FEATURED NEWS AT TCMC
Annual Men's Center Summer Event!
- TCMC Volunteer Appreciation Day
- Scott Benson Remembrance
- Tom Maher 50th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10am - 1pm
Potluck with grill
Theodore Wirth Park picnic area across the street from Wirth Lake (3275 Glenwood Avenue west of Xerxes Ave N and east of Wirth Parkway). Join Harry Greenberg, Master of Ceremonies, Dan Gorbunow, Grill Master and more than a dozen other Men's Center volunteers to honor TCMC volunteers, remember Scott Benson, and celebrate our office manager, Tom Maher's 50th Birthday!
No need to RSVP: Just show up!
"Police as Men" Listening Collaboration
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7pm
At The Twin Cities Men's Center
We are hosting a listening collaboration with the Minneapolis Police Dept titled "Police as Men". This event is intended to open up communication with Law Enforcement and the communities it serve to help build positive bridges, interaction and understanding.
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.
Tuesday H.S.B. Group Suspended
The Tuesday Healthy Sexual Boundaries group will be suspended for the summer. Bobby, the group facilitator, has an out-of-state commitment and in unable to convine the group for a few months. He plans to resume the group in the fall of 2019
NEW Family Law Clinic Starts in Woodbury
Christie Lea Thompson as ChristieLegal will provide the following paralegal services for MN family law cases (divorce, child custody, and child support) in an efficient, collaborative, and affordable manner.
ChristieLegal helps client(s) make decisions, including referring to other professionals, if necessary, researches legal and factual issues, writes documents, helps them file and serve documents, and prepares them for court.
The new Clinic will be held at Lunds & Byerlys Community Room, 7050 Valley Creek Plaza, Woodbury, MN 55125 on every 3rd Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. (except July which will be the 3rd Monday). Please Note the location change from what was previously published.
Details on our family law page.
Scott Benson, Long-time TCMC volunteer, passes away
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Scott Benson. Scott passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. Scott had a long history with the Twin Cities Men's Center, serving on the Board of Directors, and as our Database Administrator, and he was the "wizard" who was responsible for getting our newsletters into the mail every other month. Scott was very well-loved at TCMC and we will miss him greatly. Many people reading this have very fond memories of Scott and this news will reverberate. We are a community and communities support each other. Please keep Scott's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, as well as your fellow TCMC members who are impacted by Scott's passing. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday April 28th from 3-6 pm at the Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park MN. Several Men's Center members attended.Obit: http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000306360/?fullname=scott-t-benson
More Remembrances of TCMC Volunteer Scott Benson
"Donation in memory of Scott Benson; our faithful servant, positive thinker, wry humorist, thoughtful problem solver — in sickness and in health — an understanding soul. – Dick Madigan, 2019-04-24.
"I attended memorial services for Scott this past Sunday. It was a very nice ceremony with LOTS of people from the MANY organizations of which Scott was a part. I was joined by TCMC members Bill Dobbs (website and newsletter), and Tom Weaver (Board of Directors - Secretary and always- cheerful volunteer). Scott's sisters spoke briefly at the beginning of the formal part of the ceremony and then invited those in attendance to share thoughts with those assembled. Bill Dobbs stood up and did a fine job talking about TCMC, how he met Scott and Scott's long-time involvement with us. Bill did a great job in honoring Scott and representing TCMC. I took photos of the displays at the service, (with the sisters' permission, of course), and have posted them in an album on the TCMC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pg/tcmc.org /photos/?tab=album&album_id=2645755895497290 – Tom Maher, 2019-04-30.
Note from the Fundraising and Contributions Committee
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!