February 25th, 2022

VCDC NEWS & EVENTS

VCDC Annual Banquet

April 21st, 2022 – 5:00 pm social, program starts at 6:00 pm. Mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss it!

VCDC Up NEXT Coffee Hour

Join us for Up NEXT Coffee Hour as we have a conversation about the 48th Annual Wacipi! We will be hearing from Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, the Director of Native Student Services and John Little, Director of Native Recruitment and Alumni Engagement.

Thank you to Jon Cole with Farm Bureau Financial Services for sponsoring the month of March! We appreciate and thank you for your support of the Up NEXT Coffee Hour series!

Legislative Cracker Barrel

Please join us for the second and last Legislative Cracker Barrel of the year! Our District 17 Legislators will be discussing important topics being talked about in Pierre at Vermillion City Hall on February 26th, 2022.

If you are unable to join us in person at City Hall, the event will be streamed live on Facebook @LiveVermillion and on local Channel 3.

We want to thank our wonderful sponsors for helping this event come to fruition: Clay County Democrats, Clay County Republicans, USD Administration, BioMat Pharmaceuticals, League of Women Voters, CorTrust Bank, First Dakota National Bank, and First Bank & Trust!

New Chamber Member Alert

We want to give a warm welcome to Resilient Church! Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce!

New Vermillion NEXT Member Alert

Welcome to Vermillion NEXT Young Professionals Network: Katie Carter, Amelia Harrington, Bailey Quanbeck and Tanner Frost!

Visitor’s Guide Ads

It's not too late to purchase ad space in the 2022 Vermillion Visitor's Guide! Promoting your business in the Official 2022 Vermillion Visitor's Guide is a great opportunity to attract tourism dollars to your business. Your print ad gets you exposure in both the print and digital versions of the Official 2022 Vermillion Visitor's Guide, which is distributed across the country and is printed 7,000+ times!

Email Brittany@VermillionChamber.com if you have any questions or if you would like to secure an ad spot in the 2022 Visitor’s Guide!

CHAMBER NEWS

Congrats to Robotics of Vermillion!

Congratulations to Robotics of Vermillion (ROV) team 57069W “The Wolves” for winning the Teamwork Challenge and Robot Skills Award at the SD State Championships this weekend!

Through their win, they posted the highest teamwork and robot skills scores in the state. They are currently ranked as 136thin the world. Three ROV teams are expected to receive invitations to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas in May: 57069W, 57069R, and 57069A.

We thank all our supporters from the Vermillion Community!

Youth Theatre Program – Summer Workshop

The Vermillion Community Theater is announcing the rebranding of their youth theatre program! “VCT Understudies” – The Understudies, in cooperation with the Black Hills Playhouse Dakota Players will present a weeklong summer workshop from June 20th – June 24th at Vermillion HS.

More information can be found at vermillioncommunitytheatre.org.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

USD Athletics

Women’s Basketball vs. Oral Roberts | Saturday, Feb. 26th | 1 pm | Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, SD – Saturday, March 5th – Tuesday, March 8th

Coyote Basketball Regular Season Wrap-Up Tailgate

DakotaDome West Concourse – come help us wrap up the Coyote women’s basketball regular season with USD’s first indoor tailgate event! February 26th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Help us celebrate this year’s seniors and enjoy face painting, games, music and giveaways!

There will be a free walking taco bar and drinks available for purchase. Charlie’s, the Spirit Teams, Coyote Crazies and Charlie Coyote will also be there! Following the tailgate, cheer for your USD Coyotes as they take on the Oral Roberts Eagles at 1:00 pm in the SCSC.

Vermillion Polar Plunge

Save the date – 03.26.2022

To sign up, go to plungesd.org. Brought to you by the Special Olympics South Dakota and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Share your Story – Prentis Park

Do you have a fun memory at Prentis Park? Share your story to help celebrate the 100 years of Prentis Park! Send your stories to Susan Keith Gray at the Vermillion Historic Preservation Commission – susankeith.gray@gmail.com

Paint South Dakota

Organize a volunteer group to paint a home in your community! Free exterior painting for 25 homes in communities across the state. Apply at www.sdhda.org.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Friends of Sharing the Dream in Guatemala is seeking volunteers to help in a variety of areas at their Vermillion store. Sharing the Dream is a fair-trade organization that works to reduce poverty in Guatemala through collaborative partnerships with Guatemalans. Their downtown store sells hand-crafted Guatemalan products and the profits support projects in Guatemala, such as workshops with artisans, healthcare and meals for elders, and a scholarship program for school aged students. 

Volunteers in the Vermillion store provide customer service and assist with various store tasks tailored to their individual gifts. A few projects that volunteers have helped with include designing displays, working with inventory, providing social media and website updates, and Spanish letter translation. By volunteering with Sharing the Dream, you have the opportunity to promote fair trade values and sustainability while fostering a global community.  

Contact info: Anna Van Holland -  info@sharingthedream.org.

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