Republican Seniors of Minnesota August Meeting


The MN GOP Seniors will feature Various Candidates for Local Office and Mr. Thomas Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, as speakers at the August meeting.

Mr. THOMAS HANSON is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State whose diplomatic postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.  He also participated in the opening of new U.S. embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, worked on the Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and served as Director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Hanson currently serves as Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Mr. Hanson's topic will be: “Japan and Germany 70 Years Later”. (Japan & Germany provide a unique prism for assessing global trends and the emerging geopolitics of Asia and Europe)

09:45 a.m.    Registration opens

10:00 a.m.    Opening:     Pledge to Flag - Invocation - Announcements

10:05 a.m.    Guests:       Time to Recognize First-time Visitors and Guests                                                           

10:15 a.m.    Speakers:    Various Candidates for Local Office                                  

10:45 a.m.    2 Cents in 2 Minutes:  Time for Attendees To Express Their Views    

11:00 a.m.    Speaker:    Mr. THOMAS HANSON   Diplomat in Residence                                                          

12:00 noon:  Lunch:        There is a choice of menu items. The price varies from $6 for bowl of soup to $12 for entrée per person (tax & tip included).  There is a minimum basic charge of $3.00 for members and guests who do not order lunch.

Mpls-Richfield American Legion Post 435 has more than ample parking and the Post is handicapped-accessible.  Meeting room is private.  PLEASE USE MEETING ROOM ENTRANCE ON SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING

August 02, 2016 at 10:00am - 1pm
American Legion Post 435, 6501 Portland Ave. So., Richfield, MN

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