MIDWEST REGION OFFICER INSTALLATION DRAWS LARGE ATTENDANCE
The Midwest Region FJMC Officer Installation was held on May 19, 2013 at Congregation Beth Shalom. Over 80 people attended the breakfast, officer de-installation, officer installation and stayed for the musical performance by the Boiko-Duo. Rabbi Aaron Melman officated at the Installation. Pictures have been downloaded to the Midwest Region Flickr site. Just click the second bullet on the right column entitled ” Recommended Sites” .
Shelly Pike thanked the Board of Directors for their service and reviewed the accomplishments over the past two years.
Michael Greenberg, the newly installed President thanked Shelly and the Past Region Presidents for their guidance over the years and the Congregation Beth Shalom Men’s Club for breakfast and hosting the event. He acknowledged dignitaries in the audience (Mens Club Presidents from various clubs, the great work they do, newly installed synagogue presidents who were former Men’s Club Presidents and Man of the Year winners (Glen Roter of CBS, and Joe Rosenfeld of CKI). Afterward Michael provided a vision for attracting new members to clubs, and in particular, those men under 50 years of age. Specifically, there will be improved and new programs offered by Region that will help Clubs attract new members.
See Michael’s speech by clicking this link:
A key element- bring Men’s art such as their music, photography and painting etc. into new programs for Men’s Clubs to attract new members. Leading by example, Michael arranged for the music by the Boiko – Simon duo for the installation event to show case Jewish Men’s art. For background, Michael had played trumpet with Robert Boiko on clarinet in a special Congregation Beth Shalom Shabbatone (for congregants to perform) and learned of Bob’s great talent.
Following the speech, Robert Boiko and Fred Simon performed jazz, blues and modern music for the attendees. Robert Boiko is a member of the Congregation Beth Shalom Men’s Club and an outstanding saxophone and clarinet player. Fred Simon has played key board for over 40 years and has cut numerous CD’s.
The agenda and artists background can be found by clicking this link: