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MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUBS OF AMERICA INC
October 19, 2009

I am the Founder of Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America. I am not currently actively involved, but I am thrilled with the group of volunteers that are doing such an excellent job serving the Jewish community. Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America serves as the International organization for local Mosaic clubs across the country, and throughout the world. It offers support in growth, leadership, and other vital areas, to all local Mosaic clubs. Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America also organizes an annual International event, which I have organized many times in past years, and I did so for 2009 as well. Through events like this, Jewish people with a love for the outdoors come together from all over to meet, socialize, and share adventures. Many couples have met and gotten married as a result of meeting at Mosaic events; the number is in the hundreds! I have friends all over the country, with whom I travel, visit, and communicate. Mosaic has changed my life, and the lives of many others. I honestly feel that it is one of the most important organizations that one can support, for so many reasons. I have personally dedicated a large part of my life to Mosaic Outdoor Clubs.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

so many ways, including making many lifetime friendships, and some of the coolest adventures ever!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have started the umbrella organization before starting the local, independent clubs.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The circle of friends that I've met, and the down-to-earth attitude of most of its members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Jewish, mostly singles, but lots of couples now, mostly 30's to 50's.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an even greater impact in the Jewish community, by starting more local clubs, and encouraging more Tikkun Olam.

Ways to make it better...

my wife were on these trips with me, but I wasn't married till recently, and we have two young children.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the fact that the local clubs started before the umbrella organization. Also, attracting younger adventurers to get involved in the Jewish community.

One thing I'd also say is that...

even if you've never really experienced the outdoors, give it a try. Nature has so many qualities for everyone to enjoy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Founded the organization. Lead many International events, two leadership retreats, and national and international adventures. I started our local Mosaic club, which, although it is not a singles club, has itself been responsible for over 33 marriages an.