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ASI, May 2021

Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6-7 p.m. Central Time
To be held on Zoom

The American Swedish Institute cordially invites you to join us virtually on June 16, 2021, for our Annual Membership Meeting — open to all current members. As we continue to deal with the impact of a pandemic and consequences of social upheaval, we thank you for gathering with us to participate.

Traditionally, the Annual Meeting has been a time for discussion and an opportunity to elect new trustees to the Board. This year, members will hear from Brad Engdahl, Board Chair, and Bruce Karstadt, President and CEO. We also will review the past year and share future plans.

This meeting will be held through the Zoom digital platform. We hope this format will encourage broad attendance, especially among those who live beyond the Twin Cities area.

Related Materials

The Zoom link, login instructions and related materials will be emailed to all registrants at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 16. Email if you have access issues or questions.


Three candidates have been nominated by the ASI Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee and approved by the ASI Board of Trustees to begin a three-year term on June 16 (please see the document linked above for longer biographies):

  • Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, Golden Valley, Minn. Lynnea presently serves as Chief of Staff at World Savvy, a national nonprofit that works to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of changemakers. She also serves on the Metropolitan Council representing District 6.
  • Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Minneapolis. Barbara was the founding Director of Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Site and education facility in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She is a past trustee and chair of the ASI Board.
  • Lenor Scheffler, Naytahwaush, Minn. A graduate of St. Olaf College, Lenor is most recently the General Counsel for the Lower Sioux Indian Community and currently serves as Chief Judge of the Upper Sioux Community Tribal Court.

Five trustees who have completed their first three-year term of office will be nominated to serve a second three-year term:

  • Margaret (Maggi) Adamek, Ph.D.
  • Aimee Richcreek Baxter
  • Mary Dee Hicks, Ph.D.
  • Dr. John Litell
  • Elizabeth Olson

We’re grateful to the four trustees who will be completing six years of service on our Board:

  • Dr. Philip Anderson
  • Diane Hofstede
  • Laurie Holmquist
  • Ted Johnson
Free and open only to current ASI members.

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