Introduced by:    Representatives Kloucek, Blake, Bolin, Feickert, Feinstein, Gibson, Hansen (Jon), Hawley, Hickey, Hunt, Iron Cloud III, Jones, Killer, Kirschman, Lucas, Munsterman, Nelson (Stace), Olson (Betty), Rausch, Romkema, Russell, Schrempp, Sigdestad, Sly, Steele, Street, Vanneman, White, and Wismer and Senators Hunhoff (Jean), Begalka, Bradford, Buhl, Frerichs, Gray, Haverly, Hundstad, Juhnke, Lederman, Novstrup (Al), Putnam, Rave, Rhoden, Sutton, Tieszen, and Vehle

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Commending and honoring Dennis Povondra, business manager at Bon Homme 4-2 School District, on his retirement after thirty-six years of exceptional service.

    WHEREAS, Dennis Povondra was educated in the Bon Homme School District, graduated from Tabor High School in 1966, and graduated from Southern State College in Springfield in 1970 with a degree in business education; and

    WHEREAS, Dennis was an outstanding business manager for the Bon Homme School district from 1975 until 2011, always looking out for the best interests of the Bon Homme schools, especially during the difficult financial times; and before that was a business educator in Gregory from 1970 until 1975; and

    WHEREAS, Dennis saw many changes in the Bon Homme School District during his time there, including transitions in the school superintendent's office, increases in the size of the schools, and the advent of computer labs; and he was very instrumental in working with Bill and Jeanne Hoch in developing the Hoch Fitness Center; and

    WHEREAS, Dennis, with the generous support of his wife, Sherry, and his son, Mark, has been the publicity chairperson for Tabor Czech Days for many years:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the

State of South Dakota, that Dennis Povondra be honored and commemorated for his outstanding lifetime commitment to public education in South Dakota, and that he be wished well in his retirement.