SDRSP Awards

Each year, the SDRSP presents several awards.  The Florence Krieger award is perhaps the most prestigious, and the outstanding service award is presented yearly to individuals who are instrumental in building the organization.  Listed below you will find several links.  To view the history and obtain a nomination form for the Florence Krieger award, simply click on the appropriate button.  To download a nomination for outstanding service, click on that button.  Please return all forms to our president, Jacque Sly.  To see previous winners, choose the year and click.  We celebrate best when we celebrate our own!



Outstanding Service Award


Outstanding Service Award winners were LaRee Mayes from Black Hills Unit and Anita Manning from Sioux Falls Unit. Not pictured is the third recipient, Harriet Wendt from Sioux Falls Unit.





Florence Krieger Award Winners

2024 Winner

Carmal Tobin

Carmal Tobin from Milbank Unit is the 2024 Florence Krieger award winner. She is currently Secretary of SDRSP and in the past was chair of Community Service. Carm is always willing to step in to help when needed.  SDRSP is thankful for her years of service.

2023 Winner

Rhonda Preller

The Florence Krieger Award for 2023 went to Rhonda Preller from Milbank. She is currently serving as past-president of SDRSP and is also president of the Milbank unit. This award is given to someone who has displayed outstanding contributions to the unit and state association as well as the home community.

President's Award

2024 Winners

President’s Award winners are Gerri Larson, SDRSP Executive Director, from the Black Hills Unit and Mary Wilson, outgoing Membership Chair, from the Mitchell Unit. Not pictured is Diane Spilde, outgoing Newsletter Chair, from the Madison Unit.

2023 Winners

  • Paula Brakke

  • AARP Staff

  • NRTA

2024 SDRSP Awards

Florence Krieger Award

  • Carmal Tobin - Milbank

President’s Award

  • Gerri Larson – Black Hills
  • Diane Spilde - Madison
  • Mary Wilson - Mitchell

Outstanding Service Award

  • LaRee Mayes – Black Hills
  • Anita Manning – Sioux Falls
  • Harriet Wendt – Sioux Falls

Community Service Award

  • Aberdeen Unit – Gold/1758 hours
  • Black Hills Unit – Gold/4722 hours
  • Madison Unit – Gold/2650 hours
  • Milbank Unit – Gold/4570 hours
  • Northern Hills Unit – Gold/2758 hours
  • Oahe-Mobridge Unit – Gold/1949 hours
  • Redfield Unit – Gold/3429 hours
  • Sioux Falls Unit – Gold/3530 hours
  • Sisseton Unit – Gold/2435 hours
  • Watertown Unit – Gold/6213 hours

2023 Awards 

Outstanding Service

  • Gayle Bortnem – Aberdeen

  • Vicki Sterling – Black Hills

  • Barb Hyland – Madison

  • Rita Brown – Madison

  • Rhonda Preller – Milbank

  • Janelle Jones – Northern Hills

  • Delores Kluckman – Oahe (Mobridge)

  • Mike West – Philip

  • Kay Ainslie – Philip

  • Arlie Rodman – Redfield

  • Carol Miller – Redfield

  • Cathy Anderson – Sioux Falls

  • Diane Odland – Sisseton

  • Linda Loberg – Sisseton

  • Denise OOenbacher – Watertown

  • Pam Raeder – Watertown

  • Shelly Sharp – Winner

  • Donna Brozik – Winner

  • David & Donna Fischer – Yankton

  • Judy Kroll – Brookings

  • Karen Mueller – Huron

  • Mary Wilson – Mitchell

  • Lu Heibel – Pierre

  • Mary Jo Johnson – Pierre

  • Sharon Donahoe – Vermillion


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