NARFE - Minnesota Federation
News & Site Overview (Scroll down for items in red)
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  • Click here for Expanation of Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement. (Click "Read More" for application forms.)
  • Click here for Registration Form, 2021 Conference.

President's Message      Legislative Matters 

Minnesota NARFE Website  Reg'l/Nat'l Happenings*

Minnesota Chapters**     Membership

Secretary's Corner       Reports Archive***

MN Happenings            Alzheimer's Advocacy

To see photographs, click on "Album"  Updated 11/11/19

 Updates: *3/10/20  **4/2/20  "About Us"4/2/20  ***6/27/20



President's Message

President’s Message - Earl O. Knutson, October 2019
As the new president of NARFE’s Minnesota Federation, I send you all my greetings.
I want to thank my predecessor Karen Thygeson for her 4 years at the helm. I’ve learned a lot from the calm but business-like way she chaired our Executive Board meetings during the 4 years .

My style as president....

Minnesota Chapters

Click here for Chapter Contacts, Meeting Times&Places, June 2020.

Click here for Bemidji Chapter food shelf donation. (newspaper article)

Click here for Bemidji Chapter Spring 2020 Alzheimer's Fundraiser.

Click here for Proposed Bylaws Chapter 1049 Bemidji.

Click here for Instructions for Chapter 1049 Draft Bylaws.


Secretary's Corner

Greetings! I am Roxanne Ianovich, and I look forward to serving you as the new Secretary on the Executive Board of the Minnesota State Federation of NARFE Chapters. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to share. You can reach me by phone at 651-681-9548, or via email at
Thanks for checking out the Federation website. You are encouraged to do so often. After all, this is YOUR website. Use it often to stay informed on issues important to you and your chapter.This link contains important information from the MN NARFE Federation Secretary.


MN Happenings

Conference News, Scholarship News,

NARFE PAC, Membership News, Health Fairs,

Service Officer Information.

Click here for Registration Form, 2021 Conference.

Legislative Matters

Click here for Statement: NARFE IS NON-PARTISAN.

"When you are speaking for NARFE, about NARFE, with NARFE, to NARFE—bi-partisanship is a creed we must live by or die by!!!"

Click here for Federal Legislators 2019-2020.

Click here for 2020 Legislative Priorities. Federal Level

Click here for MN legislators 2019-2020. 

Click here for Letter to the Editor re MN taxes on CSRS pensions.

Click here for Report on Legislative Conference 2019.


Regional/National Happenings

(State, Chapter and District information is found in MN Happenings.)


Click here for HQ phone directory, February 2020.

Click here for HQ Organization Chart, December 2019.



Our Membership VP is Bill Svendsgaard

Click here for Explanation of Dues Withholding.


Reports Archive

This section is a repository of the Federation's Approved Reports, namely the

Meeting Minutes and the Treasurer's Reports

All these reports have been reviewed and accepted by either the Executive Board or the Membership (through their delegates at convention).


Alzheimer's Information

Alzheimer's disease is the chosen charity concern of the nation-wide NARFE, in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Association

Jan Crackel of Willmar is the new (as of July 2019) Coordinator for Alzheimer's Fundraising in Minnesota.

Click here for the novel Bemidji Alzheimers Bake Sale.