition to his activism, Scott was an avid bagpiper and Gaelic singer. Up to the very end he was telling jokes, singing Gaelic tunes to the nurses in his usual spirited way.

There was a family burial service the second week of May, and his partner, Flo, will be organizing a celebration of life on his birthday in August. He was a dear friend who will be truly missed.

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 and 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 Benjamin Alfaro, our Fundraising chair.

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 <>.

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 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 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!


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