Monthly President’s Report

MARCH 2019

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN!!  The 18th Annual Gourmet Guys is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th and it is the largest fundraiser we hold for ALL of the departments.  Tickets are available at the information window; $35 for members in advance, $40 for non-members in advance or $45 at the door. 

As I write this article, the dedicated Gourmet Guys committee is working diligently to recruit over 30 community-minded men to serve as chefs.  With these enthusiastic men and their assistants, our wonderful event volunteers and our financial sponsors, this fundraiser has become a premier event in the Sioux Empire area.

I would like to personally thank our fantastic Gourmet Guys Planning Committee:

  • Event Chair: Marilyn Paddock (Avera Heart Hospital) 

Her team consists of:

  • Chef Recruitment: Chair Stacia Klock (Touchmark at All Saints) and Brad Coleman (Sanford Health)
  • Public Relations/Marketing: Chair Newt Anderson (Avera Heart Hospital) and Linda Olson (Avera)
  • Sponsor Committee: Chair Rod Carlson (AG Director of Public Relations and Marketing), Chris Conrad (First Bank & Trust) and Veronica Houston (AG Board Member)
  • Volunteers: Chair Dee Lundeen (Community Volunteer) and Sandy Johnson (Community Volunteer)
  • Event Staff Liaison: Val Lietz (AG Program Development & Communications Director) & Tiffany Geveshausen (AG Community Relations & Membership Retention Coordinator)

On another note, March 20th is the start of spring!  Or, at least, the calendar says it will be and I’m hoping it is correct.  We hope you will participate in the events happening at Active Generations that will put spring back into your life, even if the weathermen don’t agree.  Whether you are looking for a new activity to do this spring at the Outdoor Club Expo on March 8th, celebrating the Luck of the Irish at the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on the 15th, or finding out more about what you should or shouldn’t be doing for spring health at the USD Health Fair on the 28th, come check it out.