Southeast MN Area Labor
Council (SEMNALC) Retiree Club (RC)
May 2022 Issue 2 – 22
I am positively enthused to share with you all that on Tuesday April 5, four of us met to discuss possibilities for winning a progressive future for retirees and our families.
Pommella Wegmann, President of the SEMNALC; Carol Freeman, currently holding the title of MN State Retiree Council Labor 2022 Retiree Coordinator and longtime Red Wing progressive activist Michael Murphy (recently retired) as well as myself met to discuss the future goals for retirees in SE MN.
Pommella made it very clear that her goal as leader of the SEMNALC is to support seniors in their political activities everyway she can. First, she will see that Retiree Club monthly meetings are held at the Red Wing Labor Temple the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2 PM.
Our Kick-Off Retiree Club Meeting
Thursday May 12, 2022 at 2 PM
Location: Red Wing Labor Temple
319 ½ West 3rd St. Red Wing, MN (Its upstairs)
Refreshments will be served.
New RC members are Wendy and Bob Everett. Michael Murphy has also joined recently so our band of geriatric geniuses is growing. We have names of others who will be contacted. Members listed below:
Advisor: Pommella Wegmann, President of the SEMNALC, AFL-CIO.
Bruce (RC Pres.) & Marianne Red Wing
Arlene (VP) and Jerry Roth rural Red Wing
Jean Roth Treasurer Zumbrota
MaryBeth Bakeburg At Large Pine Island
Teresa Maples Trustee Red Wing
Nancy Thorson Trustee Red Wing
Don Broskoff At Large Dodge Center
Tom Huiting At Large Rochester
Burt and Muriel Gavin-At Large-So. Hastings
Peggy Kreber At Large No. Mankato
Michael Murphy Red Wing
Bob and Wendy Everett Red Wing
The SEMNALC includes 16 MN counties. There will likely be a retiree group in Rochester as well as Mankato. It is possible the “Red Wing Branch” can become more geographically focused.
In past years we did pretty good with door knocking. We did average in phone work; though some say we didn’t do so good. We really excelled writing post cards.
We are older now and our knees are not what they used to be. The phones interfere with our hearing aids and our arthritic fingers are slower with the pen. But hey, our eyes sparkle and we are still doing righteous work … slightly slower
As progressives we are supported by facts. Our age has gifted us with many relationships. Yes, I know some of them are Republicans. I recently mentioned to someone who believes we are not capable as retirees to effect change. They are wrong! We are geriatric geniuses. We know how to engage.
Please try to attend the May 12th get-together. It will be a time to renew friendships. I don’t know what the mask protocol will be. I will be wearing mine. And I will have extras if needed. There should be enough room to separate if we choose to.