Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

About Our Events

We hold a variety of events throughout the year in communities across South Dakota. Most include fundraising, and all are great ways to keep in touch with the folks who partner with our mission.

LSS Golf Tournament
Please join us for the Annual LSS Golf Tournament in Watertown. All money raised will go directly to client services—strengthening individuals and families in Watertown area communities. Services include mental health counseling, consumer credit counseling and adoption scholarships. Last year, LSS touched the lives of Watertown area residents more than 2,000 times through these services. The tournament is August 4, 2014. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will be held at Cattail Crossing Golf Course in Watertown. LSS Style Tournament is a competition format that is a variation of a regular scramble. It involves the use of a spinning wheel featuring 5 numbers.

Area Dinner Benefits
The longest-running events are our Area Dinner Benefits which are held in four communities each year. Local committees volunteer their time to put on a luncheon or dinner event to raise funds for LSS of SD. Table hosts from congregations in the area invite friends, relatives, and neighbors to come hear the message about how LSS is changing lives. This is a wonderful opportunity for LSS staff to get to visit with and thank many of our supporters and for donors to learn how their gifts are making a difference.

Mentor Breakfast
The School Based Mentoring program presents its Mentor Of The Year and other awards at an annual recognition breakfast held each April. Mentors, site coordinators and community partners are recognized and thanked for their service. For more information on the Mentor Recognition Breakfast please contact the School-Based Mentor Program at 605-221-2346.

"Taste of Cultures"
LSS Refugee & Immigration Services hosts an annual "Taste of Cultures" event in the spring to raise money to help newcomers to America. The event includes dinner, speakers, entertainment, and silent auction. For more information on the "Taste of Cultures" event please contact the Refugee & Immigration Center at 605-339-4601, 866-242-2447.

Founders Family Luncheon
Each year LSS invites all Founders Family members to a special luncheon with the LSS Board to induct new members and celebrate all Founders Family members. Members may choose to be listed anonymously in printed material, but we like an opportunity to thank members in person.

Recognition Dinner
The LSS Board of Directors hosts a recognition dinner each winter. Staff celebrating five years of service increments are recognized, along with a Volunteer Of The Year, Congregational Partner Of The Year, and a Business/Community Partner Of The Year.