Minnesota Chapter of ASM International

100 Year Anniversary Gala

The Minnesota Chapter of ASM turns 100!

Join us for the 100th Anniversary GALA.


Let’s celebrate as we see Minnesota Chapter of ASM into the next century.

The centennial celebration will be held on October 18th, almost 100 years to the day of the formation of the chapter.

Current and past members are invited. Attendees are encouraged to bring a guest.



Iric Nathanson, Local Historian and Author

Iric Nathanson writes about local history for a variety of Twin Cities publications. His book, "Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City," published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. His most recent book is "Don Fraser: Minnesota's Quiet Crusader."

Iric’s articles have appeared in Minnesota History, Hennepin County History, and the Star Tribune. He also writes a history feature for the online daily MinnPost. Iric is a fourth generation Minnesotan who grew up on the Jewish North-side where his grandfather, Ben Nathanson, first settled in the 1880s.



Margaret Flury, Principal Materials Engineer, Medtronic



Jax Cafe - 1928 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418



October 18, 2019

5:30 p.m. Social

6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program



Braised Beef Short Ribs
        boneless beef ribs simmered in a burgundy jus with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes
Minnesota Chicken
        wild rice stuffed chicken breast with wild mushroom sauce and chef's vegetable
Butternut Squash Ravioli
        house made pasta in a sage cream sauce with chef's vegetable



As a long standing non-profit technical society, we would not exist without support from local industry.  Every year the chapter gives thousands of dollars in scholarships to local university students, and hosts engaging technical and networking events.  None of this would be possible without financial sponsorship.  .  We are looking forward to another 100 years of Minnesota ASM.  Please consider a donation to help keep the chapter vibrant and strong for the next 100 years.  As part of the special gala celebration, chapter sponsorship options are available:

Steel Level Sponsor - $500
-    Includes company logo prominently displayed on a dining table and screen during the event, website recognition, and two gala dinner seats. This options requires registration of the two guests at the bottom of this page and completing the donation form at the following link  DONATE HERE

Aluminum Level Sponsor - $250
-    Includes company logo displayed on screen during the event and website recognition.  DONATE HERE

Copper Level Sponsor - $100
-    Includes company logo display on screen during the event.  DONATE HERE



Location Jax Cafe
1928 University Ave NE
Registrations are now closed


Kurt Schenk
Kurt SchenkMEETable Sponsor (1st Guest)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Vicki SchenkMEETable Sponsor (2nd Guest)Minnesota Chicken
Farida Kasumzade
Farida KasumzadeMax Consulting FirmASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Joy Clifford
Joy CliffordASM MinnesotaASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Butternut Squash Ravioli
Jim CliffordFarrar CorporationGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
Lisa Swartz
Lisa SwartzPhysical ElectronicsASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
Nick SwartzErgotronGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Dehua Yang
Dehua YangEbatcoASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Pankaj Gupta
Pankaj GuptaAbbottASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Butternut Squash Ravioli
Mark Weiss
Mark WeissCrane/ESiASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Lloyd MeissnerCrane/ESiASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Eilaz Babaev
Eilaz Babaev Max Consulting Firm Guest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Joe Hirvela
Joe HirvelaCPP Minneapolis OperationASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
Steven Axdal
Steven AxdalAbbottASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Joan AxdalWashington County LibraryGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
Larry Hanke
Larry HankeMEEASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Roberta RottMEEGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Sharon Swiglo
Sharon SwigloSwiglo Metallurgical ConsultingGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Al SwigloSwiglo Metallurgical ConsultingASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
Lorraine Francis
Lorraine FrancisUniversity of MinnesotaASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Butternut Squash Ravioli
Karen Bennett
Karen BennettAllied High TechASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Dhiraj Catoor
Dhiraj CatoorMedtronicASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Ryan Haase
Ryan HaaseMEEASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Margaret Flury
Margaret FluryMedtronicASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Butternut Squash Ravioli
Dan Grice
Dan GriceMEEASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Michael Bissen
Michael BissenAbbottASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Megumi TakedaBoston ScientificGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Butternut Squash Ravioli
Lester Engel
Lester EngelEngel MetallurgicalASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Jim BrussoEngel MetallurgicalASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Tom Johnson
Tom JohnsonRailroad & Metallurgical Engineering, Inc.ASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
Barbara BindgenRailroad & Metallurgical Engineering, Inc.Guest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
John Halley
John HalleyZwickASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
John Rosenow
John RosenowEbatcoASM Member (Current) $50 ($50.00)Braised Beef Short Ribs
Kaitlyn KoernerEmerson Automation SolutionsGuest of ASM Member $50 ($50.00)Minnesota Chicken
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