MEN'S CLUB REPORT
Jeff Beller, President
I’ve been President of the Beth Israel Men’s Club for a little over two months now & must tell you what a pleasure it’s been to work with such a great Board and to meet for the first time so many of our membership.
January saw our annual Men’s Club Shabbat Service & Oneg. Thanks to Rabbi Carla, Harvey Berman & Sam Zians everything went off well. Later on that month our Membership Meeting featured Ira Kaufman, Radio broadcaster, Times columnist & voting member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An excellent speaker, great pizza & a lot of camaraderie!
February was a busy month for us. Early on we had a successful Super Bowl Party at the Temple & a Day at the Races at Tampa Bay Downs. All who attended had a really good time. Thanks go out to Gil Daniels for setting up these two events. February’s Membership Meeting featured the showing of "The Very Funny World of Alan King" on VHS. Not an easy thing to find & hook up a VCR these days!! Dick Marshall & Bernie Katz did a great job in getting & setting up the equipment for us to use. Thanks, guys, I couldn’t have done this by myself! The Bagels & Discovery for February featured a representative from Hillsborough County’s Office of Emergency Management. Very interesting speaker on a varied range of subjects.
I really appreciate all of the men who work behind the scenes in getting speakers & preparing for our meetings & our Bagels & Discovery.
Thanks, too, to Alan & Ilene Freidel for donating to the Men’s Club an Epson Digital Projector & portable screen for the Men’s Club & Temple’s future use.
On March 22nd our Membership Meeting will feature a representative from Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning news fact-checking website operated by the Tampa Bay Times, & we’ll be opening this up to all Temple members. It should be a very interesting program considering the political times we live in. Following that, on March 29th, will be our an-nual Ameriprise luncheon, this year at the Plaza Club in Freedom Park.