In This Issue:
- CD 12 CANDIDATES FORUM – THU AUG 1
- DINING OUT AT MARIA’S ITALIAN – MON AUG 19
- PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SUN AUG 18 ** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
- BUY YOUR FOOTBALL SQUARES NOW
- OCTOBER POKER TOURNAMENT – OCT 27 – REGISTRATION OPEN
- IN CLOSING
1. CD 12 CANDIDATES FORUM – THU AUG 1
The Social Action committee has asked MoTAS to pass on the following reminder: The City of LA has 15 council districts, with CD 12 covering the area from Granada Hills through Northridge and Porter Ranch down through Chatsworth and North Hills. This is where the vast majority of TAS members live. There will be a final runoff between the two leading candidates from the initial election back in early June. They are Dr. Loraine Lundquist and John Lee. The election will be on August 13, with vote by mail ballots arriving as early as July 13. The last day to register to vote is July 29.
Connected to this, TAS will be hosting a candidates forum on Thursday, August 1, 2019 (New Date) at 6:00 PM. If you live in Council District 12, MoTAS encourages you to attend this forum, to make sure you are registered to vote, and to vote for the candidate of your choice.
2. DINING OUT AT MARIA’S ITALIAN – MON AUG 19
Would you like an easy way to help MoTAS financially? How about taking your family to dinner. The MoTAS “Dining Does Good” allows you to go out to dinner, and have the restaurant donate a portion of your check support the Men of TAS. Our August Dining Does Good” will be Monday, August 19 at Maria’s Italian Kitchen at Reseda and Nordhoff in Northridge. You can find a flyer for the event at https://wp.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/dining/.
We really encourage you to come and support these events: we raise a little extra funds for our work, but more importantly, we come together and break bread as a Temple family on a regular basis. It is a real joy to walk into a neighborhood restaurant and see your Temple friends, to sit down and share a table and talk. This is the heart and goal of MoTAS: Building Relationships.
3. PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SUN AUG 18 ** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
On Sunday August 18, MoTAS will be hosting our free Pancake Breakfast for the first day of religious school. Our Master Flipper (Scott) and Master Mixer (Bill) are looking for about eight other guys to help set up our serving tables, prepare food, serve and clean-up. We start setting up around 7:00 and are finished by 10:30. Please let Howard know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or signup at https://volunteersignup.org/QPTQP if you can help. We also need a couple of guys to make an easy shopping run to Costco a few days beforehand for batter, water, syrup, juices and a small number of other items. Let’s get the kids off to a good start this year. Please let us know if you can be there to help out!
4. BUY YOUR FOOTBALL SQUARES NOW
Summer 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, email@example.com) or Kathy Pullman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Forms will soon be 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 6.
As you recall, the net proceeds for the Football Squares goes to support TAS projects that cannot be funded, either adequately, or at all, by current temple budgeting. It is your support that makes these things happen. As a result of your participation and support, the temple has had a major overhaul to the kitchen, and we have been able to offer more campership funds to allow our youth to go to Jewish camp in the summer.
Please support us this year, as you have in the past. All the information about the game, as well as sign-up instructions, are available at our website:
We hope you can see your way to be part of our team this season. You might win some money, but the temple is the big winner. A warm thank-you from the Men of TAS.
5. OCTOBER POKER TOURNAMENT – OCT 27 – REGISTRATION OPEN
MoTAS is organizing our 2nd Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament on Sunday October 27. We hope to have 120 players, so please plan on coming and ask all of your poker playing friends to participate. Anyone, male or female, who likes poker will have a great time. We also have opportunities for sponsorship recognition, so please help us find sponsors. If you don’t play, we need a few guys to help with our registration desk and to serve food and drinks. We are also looking for raffle and auction items that help us make additional money. So, even if you don’t play, we can use your help in making this event a success. We are all proud of what the Men of TAS does with our financially supported projects, so please find a way to help us execute this fundraising effort.
POTENTIAL PLAYERS: You are invited to participate in the 2019 Men of TAS Texas Hold-em Charity Poker Tournament to be held on Sunday October 27 at Temple Ahavat Shalom. This year’s winner will earn $1,000 and there will be cash prizes for everyone making the final table. Other opportunities to win big include our famous 50/50 cash drawing (final selection can win $1,000), a raffle and a silent auction.
Your $85 entry fee entitles you to a players seat, a lite dinner, a drink and five raffle tickets. Feel free to print and fill out the registration form and mail your check payable to Men of TAS (or your credit card information) to Howard Miller at 9656 Geyser Ave, Northridge CA 91324. You can also visit poker.tasnorthridge-motas.org and register and pay online. The event website also allows you to print flyers for the event, and to find the printable registration form you can print and give to your friends.
Various sponsorship opportunities are available on the registration form for those who want to help the Men of TAS fund important activities in support of their temple and local community. Other contributions may include future local sports tickets (Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Chargers, Galaxy, LAFC, UCLA, USC, etc.) and upcoming entertainment (tickets to local concerts or plays) that can be used for auction items or raffle prizes.
Please forward our invitation to all your poker playing friends so that we can make this event a rousing success. You can download a copy of the flyer from poker.tasnorthridge-motas.org . We have always had a fun tournament and this year’s will be no exception. No player needs to be expert to have a great time! Please register now to ensure your space as our seating is limited to the first 120 people. Please call Howard Miller at (818) 993-0796 if you have any questions.
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!