We are having another amazing

SDRCM Reunion

Friday October 3, 2014

5 PM meet greet and hugs

6 PM Dinner

3676 West 4700 South


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Purchase your tickets and buy a video. The video is completed and it's marvelous. The video is full of surprises; Sister Nickey ‘KEBORT’ Walker did an amazing job. The video is different from the one 3 years ago, but just as impressive. For 10 bucks you get an amazing video memory. Contributors to this video were Nickey Kebort Walker, Scott Berlin, Howard Goodman, Mark Spiller, Larry Cooper, Joe Collins, Arnie Orton, Mike Hone, Therisa Stone Harrington, Scott Chesley, Paul Barker, Tom Kurz, Terry Waker, Daryl Westbroek, Chris Briggs, and Rick & Doretta Shumway. You will not want to miss this one. It is being professionally copied and will have a DVD case with the Van Wagenen family photo that we all came to know and love. The photo sat in President Van Wagenen's office. We all enjoyed it upon entering and leaving the mission. Scott Chesley sent us his video clips. They add an entirely new dimension to our video productions. Come join us at the reunion for the first screening of this new SDRCM video.

We have live entertainment thanks to very own Sister LeNora Bowman who is in charge of overseeing the Native American portion of the program. Elder Isi Lao and his lovely wife are having their performers share music and dance from the Polynesian Islands.

Dinner is being catered by the “Ohana Grill”. It's an all you want buffet, so come hungry. "Ohana Grill" specializes in bringing the taste of Aloha to Utah.

But most of all the evening will about reconnecting and visiting and telling stories to each other about our South Dakota Days.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bio- Donna Gill Sitake

Hi fellow comrades of the SDRCM,

It's been along time since I have seen any of you and many of you may not know me. I 'm originally from Sisseton SD and left from my little home branch in Sisseton. I was called to serve in the Louisiana Baton Rouge mission back in April of 1977. But by special request from the missionary committee in SLC , I was transferred back to complete my mission from December of 1977 -October 1978. My first area was in Pine Ridge and I served in a threesome with Sister Sua and Sister Sakizzie. I was later transferred to McLaughlin and served with Sister Edna Crane, then later with Sister Afuvai, and then Sister Davies. I was transferred to White River where I served with Sister Lee Yazzie and in my last 2 months with Sister Crane (again) and Sister T. ( sorry can't remember how to spell her name) . Nothing was greater than coming home to serve among my own people.

I'm married to Poponatui Sitake, who I later found out is a cousin to Elder Sione Kava. Which is pretty cool, because Elder Kava was in Sisseton with Hone and Soloai before I left on my mission.
I have 5 children, Lata 32, Mato 31, 'Amelia 29, 'Ema 27 and Mani 19. I have 6 grandchildren, 3 boys and 3 girls. My oldest son graduated from BYU law school!! Which is a big deal to my family and Pona's family because he is our first lawyer in the family.

I currently live in Mesa Arizona and my husband and I work for the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, as group home parents. We live on the reservation 5/24's in a beautiful group home and take care of their children that are in custody. It's been an amazing adventure!! It has been the hardest and most overwhelming, stressful experience, but I have never learned so much from this position.

Donna Gill Sitake

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