Wakota CAER Calendar of Events

Check this page for the schedule of our upcoming events, classes, and meetings.  Annually members that attend at least 70% of the General Membership meetings [not including the Community Leaders Luncheon or the Annual River Cruise] receive a membership Incentive Award. To be eligible, must be a member of Wakota CAER and sign the Attendence Log at each meeting. 

2013 General Membership Meeting Dates - Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30AM, at the Wakota CAER office, 7064 Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove.




Events Calendar

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 12:00 PM–1:45 PM
Annual Community Leaders Luncheon
Wakota CAER invites you, your management and colleagues to join us for a fine Tinucci's meal and enjoy a presentation from Mark Griffon of the Chemical Safety Board. He will be speaking on the mission of the CSB and relate the need for communities to diligently work with identified threats within their borders and beyond.
Speaker: Mark Griffon - US Chemical Safety Board
Topics: "Success Through Shared Goals"
More information about Annual Community Leaders Luncheon
Tinucci's Restaurant
396 21st Street
Newport, Minnesota
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Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
2013 Boom School - REFRESHER
Inland Waterway Oil Spill Responder Training - Refresher Training
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2059 Upper 55th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Annual River Cruise
Wakota CAER invites you, your management team, and colleagues to join us for a narrated afternoon cruise aboard the Jonathan Padelford.
Speaker: Steve Lee - MPCA
Topics: The critical and sensitive areas of the Mississippi River starting from Harriet Island in St. Paul.
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Harriet Island Parking Lot
Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Tour of Hawkins Plant - Rosemount
Hawkins is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent grade laboratory chemicals.
Speaker: Tom Baltutis
Topics: Be sure to bring a hardhat, safety glasses, and safety shoes on the morning of the tour.
12955 Courthouse Blvd.
Rosemount, Mn
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Workshop Training - OSHA Globally Harmonized Systems
Globally Harmonized System for classifying and labeling chemicals including how to read newly required labels and safety data sheets.
Speaker: Alfonso Lerma
Topics: This workshop will provide timely information and an understanding of GHS. A take-away instructor’s manual that will be provided, details GHS-aligned HazCom training; the manual can be used to guide your organization’s success in leading training to comply with employer’s Right-to-Understand responsibility.
Cottage Grove City Hall
12800 Ravine Parkway, MN
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
November 2013 Meeting
3M Cottage Grove Plant tour. Looking for 2014 Board nominations at this meeting as well.
10746 Innovation Road
Building 116
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
December 2013 Meeting
Breakfast meeting and 2014 Board Elections.
Speaker: BNSF Railway & Enbridge Pipeline
Topics: Joint presentation on each companies' perspective and response to the oil boom in North Dakota and Canada. 30 minute presentation with additional time for discussion and Q&A.
River Oaks Golf Course
11099 South Highway 61
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
January General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Paul Machajewski, USACE
Topics: Updates on Pool 2 Navigational Channel Management
Cottage Grove Business Enterprise Center
7516 80th Street South
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 9:30 PM–11:30 AM
February General membership Meeting
Speaker: John McClallan, Mn/DOT
Topics: Tour of Mn/DOT/State Patrol Dispatch
1500 West County Road B2
Roseville, Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
March General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Todd Krause, NOAA
Topics: Skywarn Training
Cottage Grove Business Enterprise Center
7516 80th Street South
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 12:00 PM–2:30 PM
Annual Community Leaders Luncheon
Speaker: Keith Buttleman - Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Topics: Mr. Buttleman will provide an overview of water-related issues facing the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, and the role the Metropolitan Council plays in addressing them.
Tinucci's Restaurant
396 21st Street
Newport, Minnesota
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