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.
TREASURER Volunteer Opportunity
We are now accepting applications for TCMC's next Treasurer following the recent announcement that our current Treasurer will be stepping down in April 2022. The Treasurer will be responsible for financial management and oversight, budgeting and monitoring, tax reporting, and making monthly reports to the Board of Directors. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated experience in accounting and/or finance and a strong alignment with the TCMC mission. Please visit TCMC.org to read the full job description. Interested parties can contact our Office Manager, Tom Maher, at email@example.com.
ANGER MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Job Opportunity
We are now accepting applications for TCMC's next Anger Management Coordinator. The AM Coordinator is responsible for administration of the program in all of its aspects, including program organizing and scheduling of classes, finding available facilitators, han- dling inquiries from men interested in taking the class, recording registrations, and collecting fees. Please visit TCMC.org to read the full job description or contact our Office Manager, Tom Maher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Facilitator Training
Saturday, April 23rd, 12:15-2:30pm at TCMC
Training will be taught by Tommy Jones, Gary Weldon and several other experienced facilitators, plus Tom Maher! All current support group facilitators, plus those wishing to become one, are welcome to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other facilitators, to sharpen old skills, learn some new ones and to share your experiences with others. Please RSVP to Tom Maher and email@example.com or (612) 822-5892. Please consider attending... see you there! Masks required! — Tommy Jones
In Memorium – Norm Petrik
The Twin Cities Men's Center mourns the loss and celebrates the life of Norm Petrik; long-time Men's Center Member, Board Member, Former Board Chair, Volunteer and Group Facilitator. Norm went to his rest on February 10, 2022. Norm's many contributions will not be forgotten. He will be missed by all! There will be a private memorial service for immediate family, and a celebration of life for family and friends sometime in the summer.
Norm was the first man from Minnesota initiated in the New Warrior Training (now ManKind Project) back in 1985 (nos- ing out Jimbo Lovestar by a few minutes). He was a practicing psychologist with the VA in St. Cloud for many years. For the nearly the past 20 years he has been serving on the Men's Center board. Norm's dedication and commitment were unsurpassed! He was always willing to give. Norm, rest well! We are honored by your service and your giving!
The website obituary has plenty of pictures of Norm for you to look at: https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/ detail/0000417048/
Men Talk - Apr/May 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.
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.
Men's Center for Hybrid and In-Person Support Groups, Wednesday Presentations, Anger Management Classes, etc.
- We are working with facilitators to enable them to communicated directly with support group participants on this website.
- The TCMC Gay lssues Support Group has been the catalyst for pioneering a more effective hybrid (zoom+in-person) group meetings with new tech. We will extend that for other groups as well.
- Groups that rent space (12-step groups & MKP for example) have been allowed beginning week of July 19th, 2021. They should provide sufficient masks for their participants..
- Anger Management classes will continue to be on Zoom-only until furture notice.
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!