3M Club of St. Paul August 2022


August 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • Membership Info
  • 3M Ckub Venue Surey
  • Upcoming Events
  • Sports Leagues/Activity Clubs
  • Sports ticketing
  • Events ticketing
  • Offers
  • Memerships Dues
  • 3M Club of St. Paul Board of Directors

Key 3M Club Member Offerings in August:

  • MN Twins Tickets - Season Tickets in Section in 11 and Section 113
  • Saints Tickets - Season Tickets right behind home plate!
  • 3M Club Annual Beer Tasting
  • See direct links for interest forms below:

    Saints Season Tickets   or Saints Group Tickets


     3M Club St. Paul Membership


How do I become a 3M Club Member?

All 3M employees can become a member to take advantage of having access to events, activities, sports, group discounts and tickets. The goal of the 3M Club of St. Paul is to provide an enjoyable networking experience for members, their family and friends. To become a member, please click and complete this Form. Be sure to share our newsletter with any new 3Mers!


Perks of a 3M Club St. Paul Membership:

Wondering what the perks of joining 3M Club of St. Paul are?

Here are some Perks we currently offer:

  • Ticketing for various venues across MN Sports Teams – at a discounted price & access to premium seats at these sporting events
  1. MN Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, Twins, MNUFC, Vikings, & Saints
  2. Access to Premium Suites at Target Center and Xcel
  3. Sponsoring 3M Group Nights at these locations for networking
  • Concert Tickets – at a discounted price & access to private suites
  • Events for Adults & Children
  1. Beer Tasting
  2. Easter Event for Kids
  3. Halloween Kids Event
  4. Christmas Event for Kids
  5. Wine Tasting
  6. Golf Tournament at The Royal
  • PerkSpot - Online discount service just launched in April 2022
  • Activity Clubs
  1. Bicycle, Clown Club, Ducks Unlimited, Outdoor Club, and Ski & Snowboard just to name a few
  • Sporting Clubs
  1. Flag Football, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Bocce Ball, & Hockey just to name a few
  • Discount tickets & reserved seats for Broadway Across America – Orpheum, Hennepin Theatre Trust
  • Metro Dining Club Cards – buy one/get one at 130 + restaurants
  • Networking with other 3Mers to have fun and make connections

Upcoming 3M Club Event



3M Club + MN Timberwolves/Lnyx Children's Basketball Clinic

Join us in our 2nd Annual 3M Club Children's Basketball Clinic hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy!  This fun event is geared towards children in the age ranges of 9-13, but we can accept kids ages 7-15. 

The clinic will be held at the practice courts at the Mayo Clinic Square.  Parents may stay to watch near the side of the court.  First come First served- this will fill fast, so please sign up as soon as you can.

Saturday October 1st, 202210-11 AM        $35/per child

*Event will be limited to first 50 children - Only 4 spots remain!

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in purchasing tickets

Kids BBall Clinic

3M Club 15th Annual Beer & Cider Tasting

Thursday October 13th 2022; 5:30-8:30 PM

Oak Marsh - 526 Inwood Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128

Hors d'oeuvres provided; 20+ Beer/Cider Vendors

$35 per person before Sept 13th, 2022

$40 after Sept 13th and at the door (if space is available)

All participants must be 21 or older. 3M Club reserves the right to require valid ID. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver at check in. To purchase tickets, please complete the form below.

Once your membership with 3M Club of St. Paul has been confirmed you will be emailed a secure payment link from Square by one of our representatives. 

Fill out this FORM and a formal invitation will be shared once membership is confirmed.

Start watching for updates on the 3M club Halloween Drive - Thru Event as well as the Kids Holiday party.  Laurie is working hard to get these scheduled.

Details to come!

3M Sports and Activity Clubs



Sports Leagues News

Time to start getting your teams together for 3M Club Fall/Winter Volleyball!  3M Club Volleyball Reegistration opens up on September 1st.  Please watch for the registration form in the September newsletter and on Yammer.  For questions, Please contact Candice Bacchus.

For questions on Sports Leagues please contact Candice Bacchus at cbacchus@mmm.com

Activity Clubs Contact Info 

New clubs are always welcome! If you have questions or would like to create a club for 3Mers, please reach out to Rayna Spetz at rmspetz@mmm.com. Below are the contacts for existing 3M Club of St. Paul Activity Clubs:

Amateur Radio Club - Ron Walkinshaw rjwalkinshaw@mmm.com

Archery Club - Greg Rigdon; Adam Miller grigdon@mmm.com; admiller@mmm.com

Bicycle User Group - Mark O'Neill mboneill@mmm.com

Bocce Ball Club - Michael Kobe mwkobe@mmm.com

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club - Matt Peters mgpeters@mmm.com

Classic Cruisers Club - Scott Meyer hangloosedeuce@aol.com

Clown Club - JoAnn Buhl getaclown@comcast.net

Couple's Golf League - Oak Glen - Trevor Shearen trevor.shearen@state.mn.us

Digital Imaging & Optics Club - Matt Mortensen mjmortensen@mmm.com

Ducks Unlimited - Brian Leach bjleach@mmm.com

Gamer Club - Colin Perkins cperkins@mmm.com

Genealogy Club - Kelly Alaspa kjalaspa@mmm.com

Hockey League - Tyler Brigl ttbrigl@mmm.com

Home Brew Club - Jason Howland; Ben Reed jhowland@mmm.com; breed3@mmm.com; 3mHomeBrewClub@gmail.com

Home Improvement Club - Sherry Holtmeyer sdholtmeyer@outlook.com

Karate Club - Tom Corrigan 651-736-6885

Language Society - Dave Yarusso daveyarusso@gmail.com or https://tinyurl.com/3MLanguage

Men's 9-Hole Golf PM League - Joel Bradley jjbradley@mmm.com

Outdoor Club - Bryan Nestingen bnestingen@mmm.com

PC Club - Jim Homan jghoman@mmm.com

Quilting Club - Danith Fryar dfryar@mmm.com

Radio Control Model Aircraft Club - Ed Mursko https://3mclubrcflyers.org

Running Club - Ryan Daye rjdaye@mmm.com

Scrap and Stamp Club - Tiffany Alexander talexander@mmm.com

Ski, Snowboard & Social Club - Joanne Harvala; Ben Gandy www.hootline.com

Speech - Tartan Toastmasters Club - Jo Paluch http://162.toastmastersclubs.org

Speech - 3M Verbal Innovators Toastmasters Club - Dave Degenhardt; Ruben Yela ddegenhardt.cw@mmm.com; ryela@mmm.com

Speech - Windchimes Toastmasters Club - Lillie Mobley http://windchimes.toastmasters.org

Table Tennis Club - Kevin Eberman kweberman@mmm.com

Tai Chi Club - Barb Walczak 651-733-1627

Tartan Niners Women's Golf League - Oak Marsh - Kathy Peterson, Sue Korpela kanda.peterson83@gmail.com; slkorp@msn.com

Tennis League - Lillie Mobley lmobley2@mmm.com

Trap & Skeet Club - Reney Langlois rrlanglois2@mmm.com or https://claytargets.wixsite.com/3Mclubtrapandskeet

Women's Evening Golf League - Meagan Larkin mmlarkin@mmm.com

Sports Ticketing


In this section, you'll find opportunities to attend local sporting events, such as the MN Wild, MN Timberwolves, MN Twins and other professional/semi-professional sports in the Twin Cities.

Please note that despite measures to mitigate the transmission of COVID 19, total elimination of risk of exposure and infection to COVID-19 is currently not possible. Therefore, when attending any 3M Club sponsored or endorsed event, all attendees must assume the risk and liability for any exposure to COVID-19 and any related loss, liability, or injury incurred at any of these events at all times. Refunds will only be given in the event a performance/game is cancelled.

 MN Timberwolves Basketball


More info coming on the 2022-2023 Timberwolves Season.  Continue to watch the newsletter and Yammer for details!



The 2022 - 2023 Wild Season is right around the corner.  Please fill out the following form to get your name in the drawing for this Upcoming Season!


Wild 2022 - 2023 Ticket Drawing


St. Paul Saints Baseball



We will have season tickets and group tickets for the Saint Paul Saints who play at CHS Field in downtown St. Paul. The St. Paul Saints are a Minor League baseball team and a Triple-A affiliate of the MN Twins. There's always a chance that you may see the next up-and-coming MN Twins baseball star or Twins player who is coming back from injury and getting ready to return to the BIG SHOW! Ticket prices are listed in the Forms linked below.


