ROTARY AWARENESS DAY

PURPOSE

To socialize, tell our Rotary story to legislators, and to hear from them about state efforts related to our programs and values. We have several Rotarian-legislators who will be greeting us. Know a Rotary member-legislator? Invite them, or schedule an office visit now.

Monday, January 30th

Location

Minnesota State Capitol
L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room (Capitol basement)
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN. 55155

Come and go as you like. Rotary affiliates and legislators are invited to stop by, mingle, view exhibits and attend optional activities of interest.

SCHEDULE

9:15 AM

Room opens for socializing and informal meetups. Coffee available.

9:30 AM

Greeting by Rep. Heather Edelson (Rotary Club of Edina).

Topics: Process for introducing and managing a bill through the Minnesota House of Representatives. Example: A Rotary special automotive license plate.

10:00 AM

Option — Public Guided Tour of the Capitol. Free. Lasts 45 minutes.

Meet before the hour at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.

11:00 AM

Option — Minnesota Senate in Session.

Option to join the public gallery and view.

12:00 PM

Registered guests have a box lunch.

Option—Public Guided Tour of the Capitol departs. Free. Lasts 45 minutes. Meet before the hour at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.

12:30 PM

Rep. Patty Acomb (Minnetonka Rotary)

12:30 PM

Shep Harris, Sr. Government Relations Specialist, Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

1:00 PM

Option — Public Guided Tour of the Capitol departs. Free. Lasts 45 minutes.

Meet before the hour at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.

2:00 PM

Speaker (TBD)

2:00 PM

Option —Final Public Guided Tour of the Capitol departs. Free. Lasts 45 minutes.

Meet before the hour at the Capitol Information and Tour Center located in Room 126 on the first floor to the right side of the main (south) entrance.

3:30 PM

Option —Minnesota Senate in Session.

Option to join the public gallery and view.

4:45 PM

Room Closes — EVENT ENDS.

Parking & Drop-Off Info

Drop-off for Guests with Disabilities & Multi-Person Vehicles —
Paratransit location on Cedar Street (east side of Capitol). Path is flat.

BUSES — If driver stays with the vehicle, the vehicle may wait on MLK (the curved street in front of the Capitol, signed for “No Parking.”)

METERED PARKING: $8 daily rate is recommended if you plan on several hours. Make note of your stall number. Meters accept: VISA, Mastercard, debit and credit cards, and currency.

CENTENNIAL ORANGE: A nearby location. Walkers cross MLK Parkway via crosswalk.
RAMP F: A relatively flat transition walk.
LOT Q: Walkers have a hill back and forth from the Capitol.

REACHING L’ETOILE DU NORD BASEMENT VAULT ROOM B-15 —
Guests enter underneath the South Steps on the Ground Floor, and take the elevator to the basement. (Room is beneath the Rotunda).