3M Club of St. Paul September 2022

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September 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • Membership Info
  • 3M Ckub Venue Surey
  • Upcoming Events
  • Sports Leagues/Activity Clubs
  • Sports ticketing
  • Events ticketing
  • Offers
  • Memerships Dues - CHANGES COMING, please  READ all the details below
  • 3M Club of St. Paul Board of Directors

Key 3M Club Member Offerings in September:

  • MN Twins Tickets - Season Tickets in Section in 11 and Section 113
  • Saints Tickets - Season Tickets right behind home plate!
  • MN Timberwolves 2022 - 2023 Season Tickets
  • MN Gophers Football Discounted Tickets
  • MN Wild Season Tickets
  • 3M Club Annual Beer Tasting
  • See direct links for interest forms below:

    Saints Season Tickets   or Saints Group Tickets

     

     3M Club St. Paul Membership

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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. Amateur Radio Club, Language Society, and Ski, Snowboard & Social Club 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

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 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.

 

3M Halloween Drive Thru Thursday October 27th, 2022 4 to 5 pm at 3M Center Parking Lot More details to follow as we determine all logistics of this event.

Forms to sign up will be posted to YAMMER/Viva Engage & the Monthly Newsletters.

3M Club Children's Christmas Party Thursday December 8th, 2022

Time & Location to follow in the coming weeks. Forms to sign up will be posted to YAMMER/Viva Engage & the Monthly Newsletters.

3M Sports and Activity Clubs

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Sports Leagues News

3M Club Volleyball Registration opens on September 1. You can sign up as a free agent or as a team. For more info, please click on the link below, or contact Candice Bacchus. Registration form: Volleyball form 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

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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

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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

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The 2022 - 2023 Timberwolves season has been posted.

Please see the link for details on HOME games:

Team | Events (targetcenter.com) If you are interested in tickets for the 3M Club Suite 63 at Target Center, please fill out the form below:

Twolves Form

Form will remain open until 11:45 PM On September 9th, 2022. Members will be contacted by Friday Sept 23rd, 2022 with game availability. Single game tickets for Twolves season do not go on sale to the public until Saturday October 1st.

Please Contact Annie Daugherty with questions.

MN Golden Gophers Athletics

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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:

Football vs Colorado – Sat, Sept 17, 2022

Football vs Iowa – Sat, Nov 19, 2022

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

Please contact Rayna Spetz with any questions.


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

 Drawing has occurred. Any extra tickets left for the season will be posted to Yammer/Viva Engage for purchase. Please contact Andrew Swanson with questions.

 

St. Paul Saints Baseball

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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.

SEASON TICKET NEWS ABOUT AVAILABLE GAMES WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA YAMMER/VIVA ENGAGE.

For Questions about Saints tickets, please contact Laurie Johnson directly.

 

 

MN Twins Baseball

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There are some season tickets in sections 11 and 113 for the remaining games of the MN Twins season. Please reach out to Beth Peterson directly at bpeterson3@mmm.com to inquire.

If the MN Twins are in the playoffs, the post season tickets will be first offered in a drawing to those who have purchased group or season tickets this year.

Please contact Beth Peterson if you have questions on Twins tickets.

 

MNUFC Soccer

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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.

Sunday, Oct. 9th @ 4pm v. Vancouver - Fan Appreciation Game   Please contact Annie Daugherty with questions.

Event ticketing

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 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!!!

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.

 

 

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:

Ben Platt – September 22, 2022

Casting Crowns – November 6, 2022

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live – November 19, 2022

COMING SOON:

5 Finger Death Punch & Brantley Gilbert

PBR Minneapolis Invitational

U.S. Bank Stadium

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

 

Other Discounts & Opportunities Events


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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:

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.

PROMO/COUPON CODE: CDST2122

MN Renaissance Festival

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Interested in discounted tickets for the MN Renaissance Festival? We've got your discount codes!

Check out the following website:

Corporate Online Consignment Program- General Admission (Corporate Code Required for Discount) Tickets | Shakopee, MN | Minnesota Renaissance Festival (etix.com)

And enter the following CODE to access the special 3M Club discount: MMMCL22

3M Club Members & PerkSpot

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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.

If you have questions or concerns on Perk Spot, please contact Laura Griffin Boyle - legriffinboyle.cw@mmm.com

 

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See below for the Fall 2022 Perk Spot Welcome Flier!

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Thanks to all of the 3M Club Members who helped volunteer for the MLS All Star game at Allianz Field on Weds October 10th! A few amazing views of on the field action!

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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:


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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.

Starting January of 2023, 3M Club dues will be as follows:

Active 3M Employees: $50 a year

Retirees: $25 a year

Active 3M Employees who have already been members will see deductions removed from their Jan 2023 Paystub.

Retirees will need to opt in by submitting payment via a SQAURE link. This will be shared at a later date.

Once we see that payment has been submitted, you will begin receiving newsletters, offerings and will be considered for ticket drawings.

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.

Please fill out this form by October 31st to be removed for the 2023 dues:

Membership Termination Form

3M Club Board of Directors  & Venue Assignments

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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 very 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!