From the desk of the Executive Director
By Cathy Berg, Executive Director
Hello everyone! Can it be possible we are at the end of July with Rally time just around the corner? It’s been a short, fast summer with a lot of rain and hot weather for most of us across the state. Hopefully, this has brought in many tourists and people into the local establishments to support the industry.
It won’t be long before fall which means a lot of events, changes and the election of a new Governor for the State of South Dakota in November will take place. This will be a very important election for all of you and so it is important to cast your vote not only for our next Governor but also for those running in the legislature. As we prepare for the 2019 legislative session, it is important to let us know what is important to you to address. We can’t accomplish our goals without your support and any help that you can lend by reaching out to your legislator(s) is always much appreciated. It was certainly a very busy and hectic legislative session last year with a total of 27 bills that were listed/addressed that related to the industry. So, as we prepare for the upcoming legislative session, if there is any issues that are near and dear to your heart that you believe our association needs or should take a look at, this is the time to bring those forward. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our board members or our office for any issues that you feel are important.
This also brings to mind our annual Hog Roast for legislators which has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th at the Red Rossa Italian Grille in Pierre. This is always a great opportunity to visit with your legislator(s) as well as others regarding the issues not only discussed during the legislative session but on an ongoing basis. Please consider attending the Annual meeting and Hog Roast. Members who have attended in the past have found the meet and greet with the legislators a worthwhile experience and what better way to voice your concerns and issues with those that are making these decisions that could impact the industry.
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Contact our office today at #800-721-1789 or #605-343-1844 to find out more details regarding the hog roast event, and if you are not already a member, in becoming a member and the many benefits associated with the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association.
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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA LICENSED BEVERAGE DEALERS AND GAMING ASSOCIATION. YOUR LOYALTY AND SUPPORT HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY IN THIS VERY HIGHLY REGULATED INDUSTRY. IT IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP THAT KEEPS US MOVING FORWARD ON YOUR BEHALF TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS. YOU ARE HIGHLY VALUED, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Cathy Berg, Executive Director