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Education and Training

 
Resources for Women In South Dakota



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Leadership Training Programs (women and men)

South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc. (SDARL)
South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc. (SDARL) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing leadership for agriculture and rural communities to benefit the state as a whole. Thirty individuals are selected annually to attend 11 seminars over an 18-month period. Nine of the seminars are 3-4 day in-state seminars held at various locations throughout South Dakota in the first 16 months of the program. The National Seminar is a week-long study/travel seminar to Washington, DC in February of the first year. The International travel seminar is a 10-12 day study seminar, typically held in February of the second year, just prior to graduation. The SDARL program strives to:
  • enhance rural and agricultural representation
  • improve professionalism
  • increase community involvement
  • sharpen promotional skills
  • boost urban support and understanding
  • reduce isolationism
  • enrich the quality of life in the state of South Dakota.

For more information:
Olga Reuvekamp, Program Assistant
South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc. (SDARL)
Box 2170 SDSU
Brookings, SD 57007
olga.reuvekamp@sdstate.edu
(605) 695-4446



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Organizations Committed to Political Parity

South Dakota Federation of Republican Women
Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party; elects Republican candidates; informs the public through political education and activity; and increases the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. In working toward these objectives, the NFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of educating, communicating, recruiting, campaigning, fundraising, training and legislative action.

For more information:
Judy Trzynka
218 N. Lake Drive
Watertown, SD 57201
trzynka@wat.midco.net
(605) 886-5561


South Dakota NOW
Sponsored by the National Organization for Women
Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's rights. The organization's official priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women's health issues; opposing racism and fighting bigotry against lesbians and gays; and ending violence against women. NOW has over 550 chapters in all 50 states that participate in education and advocacy activities. Information on state and local chapters of NOW is available on the national NOW website and through

South Dakota Women's Political Caucus
Sponsored by the National Women's Political Caucus
The South Dakota Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is dedicated to recruiting, training and supporting pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government, regardless of party affiliation. The group offers training lunches and forums for potential women candidates and sponsors events and member meetings.

For more information:
Luanne Alberty
South Dakota Women's Political Caucus
P.O. Box 17
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
nwpcsd@gmail.com



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Women’s Political Action Committees (PACs)

South Dakota Women's Political Caucus PAC
Sponsored by the National Women's Political Caucus
The South Dakota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, dedicated to recruiting, training and supporting pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government regardless of party affiliation. The group offers training lunches and forums for potential women candidates and sponsors events and member meetings.

For more information:
Glenda Pray, President
South Dakota Women's Political Caucus PAC
P.O. Box 17
Sioux Falls, SD 57101