2013-2015 MIDWEST REGION FJMC HADOR HABAH INITIATIVES

ENGAGING MEN <50 Y.O. INTO OUR CLUBS LEADERSHIP AND PROGRAMMING TO ATTRACT THEM

Mark Givarz, Vice President Midwest Region FJMC is leading this Region initiative.   The Region has set goals for 2013-2015 and will be using this web site as a resoure and sharing venue.

Here are some of our Goals:

Midwest Region FJMC creates a forum for sharing successful programs that attracted Men <50 y.o. in the past. 

  • Specifically, the Region web site will have a Hador Habah section under “Club Resourses” tab featuring programs that have won Torch Awards from Midwest Region and other Regions.  By September 1, 2013
  • Clubs will be requested to use the Discussion forum to talk about their program ideas.  First ideas on Discussion Board by October 1, 2013.

Midwest Region to present Torch Awards for Programming focused on attracting Men <50 y.o  at the May 2-4, 2014 Retreat. 

  • 80% of MW region clubs send at least 1  <50 y.o. man to the 2014 retreat. 

90% of MW region clubs have at least 1 program to be held in 5774 specifically designed for (or to attract) Men under 50 years of age.

  • Success is based on number of new men under 50 years of age who attend, join Men’s Club and attend at least one other event. 
  • Clubs will be requested to report results.
  • Each of these programs are ‘advertised’ on the MW region webpage. 

SUCCESSFUL PAST PROGRAMS – TORCH AWARD WINNERS FROM MIDWEST REGION CLUBS

Program focusing on attracting Young Fathers with their children-

1. Dads and Darlings Chanukah Breakfast and Crafts

This program brings together young fathers and their preschool children to enjoy breakfast and an entertaining morning consisting of crafts, songs and storytelling.  CBS Men’s Club uses this program as a recruiting opportunity to encourage young fathers to become active in CBSMC.  To attract young fathers to a Sunday morning breakfast, MC partnered with  The Young Family Outreach Group (“YFO”),  a CBS organization composed of young parents who develop programming specifically directed towards younger families. This program first held in 2003 continues to this day.  A number of the current CBS MC Exec Board Members (including the current Exec VP) became active after being introduced to Men’s Club at this event.

Program Description link is here:

Dads and DarlingsProgram Description

Program Flyer link is here:

Dads Darling Flyer

Program photos are here:

DADS AND DARLINGS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS

2. Erev Thanksgiving Dinner and Entertainment

This program is held the evening before Thanksgiving and features a hot dog dinner and entertainment for the whole family.  Professional actors (jugglers, tumblers or animal acts are paid for by CBS Men’s Club).   The acts typically have audience particpation.  The Jessie White Tumbling team was a tremendous draw (over 200 attened). This event is  big draw for young Men with their children. Key is to talk with them and invite them to other events.  Follow up with phone calls.

Program Description link is here:

Erev Thanksgiving Summary

Program Flyer link is here:

Erev Thanksgiving rope warrior flyer

Program photos are here:

PHOTOS FROM PAST EREV THANKSGIVING PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG MEN AND FAMILIES

3. Dad and Me with the ECC (Early Childhood Center)


This program brings together young fathers and their 1-5 year old  children to enjoy breakfast, music, singing and crafts.  The current B’nai Amoona Vice President of Activities was one of the ECC dads that joined the Men’s Club as a result of this event.

Program Description (with photos)  link is here:

“Dad and Me” – B’nai Amoona Men’s Club

Program Flyer link is here:

” Dad and Me” Event Flyer

New Social Programs Geared to Younger Men and Their Spouses

Events such as the following have attracted younger men and their significant others;

  • Dinner and Improv comedy event 
  • “70’s Night Fever” -disco event with dinner 
  • Whirly Ball with dinner
  • Scavenger Hunt and dinner
  • Square Dance and Dinner

Program Summary Description link is here:

Young Couples Programs

Program Flyers link is here:

Improv Comedy Night Flyer

Whirly Ball Flyer

Program photos are here:

PICTURES OF EVENTS FOR YOUNGER MEN AND THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHER