3M Club of St. Paul January 2023


January 2023 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • Membership Info
  • Upcoming Events
  • Sports Leagues/Activity Clubs
  • Sports ticketing
  • Events ticketing
  • Offers
  • 3M Club of St. Paul Board of Directors
  • Frequently asked Questions

Key 3M Club Member Offerings in December:

  •  MN Timberwolves 2022 - 2023 Suite & Season Tickets 
  •  MN Gophers Football & Hockey Discounted Tickets
  •  MN Wild Season Tickets 
  •  Taylor Swift Ticket Drawing - END JAN. 5th
  •  P!nk Ticket Drawing - ENDS JAN. 5th
  •  MN Vikings Post-Season Drawing - ENDS JAN. 5th
  •  Xcel Energy 2023 Concert Drawing 
  • St. Paul Saints 2023 Season Ticket Drawings
  • MN Twins season tickets drawing and group ticket event sign-up FORMS available
  • Minnesota United FC 2023 Season Updates
  •  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
    • MN Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, Twins, MNUFC, Vikings, & Saints
    • Access to Premium Suites at Target Center and Xcel
    • Sponsoring 3M Group Nights at these locations for networking
    • Concert Tickets – at a discounted price & access to private suites
  • Events for Adults & Children
    • Beer Tasting
    • Easter Event for Kids
    • Halloween Kids Event
    • Christmas Event for Kids
    • Wine Tasting
    • Golf Tournament at The Royal
    • PerkSpot - Online discount service just launched in April 2022 Activity Clubs
Activity Clubs 
  1. Amateur Radio Club, Language Society, and Ski, Snowboard & Social Club just to name a few
  • Sporting Clubs
    • 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


  That's it for 2022 Events! We look forward to seeing you all back in 2023!

 Annual 3M Club Christmas Party

Another Wonderful Holiday event sponsored by 3M Club!



3M Sports and Activity Clubs



Sports Leagues News

For questions on Sports Leagues please contact 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 Car Club - Chuck Scott chuck.scott@comcast.net

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: epmursko@mmm.com OR


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

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


The 2022 - 2023 Timberwolves season has been posted.

Please see the link for details on HOME games:

Team | Events (targetcenter.com) 

Tickets still remain for most 2023 HOME Games:

If you are interested in tickets for the 3M Club Suite 63 OR Section 214 Season Tickets at Target Center,  please contact the venue owner for remaining games & ticket information.

Section 214 Season tickets will be posted in the coming week with a FORM to access for direct payment links.

Please Contact Annie Daugherty with questions at adaugherty@mmm.com

MN Golden Gophers Athletics


Minnesota Golden Gophers Athletics – Discounted Group rate tickets across the stadium in a price point that works for you. Please complete this FORM to express your interest in purchasing tickets. Once your membership is verified, you will receive an email with a link to purchase your tickets.  We currently have group rates available for following games:

Hockey (Men's):

Home vs SCSU - Sunday, Jan 8 @ 3 pm - tickets $25 - $50

Home vs Michigan – Sat, Jan 21 @ 7 pm – tickets $25 - $50

Basketball (Men's):

Home vs Wisconsin - Mar 5 – tickets $30 - $105

We will be expanding our options for Gopher sports in the future! Be on the look out in the newsletter and viva engage

Please contact Rayna Spetz with any questions at  rmspetz@mmm.com.



The 2022 - 2023 Wild Season is right around the corner. 

Any extra tickets left for the season will be posted to Yammer/Viva Engage for purchase

Please contact Andrew Swanson at aswanson3@mmm.com with questions.



3M Club members may enter a drawing for a chance to purchase 2 tickets for the playoff game(s).  This drawing is good for the Wild Card, Divisional, and NFC Championship games, provided we host the games at US Bank Stadium.

Wild Card Games are January 14-16 - Date/Time TBD

Divisional games are January 21-22 - Date/Time TBD

NFC Championship game is on January 30 at 7:30pm CT

Please only fill out the below form after you've confirmed your availability and are certain you can attend. Specific dates and times will be announced by the NFL after the regular season is over.

If you attend the Wild Card game and the Vikings advance to the Divisional game, you will not be eligible to attend the Divisional game. A new name will be drawn from the pool.

Ticket Pricing and Seating:

Website to view seating chart:


- Section 105 Row 37 Seats 1-6

- Wild Card Game = $195/ticket

- Division Game = $240/ticket

- NFC Game = $310/ticket

- Section 112 Row 22 Seats 9-12

-Wild Card Game = $195/ticket

- Division Game = $240/ticket

- NFC Game = $310/ticket

- Section 136 Row 4 Seats 7-10

- Wild Card Game = $155/ticket

- Division Game = $180/ticket

- NFC Game = $260/ticket

- Section 142 Row 3 Seats 8 - 11

- Wild Card Game = $145/ticket

- Division Game = $180/ticket

- NFC Game = $260/ticket

- Section 321 Row A Seats 11 - 16

- Wild Card Game = $100/ticket

- Division Game = $150/ticket

- NFC Game = $240/ticket

- Section C1 Row 13 Seats 1 - 4

- Wild Card Game = $250/ticket

- Division Game = $290/ticket

- NFC Game = $360/ticket

Tickets will be sold in pairs.

