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Dakotaland's 89th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 5PM - 7PM

Join us! Our Annual Meeting is held to inform the membership on Dakotaland’s achievements, current status and future plans. It is a huge part of what makes us different from other financial institutions. It is also where the membership chooses the volunteer Board of Directors.

No Ticket Required

Festivities and fun start at 5PM, annual meeting to follow at 6PM. Food will be served from 5PM - 7PM.


$1 Donation per Plate

Proceeds go to the Beadle County United Way


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Brats | Hotdogs



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YOU ARE INVITED:  Dakotaland Federal Credit Union’s 89th Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 at 6 PM at the Administration Building at 2297 Kansas Ave. S.E. in Huron. The Board of Director elections will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled.  Nominations may be made by petition.  Any questions call 800-440-6573 or see

Pledge of Allegiance
Business Meeting
Lance Howe | Chairperson of the Board
Call to Order
Ascertain a Quorum
2023 Minutes
Nominating Committee Report & Election
Lisa Snedeker | Nominating Chairperson
Announcement of the 2024 Board of Directors
Lisa Snedeker | Nominating Chairperson
President's Address
Ryan Goehner | Dakotaland Federal Credit Union President | CEO
Door Prizes

Carnival Games

Games of all kinds with lots of chances at fun prizes.  

Bouncy House

Bouncy House

It's so fun! The big bouncy house is sure to put a smile on every face.


Balloon Man

He's amazing! Crazy characters to cool animals, the Balloon Man is always a hit.

Snow Cones

Sno cones

Cool treats in all the fun flavors, sno cones make summer even sunnier.

Re-Elected to the Board

Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. Directors are Credit Union members who are unpaid volunteers elected by the membership. These dedicated individuals set the direction of the Credit Union and set policies the Credit Union's management and staff follow in achieving our mission and vision. This year three board members will be running for re-election. Take a look and get to know our candidates.




Lance Howe
Chairperson of the Board

Lance Howe is a Tulare High School graduate with an Agricultural Education and Agronomy Degree from South Dakota State University. Residing in Redfield, Lance is employed with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a Soil Scientist Regional Project Supervisor. Lance has two children: Jordanne and Dalton. Mr. Howe served on the Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee from 2006-2010 and was Chairman of the Supervisory Committee from 2009-2010. Lance also served on the Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union Board of Directors from 2010-2011 and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors during the merger with Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. Lance is currently serving as Chairman of the Board.


Bob Curtis
Board Member

Bob Curtis lives in Redfield with his wife Brenda who he has been married to for 36 years. They have two children, Ryley and Summer as well as four grandchildren. Bob has been retired from the SD Dept of Game, Fish and Parks for five years after a 38 year career with that Department. He now works part time in the summer for the City of Redfield and in the fall is working hard to complete a bucket list of hunting trips. Bob has served on the Board of Directors for DFCU for 14 years. Bob says the thing he enjoys most about being on the Board of Directors is being able to interact and be of service not only to our members but also staff and management as well.


George Langelett
Board Member

Dr. George Langelett joined South Dakota State University and Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in 2002 after teaching for three years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Langelett was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2006, and to Professor of Economics in July 2011. From 2006 to 2010 Dr. Langelett was a General Partner at Dakota Financial Research, where he worked as a Forensic Economist and a Business Valuation Analyst. George and his wife, Lara, reside in Brookings. Langelett joined the Dakotaland Board of Directors in 2018.