The Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association is the professional organization of driver educators in Minnesota. Its purpose is to teach young people to drive safely and defensively. Each year it offers to its members regional workshops and a spring conference. MDTSEA strives to improve traffic safety and traffic safety education by lobbying the state legislature to do more in these areas. The Milepost, published several times each year, keeps the members informed of organizational activities, traffic safety news, Minnesota's traffic laws and regulations, and other pertinent information.

The Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association membership is open to all driver education teachers in Minnesota (see note below) and interested individuals and groups through out the United States. This membership includes a subscription to "The Milepost". The individual membership is $40.00 -see 2017 Membership, Workshop & Conference Registration to join/renew your membership and sign up for this year's workshop and/or conference.

MDTSEA Regional Workshops The MDTSEA Regional Workshops are designed for us to get together and discuss our successes and problems.  The cost will be $25 for 2017 members and $65 for non-members. Ten workshops will be offered so you can choose the nearest town or best date.

The date for all workshops will be January 18 or 25, 2017.  The schedule calls for 5:30 registration and social time.  Meals will be served at 6:00.  After the meal we will have a discussion with a speaker and an examiner from the region.  Following that discussion we will examine curriculum materials.  We have promised the restaurants to be out by 9:00 but expect to be done earlier.  The registration fee covers meal, tax and gratuity.  Beverages may be extra depending on the location.

Some locations require meals to be ordered in advance and materials need to be counted and delivered so you must pre-register for the workshop by January 9.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Locations:
SE - Kasson
Daniel’s Rest. (504 S Mantorville Ave)
* Contact: Gary Beese, 507-377-1861
WC - Willmar McMillan's (2620 S Hwy 71)
* Contact: Jan Skoviera, 320-231-0489
NW - Perham Pizza Ranch (730 3rd Ave SE New address!)
* Contact: Jen Sletten, 218-731-2401
NE - Proctor (Duluth) Blackwoods Rest. (195 Hwy 2)
* Contact: Carol Olson, 218-724-6579
W Metro - Shakopee Dangerfields (1583 East First Ave)
* Contact: Jim Hudspeth, 952-303-9854

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Locations:
E Metro - Stillwater Joseph’s Rest. (14608 N 60 St)
* Contact: Ray Kroll, 612-377-5533
SC - Mankato Happy Chef (2100 Hwy 169 N)
* Contact: Greg Davis, 507-340-5661
SW - Marshall Middle School (401 S. Saratoga St, Door 12)
* Contact: Pat Irsfeld, 320-760-9725
NC - Theif River Falls Dawg House (1907 U.S. 59)
* Contact: Mark Leem, 218-686-8724
EC - Waite Park (St. Cloud) Pizza Ranch (110 2nd Street S.)
* Contact: J Christensen, 320-493-8874

MDTSEA Conference The 50th Annual MDTSEA Conference will be held March 31 and April 1, 2017 at Craguns Resort at 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd.  For room reservations call 218 825 2858 and ask for MDTSEA rate of $89 + tax.  Conference details are still being worked on but a fine program will be available.  This note is simply a reminder of the date and an opportunity to sign up early.

More details will be sent later.  To keep the most up to date, be sure you are receiving the MDTSEA e-mails from Joe Christensen.  If you are not receiving them simply e-mail and ask to be included.  Many old e-mail addresses return undeliverable.

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