To enter the drawing, please fill out the form below.

The randomized drawing will be held on Monday, January 9th. If you are not contacted by Wednesday, January 11th, then your name was not drawn for that round.

If your name is drawn, Candice Bacchus will contact you via email to pick your seats.

Please note: You MUST be a 3M Club member to be eligible to win tickets. All drawing entries will be vetted for valid membership status.

If you are not a 3M Club member, visit http://3mclub.com/member-only/about-3m-club/ to sign up.

** This drawing closes on Friday, January 6th at 3:00pm CT. No submissions will be accepted after that. No exceptions!

** If your name is drawn, you will be expected to respond within 3 hours of my contacting you, so please enter the email address for an account you check frequently. Otherwise, your name will be removed from the list. These tickets are in high demand and we have only a short time to sell them.

Link to the form is HERE

MN Twins


HELLO BASEBALL FANS! We once again will have season tickets available for purchase as well as various group outings at MN Twins games throughout the season.

For regular season home games; season ticket seats are located in sections 11 (4 tickets) and 113 (4 tickets). The pricing does vary by game as set by MLB. These are EXCELLENT seats if you are looking to treat someone or yourself. If you have interest in having an opportunity to purchase tickets, please complete the season ticket drawing FORM. The drawing will be held on February 3 and members will be notified as to what tickets they can purchase shortly thereafter. Payment is made through Square and will be required before the start of the regular season. Once payment is received, electronic tickets are transferred manually via the MLB Ballpark app.

Season ticket drawing FORM (closes Feb. 2; drawing held Feb. 3)

Group events at MN Twins games are as follows (click on the game to fill out the FORM):

Sunday, April 9 at 1:10pm v. Houston Astros $32/ticket

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:40pm v. NY Yankees $37/ticket

Friday, May 12 at 7:10pm v. Chicago Cubs $46/ticket

Tuesday, June 13 at 6:40pm v. Milwaukee Brewers $47/ticket (includes all-inclusive ballpark food)

Sunday, June 18 FATHER’S DAY at 1:10pm v. Detroit Tigers $40/ticket (Budweiser Roof Deck)

Friday, July 21 at 7:10pm v. Chicago White Sox $32/ticket

Tuesday, August 29 at 6:40pm v. Cleveland Guardians $53/ticket (includes $10 food voucher)


Group event ticketing forms will be closed when tickets are gone. Forms are closed about one month prior to event date. Any remaining or newly available tickets for group events or season tickets will be pushed out via Yammer and to retirees via email. Those who purchase tickets during the regular season (either group or season tickets) will have first opportunity for drawings that occur for post-season play (wishful thinking!!!). Please contact Beth Peterson at bpeterson3@mmm.com if you have any questions.

St. Paul Saints

We will have St Paul Saints season tickets and 2 group events again this year! Group events are Saturday, July 1 (fireworks!) and Sunday, August 13.

Please fill out the appropriate form to be entered in the drawing.

Season Tickets FORM

Group Tickets FORM

Minnesota United FC



The 2023 MNUFC Season & Schedule will be released soon.

This year, 3M Club will have 8 matches with group tickets as well as the Rooftop Deck for 1 Match.

A new add this year will be a Party Suite for 1 Match. This is a 50-person suite that allows 3M Club Members access to Allianz Field 90 mins before the match. Ticket price will include food & drinks.

If you want to get a head start on getting your name in the interest forms, please follow the links below.

More details will be added as we choose games, etc.





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:

Forms for Ticket Drawings:

MSHSL Boys’ Hockey Tournament – March 8-11

93X Twin Cities Takeover - May 6, 2023

Shania Twain – May 17, 2023

Janet Jackson - May 30, 2023

Dude Perfect - July 2nd, 2023

Thomas Rhett – July 27, 2023

Paramore – August 2, 2023

Xcel Energy Center Direct Purchase

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

World’s Toughest Rodeo – February 3, 2023

World’s Toughest Rodeo – February 4, 2023

NCHC Frozen Faceoff Semifinal (2 Games) – March 17, 2023

NCHC Frozen Faceoff Final (1 Game)-March 18, 2023

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.

