For those who weren’t at Waxhaw’s Memorial Day Convergence, I wanted to share an exciting announcement for our region. While some of you think that F3 runs smoothly on its own, this organization is special because of many HIM (High Impact Men) continue to live selflessly in order to reach more men.
There are about 50 Site Qs who help keep our workouts active, relevant, fun, safe, and growing. Then there are 10 guys who have been selected to “The Board” to help F3 Waxhaw on mission and accelerating in all areas. I have had the honor of being a part of this Board since we launched almost 2 years ago (NOTE: What is “The Board” and what do they do? See below for more details).
Today, I was VERY excited to handoff the Nantan role to Gerber. (NOTE: What is the “Nantan” and what does he do? See below for more details). The vast majority of you know Gerber because of his speed, his tripod, his love of ClyentDinner, or because his 7 year old son SpeedBump has kicked your butt during a workout at some point. But I have gotten to know Gerber a lot better over the past couple of years and I want to share some items about him:
This is just a little bit about F3 Waxhaw’s new Nantan. He is going to help F3 Waxhaw go to the next level. HOWEVER, one thing that the Nantan role is not . . . A lone soldier. HE NEEDS OUR HELP. Let’s line up alongside Gerber and work together to accelerate all 3 Fs . . . Both personally and as a Region.
I will be praying for Stase as he takes on this new role; for wisdom, for discernment, for protection in his marriage, for his health, and for an overwhelming group of men to rally around him to encourage and uplift him. LET’S DO THIS! ALL THE BEST MY FRIEND!
F3 WAXHAW BOARD:
NANTAN: The Q of the Region. The cultural and spiritual leader of his PAX, who represents but does not govern. Encourages the “Plant/Grow/Serve” mission and ignites the need for male community leadership amongst the Pax.
8 men gathered at Cuthbertson after our workouts to welcome our 2 newest Board members and discuss
removing the Bot from the Playhouse how we are accelerating in all 3 Fs. This backblast is an attempt to share with the PAX what the Board discussed and the actions/takeaways from the meeting.
MEMORIAL DAY CONVERGENCE:
I’ll end this backblast with the same message from a couple meetings ago . . . A SINCERE AND BIG THANKS to all the leaders of F3 (and especially these Board members).
HEADLINE: 6 PAX
skipped out of work cleared their schedules on a Friday
WHERE: Dogwood Park in Wesley Chapel (side note: A great AO for those who haven’t visited)
WHEN: 12:30-1:00PM (yes . . . PM stands for Post Morning)
WHY: Waxhaw’s first afternoon workout in order to
not let lazy PAX have an excuse to fartsack all day get more FNGs and Kotters into the mix
HOW: Since it’s only 30 minutes, we got right into it with a quick trail mosey to other side of pond
COT: May is Mental Health Awareness month
Let’s PLANT, GROW, and SERVE . . . there are LOTS of men in our path that need Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. Be bold and courageous to tap guys on the shoulder who need it.
26 men showed up at Five Stones church
to do cinder blocks share gear and get back to the roots of Chiseled . . . GEAR! From the complaining during the workout feedback after the workout, the PAX had apparently missed this. I spoke to 3 PAX who mentioned how this workout opened their eyes to the fact that they needed this . . . THAT IS F3! Let’s share it with others!
GRATITUDE PRAYER ON WAY OUT
16 guys picked up their prescription for their fever at Cowbell. It was a
warm morning so C3PO had to scrape off the ice arrive late. Jingles would have a tear in his eye watching C3PO’s Dukes of Hazard speed bump jumps on the way into these workouts.
WHAT IS COWBELL?
WHO CAN DO COWBELL?
HOW WAS TODAY’S COWBELL?
We ended with some prayers for people close to Sledge and Blue Screen as well as a word of encouragement from Glidah to trust God and BE PRESENT in the moment . . . use your 5 senses to stay focused.
Happy Easter fellas. I encourage you to not take it for granted and read the Easter story for yourselves this weekend. Soak it in. It’s truly mind blowing. What if it’s true?
18 men from the 3 South Charlotte
crime families Region Boards showed up at Cerberus AO (Waverly) to workout and then discuss how we can better Plant, Grow, and Serve our collective communities. The idea was that our Regions are so close geographically, that our Board members should collaborate more in order to reach more Sad Clowns.
If you haven’t been in F3 too long, let’s give a quick recap of the Board’s role and responsibility:
Break out by function:
We are incredibly blessed to have F3 and the Boards take our responsibility very seriously to share it and grow it. We have a LOT of opportunity individually and collectively to PLANT, GROW, and SERVE. Let’s continue to get after it and accelerate in our Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. If we each our doing this, we will attract more men and make our communities better.
Upon early arrival into the parking lot, 3 guys were already there ready to
get after it pre-run for Impromptu. Then 4 others showed up to the aforementioned “Limited Running” Swarm . . . That great marketing worked for 2 suckers Popeye and Surge.
WARMUP: Mosey lap, SSH, Merkins, In-and-Outs, StumpJumpers
THANG: Grab a dumbbell or KB
MOLESKINE: Not much mileage . . . Focused on upper body to save the legs for The Rooster
CHALLENGE: These aren’t “Extreme” workouts . . . Just maybe something you aren’t used to. It might be gear (Diesel) or only Running (Pursuit, Waxhaw Express, Morning Woods), or both (Cowbell), or just 15 extra minutes (Ignition, Swarm). So pick 2 next week and send up “YOUR SIGNAL” for others to join you!