D10 Spring Conference & Change of Watch

Register by Feb 28th, 2020

(might as well just register now)

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Join Us

Food, games, classes, and so much more!

Join us for the District 10 Spring Conference for an eventful conference full of fun, laughs, and education.

March 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - March 15 @ 12:00 pm
Minneapolis Marriott West
9980 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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Marriott Courtyard Hotel


To make a reservation by phone, call 952-544-4400. Ask for the Minnetonka Power Squadron D10 Spring Conference

Courtyard/Marriott available for ONLY $89/$109
Courtyard/Marriott suites available for $119/$139
Room Block expires on Friday, Feb 21, 2020

To reserve your room online and book your group rate for the Minnetonka Squadron, click the button below.

Friday Night

District 10 Welcomes the Shalo Lee Band

Friday evening begins with an Italian Feast for $42/person. The meal includes chicken fettuccini alfredo, salad, roll, dessert, and coffee/tea. The Italian Feast also includes admission to the Shalo Lee Band performance.

Following dinner, enjoy a live performance by Shalo Lee Band ($10 cover) from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

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Saturday Night

Cocktails, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Dinner, Change of Watch and Awards

The evening begins with a cash bar from 5:00 to 6:00. You will also have one last chance to bid on Silent Auction items and purchase tickets for the 50/50 Cash Raffle.

Seating for dinner at 6:30, to be followed by a short program including the Change of Watch for D-10, COW for Minnetonka along with installation of Squadron Commanders.

After the Change of Watch, be sure to stop in on the 7th floor Concierge Lounge where Commanders Fine, Wehrmann, and Lalim from the Minnetonka Squadron will be providing hospitality in appreciation for all who contributed to the success of the 2019- 2020 Watch Year.

Punch Bowl Social

Saturday 2pm-5pm

Enjoy some fun and games with your friends at Punch Bowl Social. It’s one of the newest concepts in Minneapolis, a fun-loving bar restaurant that has Bowling, Pool, Ping-Pong, Bocce Ball, Darts, Giant Jenga, 8-man Foosball all under one roof.


America’s Boating Club will have our own space with 2 bocce ball / bag toss, Giant Jenga, Bowling and Lounge area with a buffet and cash bar. Sign up includes your first drink! If all of this excitement gets to be too much for you there is also shopping, restaurants and movie theater within a 2-block walk.


Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Meetings, & More


  • DEPARTMENT WORKSHOPS: (Sat 8:00-8:45, open to everyone)
  • CONFERENCE MEETING: (Sat 9:00-11:00)
  • CHIEF'S MESSAGE: (Sat 11:15-11:45) Chief’s Rep, National Education Officer, V/C William J. McManimen III, SN-ON
  • SEMINAR: Advanced Boat Handling (Sat 1:00-2:30PM) with Wes Koplitz, cost $ 36.00
    How to make your boat do exactly what you want it to do! Close quarter’s movement, docking, wave patterns and management.
  • WORKSHOP: Rev Up your Squadron Membership (Sat 1:00-2:00) Kevin Wehrmann.
    The transition from USPS To America’s Boating Club is complete! What is the next step? Let’s think outside the box to spark NEW INTEREST and GROWTH throughout District 10
  • “FIELD TRIP” PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL at the West End Mall (Sat 2:00PM-5:00PM) transportation on your own
  • “TASK FORCE UPDATE” (Sunday 9:30-10:30) with Kris Harmon “Learn what the Task Team has been doing during its implementation Phase to give Squadrons tools and materials to help them demonstrate value to both members and the community (non-members).”


  • BREAKFAST with the BRIDGE (Sunday 8:00-9:15) Roundtable discussion, Finnegan & Molly, behind Kip’s
  • SEMINAR: Mariner’s Compass (Sun 9:30-11:00) with John Raby, cost $ 26.00
    Learn how to Select, Install, Calibrate, and Use your compass on board your boat. Learn how to deal with Variation and how to minimize or remove your compass Deviation.

Options & Attire

Weekend Options

  • Friday Night Entertainment
  • Shuttle to Ridgedale Mall
  • Lunch Bowl Social
  • West Marine 1.7 miles west

Suggested Weekend Attire

All apparel is welcome!

  • Friday: Living the Logo Apparel
  • Saturday: Casual
  • Saturday Evening:
    Men - Business Attire
    Ladies - Dressy
  • Sunday Morning: Living the Logo Apparel

Register For The 2020 Spring Conference

Register online and purchase any optional meals/seminars you'd like

Registration Forms are Due Feb 28th, 2020

Choose whether you want to:

1. Register AND preorder meals/seminars
2. Register WITHOUT preordering anything

Step 2
Fill out the registration form to register for the conference.

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Attending the conference is free, but you must register to attend. Please tell us who is attending.

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Meals & Seminars

Preorder any meals you want prepared and/or seminars you'd like to attend. Gluten Free or Children Menu selections available by advance request.

Friday March 13

Purchase includes chicken fettuccini alfredo, salad, roll, dessert, coffee/tea, AND admission to the Shalo Lee Band
The performance is included with the cost of the Italian Feast. If someone purchases the Italian Feast, do not also purchase this for them

Saturday March 14

Beverages include bottled water or soda.
All dinners served with Coffee/Tea

Sunday March 15

Served with seasonal fruits, Omelet bar, Waffles while you wait, country scrambled eggs, sausage links, thick bacon, breakfast potatoes, freshly baked pastries, oatmeal and cereal. Beverage on your own. Special Conference Price includes Tax & Tip

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Optional Meals & Classes

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