Spring Recognition & Training Event

March 24-25

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Paul Downtown

Your Regional Team has been working diligently through delays and are excited to share that the focus of our Spring 2023 Recognition Event will be a complete Mental Health First Aid training! Participating in both four-hour sessions will provide you with the skills necessary to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

Registration is now open and is $125/person until March 3rd! Visit our event website to register and learn more! SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is capped at 75 attendees! Make sure your advisor registers your chapter ASAP.

In addition to our training, you're also invited to bring your College Project and/or Honors in Action Project poster to share, visit with our generous sponsors, and campaign for Regional Office! The event will conclude with our Regional Hallmark Award Celebration!

"Early Bird" registration will be $125/person until March 3rd (increasing to $150 before March 10th). Hotel rooms will be $135 + tax and we'll let advisors know when the room reservation link goes live!

With the exception of our Friday afternoon Fellowship (taking place immediately after our All-Minnesota Academic Team Luncheon), our event will be located at our hotel, the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Paul Downtown.

Regional Fee Increase

Beginning with the Summer 2023 Membership Period, the Minn-Kota Regional Fee will increase from $5 to $10. This change means that the fee for every member at a Minn-Kota chapter will increase by $5.


Apply for Regional Office!

Are you interested in serving as one of our region's officers for 2023-2024? Review and complete our regional officer application before March 3, 2023.

Regional Officers will work as a team and will be expected to:

  • Participate in regional officer orientation/training/planning.
  • 2023 Dates: June 2-3 in St. Paul (mandatory attendance)
  • Successfully complete the required probationary period (see F below).
  • Take initiative to propose goals, ideas, activities, and complete tasks that contribute to the success of our region.
  • Help plan, attend, and facilitate regional events.
  • Contribute to our regional Awards for Excellence and the completion of our regional Hallmark Award entries.
  • Attend no fewer than 80% of scheduled regional meetings.
  • Collect leadership resources that can be shared with future teams.
  • Remain in open and honest communication with the team.
  • Collaborate with the Regional Coordinator(s) to identify agenda items and action plans for regional team meetings/events.
  • Communicate the value, accessibility, and benefit of Phi Theta Kappa programming.
  • Implement strategies to increase membership across the region, including traditionally underrepresented members like BIPOC students, LGBTQ+ students, veterans, career/workforce students, and post-traditional students.
  • Develop and implement strategies to connect chapters with the region.
  • Oversee and maintain the region’s online presence, including social media.
  • Respect the rights, experiences, and perspectives of one another.
  • Adhere to the Phi Theta Kappa Regional officer honor code. 

With these responsibilities comes the opportunity to grow as a leader, attend Regional Institute, and guide the future of the region. Click the button below to access the regional officer application.

Minn-Kota Regional Officer Application

Spring Deadlines

Do you know when your College's Graduation application deadline is?

Does your College have a spring scholarship deadline?

The PTK Spring Scholarship application is OPEN and closes on May 15th.

Regional Officer Resources

Each month, our Regional Officers will share one of their favorite online resources with you. Explore and Enjoy!

Maple's February Favorite

Teresa's February Favorite

Coordinator Corner -

For Advisors

We'll let you know when we have an active hotel reservation link for our regional event next month. Don't forget that "Early Bird" registration ends on March 3rd! Registration is capped at 75 attendees, so register ASAP to secure your chapter's place.

Save these 2023 Dates:

Regional Officer Training: June 2-3, St. Paul

Fall Regional Event: October 13-15, Duluth

Please also submit your International Officer preliminary election voting delegate between February 27th and March 13th so your chapter can vote in the preliminary international officer election on March 15th! You'll receive a link from HQ to submit your delegate and they'll receive a link to vote.

We have several new Minn-Kota Advisors so please join me at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 1st for an Advisor "Meet & Greet!"

Zoom Link, Passcode: 005143

Would you like your chapter featured in an upcoming newsletter? Submit YOUR highlight using our "Chapter Spotlight" form! Let us know what you're doing, who's involved, and why you're proud of it!

Thank You, Sponsors!

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