New Mexico Men’s Wellness
Meeting Agenda

  • Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Meeting starts at 6:30pm
  • Location: The home of Charlie Lamson.  4 Condesa CT, Santa Fe, NM 87508; Phone (505) 660-3307; Email: lamsonsf@gmail.com

Agenda Items

  • Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (6-May-2013; PDF attached)
  • Approval of Agenda and selection of items to be covered from list below.

Items below were initiated at previous board meetings.  Individuals connected with particular items are indicated (in parentheses):

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Scott Dow)
  2. Small Group Support Committee Report and Recommendations (Dave Breault or delegate)
  3. Outreach and Long Range Planning Committee Report and Recommendations (Mike Pedroncelli)
  4. Leadership Manual Updating and Publishing Status (Charles Fisher, Jim Connolly)
  5. Website and Technology Update (Jim Connolly)
  6. Board Election Status (Robby Beck & Jim Connolly): Nominations received, ballots out and due dates.
  7. Proposed Amendments to bylaws regarding election details, dates, announcements of results and deadlines
  8. Fall Conference Planning Report (Mike Pedroncelli)
  9. Possible recommendations for slate of officers to be proposed at the Annual Meeting on October 26
  10. D&O and General Liability Insurance quotes and decisions (Charlie L., Charles F., Robby B.)
  11. NM CRS (Combined Reporting System) Tax ID for NMMW and Tax Exemption purchase certificates for use by NMMW
  12. Other New Business

Attachments:
NMMW Minutes 05-06-13-w-Appendices (Acrobat PDF)

Registration is now open for the 29th Annual NMMW Fall Conference.

Soul’s Journey – The Path to Connectedness

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“We live our deepest Soul’s desire not by intending to change who we are
but by intending to be who we are.” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The weekend will be an opportunity for each Man to define Soul in his own way, using his own terms.  This involves answering the following kinds of questions:

  • Am I more than what I do, what I have, and what I believe?
  • What is the relationship between what I do and who I am?

There are no prerequisites.  Just show up with your curiosity, sense of humor, and willingness to be fully present.

Register2We’ll have a mix of structured activities and open, free time to connect with each other and our own innate nature, essence, and character. We’ll also rely on some time-honored and well-loved traditions to help us deepen our connections to each other and explore and investigate our own inner lives.

Ghost-Ranch-Men-RHWe’ll have time to enjoy the amazing natural setting of Ghost Ranch and spend some time in pairs, small groups, and big talking circles. We include experiential activities that engage and open the mind, body, and spirit to provide opportunities for reflection, relation, and shared meaning. We might sit quietly, write, make art, music, dance, sing, have skits, and also “take time out” to connect with ourselves and other Good Men.

One thing is sure – each Fall Conference weekend is transformational.

Suggested reading: “Balancing Heaven and Earth” by Robert A. Johnson

For information or questions contact:

Flyer to Distribute to Friends and Fellows:

Peace-commitments-2008-USWe have prepared one-page flyer about the conference that can be printed, attached to Emails, posted where interested men would be likely to read it, and otherwise shared with anyone you think would enjoy and benefit from the Fall Conference.  Please click 2013 NMMW Conference Flyer to download (or view) the flyer in Acrobat PDF format.

Conference Details:

The 29th New Mexico Men’s Wellness Fall Conference will be Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiú, New Mexico. The conference begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday and concludes by about 1:00 PM on Sunday.

The Registration form with information about the conference can be downloaded by clicking on 2013 NMMW Conference Registration Form The form is an Acrobat PDF form that you can fill out with Adobe Acrobat Reader (click on the Adobe graphic link at the bottom of this page to install the free reader on your computer).  To download the form (as opposed to just view it) , right-click (Mac users hold your mouse button down) on the link, and choose to “Save Link as .. ” to save a copy on your own computer.  After saving, open the form in Acrobat Reader so that it can be filled out, saved and printed.

The registration fee of $295.00 includes the Conference, Lodging (Thursday through Saturday nights), and Meals (Friday through Sunday Breakfast).  There is a $20 reduction of the fee for Early Registration (by September 15), and the Conference T-Shirt (designed by Joseph Woods) is available for $15.  To encourage new attendees we are offering fee reduction or a free T-shirt to the new attendee and the member who referred him; see the registration form for details.

Balance Exercise (RH)Scholarships:

While the fees for the conference are very reasonable (and cover costs with very little to spare), we understand that the cost can still be a significant financial burden.  We want as many men who want to participate to be able to do so.  For this reason we encourage men who want to participate but need some assistance to connect with Mike or John (via phone or Email above).  Conversely, we also encourage men who can contribute to the scholarship fund to do so to support those men who need it.  NMMW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational corporation, and all donations to the scholarship fund or other activities of the organization are deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of the law.

If you are applying for Scholarship assistance to attend the conference, please download NMMW-Scholarship-Req-Form and complete it on your computer (with Adobe Acrobat Reader — use the link below to install it — so that it can be saved and attached to an Email).  To expedite the application process, please send the completed form directly to Mike Pedroncelli via Email to mikepedroncelli@yahoo.com (preferred) or by regular mail to: Mike Pedroncelli, 6735 Guadalupe Trail NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107.  Please contact Mike or John if you have questions related to scholarships.

For more Online Information about NMMW:

The NMMW Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Mens-Wellness/532711703407540

YouTube Videos about Men’s Wellness: http://www.youtube.com/NMMensWellness


[Photos of previous NMMW Conferences from Uwe Schroeter (US) and Roger Harmon (RH)]

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