April 24, 2022

Preblast for the Week of April 25th

Check out what we did last week: 
M: 69, T: 56, W: 58, Th: ⚡, F: 61, Weekend: 50 = 294 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Chippewa, Renaissance Man, Top Drawer, Trail Cam, Goodfellow, Rhombus, Transporter, Jesse James & Pikachu
WLs: Brad Pitt (F3 Atlanta), Reggie (F3 Atlanta), Airline (F3 Louisville) & Bloomer (F3 Tuscaloosa)

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
Last week of the April FNG/Kotter Challenge! Let’s finish strong!
East Memphis POD 2nd F event for April on Friday at Caveman’s
F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil is Saturday from 2-6pm
Hit the :lobster: & :shrimp: emojis if you read this

Mark your calendar (upcoming events):
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 — make plans now!

1ST F – Fitness

The April FNG/Kotter Challenge is going strong! Let’s keep the momentum up this week and get as many men as possible to experience F3. All of us have become better men because of F3 so keep telling 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 21 FNGs & 2 Kotters in the first 24 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

East Memphis POD 2nd F event on Friday, 4/29 at 6:30pm at Caveman’s house, 2339 Kirby Parkway.  Brats and bottled water provided. Bring a side, dessert, or beverage. Bring a lawn chair too.

This year’s F3 Memphis Crawfish Boil is taking place on Saturday, April 30 from 2 – 6pm at Crayfish’s home, 2475 Hollins Avenue. There is a good group of PAX confirmed for the event along with some Ms and 2.0s. It will be a fun afternoon in Midtown! REMINDER: This event will support a 3rd F opportunity with any surplus contributions and designated donations 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 are unable to attend but would like to donate, please Venmo Steinbrenner (@chris-armstrong-147) or DM @steinbrenner with details on alternate forms of payment.

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

Checkout out Events Calendar for more 2nd F.

3RD F – Faith

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.