NARFE - Minnesota Federation
President's Message
...and THANKS for visiting our Minnesota NARFE web site! My name is Karen Thygeson, and I am currently President of the Executive Board of the Minnesota State Federation of NARFE Chapters. I want to personally welcome you on this visit, and hope that you will continue to visit with us from time to time, in order to keep yourself up to date and "educated" on all the issues of interest to all current and retired federal employees.
Click on Read more (below) for the continuation of the President's message.
See also President's Report under News and Notes
Click here for Registraton form, 2018 Convention.
Minnesota NARFE Website

This website is one of the avenues by which news and information is distributed from chapter and Federation officers to NARFE members in Minnesota.  Other avenues are the newsletter (see archives at right) and emails.

This website complements the NARFE National website, which can be entered via the icon at the upper right.  That website has a rich mix of news and information.  There is a public area and areas reserved for members and chapter and Federation officers.

NOTE: the several Click here links in this website should cause a PDF file to display on the computer screen. If instead, the file downloads to the computer, there may be a browser setting to change this.

Click on Read More (below) for more information about this website and the companion site NARFE National. 



Minnesota Chapters


Click here for Chapter Contacts, 1/28/18.

(Contact information, meeting times, meeting sites.)


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

Convention News, Scholarship News,

NARFE PAC, Membership News, Health Fairs,

Service Officer Information.

 Click here for Larry Streif Donation.

Proposed New Federation Bylaws:

Proposed Conference Coordinator

  • Click here for Proposed Conference Coordinator Resolution (F-3c)
Legislative Matters

Click here for Federal Legislators.

Click here for 2017 State Legislators.

Click here for Background information for meetings with legislators.



News and Notes

Welcome to News and notes.  You will find information relating to National happenings.  State, Chapter and District information is found in other sections of this webpage.


January 2018 Message from Membership VP Jim Ryan

Click here for Jan 2018 Message from Jim Ryan.


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).


Click on Read More (below) to access the archived reports.


Alzheimer's Information

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

Virginia Patton of St.Cloud is is the Coordinator for Alzheimer's Fundraising in Minnesota.

Maria Shriver/Bill Gates interview:

Click on Read more (below) for NARFE/MN fundraising news and for general educational information.



NARFE's Mission