MoTAS Weekly for 5/6/15: Election Results / Sign Up for the Family Jethawk Outing / Much More…

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. MOTAS ELECTION RESULTS
  2. SISTERHOOD SHABBAT – MAY 8
  3. JETHAWKS BASEBALL – FAMILY EVENT – SUNDAY JUNE 7
  4. CALL FOR GRANT REQUESTS
  5. MOTAS COMEDY CLUB – SUNDAY JUNE 14
  6. JUNE MENS HANGOUT – SUNDAY EVENING JUNE 14
  7. SUMMER EVENTS – SHABBABEQUE / POTLUCK / CONCERTS IN THE PARK
  8. IN CLOSING

1. MOTAS ELECTION RESULTS

At the Sunday, May 3rd meeting, the election for the 2015-2016 MoTAS Leadership Team was help. Alas, no additional candidates stepped up, so the nominated slate was elected. Please congratulate (or commisurate) with your new officers, whose term starts July 1:

  • President: Daniel Faigin
  • Vice Presidents: Dave Friedman and Frank Soronow
  • Treasurer: Roger Lowe
  • Secretary: Bill Shapiro

All kidding aside: As your continuing President (and publicity maven), I thank the new members of the leadership team for volunteering and helping MoTAS and TAS. I also thank those who are continuing on the board — it is a lot of work, and MOTAS and TAS are better for your service. Lastly, a big thank you to our outgoing board members: Rick Mervis and Barry Mann. Rick took notes at our membership meetings and started our effort to get cards out to MoTAS members dealing with life cycle events. Barry has had a long period of service on the board, both as Treasurer and as a Vice President. Barry continues to serve as chair of the Golf Tournament — we thank him for that effort, and on his behalf encourage other men in the congregation to join the Golf Committee (email golf@tasnorthridge-motas.org). Lastly, thank you to Bob Levine for chairing the nominating committee.

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2. SISTERHOOD SHABBAT – MAY 8

The Men of TAS and the TAS Sisterhood are a team, working together for Temple Ahavat Shalom. Let’s show our support for the hard working ladies of Sisterhood by attending the Sisterhood Dinner and Shabbat on Friday, May 8. Register for the dinner by visiting http://tinyurl.com/qd6mq89.

MoTAS traditionally sets up the Oneg for Sisterhood that evening. If you will be able to help with the Oneg, please let me know at faigin@cahighways.org or signup at the May meeting.

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3. JETHAWKS BASEBALL – FAMILY EVENT – SUNDAY JUNE 7

Registration is now open for our Jethawks Baseball Family Event on Sunday, June 7 — visit http://jethawks.tasnorthridge-motas.org to register. This will be an outing to “The Hanger” in Lancaster (about a hour drive from TAS) on a Sunday afternoon to see the Jethawks play. The cost will be $9 per person (with a slight convenience charge for online credit-card registrations). If you haven’t been to a minor-league baseball game, they are an order of magnitude more fun than an outing to the Dodgers. The stadium is small, the food is inexpensive, and the goal is just to have a great time. The Jethawks (http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t491) are the minor-league team for the Houston Astros. The game is an afternoon game, allowing us to arrive at the stadium, gather together for lunch, and not be out until the wee hours of the morning. It is also after religious school is over for the year, so we encourage you to bring your kids and grandkids. The more the merrier.

Note: If you print the form, it will show the total for your tickets as 0.00. That’s an artifact of Adobe Acrobat attempting to calculate the cost of 0 tickets. Just put in the correct total if you are filling out the form by hand.

Registration information may be found at jethawks.tasnorthridge-motas.org.

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4. CALL FOR GRANT REQUESTS

We are past March Madness, and past the craziness that was April. We still have some funds remaining from the March Madness Squares. If you are aware of a specific congregational program or need that might benefit from a specific grant, please visit our Grants page at http://grants.tasnorthridge-motas.org/ or send an email with the information to president@tasnorthridge-motas.org. Even if we cannot fund it now, we will enter it into our funding request spreadsheet for future consideration as a grant or as budgeted funding.

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5. MOTAS COMEDY CLUB – SUNDAY JUNE 14

Continuing a tradition started by our Past President, our June meeting will bring back the MOTAS Comedy Club. Bring your best Jewish jokes to share with the group as we laugh at our last membership meeting for the 2014-2015 programming year. Unaccustomed as I am to extemporaneous public speaker, I might even ask Bob to be our Master of Ceremonies. As usual, we start with breakfast at 8:45 AM, followed by our activity review at 9:00 AM and the comedy club at 10:00 AM.

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6. JUNE MENS HANGOUT – SUNDAY EVENING JUNE 14

Our last Mens Only Hangout for the 2014-2015 programming year is scheduled for 7PM on June 14, the evening of our June meeting. If you would be interesting in joining the hang-out, please contact Dave Friedman at dave@818myhouse.com. In order to confirm that the event will occur, we need your RSVP to Dave.

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7. SUMMER EVENTS – SHABBABEQUE / POTLUCK / CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Mark your calendars now for the following summer events:

  • June Shabbabeque. Signups are now open for first Shabbabeque of the summer on Friday, June 19th. For more information, visit http://shab-bbq.tasnorthridge-motas.org/
  • July MoTAS Potluck. MoTAS is continuing the traditional of an end-of-year/start-of-year party for MoTAS members. This year’s July MoTAS Potluck will be held Sunday afternoon and evening, July 12. More information to come.
  • August Concert in the Park. We invite you to join MoTAS for a picnic and concert in the park on Sunday, August 9. We’ll be meeting at Warner Park for the Concerts in the Park series; the artist that night will be a Neil Diamond tribute band. Last year’s event was quite a lovely evening. Again, more information to come as the summer progresses.

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8. IN CLOSING

As always, remember that the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom is *your* organization. Keep up to date on our activities at http://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/ and participate. We want to serve all the men of Temple Ahavat Shalom and welcome new participants from the TAS membership. Join our Facebook group and “follow” our website. Come be part of the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom!

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