South Dakota Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees - Dick Brown & Clyde Frederickson
Jul 29, 2019 11:30 AM
Meet the 2019 SD Hall of Fame Inductees
South Dakota Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees - Dick Brown & Clyde Frederickson

Each year ten extraordinary people are inducted into the prestigious South Dakota Hall of Fame.  This year’s class is an exceptionally talented group.   What does it take to become a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame?  What is the selection process?   And what is the mission of the Hall of Fame?   Michelle M. Lavallee, Vice Chair of the SD Hall of Fame Board  will provide some insights on this 45-year-old organization. Lavallee will moderate a panel featuring Dick Brown and Clyde Frederickson.   Panelists will share their thoughts about joining the 700+ inductees in the South Dakota Hall of Fame as well as their life experiences leading to this honor.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. Programs are open to Rotarians and their guests. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.

About the Panelists:

Dick Brown

Public Service Leader & Conservationist

A native of Dell Rapids and USD Political Science alumnus, Dick Brown left for Washington, D.C. in 1967 for doctoral studies and to work for U.S. Senator Karl Mundt. He then went on to lead the ten-state Missouri River Basin Commission in Omaha. In 1979, he returned to his beloved South Dakota where his impact has been felt statewide with involvement in the state legislature, charitable organizations, and outdoor recreation.


Clyde Frederickson

Homebuilding Industry Revolutionist

Clyde Fredrickson, an inventor, businessman, and community leader, is a pioneer in automation and prefabrication of construction materials. His inventions, which influenced over 80% of the truss manufacturing industry, revolutionized the home building process around the world by saving time and money for every house built with his system. Clyde’s leadership in developing infrastructure as well as the individual skills of rural residents has been critical in helping rural communities survive and thrive.