Forms for Ticket Drawings:

Bert Kreischer - Saturday Feb 25th, 2023 at 7:00pm

Andrea Bocelli - Sunday May 21st, 2023 at 7:30pm

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:

Katt Williams - Saturday March 11, 2023 at 8:00pm

Elevation Nights- Friday April 21st, 2023 at 7:00 pm

U.S. Bank Stadium & Target Field Events/Concerts

3M Club does not offer concert/event tickets at these venues.   Concert tickets at US Bank Stadium & Target Field are not a normal part of 3M Club offerings. Access to tickets at these venues is only guaranteed if you have a suite at the stadium, which 3M Club does not have at this time. That said, we are always trying to increase our offerings where it makes sense.  We are investigating options to be able to provide some tickets to upcoming 2023 shows. If we do get some tickets the number will be extremely limited in relation to what we expect demand will be and it will be put to a random drawing. Keep checking VIVA Engage & The 3M Club Monthly Newsletter for more information.

TAYLOR SWIFT.  3M Club was able to secure 17 tickets for this concert.  Please fill out this LINK to put your name in for the drawing for a ticket(s).  Forms will remain open until 11:50pm on Jan 5th, 2023.  Drawing will take place shortly after.  Only folks in the 2023 membership list for 3M Club St. Paul will be contacted to purchase tickets.

P!NK: 3M Club was able to secure 4 tickets to P!NK's Summer Carnival.  Please fill out this FORM to put your name in the drawing for tickets.  Forms will remain open until 11:50pm on Jan 5th, 2023. Drawing will take place shortly after.  Only folks in the 2023 membership list for 3M Club St. Paul will be contacted to purchase tickets.


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:

Hairspray - Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

To Kill a Mockingbird - Thursday, Jan. 18 (2PM), tickets available soon 

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

We are anxiously awaiting the listing of the 2023 shows! Stay posted to Yammer/Viva Engage for more info.

Minnesota Orchestra Discount

2023 Corporate Donor Single Ticket

Provides 20% off 2023 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.





Perk Spot

Check out the great things 3M Club & of PerkSpot have to offer!

Please reach out to Laura Griffin Boyle if you have questions on Perk Spot.



Metro Dining Cards



3M Club is again offering the Metro Dining Cards. These cards offer discounts/BOGOs at area restaurants each month from October 2022 through September 2023. Each box contains 138 cards/offerings and costs $30. There is no limit to the number of boxes you may purchase. This is a great way to support your local area restaurants.

Metro Dining Cards are not mailed out. They may be purchased at Novation Credit Union; 500 Imperial Ave N in Oakdale MN during their office hours of 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday for $30 per set.

 Stop in the lobby and inform the Teller you are interested in the Metro Dining Cards. Payment may be made with cash or check (Payable to 3M Club-St Paul). If you have any questions, please contact Laura Griffin Boyle at legriffinboyl.cw@mmm.com or 651-206-3943

Volunteer Opportunities

Help out the kids at the Conway Center!

The Conway Center (located a couple blocks from the campus) is looking for help with the kids afterschool programs from 3-6pm. You can be there the whole time or just an hour, whatever you can give.

There is a variety of needs like homework help, crafting, food distribution, playing sports, technology (UX, design) etc. They need 1:1 help or they welcome groups to lead the kids through activities.

Please reach out to Lisa Price @ lprice@mmm.com for more info.

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

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 & MN Golden Gophers Athletics - rmspetz@mmm.com

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

3M Club Frequently Asked ?s

Helpful hints for 3M Club Members:

1. General

a. 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.

2. Membership

a. 3M Club Membership? Offerings posted on Yammer and in the Newsletter are for 3M Club members. If you are not a 3M Club member or are unsure of your membership, please check your January 3M paycheck to see if money was taken out for yearly 3M Club Dues.

b.  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.

3. Ticketing

a. How do tickets get distributed? Tickets will be made available two ways; 1. Random Drawing 2. Direct Purchase. Most concert and events will be put to a random drawing first, and then opened up for direct purchase only after all members who had expressed interest in the event have had the opportunity to purchase tickets.

b. How are 3M Club tickets priced? Tickets are priced at the incurred cost to 3M Club plus a small percentage to help cover credit card fees. The goal is to provide the lowest possible cost while also ensuring the financial stability of the 3M Club.

c. What is the benefit of purchasing tickets through 3M Club? Most ticketing services (e.g., Ticketmaster or AXS) charge 15-20% in extra fees on top of the cost of the ticket. 3M Club also provides a direct contact for ticket support to resolve issues. Through our contracts with the Target Center and Xcel Center, 3M Club also provides an opportunity to experience a premium event experience in a suite that most members would not be able to have on their own.

d. Did the drawing for concert tickets happen? You will receive an email from the Venue owner 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.

e. What are my odds of being able to purchase tickets to the events I want? Odds can vary greatly from event to event based upon demand but all members who enter a drawing are given equal odds of purchasing the ticket. 3M Club has a written process for randomizing an entry list.

f. 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.

g. 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.

h. 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!