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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

Georgiana Ruzich Receives Jackie Stevenson Award

Georgiana Ruzich, Senior Caucus Director, long-time DFL and CD 3 activist, received the inaugural Jackie Stevenson Award at a May 19 dinner honoring Jackie Stevenson who died on April 22, 2912. (Jackie Stevenson story)

This award is given to an individual who is the consummate volunteer; is active in many activities; comes up with ideas; and involves and engages others. Someone who is always there and always willing. Continue reading

North Metro Senior Caucus Luncheon – Tuesday, May 14, 11:30 am

The third North Metro Senor Caucus Luncheon will be held at a new location and will have Dwayne King and Earl Bower talk about forming a North Metro Senior Caucus Chapter. Open invitation to all. See details below: Continue reading

The Senior Caucus Southwest Metro (2nd Wed.) Lunch now has new name, new place

The Senior Caucus Southwest Metro Lunch that has met on the second Wednesday of every month in Burnsville for several years now has a new name and will meet in a new location. Look now for…


Frac Mining in Minnesota – a health, environment, jobs issue

Some issues are not just senior issues or DFL issues, but are “everybody” issues; for this generation and those to follow. A video trailer for the documentary The Price of Sand gives a glance into impending open-pit industrial silica sand mining – Frac mining – planned for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Price of Sand covers this issue in a personal and graphic depiction of what Frac mining means to people.

The You Tube video,, is shared below for your convenience.

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Senior Caucus/CD 2 Day on the Hill

From the DFL Dispatch, April 19, 2013

Senior DFL Caucus and Congressional District 2 kick off successful joint ‘Day on the Hill’ – April 17

Day on the hill Last year, the Senior DFL Caucus held its first “Day on the Hill.” In planning their second event for April 17, the Caucus hoped to increase the number of event participants.

At the same time, the Congressional District (CD) 2 DFL was having conversations about hosting a “Day on the Hill.” Roger Gehrke, of Eagan, a member of both organizations recommended the two groups combine their events and a tradition was born. Continue reading

Inaugural Jackie Stevenson Dinner – Sunday May 19

Jackie Stevenson, long time DFL activist, ten-year member of the Democratic National Committee, a founding member of the DFL Senior Caucus, and recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Award in 2011, died about one year ago on April 22. Click here for earlier post 

Congressional District 3 is sponsoring an inaugural dinner to honor Jackie on Sunday, May 19. Continue reading

DFL Senior Caucus/Congressional District 2 Day on the Hill – April 17

Updated 4/12

Join us for the DFL Senior Caucus/Congressional District 2 Day on the Hill.

This years Senior Day on the Hill is a Collaborative Effort between the Senior Caucus and Congressional District 2.

Date:  April 17, 2013, Wednesday, Room 318 Capitol 9 am -3 pm

Pleas RSVP so we can make arrangements and have literature for everyone.

RSVP on Facebook here. Continue reading

Senior Caucus Lunches & Discussions

Lunches and Discussions for Seniors

Join group of like-minded DFL seniors for lunch at either location. Have a few laughs, find out what others are thinking about current politics and, at time, listen to an expert on a senior topic. No RSVP required, just show up.

There are two regular luncheon meetups for DFL Senior Caucus members and friends in the metro area:

Every 2nd Wednesday at Noon

The Senior Caucus South Metro Chapter Lunch is at the Apple Valley Pizza Ranch, 1566 Pilot Knob, Apple Valley.

Every 4th Wednesday at 12:30 pm  

The Senior Caucus Riverside Metro Lunch meets at Riverside Perkens,  901 27th Ave S Riverside Ave  Minneapolis, MN 55406. (I94 & Riverside Ave. Map