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Making a better world for our Children, our Grandchildren, and Ourselves!

EVENTS (check the calendar for details)

Annual Membership Meeting

Every year in the spring (May or June), the Senior Caucus holds an all-member meeting either in person or using remote access, or it is a hybrid of both.

The meeting was held on Wednesday June 28, 2023.

2023 Annual Meeting Documents:

The following documents were used at the meeting:


Proposed meeting rules

2022 Annual Meeting minutes

Audit report

Proposed charter changes

Explanation of proposed charter changes

Search committee and voting

Candidates for officer and director positions

Political Affairs Committee report

Membership report

Events report

SC Chair report

Flyer of meeting information

Our speaker was William J.  Middlecamp, speaking on Climate Realities and Solutions. Bill is a trained climate reality leader & EnROADS Ambassador, and he gave a fascinating presentation.

Seniors have a positive impact on the political and legislative process, and we work to continue the impressive blue wave movement all across our state in election years.

View the biennial report for 2019-20 here.

Lobby Day on the Hill

MN Capitol Hill, that is!

On Friday, March 22, 2024, DFL seniors will again gather in the beautiful conference room 316 on the third floor of the MN Capitol building to meet with various legislators or their representatives and enjoy each others’ company.

8:30 — Enjoy coffee, rolls, and conversation

9:00 — Program starts

10:00 — Representative Mike Freiberg, 43B

11:30 — Representative Sandra Feist, 39B

Parking issues: The familiar parking lots are under construction and inaccessible. We encourage everyone to park in the lot next to the AFL-CIO building. We will have the DFL bus to ferry people to and from this lot.

  • Public lot near the AFL-CIO building, 175 Aurora Ave, St Paul. Obtain a parking ticket from the machine on the east end of the street to put on your dashboard. Then wait for the DFL bus or take a nice walk over to the Capitol.
  • Handicapped parking is available under the Senate office building as usual.
  • The parking lot at the closed Sears building is not for general use. You run the risk of being towed or ticketed.

Two wheelchairs have been reserved for folks with mobility issues. They will be available at the Historical Society on the first floor of the Capitol with escorts as needed.

Click here for a map of the Capitol area.

Book Club

Senior Caucus members meet on Zoom once a month for a lively discussion of a politically or socially oriented book and the issues raised. Check the flyer for the current book title and Zoom link, or check our historical list to get caught up on titles you missed.

Summer Social and Fall Gala

Get to know other like-minded seniors at our annual social events–picnic and gala. Besides social time, both events feature elected officials, candidates for office, and other political leaders, depending on the election cycle.

The picnic is held at a park pavilion in late summer. The Senior Caucus provides burgers and “dogs” and fixin’s, and everyone is asked to bring a potluck dish to share. Note: The summer gathering was not held in 2023 due to unpredictable wildfire smoke from Canada.

The gala is held at a catered venue in late fall for a minimal charge. The Senior Caucus provides the program, including entertainment. Click here for the flyer and registration link for the October 29, 2023, gala.


Senior Caucus interviewed US Representative Dean Phillips, CD3, in August 2020. View the interview here.

Senator Al Franken was the keynote speaker at our annual meeting on Saturday, September 11, 2021, sharing his in-depth knowledge of issues and strategy and reminding us of his special sense of humor. Watch the video here.

The South Metro chapter hosted MN State Senator Mary Kunesh (SD41) in July 2021 for a presentation and discussion of issues affecting Native Americans in Minnesota. View the presentation here.

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The Senior Caucus Newsletter has been published quarterly through April 2021, offering information about what’s going on across the state and in the past year. Have a look!

I am a member of the Senior Caucus as a way to join with like minded seniors for involvement and comradeship in an outstanding DFL Caucus that works for the betterment of everyone.

Don Slaten