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The Midwest Region Officer Installation took place on May 17th. The event was graciously hosted by the BHCBE Men’s Club. 12 clubs throughout the 6-state region were represented in attendance. Group pictures of outgoing and incoming officers follow along with photos of the benching being lead by Captain Ruach. The 2015-17 officers are listed below along with our new President, Norwin Merens..
Links to a photo gallery posted on Flickr will follow soon.
2015-17 FJMC Midwest Region Officers
Norwin Merens, President
Mark Givarz, Executive Vice President
Creighton Cohn, Vice President
Howard Minkoff, Vice President
Jonathan Norton, Vice President
Perry Pitzele, Vice President
Harvey Redfern, Treasurer
Ed Sachs, Recording Secretary
Max Brown, Corresponding Secretary
Mike Spanjar, Financial Secretary
Dear Midwest Region Brothers,
As my term as Midwest Region FJMC President comes to a close, I would like to congratulate our Board of Directors on the phenomenal achievements we made over the last two years. The entrepreneurial spirit displayed paved the way for change resulting in numerous positive outcomes for the community. In addition, I would like to thank each of you for the hard work and time spent on these endeavors.
You can read all about our achievements and some areas to be addressed by clicking the link below:
Love you all,
Beth Judea Men’s Club invites all Men’s Club region members & adult (21 & over) family to something new. You have all heard if Steak & Scotch. Moo & Brew is a new tasting experience.
Pairings of craft brews and gourmet burgers led by a certified cicerone (beer tasting & food pairing professional). Includes craft brews, choice of beef, lamb or turkey burgers and dessert.
RSVP before May 20
See flyer for reservation form and details. Moo and Brew 2015 – FINAL
Event: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 5:00pm
At: Cong. Beth Judea, Long Grove, IL
Cost: $25/pp – paid to Beth Judea Men’s Club
SAVE the date: Sunday, May 17 and plan to attend next month’s FJMC Midwest Region Installation of Officers, 2015-17 at Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah in Wilmette, IL. Breakfast, Music Program & Installation.
RSVP’s are needed by Wednesday, May 6 for final program planning/logistics …
FJMC Midwest Region Officer Installation with a Special Musical Performance by Cantor Pavel Roytman
8:50 AM Wrapping Tefillin
9:00 AM Shacharit – Lifshitz Chapel @ BHCBE
9:30 AM Breakfast hosted by BHCBE Men’s Club – (Anthems by Cantor Roytman)
10: 05 AM Brief Business Meeting
- Call to Order & Rabbi Annie Tucker Introduction (Michael Greenberg)
- 2013-2015 Board De-Installation (Rabbi Annie Tucker)
- 2013-2015 President De-Installation (Rabbi Tucker) followed by five min. presentation (Michael Greenberg)
- 2015-2017 Board Installation (Rabbi Annie Tucker)
- 2015-2017 President Installed (Rabbi Annie Tucker) followed by five min. presentation (Norwin Merens)
10:30 AM Cantor Pavel Roytman Intro (Norwin Merens) & Performance
10:55 AM Board Photograph & Adjournment
Reservation Form: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name___________________________________________________________ # Attending __________________
Spouses are welcome to attend.
Return form to Norwin Merens at email@example.com
by Wednesday, May 6, 2015 _____________________________________________
Cantor Pavel Roytman
DIRECTIONS TO BETH HILLEL CONGREGATION BNAI EMUNAH
3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 847.256.1213
The Midwest Region thanks all of our supporters for your attendance and contributions in honor of this year’s Men & Youth of the Year. The 2015 Ad Book is here for your continued viewing pleasure and recognition of all honorees.
We look forward to the St. Louis area dinner on March 15th. Their honorees and program are also highlighted in this combined Ad Book.
FJMC-AdBook-wNavigationLinks (118 pages – 5.8MB)
Make Dinner Reservations – Order online
before Feb 2 for discount (just $36). Price increased to $45 on Feb 3, until Feb 15 when online reservation closes. Plan to attend the Chicago/Milwaukee area Dinner on Feb 22. You may pay with credit card or PayPal online or optionally send in a check. We are almost at room capacity so do not delay.
