Watch Past Republican Seniors Meetings Below
We begin our meetings with brief presentations from advocates for issues of interest to Republicans, candidates for local offices, or others. These follow by our featured speaker who speaks for about half an hour with Q&A. We finish with announcements of events and other important matters.
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November 14, 2023
The November Republican Seniors MN (RSM) keynote speaker was Bonnie Gasper, Vice Chair and Communications Director of the Child Protection League, who described “The Cultural Marxist Revolution of America." Also RSM board member, John Butz, talked about what membership means and what it costs. Plus, we saw a video montage of the RSM Spotlight on Members profile videos. The meeting concluded with special recognition of board and volunteer members.
October 10, 2023
Our featured speaker was former Rep. Steve Sviggum, who served 25 years in the MInnesota House, usually as Speaker or Minority Leader. His theme was based on the book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," such as play fair, share, clean up your own mess; and how the world would be a better place if we abided by those lessons.
We first heard from several candidates for local city councils and school boards and finished with announcements of interest to Republicans.
September 12, 2023
The Republican Seniors of Minnesota September 2023 meeting began with appearances by two candidates running for local offices: Ric Oliva, candidate for Bloomington ISD #271 School Board, and Bruce Colton, candidate for Bloomington City Council Member at Large.
Guest speaker, Jennifer DeJournett, Executive Director - American Majority Minnesota, presented American Majority's absentee ballot initiative, "Ballot Out/Ballot In."
Featured speaker, Free Market Warrior Loren Spivack, told us, "Why We Fight: Understanding the Modern Left." He describes the phenomenon of the political left in the western world – its principles and the psychology of its proponents.
August 8, 2023
Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, explained how the world order that America and its allies created after WWII--establishing democracy, capitalism and free markets, law and order, worldwide wealth, human rights and more--is now collapsing.
July 11, 2023
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Manufacturing from St. Thomas University, Dr. Fred Zimmerman, explained what the U.S. needs to be competitive in the world in the development of emerging technologies, from skilled workers to rare earth minerals.
June 13, 2023
Freshman Republican member of the Minnesota House Walter Hudson gave us an inside look at how the DFL accomplished its radical agenda and what consequences we can expect. Rep. Hudson is a welcome conservative voice at the legislature.
May 9, 2023
At our May 9 meeting, champion of our values John Helmberger, from the Minnesota Family Council, told us how his organization fought to make conservative voices of reason and traditional values heard in the legislature and to fend off laws that are most repugnant to those values.
April 11, 2023
Our featured speaker at our April 11 meeting, was Katherine Kersten from the Center of the American Experiment. Video intermittent sound issues with one microphone got resolved for our May meeting, and Katherine’s microphone worked well so we’re confident you’ll be able to appreciate her message. Katherine told us how critical race theory (CRT) and “race essentialist” ideology are part of Democrats' effort to embed ethnic studies in school curricula, and how it is divisive rather than inclusive and harmful to students of all colors.