- SEPTEMBER SPEAKER 9/10: SAVING FOR COLLEGE
- 2017 GOLF TOURNAMENT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
- 2017 GOLF TOURNAMENT MO 9/18 — PLAYERS AND SPONSORS NEEDED
- SUKKAH BUILDING: SUNDAY 10/1
- CAMPERSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
- IN CLOSING
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The MoTAS Calendar for the year has been updated for 2017-2018.
Visit https://wp.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/upcoming-activities/ to learn our plans
and mark your calendars so you can join us.
For our September membership meeting on Sunday, September 10, we’re bringing in a special speaker to entice Religious School, ECEC, and Infant Toddler Center Dads. Stephen Rischall of 1080 Financial will be speaking on “Saving for College” Whether you are a parent or grandparent, we’re all concerned about how we’re going to pay for our children to go to college. In this talk, our speaker will address the following: (1) The Total cost of college, it’s more than just tuition; (2) Increasing tuition and related education expenses; (3) Tax credits available; (4) Pell grants and scholarships; (5) 3 main savings/funding vehicles for college; and (6) How to balance saving for college with saving for retirement/other goals. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers at the end. PLEASE INFORM ANY DADS YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS SPEAKER.
Our speaker, Stephen Rischall is an award winning financial expert helping families plan for the future. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and live on KNX 1070 Money Hour. Stephen was recently ranked in the top ten for the “Investopedia 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors” and is an “InvestmentNews 40 Under 40” honoree. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Stephen began investing at the age of thirteen using his bar-mitzvah money. During his junior year in college he started his career in the financial services industry by helping his mother recover from an unfortunate incident of financial fraud. He earned his degree in Finance at California State University Northridge and received a special honors commendation for his participation in managing the University Corporation Student Investment Fund. After several years working for a national brokerage firm he met his business partner and put plans in motion to launch 1080 Financial Group, a fiduciary Registered Investment Adviser firm. Stephen actively serves his community through volunteerism and leadership; he is the current YALA Board Chair for the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and past President of the San Fernando Valley Junior Chamber. He enjoys gardening and is an avid adventurer; spending most of this time outdoors mountain biking, skiing and hiking.
Our October speaker will be on another financial subject of interest: Planning for long term care. This is something that we are increasingly facing with our aging parents.
As you will read in the next item, the MoTAS Golf Tournament is Monday, September 18 at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks. We need volunteers to help with the tournament: mainly, we need people to sit a various holes to verify if we have any winners at the holes that have prizes. For their help they will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner if they want, and a nice day in the sun. To volunteer, please contact Roger Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you ever think that a day on the links could help your temple? It can. When you play in the 2017 Annual MoTAS Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 18, 2017, you’ll be raising funds to help MoTAS do all that it does — including contribute to the TAS General Fund. The more we raise, the more we can help our temple. We’re at a new course this year: Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. It will be a fun day on a beautiful golf course raising money to help MoTAS, TAS, and the groups we support. Bring a friend and enjoy our shamble tournament format, complete with lunch and dinner reception. We will have a silent auction, several contests, and prizes!
Don’t play golf? You can still help. You can bring in other players, you can help us find course sponsors, you can donate prizes to our silent auction. It doesn’t cost much to help. Everyone in the congregation can help MoTAS by purchasing an $18 3-line message or $36 business card ad in the Tournament Program, by encouraging friends that golf to sign up and play on the tournament day, or by becoming a sponsor of the Golf Tournment:
- Play. Come out and play at the tournament. Entries are $215 per player. This is extremely low; another charity golf tournament that just sent mail to us is charging $375!
- Sponsor. 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.
- Advertise. Our Tournament Program is provided to all attendees. Show your support by purchasing an ads or a message. Everyone can participate: 3 line messages are only $18, and honorarium/memorial ads are $36. Draw local businesses in to advertise, and build their relationship with the TAS community-prices start at $36 for a business card ad to $250 for a full page ad.
- Donate. We need prize and silent auction items. Get a local restaurant or theatre to donate a dinner/show, and advertise in the Tournament Program. Donate those sports tickets you aren’t using. Donation letters are available from the Golf Tournament website.
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 .
The approach of the High Holidays means it is nearly time to build a Sukkah. Mark your calendar for the Sunday October 1st. That morning, we’ll gather together under the watchful eye (and voice) of our Sukkah Foreman, Robert Levin, to build our Sukkah. Bring your hex wrenches, zip-ties, wire cutters, and most importantly, gloves, and come out and help. 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.
Note: In the past, we’ve gotten s’chach from Valley Crest Gardening, but they have changed owners and are no longer providing it. For those of you with gardeners, it would really help us if you could talk to them and see if they might be able to donate us palm fronds about a week before we start building the Sukkah (we’ll be glad to provide a donation letter). We’ll be building the Sukkah on Sunday, October 1st; Yom Kippur is from the evening of Friday, September 29 to sundown on Saturday, September 30. If your gardner will be able to help, [Click Here] and we will be in contact with you.
Campership applications for Summer 2018 will soon be available on the Sisterhood website, at https://www.tasnorthridge.org/scholarship/. Remember that your children can earn hours for campership credit by volunteering at MoTAS activities.
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!