Great Plains Chapter

Address PO Box 91703
City, State, Zip Sioux Falls, SD 57109-1703
Meeting Time Third Tuesday of the month
Meeting Place Sioux Falls VFW Club
Council Website None

President

Name Scott W Redd
Rank LTC
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (605) 274-8646
Email Address scott.w.redd@gmail.com

Webmaster

Name Robert E Black
Rank Col
Service USAF
Component USAF
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (605) 338-1926
Email Address blackroberte@earthlink.net

Membership Chair

Name David C Nordlund
Rank Col
Service USMC
Component USMC
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (605) 338-3932
Email Address dcnordlund@sio.midco.net

Mission

The mission of the Great Plains Chapter is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the Great Plains Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses.

Chapter Activities

The Great Plains Chapter holds 10 meetings per year featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to the members. A special Christmas party is held each December. In addition the chapter supports 2 ROTC programs at South Dakota State University and the annual Veterans’ Day observance.

Legislative Issues

The Great Plains Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter successfully advocated for the naming of US Highway 81, which runs north-south through the state as a Vietnam Memorial Highway.

General Information

The Great Plains Chapter meetings are luncheon meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month (September through June), beginning at 11:30 a.m. Most meetings are held at the Sioux Falls VFW club near I229 and Minnesota Avenue.

About Our Chapter

The Great Plains Chapter was chartered in 2006 and serves the "East River" (eastern one-half) of the state of South Dakota. Meetings are held monthly from September to June in Sioux Falls with occasional meetings and special events scheduled at other times and locations. The Chapter currently has over 100 members scattered across eastern South Dakota.