DOVIA of the Sioux Empire



All Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from 11:45 pm to 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. 






January 11, 2017

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

1101 S. Marion Rd.

Friendship Room Room

 Topic: Event Planning Best Practices

 Speaker:  Jennifer Aman, Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

 Lunch Provided By: Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons. 

February 8, 2017

Make A Wish

Basement Meeting Room

1400 W 17th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Topic: Volunteer Appreciation Week Ideas

 Speaker: DOVIA Board Panel

 Lunch Provided By: DOVIA

March 8, 2017

Ronald McDonald House

825 S. Lake Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Topic: Service Project, Prepare evening meal from 4pm to 6pm

April 12, 2017

Helpline Center

1000 West Ave #310

Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Topic: Utilizing Volunteers in Fundraising

Speaker: Kacey McCarthy, Sioux Empire United Way

Lunch Provided By: Helpline Center

May 10, 2017


Topic: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Speaker: Rhonda Kemmis

Lunch Provided By: Avera

June 14, 2017

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

1101 S. Marion Rd.

Picnic Shelter

Topic:  Potluck Picnic

Activities: Marshmallow Olympics!!

Lunch Provided By: DOVIA


1305 Grange Avenue

18th and Grange Entrance

Topic:  Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Your Volunteers with True Colors

Activities: Renee Schultz

Lunch Provided By: Sanford

August 9, 2017

Augustana University

2001 S. Summit Ave, Sioux Falls

Morrison Commons

Topic:  Outside the Box volunteers - Interns in Your Organization.

Speaker(s):  Mary Toso, Augustana Internship Coordinator

Lunch Provided By: DOVIA (Lunch will be served at 11:45am).  

September 15, 2017

Sanford Center

2301 E 60th Street N

Sioux Falls, SD

10th Annual DOVIA Conference

October 11, 2017

Ronald McDonald House

825 S. Lake Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD

Topic:  Inspiring the Next Generation of Service

Speaker(s):  Susie Ryks, Helpline Center and Sandy Guffin, Ronald McDonald House Charities of SD

Lunch Provided By: Ronald McDonald House

November 8, 2017

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

1101 S. Marion Rd.

Topic: Mindful Breathing

Speaker: Kristin Wittmayer - Senior Occupational Therapist, Sanford Health

Lunch Provided By: DOVIA

December 13, 2017


DOVIA Christmas Party