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 will begin to open up to groups and meetings for the time-being. Please be vaccinated and wear masks while indoors.
Announcing a new Men's Wellness Support Group
This drop in support group creates a space for men to work on creating a healthy, happy, productive and meaningful life with the support of other men, or anyone identifying as male. The group will include time for men to share uninterrupted about the life they're creating, along with a brief weekly meditation, no-impact energy exercises, and a short teaching as a conversation starter. This weekly group begins Saturday September 11th from 10:30 to 12 noon.
Farewell from our retiring Board Member, Jesse Mason
Thank you all so much for the time and opportunity to serve. Because work and other priorities, I will need to step back.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Be sure to check the Events Calendar for the master list of all TCMC events!