Who Is Your Daddy And What Does He Do?


Talk of our next meeting is underway and so it is time for us all to scramble into action in hopes of winning the coveted MOM trophy, or for some, attempt to be less of a piece of shit than Finance or Booman to avoid the C.B.A. and the surfing monkey coin bank (I’ve won it too so I can’t really talk cc: peeing on everyone’s stuff).  So everyone will ask themselves the same question before the next meeting – what can I do to help I.F.S. and my fellow ministers? 

I’m just the Minister of Philanthropy.  My job doesn’t mean anything.  Those guys we’re just all drunk and hungover when they gave me my title.  Well Esteban you are wrong…

All of our ministers can contribute to IFS in a myraid of ways, including the Rabbi, but I think that most of us have forgotten how easy it is to to make our contributions in between meetings and for meetings.  My job may be the best suited for what I like to do, but I spend time everyday thinking of new things for the site / tech things to introduce to the group (you can see my to-do list if you like).  While I don’t expect everyone to invest as much time as myself, I expect everyone to invest time in I.F.S. every month, and at least once a week.  This can come in the form of posting or commenting on the site, but it can also be something that you are interested in, or related to your position. 

While I am not calling out everyone or anyone, I think things have to change in order to maintain the level of commitment and fun that we’ve shared in the past.  The first order of business would be to establish on paper our positions with descriptions.  I imagined everyone could write there 4 sentence descriptions before our next meeting.  We could then transcribe our Constitution and Amendments to a sacred book for safe-keeping.  Let me know what you think, but I have discussed this with other members, and we think it could inspire some pride in our positions, and help us each see what we could do for the group.  (We do it verbally anytime there is a new guest anyway)

The 2nd order of business would be to password-protect the site.  This has been a topic of debate since the beginning, but the time is right.  There is no need for our site to be seen by the world, as we’re not making money off of it, and all of the posts are geared / written just for our group.  I realize that this will be one more password to remember, but we’re all capable of remembering a few extra words.  Changes to the login and password will be made available through the I.F.S. email account. 

If anyone has any questions about their email login and password, email me directly and I will send it immediately.  Flapjack.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rousing
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 09:27:24

    Baby photography (interesting call name BTW), would you please post a link on our webpage to your blog as well, I would like to check it out. You might have resources that will prove to be useful to us as well!
    As one of our many visitors, I’m glad that you’ve found the IFS website to be useful. Come back soon,

  2. Rousing
    Dec 19, 2006 @ 11:08:22

    Thanks homes.

  3. athletics
    Dec 19, 2006 @ 09:38:00

    Oh, and one more thing, I will be organizing a carpool service to ensure that Curtis is able to attend these events even without a license.

  4. baggsbaggsbaggs
    Dec 18, 2006 @ 13:33:20

    i am the minister of letters. i am known to some as the minister of john hancockery. others may know me by my lesser known moniker, minister of all things penned. i assisted in the founding our beloved organization in november of ought four. though there has become less of a need for a scribe, i feel my contributions extend far beyond my title, including, but not limited to, a beautifully orchestrated anthem and state wide recognition, courtesy of our blessed governor. i encourage all those who undergo a new IFS endevor to utilize my council and advice. my door is always open, and my pants always down.

  5. athletics
    Dec 18, 2006 @ 12:34:06

    I am the Minister of Athletics and Coordination. As the most athletic minister (praise you sweet little baby Jesus (sorry rabbi) for blessing my 6’4″ rock hard frame with such raw athletic talent), I am responsible for not only embodying the competitive athletic sprirt, but also promoting good natured fun through athletics. You all may think that my recent belittling banter and proceeding wrestling bouts with fellow ministers is just a side effect of Jager and tequila, but I say no. It is actually a test, a test to bring out the gladiator that is burried deep within all of us. They are challenges to keep the manly competition that has been around since ancient Rome, present in our lives today. Some may laugh, but those I say, laugh now, cause you may be next.
    Besides the occasional wrestling match, I promote athletics through the organization of sporting events (football, futbol, tennis, basketball-I just set up our new adjustable basketball hoop, surfing, etc.) and the watching of sports…and high school cheerleading if it just so happens to be going on. Wow. I am also a member of the Outdoor Adventure Squad, a group devoted to such sporting activities that are played outdoors.
    As the newly appointed Minister of Coordination, it is my duty to be the organizational force behind our society. I plan meetings, events, and trips to keep our ministry strong and active. These are the things that make even a Finance or Fidel come back around. I also do gift cards and thank you letters.

  6. Minister of R&S
    Dec 16, 2006 @ 05:04:44

    I am the Minister of Revelry and Spirits: I like to think I put the I in IFS (No offense Spray Jam). My duty is to contribute to the overall knowledege of Wine and Spirits, and grow your vocabulary and appreciation for the vino.

  7. M+T
    Dec 15, 2006 @ 16:47:13

    This is why we need a designer in the group – to make awesome looking sites like this. And maybe a Minister of Comedy, I wonder if Martin Lawrence would join our group and like dress up as Big Momma, but act like he was acting in Black Knight.

  8. Rousing
    Dec 15, 2006 @ 14:10:37

    Bring da HEAT!

  9. E
    Dec 15, 2006 @ 13:57:22

    …”I am not calling out everyone or anyone” then why is there a picture of me with commentary from you and an argument against it? And just for the record We are always hung over and drunk when we come up with positions. I know you weren’t being mean but rather trying to motivate. So thank you and please read this comment in a humorous tone instead of taking it the wrong way. I won’t get into why I think we should be concerned more with having fun than making sure everyone is “contributing”. I will only say that I have grown to love my job and wish I had more time for it. I also wish we could “Save Christmas” again but I can’t get to S.B until January. So those ungrateful little kids will have to do without Christmas this year. I am Philanthropy and my job is to help everyone feel better about ourselves while we are getting drunk.

  10. M+T
    Dec 14, 2006 @ 19:32:02

    From the drug rings of South America, to the the gaming sweat shops of China, technology has wormed its way into every part of our daily lives, and as the Minister of Media & Technology it is my job to sort through it all.
    Managing the website, and protecting from hackers is my day-to-day job, but when I’m not downloading porn and new music, or playing new video games, or watching new movies, or learning web programming languages, or researching new technologies we could integrate into our site and our lives, I am editing the society’s posts for formatting errors.
    Ultimate power is mine…..
    (ver 0.5)

  11. defense
    Dec 14, 2006 @ 18:06:20

    I am the Minster of Defense. I am in charge of keeping it real and protecting the sacred documents. I stab people and smash through ice luges and throw people off boats.

  12. mandrew
    Dec 13, 2006 @ 13:02:04

    I am the Minister of Member of the Month. I am in charge of organizing and facilitating a vote for the Member of the Month and the Continental Breakfast award. For special events I will make special ballots and I am in charge of trophies and awards for performance and excellence. I also am in charge of awarding the Member of the Year award at our anniversary meetings.
    Possibly my most important and most rewarding duty is the collection of ballots at the end of every meeting. I am responsible for reading aloud each individual ballot and tallying the results to determine the recipient of the Member Of the Month award and the Continental Breakfast award (underachiever).
    Actively contribute to the organization, gain the respect, praise and acknowledgement of your peers. Slack off and feel the bitter sting of disappointment, ridicule, and the increasingly heavy burden of the surfing monkey coin bank!

  13. Rousing
    Dec 13, 2006 @ 08:38:21

    I am the Minister of Rousing. On the morning of our sacred meetings, I am in charge of rising early and rousing all Ministers and Rabbi from their respective drunken slumbers, so that we may arrive at IHOP (or other designated house of flapjack) in a timely fashion. But my rousing goes beyond the meeting mornings, as I find any and all ways to rouse my sacred society. This can take form in an ocean side photo shoot or a Pakistani made Americana jack knife. Where there’s a will, there’s a Rouse.
    – The Minister of Rousing
    “Let Us Then Move Forward Together” – Sir Winston Churchill