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23rd Annual CWS June Event
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Adventures of a Private Collector

Mr. Larry Ness

Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of the Board
First Dakota National Bank
First Dakota Financial Corporation

Event sponsored by Gerry Berger Law Member,
CWS Board of Directors

Featuring Ana Olivier at the piano

$60 per adult ticket and $10 per ticket for children 12 and younger
(Ticket cost includes meal and donation)
A limited number of tickets are available
Program Underwriters Needed at $500 (Table of 8) and Up!

Reply Card (1 page, 40 KB pdf)

The event will be held in the Augustana College Morrison Commons
Ordal Dining Room.

6:15 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 pm Program

Dinner will feature:
spinach and swiss cheese stuffed chicken
vegetable mix
dinner rolls
dessert trio–fruit tart, lemon bar, cake ball

Larry Ness

A member of the National Advisory Council of the Center for Western Studies for over three decades, Larry Ness has been a generous contributor at critical times in the Center’s history. In recognition of his philanthropy,the Center presented Larry with its Friend of the Center Award in 1997.

Larry travels widely in pursuit of the finest examples of Dakotiana, whether it be a painting, beaded vest, weapon, photograph, rare book, or priceless collection of letters. During his presentation to friends and supporters of the Center,Larry will share tales of his adventures in collecting, including his quest for the return of an artifact stolen from the Dakota Territory Museum in Yankton.

The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of First Dakota National Bank, Dakota Territory’s oldest bank,and President of First Dakota Financial Corporation, Larry has recently overseen the opening in Sioux Falls of three branches of First Dakota National Bank. He has served as President of the South Dakota Bankers Association and has been a member of the Government Relations Council of the American Bankers Association, South Dakota Investment Council, and South Dakota Gaming Commission.

In addition to his service on the Center’s National Advisory Council, Larry has served, or currently serves, with the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation; South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation; South Dakota Art Museum Board of Trustees;National Music Museum Board of Trustees; Mount Marty College Board of Trustees; SDSU Foundation Board of Trustees;and SDSU Economics and Management Task Force. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University. Larry served in the South Dakota National Guard and retired as a Major in the United States Army Reserve, completing 24 years of service. He also graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Proceeds support the Center for Western Studies' annual and endowment funds.

For reservations or more information, please call (605) 274-4007.