If you would like an opportunity to purchase group tickets, please select the appropriate link for which game you'd like to attend.

August 14 3M Club Group Night St. Paul Saints v. Columbus Clippers


MN Twins Baseball


The MN Twins are currently leading the AL Central Division! Come enjoy some baseball and cheer on the Twins!

We have season tickets and group tickets for the MN Twins games at Target Field in Minneapolis. Pricing does vary based on what the MLB has designated as premium, select or value games. The ticket prices can be found in the Forms linked below.

Still room to purchase tickets for the MN Twins Budweiser Roof Deck experience on Sunday, Sept. 11 v. Cleveland Guardians. Here is the FORM to sign up!

There are still available season ticket seats in sections 11 and 113 at upcoming MN Twins games. If you’re a 3M employee, keep an eye out on Yammer for announcements of available games. If you’re a retiree, reach out to Beth Peterson directly at bpeterson3@mmm.com.

Check out just one of the awesome views from the 3M Club Group Tickets!




MNUFC Soccer


We are excited to be attending matches again at Allianz Field in St. Paul to watch our Minnesota Loons play in the MLS. 3M Club has group tickets for six matches for the 2022 season. Please complete this FORM to express your interest in purchasing tickets. Once your membership is verified and we receive the link from the MN United, we will send out that link to you.

MLS All Star Game Festivities:

August 9th, 2022 - 3M Club will have general admission options available to the Skills Challenge

Saturday, August 20th @ 7pm v. Austin

Saturday, Sept. 3rd @ 2:30pm v. FC Dallas

Sunday, Oct. 9th @ 4pm v. Vancouver - Fan Appreciation Game



Event ticketing


 We have tickets available to 3M Club members and their friends/families. The drawings are for the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 3M Club suite which is a comfortable way to experience an event or concert. We also have some direct purchase tickets available as well. Please note that despite measures to mitigate the transmission of COVID 19, total elimination of risk of exposure and infection to COVID-19 is currently not possible. Therefore, when attending any 3M Club sponsored or endorsed event, all attendees must assume the risk and liability for any exposure to COVID-19 and any related loss, liability, or injury incurred at any of these events at all times. Refunds will only be given in the event a performance is cancelled.

Xcel Energy Center Event Drawings

If you haven't gone, YOU NEED to experience this GREAT benefit of being a member of 3M Club. The links below are to enter the drawings to have the opportunity to purchase tickets to sit in the 3M Club Suite #27 at the Xcel Center in St. Paul for the following events:

Bruce Springsteen - March 5, 2023


Xcel Energy Center Direct Purchase

The below links allow for first come, first-served for purchased seating in the 3M Club suite. ENJOY!!!

Maverick City Music Saturday, August 6, 2022

21 Pilots - August 18, 2022

Kendrick Lamar - August 20, 2022

Florence + the Machine - September 8, 2022

My Chemical Romance - September 15, 2022

Monday Night Raw - October 3, 2022

Target Center Event Drawings

Another way that you can really enjoy the perks of being a 3M Club member, go to Minneapolis to try out the Target Center Suite #63 for an event. It's a more private and exclusive way to experience music you love with folks who love the group as much as you! Fill out the Form(s) below to enter the drawing to win an opportunity to purchase tickets to the 3M Club suite!

Many of the upcoming concerts at the Target Center are ones that have been rescheduled from 2020 and 2021, and tickets for the 3M Club suite have already been claimed. If we become aware of anyone unable to attend and a ticket becomes available, we will highlight that on our Yammer page.

Any future Target Center Drawings will be posted on Yammer & The monthly Newsletter in the comings.

Bill Burr: https://forms.office.com/r/RhkYYin5L4

Kevin Hart: https://forms.office.com/r/zfR145Vbnk

Carrie Underwood: https://forms.office.com/r/VHvD5nWSPW

Target Center Event Direct Purchase

First come, first-served to sit in the 3M Club Target Center suite for the following events - fill out the Form(s) below:

AEW: The Quake by the Lake – August 10, 2022

Ben Platt – September 22, 2022

Casting Crowns – November 6, 2022

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live – November 19, 2022

Forms will be posted if/when there are tickets available

U.S. Bank Stadium

3M Club does not offer concert/event tickets at this venue.


