The next meeting of the NMMW Board of Directors will be January 18, 2016 at the home of John Gervers in Santa Fe.  All who are interested are welcome to attend and participate.  Listen in, bring your comments and suggestions for how we can work together to make NMMW even better.  We ask that anyone wanting to attend, let John ( know ahead of time so he can get you directions to his home and plan accordingly.

The Agenda for the meeting is listed below.  Name(s) in parentheses are board members responsible for presenting the particular item.  Some copies of the agenda will be available at the meeting.  Revised minutes from the previous meeting (October 24) are posted here; the link will be found at the bottom of the page.

Recurring Items:

  1. Approval of Minutes – October 24, 2015 Board Meeting (Steve Poland)
  2. Approval of Agenda (John Gervers)
  3. Treasurer’s Report (Jim Connolly)
  4. Small Group Support Committee report (Jim, Howard Shapiro)
    1. Broad functions of Committee
    2. Identification and functions of contact persons
  5. Outreach and Long-Range Planning Committee report (John G.)
    1. Broad functions of Committee
    2. New event strategy and themes; general marketing
    3. Couples event (Gary Carlson or Vittorio LaCerva)

Old Business:

  1. Review of Solicitations Policy (John G.)
    1. Bylaws Section 1 (Doug Booth, John Bishop)
    2. Access to email list and web site (Jim C.)
  2. Women’s Equality Statement (John B.)
  3. Leadership Guide (Robby Beck)
  4. Succession Planning Update (Robby)
  5. Board Retreat in 2016 (Robby)

New Business:

  1. Upcoming Events: Winter, Spring, Father-Daughter (John G.)
  2. Next meeting date and location (John G.)
  3. Other New Business (All)
  4. Adjournment (All)

Printable Documents (Click on links to download and/or read):
Agenda for this Meeting (NMMW Agenda 01-18-16)

Minutes from the October 24 Board Meeting (subject to approval) (NMMW Minutes 10-24-15)

27th Annual NM Men’s Wellness Winter Gathering

Because of cancellations, there are currently a couple of spots open.

February 25 – 29, 2016


Uwe Schroeter and Lawrence Cook

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It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.” ― Author Unknown

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.― Albert Schweitzer

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or
take them with gratitude.”  
Gilbert K. Chesterton

For the past 27 years, the men of NM Men’s Wellness have had the opportunity to gather for an outing of spiritual connections and physical activities in the wintertime. In 2016, we celebrate the 25th gathering at Cook’s Cabin. Please join us for the 2016 NMMW Winter Gathering to express our gratitude for this opportunity. We will be active during the day, starting with morning meditation and/or Qigong. We will have outings into the surrounding wilderness on snow shoes and skis. We will play games, listen to and make music, and prepare and share communal meals. This year, our evening talking circles will focus on what we are grateful for. What material possessions and spiritual practices are you most thankful for? What do we take for granted that we should be more grateful for? How are we fortunate? Does gratitude prevent us from maximizing results or being the best that we can be?

We extend an invitation to the men of NMMW to explore these and your own questions during the last weekend of February.

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Registration is now open. 

A downloadable flyer (Acrobat PDF) is available by clicking on this link: 2016 NMMW Winter Gathering Announcement.

Location: Cook’s Cabin, Blanco Basin, CO
Arrival: Thursday or Friday
Departure: Sunday or Monday

Charges (are payable on-site by cash or check at Cook’s Cabin): $25 per person per night.  Participants need to bring groceries for shared meals.  Registered participants will be contacted about coordination of breakfasts and dinners ahead of the gathering.

Due to space limitations, there is a limit of 20 participants.  Registrations will be accepted on a first‐come, first-served basis (with a waiting list beyond that). As of February 4, a couple of spots have been made available by cancellations.

Click on the link for a downloadable 2016 NMMW Winter Registration Form that may be completed on your computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader (or printed and filled out the “old fashioned” way).  Please mail or email the completed Registration Form to:

Via Regular Mail:

Uwe Schroeter
Apt. No. 2824
6800 Vista del Norte Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Via Email:

After your registration form is received, we will contact you with directions and other details about the weekend.  For more information please contact:

Uwe Schroeter (505) 352-9258
Lawrence Cook (505) 898-2206

Cook's Cabin (Photo by Uwe Schroeter)