Our September 4 meeting was preceded by a social gathering as a thank you to our fabulous members. We were delighted to have Tom Melcher, Director of the Program Finance Division at the Minnesota Department of Education, give a presentation on E-12 education finance. Also, we collected non-perishable snacks and beverages in support of Kenwood Trail Middle School's snack pack project. Because of the number of slides, the presentation from our meeting is broken into two parts. The first is Tom Melcher's presentation. The second contains the remaining slides from our meeting. Thanks to everyone who joined us!