Agenda for the NMMW Board Meeting

August 6, 2012

The quarterly meeting of New Mexico Men€™s Wellness will be Monday, August 6, 2012, at the home of Phil Davis at 4207 San Isidro St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.  The meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Agenda Items

  • Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings (7-May-2012; NMMW Minutes 05-07-12)
  • Approval of Agenda and selection of items to be covered from list below.

Old Business:  The order the items will be covered will be set with the approval of the agenda.  Not all items may be covered.  Items below were initiated at the previous board meetings.

  • Report on NMMW Board election, candidates and organization (Charles Fisher).
  • Progress report on NMMW Conference Leaders guide (Charles Fisher)
  • Website and mailing list report (Jim Connolly)
  • Fall Conference planning report (Kurt Faust and/or Mike Pedroncelli)
  • Continued discussion of the future of NMMW €“ development and promotional tasks, enhancing Men€™s group formation, publicity for events.  Do we need a committee or €œtask force€ for this?  (All)

New Business:  Items to be proposed at the meeting (or via Email prior to the meeting)

NMMW Minutes 05-07-12 w-appendices.pdf
(Plus this agenda: NMMW Agenda 08-06-12)



New Mexico Men’s Wellness

2012 Summer Gathering

Jack’s Creek Campground (in the Pecos)

August 10 €“ 12

(late Friday to mid-day Sunday)






Personal Growth in the context of Relationships:

  • Navigating the Rapids
  • Think about leadership issues with your spouse, your children, and your grandchildren.
  • How did you get where you are now? Who were the influences on you?
  • Did they teach you how to be responsible?
  • Who taught you how to have fun?
  • How do we make our leadership and personal growth goals a happy challenge?

Join us for discussion, exploration, and the Saturday Night Pot-Luck.

Check it all out in the well-watered environs of Jack’s Creek.


Traditional SWEAT LODGE Saturday Night!

Also workshops and group discussions.  You may choose to have a private discussion.  You may choose to hide out!

$25.00 for 3 days!!!

(The weather will be temperate too)

Recommended reading (available at your local library)

Personal development:

  • Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. (and a jock)

Elderhood leadership:

  • Addicted to Unhappiness by Pieper & Pieper

Transcending sexual minefields:

  • Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein, Ph.D.

If you have a topic, and/or would like to present, please contact Mel Allen at Also contact Mel if you have questions or other suggestions!

Registration is open now.  Please send registrations to arrive no later than August 1.  The registration form (with more details than are shown here) is available by clicking here: 2012 Summer Gathering Registration.  Download the Acrobat PDF form, fill it out on your computer, print it (or just print it and fill it out the old fashioned way) and send it in.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact Jim Connolly ( who is doing the registrar duties for the gathering.

It will be a great weekend in an absolutely gorgeous place.  Please join us!  You’ll be glad you did.