The Great MEA Get Together!

by Clara DeRosier, Executive Director

Did you know that the average length of membership with MEA is 24 years? Those who retain their status with the organization continue to find value in the association. That is why we want to thank all of our members this summer, new and seasoned! The summer get together is going to be all about connections and member appreciation. We encourage all members to come and enjoy the fun with their family and friends. Bring your top employees and their families as an employee appreciation treat. Who wouldn’t want a weekend away at Breezy Point during a busy summer?

What You Will Find...

Sneak Peek at the 2020 National Electrical Code
Dean Hunter, Assistant Chief Electrical Inspector (Construction Code & Licensing Division, MNDLI)
Get an exclusive look into the 2020 Code updates that will be going into effect in July of 2020 for the state of Minnesota. This informative presentation will cover the most significant changes in the 2020 NEC. Topics will include: discussions about the new NEC articles, changes in the GFCI protection requirements, island/peninsular countertop receptacle(s), emergency service disconnects, panelboard fault-current signage, agriculture site disconnects and much more! We will be reviewing the department’s position on some of the challenging changes. Don’t miss this opportunity to be one of the first electrical contractors to hear about and discuss some of these NEC changes that will impact your future electrical installations.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meeting will be directly after committee meetings this year. The meeting will be structured differently to get strategic and generative conversations flowing. We will be getting a Government Action Update, results from the Marketing Audit and a recap of consulting questions that have been received by the MEA office.  All members who are interested in the well-being of the association and the future vision of MEA are welcome to attend the Board of Directors meeting.

Lunch Speaker:
“Make a Connection before a Correction”

Dr. Jermaine Davis will be joining us in Breezy Point for a thought-provoking hour that will challenge you in your private, personal and professional life. Living a values-based life, doing meaningful work, leaving a legacy, and making a positive difference in the lives of others will leave you feeling fulfilled, personally and professionally. Let Dr. Jermaine teach you how to play to your strengths, make values-based decisions, create an on-purpose career, and reignite your purpose and passion.

Golf Tournament
There will be 2 choices for golf this year. You can choose to play on White Birch or on Deacon’s Lodge. I've heard that Deacon’s Lodge is the golfers dream course. It was included in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”. Get a foursome together and come out and play. Product Service Members—invite your top contractor customer to join you in a round of golf.

Member Appreciation Events
We are working hard at the MEA office to ensure this event is memorable and shows how much members are appreciated as the foundation of this association. Please join us and your peers at the Welcome Lounge, Spouses Events, Rolle Bolle Tournament, Pizza Party and Bonfire at the Hospitality Suite, Breeze Belle Boat Cruise, Elvis Performance and some State Fair themed events scattered throughout the weekend.

Visit for details, full schedule and the registration form.

See you in Breezy!