Other Discounts & Opportunities Events


Broadway Across America

3M Club members can save up to 20% on tickets for Broadway shows that are coming to the Twins Cities area. Once membership is verified, you will receive a link where you can select your seats and purchase directly from the theater. There is a limit of 8 tickets per 3M Club member. Click on the link below to fill out the form to have your membership verified:

Broadway Across America

Upcoming shows:

Orpheum Theater, available for Purchase:

Wicked – Saturday, Aug 6 @ 2 pm & Thursday, Aug 18 @ 730  

Les Misérables – Thursday, Dec. 8 & Saturday, Dec. 17 (matinee) 

Cats - Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 @ 8PM


Upcoming shows @ the Orpheum:

Pippin - Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022

Hairspray - Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

Mockingbird - Thursday, Jan. 16, 2023

Tina Turner – Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023 & Saturday, Mar. 11, 2023 (Sat PM )

Hamilton – April 13 (Thursday) 2023 & May 6 (Saturday) 2023

Tootsie – Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

Jagged Little Pill – Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023


Minnesota Orchestra Discount

2021-22 Corporate Donor Single Ticket

Provides 20% of 2021-22 Classical, Holiday, Live at Orchestra Hall and Summer at Orchestra Hall concerts.

There are restrictions for Star Wars, Harry Pottery, and Family concerts; as well as it not available at the top price sections. Limit 4 tickets per event. All seating is subject to availability and may vary by performance. Discount is available while supplies last and may not be combined with any other offer. TICKETS ARE NON-EXCHANGEABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE.


3M Club Members & PerkSpot


3M Club Board of Directors have been hard at work to continue to add new benefits to your membership. We have partnered with PerkSpot which is a cost-free discount program. This will allow you to take advantage of discounts nation-wide, very helpful to those of you who travel.  Emails have been sent out to current 3M Club members to welcome you to PerkSpot.

Tips & Tricks of PerkSpot:

Did you know that Perkspot has Grocery coupons?

Go to the top of your Perkspot home page, and click on the GROCERY BAG Image July2.jpg


Volunteer Opportunities:

Habitat for Humanity:

The 3Mgives Habitat Alumni Volunteers collaboration with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is building affordable homes again. The 3Mgives Habitat Regular Crew has been building and rehabbing homes in the East Metro area throughout the winter and spring.

In 2021 volunteer group had another outstanding year given the unique circumstances of building during a pandemic. Nearly 60 volunteers managed to log over 1450 volunteer days in supporting the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity mission.

The volunteer group is now building on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and will shift to 4 days per week (M-T-Th-F) in early July.

Our work covers most aspects of home building from framing to finishing with a mix of light and normal duty tasks.

New volunteers are needed and always welcome.

Contact Lou Cristan at lou@cristanllc.com for more information and/or are ready to join the crew and volunteer with fellow retired 3Mers to build affordable homes.

3M Club Volunteers:

Looking to Volunteer for 3M Club? We are always looking for volunteers for the various events throughout the year.

We will also have times where we're looking for new 3M Club Board Members.  If interested, please fill out the form below:

3M Club Volunteer Form

Membership Dues:


Hello 3M Club of St. Paul members!

The Board of Directors has been in discussions over the past 18 months over the decision to increase the member dues. The board is comprised of current and retired 3M employees who volunteer to serve in their positions, and our ability to provide the programming we do is funded primarily through our membership dues. We would like to inform you at this time about an increase that will occur in January 2023. The current rate is $25/year for 3M employees and $0 for retirees. We have voted to increase dues to $50/year and $25/year for retirees.

The board did not enter into this decision easily and has weighed the pros and cons of enacting such an increase. We feel that it is fiscally responsible of us due to the following increased costs:

  • a full-time administrative support position (which is needed for tax reporting purposes being a 501(c)(7) entity)
  • increased costs of offerings
  • providing membership management software for clubs and activities to better engage with our members
  • discounts across the United States through PerkSpot
  • opportunities to participate in dozens of affinity clubs
  • opportunities to attend major professional sporting events and concerts
  • adding U of Minnesota athletic ticketing opportunities
  • additional programming such as golf tournament, family events, etc.

