"The first South Dakota State Adult Education organizational meeting was held in conjunction with the Missouri Valley Education Assoc. Conference at the Sheraton Cataract Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on April 22, 1966. The original members were from various agencies, organizations, businesses, industry, and education from throughout South Dakota. [...] Twenty-five people from South Dakota were present for this first meeting. The following officers were elected: President, Howard Hovland; Vice-President, R. Milton Rich; Coordinator of General Extension Services – South Dakota State University – Brookings; Secretary-Treasurer, William Oerlline, Rapid City. Two dollar membership fees were collected. The prepared constitution was accepted unanimously."
-- from The History of the South Dakota Adult Education Association:
A Summary of the Available Findings,
by Howard A. Hovland
Since that first meeting in 1966, SDALL and its volunteer board members have dedicated their time, efforts, and resources to insure that South Dakota's adult educators have access to quality professional development and training.
SDALL also recognizes excellence in the field of adult education by providing awards, grants, and scholarships to its members.
Those efforts continue with SDALL's co-sponsorship of Summer Summit 2016 on July 6-8 in Sioux Falls, SD.
Click on the links in the left menu for more information about SDALL membership and awards, as well as Summer Summit 2016.