3M Club of St. Paul May 2022


May 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

Membership Info

Upcoming Events

Sports Leagues/Activity Clubs

Sports ticketing

Events ticketing


3M Club of St. Paul Board of Directors

Key 3M Club Member Offerings in May:

MN Twins Tickets - Season Tickets in Section in 11 and Section 113

Saints Tickets - Season Tickets right behind home plate!

MN Lynx Basketball - Suite Tickets

See direct links for interest forms below:

MN Lynx


MN Twins



https://forms.office.com/r/JAjvZLdnr2  and https://forms.office.com/r/aQUWyRJthh



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
  • Bicycle, Clown Club, Ducks Unlimited, Outdoor Club, and Ski & Snowboard 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


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.

Upcoming 3M Club Event



Kick-off to Summer Virtual Beer Tasting Event


3M Club St Paul Presents Kick-off to Summer with Summer Beers Virtual Event


Join Robbie Anderegg from Boston Beer for an evening of tasting and education on summer beers  Thursday, May 5, 5:00pm  

 Beers to sample: Sam Adams Summer Ale Sam Adams Porch Rocker Dogfish Head SeaQuench Hoegaarden Belgian Wit Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier Dos Equis Ambar Saison DuPont  (Most beers should be available in singles at Total Wine)

 Please fill out this form, once your 3M Club membership is confirmed, you will be sent an invitation in Teams to the event. Invitation will be sent out a week before the event

There is no charge for this event  

3M Golf Tournament

Thursday July 14th at The Royal Golf Club

More details to follow

Please watch Yammer & upcoming Newsletters for more information


Thursday October 13th, 2022

Join 3M Club for the 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 Sports and Activity Clubs



Sports Leagues News

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means…Flag Football and Sand Volleyball!! Several years ago, 3M Club had Flag Football and Sand Volleyball leagues and we want to bring them back! Please watch for registration links in the May Newsletter. Some details can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact @Candice Bacchus.

Flag Football:

Who: 3M Club Members and their family and friends (ages 16+); Men and women welcome!

What: Four 12-minute quarters played on a 20yd x 45yd field

When: Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00pm beginning on June 1; Teams will play 8-10 games plus a playoff

How: 5-6 people on the field per team; your roster can be up to 12 people

Where: TBD – Most likely in Oakdale or Woodbury



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

Sport Fishing Club - Ron Taber rjtabar@comcast.net

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 Wild Hockey


Any remaining MN Wild tickets that are available for purchase will be pushed out on our 3M Club of St. Paul Yammer page or via email to interested retirees.

Playoff tickets will be announced via Yammer.


MN Lynx Women's  Basketball


If you are interested in tickets for the 3M Club Lynx Suite, please fill out the form below:

Lynx Form

Please watch Yammer for updates as well.


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.

July 1 3M Club Group Night St. Paul Saints v. Omaha Storm Chasers

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


MN Twins Baseball


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.

Folks have already signed up for season tickets and we still have some remaining. We will announce last call of available tickets via Yammer and email to retirees. If you want to see what is available, you can look at this Form at any time and complete it if you have interest in any of the games. First come, first served. Invoicing will be sent to those who have the opportunity to purchase tickets.

If you would like an opportunity to purchase group tickets, please select the appropriate link for the games you would like to attend. You may request tickets for multiple games:


August 31 v. Boston Red Sox (section S)

Sept. 11 v. Cleveland (Budweiser Roof Deck)


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.

Saturday, May 7th @ 7pm v. Cincinnati -- SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 11th @ 7pm v. SC Paderborn 07

Wednesday, July 13th @ 7pm v. Kansas City

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.

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:

Maverick City and Kirk Franklin – June 25th $90/ticket

Alanis Morissette – July 24th $135/Ticket

Machine Gun Kelly – July 28th $135/Ticket

Alan Jackson – July 29th $160/Ticket

Florence + the Machine-September 8th $105/ticket

Xcel Energy Center Direct Purchase

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

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:

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:

Moulin Rouge - Saturday, May 28 at 2:00pm

& Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm

Ain't Too Proud - Thursday, Jul. 7 at 7:30pm

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


Upcoming shows @ the Orpheum:

Cats – Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

Pippin - Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022

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

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

Pantages Theator, available for Purchase:

Cinderella presented by the Metropolitan Ballet – Buy one ticket, get one ticket FREE!!

Saturday, June 4 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, June 5 @ 2:00 pm 


3M Fitness Club Offerings


If you want to learn more about the 3M Health Fitness Center offerings, please follow their Yammer page to learn more! 3M Club members can request a fitness club member rate for classes.




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.


Metro Dining Cards Available

3M Club is offering Metro Dining Cards. These cards offer discounts/BOGOs at Twin Cities restaurants each month from October 2021 -September 2022. They are available for purchase at Novation Credit Union at 500 Imperial Avenue N. in Oakdale, MN during their business hours of 8:30am-5pm (cost $25). There is no limit to the number of cards you may purchase.

You can go through Novation Credit Union's drive thru (or you may go inside). A check may be made payable to 3M Club of St. Paul and let the teller know you are purchasing 3M Club Metro Dining cards. A Novation employee will provide the card to you. Contact Laura Griffin Boyle at legriffinboyle.cw@mmm.com if you have any questions.

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. 3M Club members will be getting a welcome email shortly that explains how to join

Volunteer Opportunities:

We’re Back

 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 Board of Directors  & Venue Assignments


Diane Allen - Retiree Representative

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

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

Curtis Christensen - Target Center (Timberwolves/Lynx/Concerts) - cchristensen2@mmm.com

Annie Daugherty - Allianz Field (MN Loons) - 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 - lprice@mmm.com

Matt Slavens - Treasurer - mjslavens@mmm.com

Rayna Spetz - Broadway Across America - rmspetz@mmm.com

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


Membership Dues


2023 Membership dues will be increasing so 3M Club can offer more options to our members.  We appreciate everyone's membership and look forward to another amazing year ahead.


3M Club dues are automatically withdrawn from your paycheck in the January statement.  If you are reevaluating your membership with 3M Club, please make sure to let the membership coordinator - Curtis - know by October 1st that you no longer want membership dues pulled starting in January of 2023.

Thank you for being a 3M Club Member!