MoTAS Weekly for 9/2/15: September Events / Thank Yous / Appeals

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUCCESS
  2. BARBEQUE REPLACEMENT APPEAL
  3. MOTAS LOGOWEAR AVAILABLE ONLINE
  4. SEPTEMBER 20 SPEAKER MEETING – MENS HEALTH
  5. SEPTEMBER 27 SUKKAH BUILDING
  6. GET FOOTBALL SQUARES BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!
  7. GOLF TOURNAMENT — PLAY/SPONSOR/ADVERTISE
  8. IN CLOSING


1. PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUCCESS

From all reports, last Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast ran very smoothly and was a great success (and a wonderful way to start the TAS school year). Thank you to all of our volunteers that made it possible: Les Berkin,Joe Blachman, Larry Hoffman,Bob Levine,Joel Lowell,Howard Miller,KathyPullman, Bill Shapiro, Jeff Shulman,Frank Soronow,Mike Thornhill,ScottYollis, and AliaYollis. Special thank yous to Joel Lowell for coordinating the event, Scott Yollis for cooking the pancakes, and Frank Soronow for making the MoTAS promotional speech in my absence.

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2. BARBEQUE REPLACEMENT APPEAL

At the June Shabbabaque, an unfortunate accident damaged the main barbeque used by MoTAS for Shabbabaque and other events. We limped along for the August Shabbabaque through ingenious engineering. During the last week, MoTAS purchased a new barbeque for use. A number of MoTAS members have made special contributions and have covered half of the cost of the new barbeque.

We’re turning to you, the Men of TAS. If you would like to make a contribution towards MoTAS and the new barbeque, simply drop a check in the MoTAS box at TAS (or mail your check to TAS and indicate it is for MoTAS ), and noted “BBQ” on the check. You can also make a donation to MoTAS online at http://support.tasnorthridge-motas.org/. Simply drop us an email to let us know the donation is for the barbeque. We thank you for your support.

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3. MOTAS LOGOWEAR AVAILABLE ONLINE

Did you know that the Men of TAS has a store where you can purchase a variety of items with the MoTAS logo. From T-Shirts to Golf Shirts to Sweat Shirts, from Golf Balls to Wine Coolers, from Sports Bottles to Hats and Aprons. All are available at the MoTAS CafePress store. Just visit http://www.cafepress.com/motasshop.

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4. SEPTEMBER 20 SPEAKER MEETING – MENS HEALTH

Sunday, September 20th marks the start of our monthly speaker’s program. Join the Men of TAS at 8:45 AM in Activity Center 3/4 for a scrumptious breakfast typically consisting of bagels, lox, eggs, cookies, fruit, juice, and coffee/tea (donations appreciated). Our normal monthly meeting (d’var torah, introductions, and a review of upcoming activities), starts at 9:00 AM, followed by our speaker at 10:00 AM. This month, our topic is “Mens Health Issues”.As of press time, we are still awaiting the abstract and short bio from the speaker, Dr. Joshua Rokaw. The topic addresses health issue common to men, and of concern to men, as we progress through fatherhood into empty-nest-hood and the-kids-return-home-hood.

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5. SEPTEMBER 27 SUKKAH BUILDING

If you tell a Jew it is Elul, they will start preparing for the High Holy Days. If a Jew is preparing for the High Holy Days, they will know that Sukkot is not far way. And, if you tell a Jew—especially a Man of TAS—that Sukkot is not far away, they will start readying their gloves, Allen wrenches, zip-ties, and other accoutrements of construction. Why? Because Sukkot means it is time to build a Sukkah. Start marking your calendar for the last Sunday in September, September 27th, at a special early time — 8:00 AM. That morning, we’ll gather together under the watchful eye (and voice) of our Sukkah Foreman, Robert Levin, to build our Sukkah. I find this one of the most fun activities of the MoTAS year—men working together to build something. Come join us for the fun.

