Issue: 3 March 2018
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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Happy March everyone.  March is the month we welcome in Spring and it can't come too soon!  I'm looking forward to the fresh air with notes of flowers and trees in bloom.  I know I'm dreaming, but eventually this dream will come true.  Hang in there everyone!
The MASWA Board
MeetingMembership Meeting
Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association  Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn

TOPIC:  The Power to Prevent!
Helping Clients and Neighbors Address
 and Avoid Financial Exploitation

SPEAKER:   Marit Anne Peterson
Program Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center

  1. Participants will explore fiduciary duties and responsibility
  2. Participants will distinguish between various assignments of authority and strategies for making those assessments in the safest manner
  3. Participants will learn about risk and protective factors and will be able to apply that information in a prevention context.



Gentle Transitions

Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 
Call Karen Mandile, 952-345-4405, MASWA Program Chair,
 with questions related to this program.
Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available. Annual Membership fee $30.00 Guest fee $5.00

PresidentPresident's Note
Linda Debner
It has been a busy time for the board members. The Fall Aging Conference Steering Committee has had their first meeting and planning has been set in motion.  The program committee is being finalized so they can start looking for a theme and speakers for the conference.  If any of you have great ideas for this year's conference, please let Georgene Connelly know. Georgene is the MASWA Co-chair of the Fall Aging Conference this year.  
The Board has also been brainstorming about charities to donate to this year.  We have several possibilities in mind, but can always use more ideas.  If you have an organization in mind, please let one of the board members know at the membership meeting this month.  
The Board of Directors has a need for Members at Large and a Nomination Chairperson.  If you have ever felt you might like to serve on the Board, now is the time for you to join.  The Members at Large are on the executive committee and are responsible for planning the Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting.  It is a fun committee to be on.  The Nomination Chair is responsible for bringing people interested in serving on the Board to the Board's attention for nomination to the board.   Please let any current Board member know about your interest. 
I'm heading to Hawaii at the end of the week - it's part of my "Hurry up spring effort"!  I will miss the March membership meeting, but will see all of you in April.

Linda Debner

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MembershipRenewalIt's Not Too Late To Join MASWA!

$30.00/year entitles you to monthly meetings, networking, great speakers and topics, two public policy meetings each year, a fantastic Spring Luncheon, and an outstanding Fall Aging Conference!  Join now so you don't miss out on any of these great benefits!

If you want to renew online, l ogin to the website at 

Minneapolis Area Seniors Workers Association
P.O. Box 26630
Minneapolis, MN 55426