- LAST CHANCE: MoTAS OCT 19 GOLF TOURNAMENT
- SIGN UP FOR MOTAS ACTION ALERTS
- BE PART OF THE OCTOBER 18 MENS HANGOUT
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE FOOD SERVICE
- OCTOBER 18 MENS HANGOUT
- MANLY MITZVOT FOR MITZVAH DAY
- IN CLOSING
This is your last chance! For months I’ve been exhorting you to help with the golf tournament. The committee is getting the sponsors lined up, and we’ve filled the silent auction and raffle tables. What we need now is YOU. We need you go take Monday, October 19th off and come out and play. We need YOU to talk to your friends and get them to come out and play on the course. A day on the course is a wonderful gift. It is a wonderful way to get to know potential clients and business associates better. Playing golf is a wonderful way to network.
We will only succeed with a large contingent of players. If you can, we urge you to come to the 2015 Annual MoTAS Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Calabasas Country Cluband play. 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! You can sign up online at http://golf.tasnorthridge-motas.org. For a special flyer targeted to players, visit https://copy.com/TXTHkph2W6J9bE3y/2015-golfer-golf-flyer-2page.pdf
- Main golf flyer: https://copy.com/NePkpyXxIpcG4YBV/2015-main-golf-2sided-flyer.pdf
- Printable sign up/sponsorship/advertising form: https://copy.com/0C44hufZgLQxUlUK/2015golfentry.pdf
- Online Signup Form: http://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=102734812
The last few weeks have demonstrated that MoTAS needs the ability to reach its active members quickly. These are members that regularly come to events, that volunteer, and who are likely to respond to an email message. The last two alerts have gone to the entire male membership of TAS, because we have no other list. Doing that too often runs the risk of becoming SPAM, and as you well know, SPAM is not kosher.
To address this, MoTAS would like to set up an action alert list. We want this list to be OPT IN, meaning we will only subscribe it to you with your permission. You can give us your permission by visiting http://tinyurl.com/motas-action-alert and RSVPing for the list. We will also be contacting recent volunteers and speaker meeting attendees to see if they will give us permission to add them to the list.
On Sunday, October 18th at 6:00 PM, the bi-monthly Men-Only Men’s Hang-Out and Discussion Group resumes. These meetings provide an opportunity for the Men of TAS to socialize, eat good food and discuss topics openly and confidentially from a men’s perspective. They provide a time for us to get to know each other more in depth and enjoy a few laughs. They take place at a host member’s home where we enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere. We hang out for the first hour swapping life’s stories while enjoying a meal together. Some men have a lot to say and others just enjoy listening to the banter back and forth. During the second half of the evening we bring up an interesting question about how we think or feel about certain aspects of life from a Jewish perspective. This month’s question is: “What Jewish Values do we want to see in the ideal Presidential Candidate?” Our group has dynamic opinions, which make for lively conversation. At the end of the evening we all respect each other’s right to an opinion and have a deeper appreciation for where our values came from.
This hang-out will be a dinner meeting with pizza, desserts, and refreshments. If you will be able to attend, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/motas-1510-hangout or call Dave Friedman, 818-360-2323, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 25 is the Sisterhood Holiday Boutique. Normally, MoTAS provides the food service for the event. We need volunteers to help pick up the food and deliver it to the vendors. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Frank Soronow at email@example.com.
Thank you to all the people who helped staff the MoTAS-sponsored TAS booth at the Granada Hills Street Fair, and especially those who helped cleanup and teardown the booth afterwards: Steve Schachter, Ava Silver, Wendy Krowne, Gail Karlin, Diane Levine, Ellen Pollack, Barry Mann, Debby Lieber, Pam Kramer, Marily Burman, Frank Soronow, Dave Friedman, Bill Shapiro, Aaron Weissman, and Roger Lowe. Through the booth, we showed TAS as part of the community, and encouraged a number of people to come and visit the congregation. We got leads on Golf Tournament players, and enticed a number of people to come to the Sisterhood Holiday Boutique. Most importantly, we put a friendly, personable face to our congregation.
At the September 20 MoTAS Meeting, we learned about the upcoming Mitzvah Day on November 1st, and the campaign that TAS is embarking upon of “50 Mitzvot for 50 Years”. A number of suggestions were made of possible mitzvot that MoTAS could undertake:
- Helping homeless men at San Fernando Mission
- Working with Tree People to replant trees
- Assising with Pet Orphans
- Undertaking additional repair work in the TAS kitchen — washing walls and repainting
At this point, MoTAS is looking for two things. First and foremost, we’re looking for a volunteer to coordinate the MoTAS Manly Mitzvah — serving as liasion to the TAS Mitzvah Day committee, and leading the MoTAS effort for Mitzvah Day/50 Mitzvot. Second, we’re looking for your input regarding what MoTAS should do. Does one of the ideas above interest you. Are there other mitzvot you think we should be doing?
Please let us know. You can volunteer, or send your mitzvah suggestions, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Sign up for our action alert list at http://tinyurl.com/motas-action-alert. 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!