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6. GET FOOTBALL SQUARES BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

It is Football Squares season! It’s an easy way to support TAS and possibly win a little back. $50 gets you a random square on the board, where randomized rows and columns have the digits 0 through 9. During Monday Night Football season, match the last digit of the home and away team scores in a quarter and win! More information, complete rules, online signup, and signup forms are available at http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org, or contact Bob Levine (818-271-1282, tasboblevine@gmail.com) or Kathy Pullman (gridmaven@tasnorthridge-motas.org). Forms are also available in the Temple Foyer. Funds raised by the Sports Squares programs are used to fund specific needs that are often unfunded, and expenditures are distinct from MoTAS’ general fund contributions. Registration closes at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 11.

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7. GOLF TOURNAMENT — PLAY/SPONSOR/ADVERTISE

The main fundraiser for MoTAS is the Annual MoTAS Charity Golf Tournament. This tournament provides the funds that MoTAS uses to support TAS and TAS Social Action Partners. The 2015 Annual MoTAS Charity Golf Tournament will be Monday, October 19, 2015 at Calabasas Country Club.

There are many ways for you to participate and support MoTAS at all financial levels – you do not need to attend the tournament to support the tournament:

» Support the TAS Calendar/Golf Tournament Program.

You may have seen last year’s calendar in the Temple Foyer. This is a large handout that contains programmatic calendars from Temple committees and organizations for the entire programming year. It is a reference that can be used to promote the congregation as a single handout to show to new members. In the center is the program from the Golf Tournament itself. The calendar/program provides space for advertising and messages; MoTAS has specifically priced this space to allow anyone to participate.

$18 – Three Line Messages. At the personal level, you can purchase a three line message — whatever you want to say — for $18. Show your support for MoTAS. Show your support for TAS. Shout out to your friends and family — it’s up to you. Each message helps to support MoTAS.

$36 – Business Card Ads. You can also place business-size “In Memorium” messages to remember your loved ones, and for the same price you can submit business cards (personal or business) for publication in the book.

One goal MoTAS has it so draw in the community, and larger ads — from quarter page to full page — are a great way to do that. Get businesses you support to place ads to promote their business to the Temple. This costs you nothing, and helps MoTAS immensely. It also helps us build our relationship to the commumity. For a special flyer targeted to advertisers, including the signup form, visit https://copy.com/OUEIr73lVsjf1dbW/2015-advertiser-golf-flyer-2page.pdf

» Get Golf Tournament Sponsors

Moving up the price scale, there are a large number of sponsorship opportunies. Companies and individuals can sponsor the tournament, starting at $180 for a Tee sign and going up. This is a great way for a corporation or local business to show their support. Sponsorships at the Corporate level and above include player spots, and all include advertising in the TAS Calendar/Tournament Program. Information on the wide variety of sponsorships is available at http://golf.tasnorthridge-motas.org. For a special flyer targeted to Golf Tournament sponsors, visit https://copy.com/MdFJkOn9QCnBjLR9/2015-sponsor-golf-flyer-2page.pdf

» Donate to the Raffle/Silent Auction

A key element of the Golf Tournament is our raffle and auction, and you can help by getting local businesses that you frequent to donate certificates and items for our auction table. This can be a major source of revenue for the tournament. All donors will be listed on the Golf Tournament page for the year, and in the Golf Tournament program. Visit https://copy.com/8RxhIE69b6HTuFzx/golf2015.donation-form.pdf for a printable donation form.

» Come Out and Play

Then again, you may actually play golf — or have friends or business associates who play golf. We encourage you to come out an play at the tournament onf Monday, October 19, 2015 at Calabasas Country Club. The entry fee is $215 per player, and that includes a full day on the course as well as a continental breakfast, full lunch, and full dinner buffet, together with after dinner entertainment. Compared to similar events, this is such a bargain! For a special flyer targeted to players, visit https://copy.com/TXTHkph2W6J9bE3y/2015-golfer-golf-flyer-2page.pdf

For More Information

More information, including online and printable signup forms and donation forms, is available at http://golf.tasnorthridge-motas.org or call Barry Mann at 818-360-8881 . Here are some more useful links:

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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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