Fathers Club Connections was established in the Fall of 2010 and is the community service and relationship building part of the Fathers Club at MBA.Mission Statement:
The mission of the Fathers Club Connections is to broaden the Fathers Club by providing opportunities to fathers and their sons to enhance their relationships with each other, Montgomery Bell Academy, and their communities.
“Connections” came from the idea that MBA has the opportunity to strengthen the father and son relationship through education, community service, and networking opportunities. On an ongoing basis, the Fathers Club Connections will have periodic breakfast meetings that are topic-driven (some of these meetings will be with and without our sons), will sponsor fathers-only networking and social gatherings, and will offer opportunities to participate in community service alongside our sons.
Fathers Club Connections, 2021-22
- Head of Fathers Club Connections - Justin Davis
- MBA Faculty Sponsor - Robert Sawyer
- 7th Grade Representative - Whit McCrary (Father of Mac McCrary)
- 8th Grade Representative - Mike McGuffin (Father of Jackson McGuffin)
- 9th Grade Representative - Kyle Armstrong (Father of Hunter Armstrong)
- 10th Grade Representative - Chuck Woodcock (Father of Trey Woodcock)
- 11th Grade Representative - Matt Daniel (Father of Payne Daniel)
- 12th Grade Representative - Justin Davis (Father of Parker Davis)
Event Calendar for 2021-22
Friday, August 27, 2021, 7:00-7:45am (Dining Hall)
Fathers Club Kick-Off CoffeeThis is an event at the start of the school year which provides an opportunity to meet other fathers and learn more about upcoming events.
Friday, October 8, 2021, 6:45-7:45am (Pfeffer)
Fathers program with Dr. Jim Welborn, Part I
Friday, November 5, 2021, 6:45-7:45am (Pfeffer)
Fathers program with Dr. Jim Welborn, Part II
During this 2-part event, Jim will talk about the temptations that many of our sons will face in their current environment and how we, as fathers, can encourage them. The main theme of this event is to introduce a letter writing initiative in which Jim will guide fathers how to “charge” and encourage their son’s through a written letter.
Saturday/Sunday, November 6-7, 2021, time TBD (Long Mountain)
Father/Son Weekend at Long Mountain
This annual event occurs at the MBA Long Mountain property. It is an overnight campout filled with fun activities for fathers and sons.
Saturday, November 13, 2021, time TBD (location TBD)
This annual event occurs one Saturday every fall where fathers and sons come together to plant trees in an underprivileged area of Nashville. It is roughly a 2 hour commitment.
Father/Son Service Project - ReLeaf Nashville