April 17, 2022

Preblast for the Week of April 18th

Check out what we did last week: 
M: 66, T: 61, W: 56, Th: 50, F: 64, Weekend: 55 = 352 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Beer Float, Neutral, Elle Woods, Wrecking Ball, Baked Beans, Coleslaw & Greensward
(Welcome Back!) Kotters: Daniel Tiger & Penthouse
WLs: Tootie (F3 Charlotte) & My Space (F3 Cincinnatti)
Six In The City was a BIG success with 108 posts over 6 days! Awesome job by the Midtown POD!

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
FNG/Kotter Challenge continues
Charmin’s VQ on Tuesday at AO Lair
Hit that :roll_of_paper: emoji if you read this
RSVP to Steinbrenner by Friday if you plan to attend the Crawfish Boil

Mark your calendar (upcoming events):
F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil is April 30 from 2-6pm — full details below under 2nd F — Fellowship

1ST F – Fitness

April is FNG/Kotter Month! We want to get as many men as possible to have the F3 experience. All of us have become better men because of F3 so we need to tell others about it.  Ask often because we all know most Sad Clowns won’t come on the first invite. 

This challenge is a competition between the F3 Memphis PODs — Collierville, Germantown, Midtown, East Memphis, and the Northern Kingdom (Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland, & Arlington). The winning POD will get to host a convergence on Saturday, May 7 at one of their AOs. Other PODs will provide the food, drinks, etc. All PAX that were FNGs will be recognized along with the PAX that EH’d the most FNGs in April.

Scoring system:
2 points will be awarded to PODs for every FNG brought during the month of April. Sponsoring PAX MUST post with FNG to get the point. 1 point will be awarded to POD for bringing back a Kotter which, for this competition, is defined as a PAX that has not posted in the last 12 months. Half a point (0.5) will be awarded every time the FNG or Kotter posts during the month. Once FNG is named, sponsoring PAX does not need to show up to get the points.

FNG/Kotter Challenge has produced 12 FNGs & 2 Kotters in the first 17 days

AO and Q Passport Challenge started all over for the new year! Post to all 25 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the AO Passport Patch. Step Up and Q all 25 F3 Memphis AOs to receive the Q Passport Patch! 

Have a Favorite Q? Or wanting to avoid a specific Q? Checkout who’s Qing the next 2 weeks right HERE!

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

This year’s F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil is less than 2 weeks away! It’s happening on Saturday, April 30 from 2 – 6pm at Crayfish’s home, 2475 Hollins Avenue, in Binghampton near AO Old Forest. Your M and 2.0s are welcome to join in the fun too! Cost is $15 per adult (kids free). Please RSVP to Steinbrenner through Venmo payment (@chris-armstrong-147) with Crawfish Boil in the request line or DM @steinbrenner with details on alternate forms of payment NO LATER THAN Friday, April 22. An accurate headcount will ensure we have the right amount of food on hand! This event will support a 3rd F opportunity with any surplus contributions going to help Tootie’s son, Park, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer (please visit the #prayer channel on Slack or their Caring Bridge site: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/parkshropshire to learn more). If you can’t attend or would like to donate above/beyond the cost of the boil, please Venmo/DM Steinbrenner with the details.

Checkout #2F-lunches if you want to grab lunch with your bros! 

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

The Service Day at New Hope Christian Academy, planned for April 16 and supported by funds raised from the Bauer, was cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather. It will be rescheduled in the near future.

WHETSTONE (Q1.8)- The Vertical Relationship Between Men
We have 21 Memphis PAX who have stepped up to be a “Stone” in the F3 Memphis Whetstone initiative.  So far, 11 “Blades” have emerged for sharpening, accountability, & growth. If you are a looking to take the next step in F3, click & read the link above and then reach out to Carver to get a list of available Stones. 

Q Source Fridays are happening at AO Bermuda Triangle. Jump into their channel for details. Sometimes there is a different Startex.

If you want to post something in next week’s preblast, let me know by Saturday.