13 OCT 20 - Our next meeting is scheduled at the Military Heritage Alliance Building on Russell Street. Our speaker is the commander of the local Civil Air Patrol. If you ever wondered what the CAP does, this is a great opportunity to get educated and learn more about that organization. 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- We will resume our 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"
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: 8 Sep 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 13 members present. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by President Redd.
1 Jan 2020
Beginning Balance - $10,091.74
Deposits - $205/86
Expenses - $346.89
31 Aug 2020 - Ending Balance - $9,950.85
CD at BHFCU - $10,484.51
Total Assets - $20,435.36
The Chapter received thank you letters from each of the scholarship recipients. The are available for review on the Chapter website.
President Redd mentioned that the Watertown Chapter wanted to help support the scholarships at South Dakota State University. That did not happen this year, but we will work with then next spring.
Jay Manning discussed some actions regarding the military medical response to COVID-129 and changes in the commissary system.
Randy Kirkvold discussed some Alliance Center plans and capabilities and conducted a tour of the additional office areas.
President Redd mentioned the possibility of a Christmas function in lieu of the December monthly meeting. No action was taken at this time.
Denise Rotert introduced the guest speaker: Lisa J. Simoneau, director of the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Director Simoneau provided an update on the VA facility and leadership and discussed changes in care practices at the Center due to the COVID-19. The speaker answered several questions and then was presented with a special MOAA pen.
The speaker for the October 13th meeting will be a representative of the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol. The meeting will be at the Military Heritage Alliance Center.
Beer call will be at the Gateway Lounge on September 22nd at 1630 hours.
The meeting adjourned at 1310.
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA