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Annual Meeting Notice

The Twin Cities Men's Center 43rd Annual Meeting
will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9 am
at the Men's Center in suite 55, 3249 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, Mn

The Annual Meeting will include election of new members to the Board of Directors, thanks to our volunteers, review of our achievements this past year, and socializing with your fellow Men's Center members. We have moved forward on many projects this year so come and celebrate what has been done and where we are going. If you have any questions, call the Men's Center offices at 612-822-5892.

The Men's Center By-Laws require a quorum of members to elect new board members. This is a notice to all active members that a vote will be conducted by those members who are present at this meeting. If you cannot attend and wish to vote, please return your page from your Dec/Jan newsletter to TCMC prior to Jan 12, 2019 Please include your address label. All members who do not vote by mail or in person, consent to the appointment of the Chair and the Vice-Chair the power to vote on their behalf, on all matters that come before the Annual Meeting.

Directors up for election: Rick Charlson, David Grant, Malik Holt, Andy Mickel, Norm Petrik,Damon Starks

MOTION TO CHANGE THE BY-LAWS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The following motion will be submitted and voted on at the 2019 TCMC Annual Meeting. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend and vote on this change to the TCMC By-Laws. The current By-Laws are available at: https://www.tcmc.org/pdf/By-Laws-TCMC-2009-01-10.pdf

Motion to submit following TCMC By-laws revision for adoption at January, 2019 annual meeting:
"Clarify the expectations required for each member of the board of directors (referred to as "Directors" in the By-laws).

Modify Article Four, Section 1. Qualifications:
from:
"any member of the corporation who supports the goals of the corporation shall be eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors"
to:
"any member of the corporation who supports carrying out the stated Mission of the Men's Center in the context of the Values Statement shall be eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors"

Modify Article Four, Section 2. Number of Directors and Composition of the Board of Directors:
from:
"The Corporation shall have eight (8) Directors..."
to:
"The Corporation shall have eight (8) Directors and up to four (4) Alternate Directors..."

Modify Article Four, Section 3. Terms:
add: "Alternate Directors shall be elected each year for one-year (1-year) terms."

Modify Article Four, Section 9. General Powers and Duties:
revise Section 9. as follows:
"General Powers and Duties: All lawful powers of the Corporation shall be vested in and exercised by or under the authority of the Board of Directors, and the business of the Corporation shall be conducted by such Board.
Directors are required to attend monthly board meetings and head task groups (committees) that carry out work done mainly by volunteers in these 4 main areas: Administrative, Financial, Outreach and Program. Alternate Directors are required to attend meetings quarterly. The responsibilities of the Board of Directors shall include overseeing fiscal management, administering operations, organizing program activities, and promoting external communications.
Additionally the Board of Directors shall recruit and supervise paid staff, interpret and clarify policies and purposes of the Corporation, and otherwise conduct the business of the Corporation between meetings."

ANNUAL FACILITATOR TRAINING

This has been scheduled for Saturday, January 26th, from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. It will again be taught by Tommy Jones, Gary Weldon, and Bobby Schauerhamer. Lunch will be provided. All current support group facilitators and those wishing to become one are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to connect with other support group facilitators. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpened old skills, learn a few new ones, and to share your experiences with new and experienced facilitators.....and you get one of those rare and enjoyable "free lunches' that are so rare these days! "....... see you there...."
Please RSVP to Tom Maher at tomm@tcmc.org or (612) 822-5892.

In Memorium: Randy Genrich

On August 7, 2018 we lost a well-known member of The Twin Cities Men's Center, Randy Genrich. He was active for many years in various capacities from volunteer to facilitator to mentor. Perhaps best known, he served as our long-time office manager. For many men, Randy was the face of TCMC. On behalf of the TCMC, we thank Randy for all his years of service. He will be truely missed.

In consolation for our shared grief,
In sweetness for a life of loving service,
In solidarity for the realization of men's healing,
and making the world a place of beauty and justice.

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!