In order to qualify for this honorable recognition, your birth date must be before Sept. 6, 1896. Yes, you read the date correctly � you must be at least 110 years old to earn this recognition.
According to Century Club records, Olga Mortrude of White Lake, born Sept. 6, 1896, is currently the oldest living South Dakotan. Olga is looking forward to celebrating her 110th birthday this fall.
The Century Club is open to everyone in South Dakota upon reaching his or her 100th birthday. There are no dues and every inductee receives a specially designed, framed certificate and membership card. The Century Club has inducted 775 members since it began in 1997. A specially designed, framed certificate will be presented to the current eldest living Century Club member recognizing him or her as the "Centenarian of the Year."
If you know someone in your community that would qualify for the Centenarian of the Year or you want an application to induct someone in to the Century Club, please contact LuAnn Severson, Century Club coordinator, South Dakota Health Care Association at 1-800-952-3052 or write: Century Club, South Dakota Health Care Association, 804 N. Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or you may view an application at www.sdhca.org.