28 MAR 23 - 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.
11 APR 23 - The meeting is at the Military Heritage Alliance at 11:30. We will meet, order lunch, formal admin activities at noon guest speaker is Jesse Schmidt from the BBB to talk about ID Theft and other Scams. Should be interesting.
25 APR 23 - 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.
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, MAJ, U.S. ARMY (RET) - (605) 321-3764
1ST VP PROGRAMS (ASSISTANT) - DOUG HANIFY, LTC, U.S. ARMY (RET) (563) 370-6390
2ND VP MEMBERSHIP - DAVE NORDLAND, COL, U.S. MARINES (RET) (605) 366-0797
SEC/TREAS - ROBERT BLACK , COL, U.S. AIR FORCE (RET) (605) 759-8671
LEGISLATIVE LEASION - JAY MANNING, COL, U.S. ARMY (RET)
Board Member at Large - Randy Kirkvold - COL, U.S. ARMY (RET)
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"
Minutes of Meeting, 14 March 2023
The monthly meeting was called to order at 1200 hours at the Military Heritage Alliance Center, Sioux Falls, SD by Doug Hanify with 12 members and guests present. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer offered by Chaplin Daniel DeBlock.
Financial Statement: As of meeting date, we had $3,899.26 in our checking account with the no expenses or deposits for the month. We have $10,642.64 in our CDs giving us a total of $14,003.91. We will have expenses associated with the ROTC scholarships and second lieutenant bars presentations.
The American Legion is looking for good candidates for Boys State and Girls State. Junior or senior boys and senior girls are eligible.
Denise Rotert introduced our guest speaker, Susie Morgan, social worker and Advance Care Planning via Group Visits coordinator from the VA Hospital. She provided the group with information on the need and importance of advanced care planning for Veterans and their families. She discussed durable powers of attorney for health care and living wills and passed out copies of the VA form 10-0137, which is a VA Advanced Directive. After some discussion and questions, the meeting adjourned at 1300 hrs.
Upcoming events include the following
· 28 March—Beer call at the Gateway, 1630 hrs
· 11 April—Monthly meeting at The Alliance, 1130 hrs
· 25 April--Beer call at the Gateway, 1630 hrs
Submitted by Robert Black
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA
Great Plains Chapter MOAA
Bob Black, Secretary/Treasurer (605) 759-8671
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