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Anoka County Senior Caucus news for November

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The Membership Committee Needs Help

The DFL Senior Caucus Membership Committee is looking for individuals who will join the DFL Senior Caucus Membership Committee as Coordinators.  The Coordinators will report activities by email or phone.

Click HERE for details.

South Metro Chapter November Lunch

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November meeting of the North Metro Chapter

November meeting of the North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus

November 12, 2013

11:30 a.m.

Little Venetian Inn

Little Canada, Minnesota

Please plan to join us for the November meeting of the North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus on November 12, 2013 @ 11:30 a.m. at the Little Venetian Inn in Little Canada. We meet in the back room where lunch can be ordered off an extensive menu which includes a salad bar.

Senator John Marty will be speaking to us about the upcoming 2014 legislative session as well as to offer his thoughts on the 2013 session when the DFL was in control of both the senate and the house.

At the October meeting, state representatives Debra Hilstrom and Steve Simon spoke to us on the importance of keeping the Office of the Secretary of State in DFL hands following the announcement by Mark Ritchie that he did not plan to seek re-election. Both candidates highlighted the important and significant role played by that Secretary of State’s Office in the lives of Minnesotans as well as, of course, the value of the credentials that each of them would bring to that office if elected.

Rep. Alice Hausman will be the guest speaker at the December 10 meeting of the North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus.

SE MN DFL Senior Caucus Nov. Meeting

This month the SE MN DFL Senior Caucus has Randy Quast, Executive Director of MN NORML, as a special guest speaker at our meeting this Wednesday.  He’ll be talking about HR 1818 (Medical Marijuana bill), NORML’s goals & activities in MN, the benefits of medical marijuana, etc.  After Mr. Quast’s presentation, there will be a Q & A session. 

Please note the change in meeting location within the Senior Center. This month only, to accommodate guests, we’ll be meeting on the lower level in the Castle Cafe area.


Anoka County Senior Caucus November News

Anoka County Senior Caucus News

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was at our meeting October 9th. We talked about the office, what he still hopes to accomplish. It was a very good discussion. I wish there had been more people there.

Steven Simon, Candidate for Secretary of State who was scheduled in January agreed to change his schedule and come November 13thJeremy Kalin who was scheduled for November, has stepped out of the race for endorsement for the Minnesota. So Steven Simon will meet with us on November 13th

We have the need for a treasurer. The caucus can get a $100.00 donation as soon as we have elected a treasurer and have an account as required by state election laws. We have people who can help the treasurer get the account set up. Contact Mel Aanerud 763-434-3809 or to volunteer.

The state Senior Caucus will hold a Gala on Sunday November 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 34 Hall 2507 East 25th Street in Minneapolis. There will be a light lunch, the Joe Smith Trio will play and Bon Hines will be the M.C. for a program beginning at 3:15 pm

I am asking district chairs to get me lists of people from their districts who might be interested in the senior caucus. We will send them announcements. If you have someone you would like to see invited to meet with us, get that information to Mel Aanerud –


  1. November 5 School Board elections – be sure to vote. Call a few friends to vote.
  2. November 6 fundraiser for the Senate DFL Caucus at Jim and Pam Deal’s 16191 Makah Street in Andover from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  3. November 10 Franken house party at Bernie and Tanja Nelson
  4. November 11 Senate District 37 6:00 social and 7:00 meeting at Gabe’s Rinkside Bar in Blaine
  5. November 13 Anoka County Senior Caucus 1:00 Perkin in Blaine – Steven Simon – candidate for Secretary of State
  6. November 13 Senate District 36 7:00 Davanni’s in Coon Rapids
  7. November 14 Senate District 41 7:00 Fridley Community Center
  8. November 17 DFL Senior Caucus gala at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 34 Hall Minneapolis
  9. November 27 Senate District 35 7:00 Davanni’s in Coon Rapids
  10. November 21 Anoka County DFL Meeting Coon Rapids Civic Center 7:00 pm
  11. November 25, 6th District meeting Broadway Pizza in Elk Rover 7:00 pm
  12. December 7 State Central Committee meeting place and time to be determined.
  13. December 8 Senate District 31 Holiday Party at Hidden Haven
  14. February 4. 2014 Caucus
  15. May 3, 2014 6th District Convention Monticello Middle School
  16. June 6-8 2014 State DFL Convention in Duluth
  17. August 12, 2014 Primary
  18. November 4 2014 General Election
  19. August 12, 2014 Primary
  20. November 4 2014 General Election

Anoka County Chapter October Lunch

Anoka County DFL Senior Caucus
We have Mark Ritchie coming this month 
it is a good time to have a casual and
more intimate time with him

Tell your friends

The Anoka County DFL Senior Caucus
will meet October 9
and every second Wednesday at 1:00 pm
Perkins Restaurant
242 (main street) and Highway 65 in Blaine
Click here for more  Anoka Oct 2013 Lunch

North Metro Chapter October Lunch


Secretary of State Office Candidates Forum on DFL Concerns
OCTOBER 8, 2013 @ 11:30 A.M.

The next meeting of the North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus will be on October 8 @ 11:30 a.m. at the Little Venetian Inn in Little Canada. We are excited about the program for the October 8 meeting that will feature the three announced candidates for the Office of the Secretary of State- Rep. Deb Hilstrom, Rep. Steve Simon and former Rep. Jeremy Kalin. Our three guests will conduct a panel discussion on why they think it is important to keep this important office in the hands of the DFL rather than those of the GOP.

Click for more:  NORTH METRO CHAPTER.10.8.2013 (3)

August – September Senior Caucus News is available

August – September Senior Caucus News is available

Click here to get a copy.

In this Issue

Read the articles and photos of Senior Caucus members and friends at the recent Minnesota State Fair visiting with Governor Dayton, the Pine County Fair and the annual picnic in Golden Valley.

Read the article on Obamacare and MNsure if you have questions about the health care reforms about to go into effect on January 1, 2014

Not sure on what to do with your unused prescription medications?  Read Julianne Johnston’s suggestions regarding their proper disposal.

Read the summary of 2013 legislative actions affecting and of interest to seniors in the new Capitol Corner feature.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Senior Caucus events including the annual gala on November 17.

Norm Hanson, editor

An Update to the Senior Caucus Brochure

Senior Caucus Brochure 081013The Senior Caucus brochure has been updated and is available here as a downloadable pdf.   Continue reading