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                             2020 EDUCATION MINNESOTA RETIRED ANNUAL MEETING                                                                                                         By Bobbie Margo

The  2020 Education Minnesota Retired Annual Meeting was held virtually (due to Covid 19) on Friday, April 24 at 1:00 pm CDT.  There were 39+ members in virtual attendance.

Prior to the virtual meeting, the agenda, committee reports, and the minutes of last year’s annual meeting were sent out.  President Jagusch welcomed the attendees and gave her “State of the Union” address.  Membership continues to


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                                                         2020 Legislative and Political Conference

                                                                            February 4, 2020

The conference was held this year at the TRA building, jointly sponsored by EdMN Retired and REAM.  Attendees were welcomed by Julie Jagusch, President of EdMN Retired, Joan Beaver, Legislative and Political Action
committee chair, and Tim Moynihan, REAM legislative co-chair.


Jay Stoffel, TRA executive director spoke first, giving an overview and update on


Are you concerned about Elder Care in Minnesota?  Click on this link to find out more about Elder Voice and what they have done, and continue to do, advocating for preventing Elder abuse.


These results have been certified by the Board  Click below!



Education Minnesota recently added a Retired position to the ED MN PAC.  Kaye Peters is the retired representative to that committee.  Here is her first report.

                                 Report on November 23 PAC board meeting by Kaye Peters

The November 23, 2019, meeting of the Education Minnesota Political Action Committee focused on the upcoming elections with full funding of public schools set as the PAC’s priority. In that vein, the PAC will work in 2020 to win a pro-public education majority in the state senate and maintain the current pro-public majority in the House. These


The annual Fall breakfast was held at the Science Museum, on October 17.  The guest speaker was Phia Vue, who spoke about Identity Theft.



Also speaking were Julie Jagusch, President of EM-Retired, Ginny Bosse, the President of Wisconsin Education Association-Retired, with some comments about the upcoming Joint Conference in November, Rodney Rowe, Secretary-Treasurer of EM, Bernie Burnham. VP of EM, and Jodie Buhr, lobbyist for EM.



              Article courtesy of WEAC, with a few edits.

Our first Joint state conference with Wisconsin  occurred at the Best Western Plus Conference Center in Eau Claire on Tuesday, November 19 and it was a big success.  Over 70 retired educators from both states attended and participated in mulitpoe and lively sessions.                                                

This unique one-day conference featured John Stocks as our Keynote Speaker.  John is the immediate past Executive Director for NEA and now is serving as Special Assistant to the NEA Executive Director focusing his work on the


  We have new elections districts. Here is the map to see what district you live in, so you can figure out who your representative on the EMR Board is.

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                                                    By Bobbie Margo


The 8th Education International World Congress was held in Bangkok, Thailand in the BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center) from July 21-26, 2019.  Bangkok has a population of around 8 million and has the distinction of possibly being one of the hottest cities on earth.  English is taught as a compulsory subject in schools.  The city is known for ornate shrines (main religion is Buddhist) and vibrant street life.  In the 1800’s Thailand