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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
January 2014
In This Issue
January Membership Meeting
Welcome Event
President's Monthly Note
Annual Events
Membership Renewal for 2014
Quick Links
Issue: # 1January 2014

Happy New Year! We are stating off the year with a great membership meeting on Thursday, January 23rd. Please note that we have a new meeting room at Calvary Lutheran Church. Our membership meetings will be held in the lower level, room N005. Following the meeting, all members and guests are invited to a networking happy hour at Schuller's Tavern. You won't want to miss this opportunity to relax and mingle as we kick off another year! 



Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association Membership Meeting

Thursday, January 23, 2014


2:30 pm         Networking

2:45 pm         Introductions

3:00 pm         Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm         Adjourn

TOPIC:   Shifting Dementia Care
How To Tap Into Global Trends, Initiatives and    Resources To Shift Our Dementia Care Culture 
Presenter:   Lori La Bey, founder and CEO of Alzheimer's
Speaks, which provides education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. 
Sponsor:          Home Instead



Calvary Lutheran Church

N005 (lower level)  - Please note new meeting room

7520 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 

Calvary Lutheran Church


Questions? Contact the MASWA Program Chair: Vicky Willcox, Marketing Director of the Colony at Eden Prairie, 952-828-9500 with questions related to this program.


Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available.

Annual Membership fee $20.00 Guest fee $5.00



We will be hosting a special "welcome event" after our meeting on January 23rd. All members and guests are invited to Schuller's Tavern, 7345 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley MN 55427 immediately following the meeting. Join us for networking and refreshments.

Beth Nemec

I hope this finds you warm, secure and happily anticipating everything 2014 has in store for you. In 2014 your MASWA board is busy working on some of our annual events. The Fall Aging Conference committee is passing the baton - Jenelle Boeckermann the 2013 chair is passing to Allison Bakke. They are working on securing speakers and a theme/topic for our annual conference which is held in October. Linda Debner is also taking her place as the chair in training for the 2015 FAC. The members at large committee (Linda, Maureen Albrecht and Sue Wadsten) are starting to secure speakers for our Spring Luncheon. The public policy committee chair (Kathy Manning) is looking for topics and speakers for our joint event in June. Our membership chair (Cheri Nispel) is anticipating a busy month with annual renewals - January/February being our busiest months. Communications (Tanya Castillo) is busy with updating our information on our website and making sure that the information is up to date and accurate for our members. Our programs chair (Vicky Wilcox) is confirming our speakers for the year and Education (Jenny Kasbohm) has just secured our CEU certificate so that we can continue to provide this to our members. Nominations (Michelle Larson) is anticipating and filling our open board positions. Our treasurer (Paul Blom) is securing our budget and assuring us we are financially sound and our secretary (Michelle Land) is keeping our records up to date and confirming that we have a place to meet each month! I am looking at the things that we committed to this past summer at our board retreat and will continue to work with our website and our written and financial infrastructure to make sure we continue to be a solid, well maintained organization. I want to take this time to thank our 100% volunteer board, and the organizations they represent, for their commitment of time and talent that allows MASWA to thrive. If there are any ideas, issues or concerns that you have or would like to see in 2014 please let me or one of our board members know. Happy New Year!

Beth Nemec
Mark your calendars for this fabulous annual event:
Spring Luncheon
Thursday, May 15th
Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd.
Golden Valley, MN  55416 


Welcome to all our new MASWA members! Thank you to our members who have already renewed for 2014!


For MASWA members who have not yet had a chance to renew, remember to sign up before the first membership meeting in January. It is quick and easy (just click on the link provided below) and membership is only $20 for the full year! Remember, as always, each membership is individual, not for a company.  We hope to see everyone in 2014! 





Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.   

Offer Expires: 1/23/2014