24 MAY 22 - 1630 Happy Hour at the Gateway Lounge. 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.
14 JUNE 22 - Our June Meeting features a visit from CAPT Frank J. Michael, USN (RET). He is the Council and chapter Affairs Program Director for MOAA National. Capt. Frank J. Michael, USN (Ret), is a 30-year Navy veteran and aviator who has served in command tours at the squadron and major command-at-sea levels. Major staff assignments include a tour on the Joint Staff, CNO Fellow, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Study Group, and Strategy Branch Chief on the Navy Staff. Following retirement from active duty in 2015, Michael served as senior vice president for Programs and Membership at the National Defense Industrial Association, and executive vice president at the United States Navy Memorial. Michael joined MOAA in 2021. His primary responsibility is support of MOAA’s robust nationwide network of active and engaged affiliates to influence legislation, serve their local communities in impactful ways, grow membership at the local and national levels, and increase MOAA brand awareness nationwide. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration and was recognized with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Misericordia University.
28 JUNE 22 - 1630 Happy Hour at the Gateway Lounge. 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.
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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"
10 May 2022
The meeting was called to order by President Scott Redd at 1200. Fifteen members attended. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Scott offered a prayer for the group.
Denise Rotert introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Timothy Schorn, professor at USD, who described his view of the world as “A New Century, starting Feb 24, 2022,” with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He explored this theme relating to various parts of the globe and various alliances, including NATO, the Middle East, Russia, and the Pacific. A lively question and answer session followed.
Following the talk and discussion, Paul Weckman discussed funding for the project to mount bronze eagles at the entrance to the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery. He will explore additional funding with the DAV since Headquarters, MOAA did not fund our request. We will provide more information to individuals desiring to contribute.
We have $3,354.11 in our checking account and $10,608.15 in CDs as of the end of April.
24 May—Beer call at the Gateway
14 Jun—June MOAA meeting with representative from MOAA Headquarters
28 Jun--Beer call at the Gateway
26 Jul--Beer call at the Gateway
23 Aug--Beer call at the Gateway
13 Sep—September MOAA Meeting at the Alliance
The meeting adjourned at 1315.
Robert E. Black, Secretary/Treasurer.