The 2016 Rapid City Elected Leaders’ Luncheon is almost here. We have locked in as our keynote speaker, Jim Ryun. Ryun was the first high school athlete to run a mile in under four minutes. He went on to take the silver medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 1,500 meter run. Jim also represented Kansas’s 2nd congressional district as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1996-2007.
Save Thursday, March 24 as the date for this luncheon. This luncheon is by invitation only.
Click here for all the details and to register for this event!
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.
Click here for all the pics from the event on our Facebook post.
On January 12, our “A” team of lobbyists will be presenting a preview of the upcoming legislative session in Pierre. Dale Bartscher, and Norman Woods will be front and center on a “Preview Tour” that begins in Rapid City for a luncheon on January 12. The team will proceed from Rapid City to Mitchell for an evening reception and then concluded with a luncheon in Sioux Falls on January 13. Bartscher and Woods will be presenting an overview of legislation and issues that face FHA Action in the 91st Legislative Session which begins in January. For details and to register for any of these events, use the links below:
To all Pastors and Para-Church Ministry Leaders, many of your colleagues have already registered to be a part of this powerful and informative event. Join us in Pierre on February 22 for the 2016 S.D. Ministry Leaders’ Capitol Summit. Click here for all the details and to register for this event!
Pastors and Para-Church Ministry Leaders are encouraged to come. The event begins with refreshments in the Capitol Rotunda. Our keynote speaker will be Pastor Mark Gonzales of National Black Robe Regiment / Wall Builders. Lunch will be served at Noon at Community Bible Church.