Order an AD – Sorry if you missed the printed tribute book deadline. Late art work and ad payment after Feb
2nd 3rd & 4th deadlines will only appear in an electronic web version, posted on our web site just after the event. If you wish to place a new electronic edition ad, e-mail Bill Branda MOYYOY2015@gmail.com for instructions and payment (checks only) until Feb 20th. This AD link is still live for information, but placement of ads through it is no longer functional. Thanks to everyone for your 2015 Ad support.
Last chance for ordering your ad to honor your Man or Youth of the Year. Deadline to submit your ad is Feb. 2 for both the Chicago and St. Louis events.
You can do it today if you hurry — everything including payment is online
Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or Check all work and templates are available too. Creative must be in via email. Be sure to let your honorees know how much they are appreciated.
Make your dinner reservations now for less, just $36. Price increases to $45 on Feb 3rd.
All region clubs are invited to attend our Winter meeting in Milwaukee. Be sure to RSVP and reserve the date for our exciting featured speaker.
Click link to open or print complete flyer
Davening at 9:00 am, Breakfast prepared by CBINT Men’s Club 9:30, Region Meeting updates 10:00 and Mitch Nelles’ featured presentation 10:15.
RSVP so we can plan food:
Email: Rodney Ugent at RDDUgent@aol.com
by Wed. Jan 7, 2015
At Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
6880 N. Greenbay Ave., Glendale, WI 414.352.7310
Join us for the 2015 Man and Youth of the Year Dinner
- Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
- 5:00 p.m. (starting with silent auction)
- Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane Avenue
Cost to attend is $36 for all (the same cost as in 2010!!!).
Our registration web site is open for business. You can now place your dinner reservations, pay online (or by check) and even place ads with convenient templates provided.
This year’s program will be a late Sunday afternoon/early evening dinner. This allows Region clubs from Chicago’s western suburbs and the greater Milwaukee area to travel to north suburban Wilmette without the hassle of long commutes during the work week evening rush hour.
Place your discounted dinner reservations and payment here: Reservation
Reserve early, before Feb. 2nd for discounted price of just $36.
Late registrations increase to $45 Feb. 3rd -15th. Last day for online is the 15th with very limited walk-ins (cash/check) payments accepted at the door. We will do our best, but without advance reservation you may need to wait after table seating, no shows, catering and room limit is evaluated.
Let your Club’s Honorees know how much you appreciate them with a display ad here: Place an Ad Deadline for Ad Book is February 2nd.
“We’re extremely grateful to our host committee from Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah for all its fine assistance. A special thanks to Event Chair Harold Primack and his dedicated committee
In 2011, the Region launched a silent auction/raffle fundraiser at its Man of the Year events in metro Chicago and St. Louis. Funds are used to help men defray the cost of attending the International FJMC Convention. Neal Blustein is handling this year’s Region fundraiser. Those interested in contributing such auction items as restaurant gift cards, hotel and travel incentive packages, artwork, spectator sports tickets, jewelry, health club passes and other goods/services with perceived value are encouraged to email Neal at: Darcychad@aol.com.
50% of ad revenue from each Youth Group will be sent that group’s synagogue Youth Department. Other funds raised from Man / Youth of the Year events help underwrite the cost of Region retreats and FJMC’s biennial convention (as scholarships) for first-time attendees and others seeking financial assistance to participate at these important programs.
Please join us Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 when FJMC’s Rabbi Charles Simon makes a visit to Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah and its Men’s Club. The BHCBE Men’s Club is preparing a home style brisket dinner with all the trimmings. Cost to attend is just $20/person and $30/couple. RESERVE NOW – before Dec 2 deadline.
Click image to open & print one page announcement flyer with reservation form.
Contact is Norwin Merens or the BHCBE synagogue office at 847-256-1213