I am honored to call the 2018 Senate District 33 DFL Endorsing Convention:

Saturday, March 17th    – Registration starts:  9:15 am  – Convene:  10:00 am

Orono Senior High School
795 N Old Crystal Bay Road
Long Lake, MN   55364     Map

Our pre-convention committees are in full swing preparing for a great convention!    

Link to the proposed agenda for the day.    We want to make this day a success for everyone attending, so please let us know of any special needs you may have for the day of the convention.  Note that the high school is wheelchair accessible.

We look forward to hearing from a number of candidates and campaign representatives.    The convention is an opportunity to engage with them about their campaigns.   We have two candidates who have declared their candidacy for MN House in 33A and 33B, Norrie Thomas and Kelly Morrison, respectively.   It is a great time to engage with them on issues of importance to you and your family. 

Our Resolutions Committee is compiling the resolutions that were presented and passed at your precinct caucuses.   You will have an opportunity to review and vote on passage of up to 34 resolutions to submit to the State Platform Committee.   As a courtesy, we will provide e-mail access to an unofficial advance copy of the compiled Resolutions in the next week to those who provided e-mail addresses at caucus. 

A 45-minute lunch break will be scheduled at an appropriate time during the convention agenda.  In the interest of time, we encourage you to eat on-site. We will have options including a food truck and boxed lunches available for purchase. There will be coffee, water, doughnuts, cookies, and fruit. You can also bring your own food.

Our Nominations Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the leadership of Senate District 33 DFL as Officers, Directors, and State Central Committee delegates.  The Officers and Directors are responsible for the business of the district between conventions; State Central Committee delegates represent our district at the State level between conventions. The Committee will be screening candidates on Thursday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 14th (6:30 – 9:30 PM).  If interested, please e-mail the Nominations Committee at nominations@dflsd33.org.  

We would appreciate your voluntary contribution of $20 to help cover convention costs.  Note that you can take advantage of the MN Political Contribution Refund which provides a full refund for an annual contribution of $50/person ($100 couple).  Please note that visitors are welcome; however, will not be allowed on the active convention floor.

Please feel free to contact me at any time.  I look forward to seeing you on the 17th! 

Sincerely,

Cathy Olson    Chair, SD33 DFL
612-867-0951    c.olson@dflsd33.org
www.dflsd33.org