25 MAY 21- 1630 Happy Hour at the Gateway Lounge on 25 May. It is a social gathering with casual conversation while taking full advantage of the free popcorn at the Gateway Lounge. We meet at 1630 until around 1800 and the Gateway Lounge is located at 3408 S. Gateway BLVD, SF, SD 57106.
8 June 21 - Our meeting this month is off site at the Wing of Valor Lodge, four (4) miles south of Parker on HWY 19. If you'd like a ride, meet at the Alliance and we will depart at 11:30 in the big 12 pac van. That will get us to the Lodge right at noon. We will have a catered lunch and then tour the facility and arrive back at the Alliance around 1:15-1:30. The Wings of Valor Lodge is located at:
45618 278th Street, Parker, SD 57053
You can also get more info at www.wingsofvalorlodge.org
22 June 21 - 1630 Happy Hour at the Gateway Lounge on 22 Jun. It is a social gathering with casual conversation while taking full advantage of the free popcorn at the Gateway Lounge. We meet at 1630 until around 1800 and the Gateway Lounge is located at 3408 S. Gateway BLVD, SF, SD 57106.
The MOAA, Great Plains Chapter is comprised of former and Active Duty Veteran Officers from all the services. Eligibility is open to all former and currently serving officers. We are part of the National MOAA organization which has a significant role in helping to keep benefits in place for Service Members and Veterans. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month for our regular meeting with stimulating and dynamic speakers and every 4th Tuesday for a 1630 Happy Hour.
Our mission has changed a bit over the years. We are mostly a social organization. We meet twice a month, once formally and once informally. We try to live by MOAAs catch phrase, "NEVER STOP SERVING". We are active in gifting scholarships to ROTC Cadets at SDSU and USD and with providing initial sets of Gold Bars for commissioning ceremonies. We are also active members of the Sioux Falls Veterans Counsel.
PRESIDENT - SCOTT W. REDD, LTC, U.S. ARMY (RET) - (605) 212-0712
1ST VP PROGRAMS - DENISE ROTERT, U.S. ARMY (RET) - (605) 321-3764
1ST VP PROGRAMS (ASSISTANT) - DOUG HANIFY, U.S. ARMY (RET) (563) 370-6390
2ND VP MEMBERSHIP - DAVE NORDLAND, U.S. MARINES (RET) (605) 366-0797
SEC/TREAS - ROBERT BLACK , U.S. AIR FORCE (RET) (605) 759-8671
LEGISLATIVE LEASION - JAY MANNING, U.S. ARMY (RET) (605)
Board Member at Large - Randy Kirkvold - (605) 789-0389
If you are an Active Duty Officer, National Guard or Reserve Officer or a Veteran who served as an officer in any of the services, we welcome you to our MOAA Chapter. Please contact Bob Black at (605) 759-8671 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss membership options. "Never Stop Serving"
GREAT PLAINS CHAPTER
MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
1600 West Russell Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Minutes of Meeting, 11 May 2021
Denise Rotert called the meeting to order at 1205 at the Military Heritage Alliance Center. Nine members were present. After the pledge of allegiance to the flag and a prayer by Dan Leininger, Denise introduced the speaker, Dr. Tim Schorn, USD Professor of Political Science and Director of their International Studies program. Dr. Schorn presented a look at current and past foreign relations philosophies and actions of our presidents. He compared and contrasted the foreign policies of the Trump and Biden administrations and led a lively question and answer session. As always, Dr. Schorn provided some interesting insights into the potential and current trouble spots around the world.
Financial Statement: As of 30 April, we had $8,844.71 our checking account. We had no income nor expenses during April. We have $14, 638.86 in our CD giving us a total of $23,483.57.
The June meeting will be on the 8th at Wings of Valor hunting lodge near Parker, South Dakota. We will tour the facility and have lunch there. More information on traveling to the lodge will be forthcoming.
Upcoming events include an interesting tour and some fun and tasty beer calls. Mark your calendars!
May 25th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
June 8th meeting—Field trip to Wings of Valor hunting lodge
June 22th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
July 27th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
Aug 24th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA