26 JAN 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 FEB21 - I am an Active Duty Vietnam era Veteran, Combat Afghanistan Veteran, postal retiree, Guard retiree, state retiree! Most importantly I have been married for over 40 years, 3 beautiful daughters, 5 grandchildren.
Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs.
I now serve to serve those in need of housing. What a great challenge and dream to help those that have such a huge need for permanent housing starting a Tiny Home Plant in Rapid City, SD. Serve our Veterans, Military, and families at Keystone Treatment Center to treat addiction, alcoholism, and gambling.
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
9 MAR 21 - The March meeting is scheduled for the Alliance at 11:30. The guest speaker details are still being ironed out. Stand by for more info as it becomes available.
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"
Minutes of Meeting 12 January 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 12 members present. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by President Redd.
Financial Statement: As of 31 December, we had $9,773.92 in our checking account with the only expense of $202 being the social we had on 8 December. We deposited $300 in dues payments. We have $10,525.50 in our CD giving us a total of $20, 299.42. We had donations of $825 to the scholarship fund so far and 39 members have renewed their membership.
Upcoming events include Beer Call on 26 January at 1630 at the Gateway Inn. The February meeting on the 9th will feature a speaker from Keystone Treatment, Larry Zimmerman.
Those who haven’t paid dues need to do so soon. We will be reviewing the roles.
President Redd introduced the guest speaker, Travis Benson, of Thompson Law. He provided an extensive discussion of the need for quality estate planning regardless of family circumstances. Thompson Law only does estate planning and Mr. Benson emphasized legacy estate planning to ensure a comprehensive estate plan. In addition to the fine presentation, Mr. Benson provided handouts to the members.
The meeting adjourned at 1345.
Secretary/Treasurer - Great Plains Chapter – MOAA