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    I need help from our Gents.

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    Hi Gents. I just recently was elected our FRG's president for my dh's ship. I need and would really appreciate your help.

    I would like to know how to make our male spouses feel more comfortable and get more involved with our group. What is your take on things and what makes you feel welcome?

    I know that these groups tend to be biased toward women but it is 2007 and I want our ship to make a strong change for them. Thank you so much for your time in advance.

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    Ok you want it you got it, lol. I am a male SO and I felt totally uncomofortable at the homecoming meeting. I was surrounded by women. I am sure the males there were ther cause they were on beach det. Either way I think the e-mail tree for the FRG and the ombudsman should be non genger specific. I know they do a good job of that but males do not feel right doing the things that the females do. Sorry to sound sexist but thats the way it is unfortunately. Heres an example, I was walking to the meeting for homecoming for the Stennis and I ran across a couple women and I asked them if they were going to the meeting and they said yes so I followed them. I mean they try to integrate us male SO's but when few if none show up then its hard to keep it gender neutral. I have personally no problems with being a SO but I am also a member of the ANG so that helps out too.

    Also, I think there should be something for hte males similar to what the females do like dinner or a casino trip or whatever. I mean I read on here all the time about cookouts and dinners to Olive Garden but I never say a word because they have their little nitche and I dont want to upset their balance in any way. I truly think there needs to be something geared for the men because we are out there but most are scared or dont want to get involved.
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    So sorry I did not read this sooner. Thank you so much for your input. You have expressed what my thoughts were as to why. I guess my big thing now is getting ideas that would get Men more involved. We are moving to monthly general meetings which will be new for our command. So I am hoping that will bring a few of the guys out of their shells. Any ideas I can get will be very helpful.
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