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VAN Forum

3rd Annual Forum on Boomers and Civic Engagement

May 18, 2010
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Tom Endres, Vice President, Civic Engagement for the National Council on Aging
Jim Scheibel, Former Mayor of St. Paul

Century College (East Campus)
Lincoln Mall
3300 Century Avenue North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110



On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 225 people gathered together to learn and discuss the important topic on baby boomers and civic engagement. Tom Endres, V.P Civic Engagement, National Council on Aging, was the keynote speaker. Following his presentation attendees had the opportunity to attend 1 of 6 breakout sessions. Handouts, notes, and PowerPoints are now available.

Sessions included:

Make Your Marketing Resonate

  • PowerPoint from Lucy Swift, Director, Partnership Development, Twin Cities Public Television

In-Depth with Tom Endres, Vice President Civic Engagement, National Council on Aging

Session with the Catalyst Award recipients

  • Notes from the discussion

“You Just Don’t Understand!”

  • Preliminary notes from the dialogue on how to create more productive partnerships between volunteers and nonprofit/governmental organizations

State Governance and Civic Engagement

  • Notes from the State Governance and Civic Engagement Session

Connecting with Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities

Participants were encouraged at the end of the Forum to write down ideas, action steps, and recommendations for personal civic engagement which are now summarized.

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