On Tuesday, December 7th, I’ll be hosting a men’s group meetup in Las Vegas. If you won’t be in Las Vegas on Dec 7th, or if you’re female, you can stop reading now since the rest of this post won’t be relevant to you.
The meetup will be led by Peter Myers, who has experience with men’s groups in New Zealand.
Peter and I met for the first time last Friday and had a fascinating conversation about life, the universe, and everything. When he told me about his men’s group, I felt it would be a cool thing to try in Las Vegas, so we decided to make it happen while he’s in town.
I’ve never attended any men’s groups before, so this will be a new experience for me as well.
What’s a Men’s Group?
Basically we’ll meet in the basement of a local bar, take our shirts off, and fight each other till we’re bloody.
Ok, perhaps not.
I’ve heard reports of strange happenings at some men’s groups, but this one won’t be like Fight Club or anything over the top, so no need to worry.
This is an opportunity for a bunch of guys to come together and candidly discuss our lives and challenges… and to do this without any women present. I can’t offer much more detail since this will be a first for me too.
If you wish to attend, aim to show up at 6:30pm on Dec 7th. We’ll mingle and meet each other for a bit. Then we’ll kick off the actual meeting at 7pm.
Peter will start by explaining how his men’s group works, what they do, and the value he gains from attending. He’ll answer any questions that come up as he shares his experiences.
Then we’ll go for about an hour (depending on how many people show up) as we aim to create the space that Peter describes. I believe this part involves taking turns sharing what’s coming up in our lives.
After that we’ll break for some snacks. Then we’ll come back and discuss our topic for the night. Current plans are to discuss the potential for forming and maintaining a regular men’s group in Las Vegas. If enough of us find value in this, I’m open to keeping this group going after Peter leaves town. But I want to see what it’s like before I commit to anything.
The location will be in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas near the Red Rock Casino (Charleston & the 215). The exact address will be given to those who confirm they’ll be there.
There’s no cost and no catch. It’s free to attend, and (vegan) snacks will be provided.
Since I’ve never done this before, I can’t predict how many guys will want to attend. If there’s a lot of interest, we’ll probably cap it at 30 guys max to keep the group manageable.
So if you’re a guy who will be in Las Vegas on the evening of Dec 7th, and if this sounds interesting to you, you’re welcome to join us. This is mainly intended for Vegas locals, but if you’ll be in town then and want to go, that’s fine with me. Just be sure to RSVP in advance to let us know you’re coming and to get the address. And please don’t RSVP unless you’re sure you’ll be there on time. If you RSVP and flake on us, then (1) you may end up displacing someone else who really wanted to be there if we had to cap it, and (2) you’ll be on the hit list for Project Mayhem.
Please RSVP directly to Peter (not to me), and direct any questions to him as well. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember — you do NOT talk about men’s group!