April 3, 2022

Preblast for the Week of April 4th

Check out what we did last week: 
M: 65, T: 57, W: 64, Th: 47, F: 50, Weekend: 48 = 331 Total Posts!
FNGs (Welcome!): Tar Balls & Castro
WLs: Tootie (F3 Charlotte)
Club 345: T-claps to Caveman who posted everyday this week and twice on Saturday!
FNG/Kotter Challenge kicked off on Friday
Welcomed new leadership to the tentpole on April 1: 1st F Q Turkey Leg and 3rd F Q Altar Boy. Congrats to these HIM on their new roles and t-claps to their predecessors, Tomb Raider and Carver, for their service and impact on F3 Memphis this past year

Highlights for this week (TL/DR):
KOTB on Monday and Tuesday
Wolf/Armory Convergence on Wednesday
Armory PAX will step off at 0515 and take a 3.1 mile run through Germantown while the Wolf PAX will head out at 0530 for a 1.25 mile run.  PAX will converge at the Germantown Municipal Park pavilion for a 15 minute BC before heading back at 0600. Pick your AO and join us in celebrating National Walking Moseying Day. 
This week marks the first full week of the FNG/Kotter Challenge — how many FNGs and Kotters can we bring out this month? 15? 50? 100? 

Mark your calendar (upcoming events):
Six In The City is coming to the Midtown AOs during Holy Week!

NOTE: The Barracks will close and converge with Sandlot on Friday with breakfast afterwards at Brother Juniper’s. On Saturday, the festivities will return to Old Forest with a 60 minute beatdown starting at 7AM.

F3 Memphis PAX + 2.0s Workout & Service Day at New Hope Christian Academy on Saturday, April 16.

This year’s F3 Crawfish Boil is scheduled for April 30 from 2 – 6pm at Crayfish’s home in Binghampton near AO Old Forest — address will be provided closer to the event. 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 in 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.

1ST F – Fitness

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

April has been designated as 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.  Make a list of 5 people that you will invite to F3 and start asking/telling them about it. Start now and ask often because we all know most Sad Clowns won’t come on the first invite. 

This 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.

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! 

Find the workout location nearest to you right HERE

2ND F – Fellowship

Get to Know Your AOQs:

Birth Name:Marcus James
Age:46
F3 Name:MIB
What’s the story behind your F3 name?I work for the government.
What’s the best piece of advice someone has given you?If you feel the need to hit a woman, you do not need to be with her.
If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?Hyper Car
What is something that you’re really good at, that is embarrasing? Nothing, I’m not good at anything!
What is one thing you’ve done that you will never do again?Pay a lot for a muffler!
How many languages do you speak?5 (American, British, Canadian, Australian & Jamaican)
What was your first job?Working with my uncle remodeling houses
What is the strongest animal you could win against?Sea monkey, or maybe a small turtle
What would be the worst thing to put into a piñata?A baby
What are you most thankful for?Life, health, family, friends and work

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. Hit that :wolf: emoji if you read this.