Membership dues for the 3M Club of St. Paul have not been increased in decades. The pandemic has certainly impacted 3Mers from connecting outside of their work groups, hindering the possibility of networking, and we hope that our organization is able to continue to provide these opportunities for you, your family and friends so we can help to build a 3M community we all can be proud to be a part of.

More details on how we will take dues for retirees, when payments will be needed, etc. will be coming inthe next few months as we work as a Board to determine these changes.  Please watch the newsletter on all details as we move forward with these changes.

The deadline to request to remove your name from automatic renewal of your 3M Club of St. Paul membership is October 31. We do hope you see the value in our activities and choose to continue your membership with us.  Please reach out to Laura Griffin Boyle - legriffinboyle.cw@mmm.com - or Curtis Christensen - cchristensen2@mmm.com if you want to be removed as a 3M Club Member.

3M Club Board of Directors  & Venue Assignments


Diane Allen - Retiree Representative

Candice Bacchus - Sports Leagues, US Bank Stadium (Vikings) - cbacchus@mmm.com

Laura Griffin Boyle - Member Services Coordinator - legriffinboyle.cw@mmm.com

Curtis Christensen - Membership Chair, Target Center (Concerts) - cchristensen2@mmm.com

Annie Daugherty - Communications Chair, Allianz Field (MNUFC) , Target Center (Lynx & Timberwolves)- adaugherty@mmm.com

Laurie Johnson - Events, CHS Field (St. Paul Saints) - lnjohnson@mmm.com

Beth Peterson - Vice President, Target Field (MN Twins)  - bpeterson3@mmm.com

Lisa Price - Secretary/Social Responsibility Chair - lprice@mmm.com

Matt Slavens - Treasurer - mjslavens@mmm.com

Rayna Spetz - Activity Clubs, Broadway Across America - rmspetz@mmm.com

Andrew Swanson - President, Xcel Energy Center (Concerts/Wild) - aswanson3@mmm.com

3M Club Q & A:

Helpful hints for 3M Club Members:

  1. Did the drawing for concert tickets happen?  --- You will receive an email from the Venue owner (see venue owners at the bottom of the newsletter) only if you have WON tickets.  If you did not win tickets, then you will not be contacted.   If for some reason there are extra tickets, then the venue owner will reach out to those who put in a request.  Also watch Yammer for last minute ticket updates.
  2. Will there be Play-off tickets for MN sporting events?  --- Please monitor Yammer for up-to-date information on each MN Sports team and the potential for play off tickets.  Venue owners (see list at the bottom of this newsletter) will post updates to Yammer.
  3. 3M Club Board of Directors is made up of all Volunteers.  We are all full time 3Mers.  Please be patient with us and make sure to read all details when emails and Yammer posts are sent to decrease any extra communication that tends to happen.  When in doubt, email.
  4. 3M Club Membership -- Offerings posted on Yammer and the Newsletter are for 3M Club members.  If you are not a 3M Club member or are unsure of your membership, please check your Jan 2022 3M paycheck to see if $25 was taken out for yearly 3M Club Dues. 
  5. What happens to any extra tickets to concerts & sporting events?  --- Last minute tickets need to be purchased by a 3M Club Member.  Non-3M Club members can attend these events.  Prices for tickets will not be discounted.
  6. Enjoy volunteering? We're always looking for help at our various events and down the line may have openings on the 3M Club Board.  Fill out this FORM if you are interested in the various volunteering events.
  7. Didn't get your tickets for a game? --- Please make sure to reach out to your venue owner in enough time in case of technology issues.  Life happens, we want you to enjoy the event, but allow enough time & planning for all involved.
  8. Will there be play-off tickets for MN Sporting events?  Please monitor Yammer for up-to-date information on each MN Sports team and the potential for play off tickets.  Venue owners will post updates to Yammer and send out an email to retirees.
Enjoy volunteering? We're always looking for help at our various events and down the line may have openings on the 3M Club Board. Fill out this FORM if you are interested in the various volunteering events.


Thank you for being a 3M Club Member!