10 NOV 20 - All meetings from now on are scheduled at the Military Heritage Alliance Building on Russell Street. We are working on getting a resident expert from Raven to come and talk to us about the military applications that Raven has. It should be very interesting. Plan to arrive at 1130, order lunch and the meeting will start at noon. The address is: 1600 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Visit their web site at http://www.southdakotaalliance.org
27 OCT 20- 1630 Happy Hour at the Gateway Lounge on 27 OCT. 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 email@example.com to discuss membership options. "Never Stop Serving"
George Regan, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 19, 2020. Private family services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors. The family looks forward to a public celebration of life this summer at First Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, James Regan.
George is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Carol (Doug) Christensen & Ed (Emily ) Regan; grandchildren, Jimmy & Henry.
Brookings - Long-time Brookings resident and noted public servant Harold C. Neuberger, age 91, died unexpectedly on July 4, 2020 while a resident at Majestic Bluffs, Yankton, where he had relocated with his wife Mavis in October, 2019. Private family funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings. Services will be livestreamed on the Rude's Funeral Home Facebook page.
Harold Neuberger was born on August 2, 1928, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Chester and Irene Neuberger. The fourth of six children, Harold grew up in Sioux Falls and attended Washington High School. In 1945 Harold left high school prior to graduation and at age seventeen joined the United States Marine Corps with service in China. He was united in marriage to Mavis Gaard on August 14, 1949. Five children were born to this union. A graduate of Augustana College, Harold received a commission in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1953 and in 1957 he transferred to the South Dakota Army National Guard, retiring in 1981 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Harold served a distinguished career as a member of the South Dakota Highway Patrol from 1954-1981 with assignments to Gettysburg and Brookings.
Harold was a member of the South Dakota Peace Officers Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1st Marine Division (China Marine Association), Great Plains Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, Autobahn, and The Sons of Norway.
Harold is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years, Mavis (Gaard); sons Jeffrey (Spokane, WA) and Clifford (Coral Springs, FL); daughters Karol (Rust) of Wichita, Kansas; Jane (Miller) of Yankton; Joan (Neilan) of Sioux Falls. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Irene, brothers Clifford and Marlowe, and sisters Charlotte, Loretta, and Melva.
Minutes: 13 Oct 2020
The monthly meeting was called to order at 1200 hours at the Military Heritage Alliance Center, Sioux Falls, SD by President Scott Redd with 12 members present. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by President Redd.
2 OCT 2020 - Beginning Balance - $8,486.33
Deposits - $20.70
Expenses - $148.00
Ending Balance - $8356.03
CD at BHFCU - $10,525.50
Total Assets - $18,884.53
New member Dale Hill joined us for the first time. He told us about his career in the military. Potential member Jay Brosia also provided a short bio of his military career.
President Redd led a short discussion on some possible changes in charges for TRICARE starting next year. Some had received a notice.
Jay Manning discussed some actions regarding the military medical response to COVID-129.
Randy Kirkvold discussed some Alliance Center plans and capabilities.
President Redd suggested the December meeting, scheduled for the 8th be a “cocktail function” at the Military Heritage Alliance Center. Such a meeting is now scheduled for 8 December at 1700. Details and sign-up information will be forthcoming.
Doug Hanify introduced the guest speaker, Jerry Foy from the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He provided a briefing on the structure, capabilities and assets of the SD CAP. The primary missions of the CAP are emergency services, aerospace education, and cadet programs. He answered several questions on the topic.
The speaker for the November 10thmeeting will be from Raven Industries. The meeting will be at the Military Heritage Alliance Center.
Beer call will be at the Gateway Lounge on October 27th at 1630 hours.
A reminder that dues a due by 1 Jan 2021. A reminder will be sent to the members.
The meeting adjourned at 1305.
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA