NARFE - South Dakota Federation
Welcome to the South Dakota NARFE Federation Website

If this is your first visit to our web site, a sincere welcome!! If you have heard about NARFE before, we want to encourage you to browse through our web site and, hopefully, join us in the continuous battle to protect our benefits (COLA's, annuities, TSP benefits, tax benefits and, most important, health benefits). 

The South Dakota Federation consists of over 900 members in 12 chapters as well as over 420 "National" members located throughout the State of South Dakota.  Our Chapters meet at regular intervals and frequently offer entertaining and instructive programs featuring speakers prominent in the political and business life of the community.  Through membership in local chapters, retirees exchange information of common interest, assist one another in times of need and can widen their circle of friends.

To suggest items or content to be placed on this website please contact President Daryl Zimmerman or Net Coordinator Yvonne Haefner using the "Contact Us" tab above or Click Here


Learn more about FEDcon18, the National conference to be held in Jacksonville, Florida in late August. FEDcon18 replaces the National Convention (see below - 34th National Convention)

2018 Federation Convention

The 52nd South Dakota Federation Annual Convention was held Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17 at Royal River Casino & Hotel in Flandreau, SD. NARFE National President, Richard Thissen; Regional Vice President, Carol Ek; and Lois Nowlin, Region V Alzheimer's Coordinator were featured at the Convention.

34th National Convention Highlights

The bi-annual National Convention was held from August 28 through September 01, 2016, in Reno, Nevada. The South Dakota Federation sent seven delegates. Two important By Law amendments were passed - One Member, One Vote; and Optional Chapter Membership. These are just two initial steps in the modernization of the organization.

Highlights from the convention can be found below.

2017 CONK (College of NARFE Knowledge)

The 2017 Region 5 CONK was held on August 28-30 at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City Nebraska. Watch here for future details. 

NARFE Magazine

The narfe Magazine is now online at  The site has back issues dating back to November 2010 and can be accessed directly.  A link is available on the left site of the web page to access the Magazine site.

Alzheimer's Contributions

Since 1985, members of NARFE have played a significant role in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, NARFE members have donated nearly $12 million to help advance Alzheimer’s research. Our new goal is $13 million by the 2018 National Conference. All contributions raised by NARFE go DIRECTLY to research grants!

What is NARFE

NARFE is an association of nearly 250,000 federal employee's and retirees.

South Dakota Federation Operations Manual

The South Dakota Operations Manual...A Policy Guideline for SD Federation of NARFE Board and Revised May 16, 2013.  Also included...A Guideline for the Awards Program...for SD Federation of NARFE Chapters. This update also has an attachment for Time and Place committee.

South Dakota Federation Bylaws

The South Dakota NARFE Federation Bylaws were approved at the Federation Convention on May 17, 2018 and approved by National on June 1, 2018. The new bylaws replace both the pervious bylaws and the constitution.

South Dakota Federation Appointed Officers

South Dakota has 5 appointed officers.  They are appointed by the Federation President and approved by the Executive Board.

South Dakota Federation Area Officers

South Dakota Area Officers (formerly District Representatives) were elected at the Federation Convention held in Flandreau, SD on May 16, 2018.

South Dakota Federation Elected Executive Board Officers

South Dakota Federation Officers were elected at the Federation Convention in Flandreau, SD on May 16, 2018.