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F3 Waxhaw Board Meeting

Five of the 7 current F3 Waxhaw Board PAX gathered to discuss a long list of items including events happening in the last 3 months of 2019, as well as what 2020 looks like for our new Region.  New Region! New Standards!  We want to recap the “meeting minutes” (shout out to Bottlecap for putting this on paper) in order to give full transparency of the meeting. 

Since there are a lot of new and/or curious PAX, we also want to provide a general overview of the Board…What is it? Why do we need it? Who is on it? How do PAX participate in it? Etc, Etc.


F3’s Mission is to: Plant, Grow, and Serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

F3’sCredo is: Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.


  • The initial F3 Waxhaw “committee” was started when Thin Mint, SOB Region Nantan, approached 4 PAX (Bottlecap, Goodfella, Mad Dog, Posse) about Waxhaw forming its own region in early 2019
  • Over the next several months, those 4 individuals attended SOB board meetings and discussed how and when to launch F3 Waxhaw
  • To provide structure and additional leadership, they formed the F3 Waxhaw Board and unanimously decided to ask:
    • Hollywood (1st F), Zinfandel (2nd F), and Foundation (3rd F) to be “Functional Qs” and part of the initial board
    • Mad Dog and Posse to be Co-Weasel Shakers
    • Bottlecap and Goodfella to be Co-Nantans
  • Each board PAX to serve at least until the end of 2019


  • F3 Waxhaw was officially born during a very successful Launch-Vergence on Labor Day
  • Thanks to the MANY men who stepped up in various ways
    • Logo created
    • Shirts ordered
    • FNGs/Kotters invited
    • On-Site/Workout executed
  • The new Region has experienced tremendous growth; in number of PAX, number of workouts, and more importantly, in number of PAX stepping up in leadership roles…All of these are fulfilling the F3 Mission!
  • One of the main goals of the F3 Waxhaw Board is to utilize our recent momentum to enhance and spread F3 to more men in our area


  • At today’s Board meeting, we discussed what the future looks like for the Board itself
  • We unanimously decided to grow the number of PAX on the board (from 7 to 9) and better define each role
    • Nantan (1 PAX):  Casts vision for F3 Waxhaw; a cultural/spiritual Leader within a Starfish-modeled Organization who Influences through “VAPE” (Vision, Articulation, Persuasion, and Exhortation)
    • Weaselshakers (2 PAX):  Keeps all initiatives and leaders on-track and accountable; helps the Nantan communicate and implement the vision
    • 1st F Q – Fitness (2 PAX):  Ensure all PAX and FNGs are challenged, welcome, and safe at our workouts by working with Site Qs; execute Q-Schools and Site-Q Schools on a regular basis; encourage and implement Fitness events outside of normal workouts (ex. Monthly Challenges, Spartan race, Convergences, etc.)
    • 2nd F Q – Fellowship (2 PAX):  Make sure all PAX get connected beyond morning workouts; manage Social Media to drive excitement; create social events for PAX as well their M’s (wives) and 2.0s (kids)
    • 3rd F Q – Faith (2 PAX):  Encourage PAX to move/serve for the betterment of them and others; organize service opportunities in the community; ensure 3rd F groups (Bible studies, Men’s groups, QSource) are thriving; explore fundraising opportunities to serve local charities
  • Over the coming months, the Board will be identifying and asking some PAX to step up into further leadership roles
  • New/Additional Board members (Functional Qs)
  • Functional Qs will be asking for assistance to lead projects/initiatives (ex. a PAX runs the Christmas party, a PAX is point person for School Service project)
  • We agreed that our vision is to eventually have a separate website ( that we utilize to share all our local activities and content with our PAX and potential FNGs
    • Do we have PAX capable and willing to assist?
  • 2nd F (Fellowship) Update:
    • Saturday Nov 16th:  Inaugural F3 Waxhaw Holiday Party (cuz it can’t be a “Christmas Party” before Thanksgiving)
    • Zinfandel and Twinkle Toes are working on details (other PAX to help?)
    • Lawson Clubhouse
    • Initial plans are $30/couple with a (toy?) donation or $50/couple without
    • Heavy apps and entertainment to be provided; BYOB
  • Saturday Dec 7th:  3rd Annual EFFEE Awards
    • Men only
    • Briarcrest Clubhouse
    • A time of GREAT fellowship recounting the best and worst of 2019
    • Awards are given . . . Thick skin is required
    • Deflated, Foundation, and Zinfandel are working on details
  • Next Board meeting:  Saturday October 26th – 0515-0615 at McDonald’s
    • Any specific topics?

Hopefully this gives everyone a better understanding of F3 Waxhaw Board, what the Board has been doing, and will be doing moving forward. More importantly, hopefully this gives a very clear realization that there is a LOT to still be done and WE NEED YOUR HELP, fellas!  If you are willing (we will figure out the able) to help, or if you have an idea, or just have a question, please don’t hesitate to grab one of the current Board PAX at a workout and talk to us.  Thanks to everyone for their effort and support in making the F3 Waxhaw Region a reality in 2019! Let’s Keep Growing!

Choo! Choo!  

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