8 SEP 20 - Our next meeting is scheduled at the Military Heritage Alliance Building on Russell Street. Our speaker is the new Director at the VA. The meeting will start at noon. Come a little early to see the building and get to know your way around. The address is: 1600 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104. Visit their web site at http://www.southdakotaalliance.org
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"
Harold C. Neuberger
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.
GREAT PLAINS CHAPTER
MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P. O. BOX 91703
SIOUX FALLS, SD 57109-1703
Minutes: 11 February 2020
The monthly meeting was called to order at 1200 hours at the VFW Post in Sioux Falls, SD by Pres. Scott Redd with 11 members present. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer from GPC Pres. Scott Redd. The chapter has 51 paid members as of the end of the meeting on February 11th.
Financial Statement:16 January 2020
Beginning Balance: $10.131.88
15 January 2020 Ending Balance: 10,237.74
$10,237.74Pres. Scott stated that the VFW Post will be leaving the building some time this year. He talked about the problem of getting the date when the Great Plains Chapter will find a new location to hold the monthly meeting. Chapter member Randy Kirkvold is involved with the VFW selling its property and explained to the group some of the problems that the military groups are having before they will be moving to the military building. He also explained the process the VFW is having to sell its building and property. Member Jay Manning gave an update on the military news that he heard had leaked from Washington. The process to reduce the cost of the military medications that individuals are receiving was also discussed without any recommendations. Denise introduced the speaker and program for the day. Erik Gaikowski - State Director for AARP of South Dakota was the day’s speaker. He spoke about quality of life for all as we age. He spoke about many of the different opportunities that belonging to AARP could benefit the individual. AARP enhances the quality of life for all as we age. He spoke about many of the problems that the AARP addresses for the aging.
He gave some time to answer questions from the members that attended. He had many hand outs to give people that may help answer some of the questions that the members may have had. His presentation was very appropriate for the group that attended the meeting.
Robert Black will be the Great Plains Chapter secretary and treasurer for the next year.
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA