23 FEB 21- 1630 Happy Hour at the Gateway Lounge on 26 JAN. 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.
9 MAR 21 - We have a person from Raven Industries coming in to talk about the military applications that Raven executes.
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
13 APR 21 - The April meeting is scheduled for the Alliance at 11:30. We are working to put together a trip to the new Veteran's Cemetery.
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"
GREAT PLAINS CHAPTER
MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
1600 West Russell Street
SIOUX FALLS, SD 57104
Minutes of Meeting, 9 February 2021
The monthly meeting was called to order at 1205 hours at the Military Heritage Alliance Center, Sioux Falls, SD by President Scott Redd with 9 members present. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by Denise Rotert.
Financial Statement: As of 31 January, we had $9,968.92 in our checking account with the no expenses and a deposit $195 in dues payments. We have $14, 638.86 in our CD giving us a total of $24,607.78. We had donations of $825 to the scholarship fund so far and 40 members have renewed their membership.
Upcoming events include some interesting meeting speakers and some fun and tasty beer calls. Mark your calendars!
March 9th meeting—Speaker from Raven Industries
March 23rd—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
April 13th meeting—Field trip to the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery
April 27th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
May 11th meeting—Dr. Schorn, USD Professor of Political Science
May 25th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
June 14th meeting—Field trip to Wings of Valor hunting lodge
June 28th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
July 27th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
Aug 24th—Beer call at Gateway Lounge
Jay Manning reported on the Biden administrations plan to combat the Corona Virus and use of vaccines.
Doug Hannify introduced our guest speaker, Larry Zimmerman from the Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota.
Larry provided a synopsis of the treatment center and how it operates. He provided information on the numbers of patients treated and various ways that patients pay for treatment. His presentation was followed by a lively question-and-answer session.
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA