CHAPTERS

DFL SENIOR CAUCUS CHAPTERS

The DFL Senior Caucus grew quickly as a state community caucus on behalf of
seniors. Minnesota is a big state and in order to get information to this widely
dispersed membership it was necessary to form local Chapters that represent a
defined geographic area.

Chapters act locally within the framework of the DFL Senior Caucus. Our
Constitution states that “the DFL Senior Caucus members residing within a
particular Minnesota U.S. Congressional District, or smaller geographic area,
may organize and operate a Chapter of the Senior Caucus in that district or area
in order to further the purposes and activities of the Senior Caucus.”

When the local Chapters work collectively, it provides a formidable statewide
force to work on behalf of senior causes, issues, and candidates who support senior issues.

Senior Caucus members who want to form a local Chapter can find information
and obligations on the link below.

Chapter Start up Material

Click here for printable material

NOTE: The following meeting locations are
on hold pending COVID-19 conditions.

Current Chapter List

Anoka Chapter
Chair Mel Aanerud, 763-434-3809, aanerud4@comcast.net
Second Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
Perkins Restaurant in Blaine

East Central MN Chapter (Mora)
Chair Bonnie Lokenvitz, 320-679-8202, blokenvitz@gmail.com
Second Thursday, odd-numbered months at 1:00 p.m.
Crystal Bar & Grill, 39 S Union St, Mora

East Metro Chapter
Chair Kay Hendrikson, dfleastmetrocaucus@gmail.com
Second Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Avenue, North Oakdale

Mankato Area Chapter
Chair Richard Chambers, 507-420-4030, gdthdr@aol.com
or Vice Chair Mary Bliesmer, 507-380-4308, mary.bliesmer@mnsu.edu
First Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Happy Chef, 2100 Hwy 169, North Mankato

Minneapolis Area Chapter
Chair Kenneth Vreeland, 612-722-8017, borderlord_one@yahoo.com
Tony Scallon, 612 20204814, tscallon@msn.com
Second Saturday of every month at various sites, except in Summer

North East MN Chapter (Duluth)
Chair Gary Westorff, 612-709-5342, nemndflsrs@yahoo.com
Second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W Michigan St, Duluth.

North Metro Chapter
Chair Norm Hanson, 651-484-8926, norsan45@hotmail.com
Second Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Little Venetian Inn, 2900 Rice St # 240, Little Canada

Saint Paul Area Chapter
Lyn Burton 351-336-4493 lburton612@aol.com

South East MN Chapter (Rochester)
Chair Patricia Mann 507-398-6670, mannpa1@charter.net
Second Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. DFL Office,
1500 1st Street NE, Rochester. “Coffee Talk” Fourth Tuesday 10 a.m. same location

South Metro Chapter
Chair Roger Gehrke, 952-412-7171, rogergehrke@yahoo.com
Second Wednesday, every month at 12 noon
Apple Valley Pizza Ranch, 15662 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley

Tri-County Chapter (Forest Lake)
Chair Sandra Trudeau, wmsandy@comcast.net 651-492-1149
First Tuesday of every month at 12:30 p.m.
Vannelli’s By The Lake, 55 South Lake Street, Forest Lake