MEA Winter Conference

by Karen Maine, President, MEA Board of Directors

MEA’s Winter Conference is right around the corner and I would like all of you to join me at this exceptional event. We will be at the
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest—easy access to swing by—just off 694 and Boone Ave.

If you participate on any of MEA’s standing Committees, the discussions will be extremely important as we gear up to conduct our strategic plan (early 2019) that will lead our organization into the future.

  • Thursday, Nov 29: ETN of MN; Executive Board
    Friday, Nov 30: Education, Membership, Workforce Development, Product Service, Government Action Committee
    Saturday, Dec 1: Executive Board; Board of Directors

With the unknowns of the political landscape, the legislative luncheon will be a valuable use of your time. We will be inviting new leadership in to discuss with our group the issues that are weighing heavy on our minds. 2019 means new administration, different priorities and new legislators leading and refining policy. If you are unable to attend this luncheon, please keep your eye out for the Government Action alerts that the association sends out which sometimes include a Call to Action. When our voices need to be heard, we want as much validity behind it as possible, and that comes from all of us clearly communicating the same message to the people that have been elected to make these decisions on our behalf.

Golf in December? Who wouldn’t want that! Since golfing in Breezy Point with all of you is now a distant memory, come and enjoy a new experience in Minnesota as we now have our very own Top Golf location where environmental elements do not limit our game. There will be a shuttle to and from the hotel, which is just 6 miles up the highway. Appetizers will be served, and a Top Golf pro will be assisting bay by bay so we can get professional golf tips. The pro will be entertaining and making the experience a memorable one. If you know of anyone who has been interested in what the Electrical Association is all about, invite them to the golf event so they have an opportunity to meet some other members and hear more about what we have to offer. AND, bring others on your team—what a great way to treat a top team member!  

The evening will round out with our beautiful Federated Holiday Dinner, where our classic carolers will be back to get us in the Holiday mood.

A few additional details!
Spouses – We will have Arbor Lakes shopping bags, coupons, maps, etc. But come back in time to join us for Top Golf. More mingling and crafts will happen on Saturday morning in the hospitality suite as well!
Adopt a Family – we will be adopting a few families again like we did last year. There will be more info on their needs coming soon but we will have a bin available for donations if people are interested in contributing.
Reserve your room by November 12 to ensure the group rate of $112/night.

I am looking forward to a productive and valuable event with all of you!

Register for the Winter Conference (pdf)