FHA Action’s legislative preview tour began January 12 in Rapid City where 140 came out to eat chili and listen to an overview of the issues facing South Dakota’s 91st Legislative Session. Thanks to all who made chili. The chili went over well and it was a huge boost to FHA financially! Also, at the Rapid City event, we were honored to have our Mayor, Steve Allender, in attendance and on the stage for a quick “State of the City” address.
The FHA Action team left Rapid City for an evening dessert reception in Mitchell. We had 20 in attendance at that event.
From there, our hearty travelers moved on to Sioux Falls for a luncheon there on January 13. In Sioux Falls, the team found 60 in attendance.
As always, Dale and Norman (our lobbying “A” team) did a great job, enthusiastically lining out some of the many issues we face as the 2016 legislative session gets underway in Pierre.
Thanks to Craig Ericks, Amy Wagner, and our newest staff member, Ed Randazzo who joined the travelers on their journey. Many of the pictures of this event came from Ed’s camera. Thanks for that Ed. We so appreciate our host churches: RC – Bethel Assembly of God; Mitchell – Mitchell Wesleyan Church; and SF – Church at the Gate. We so value the partnerships we have with so many amazing congregations across the state. Also, thanks to our volunteers, our interns, and Amy Willson and LaVonne Fosness who always keep these projects on track.