Monthly President’s Report

May 2022


I want to start by thanking everyone who attended and contributed to our Gourmet Guys event.  It was great having everyone back together again to enjoy amazing food and fellowship! 

A special thank you to Wendy McDonnel, our Development Director, who spearheaded the event, along with all the committee members and volunteers; it takes an army of people to make an event like this come together and be successful.  As the largest fundraiser Active Generations hosts, all the departments and the community will benefit from the success.

Also, we would like to recognize the HelpLine 2022 Spirit of Volunteers award winners. John and Rosemary Hefner, Diana Norton, Ricky Anderberg, Doris O’Dea and corporate award winner Schulte Subaru! What a well-deserved recognition!  Thank you for your outstanding dedication!

We just received our results from our SHIINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) report for the open enrollment period for the end of 2021 from the State of South Dakota’s Long Term Services and Support Division.

Our outstanding staff and 54 volunteers met with 3,951 prescription customers in eastern and central South Dakota and provided multiple independent options at no cost that saved $5,176,381 of medication costs to these users! Excellent work!

Also, we just completed our AARP Annual Tax-Aide program for over 1000 individual returns.  All of these completed by 20 trained and experienced volunteers, retired CPAs, and retired IRS representatives. We appreciate your outstanding service to these mature adults or people with special needs.

Thank you to all volunteers and our staff that make these opportunities available to support our mission.

Best Regards, 

Gerald Beninga

Active Generations President & C.E.O.

Best Regards,

Gerald Beninga
President & CEO
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