Search is on for oldest living South Dakotan

South Dakota Health Care Association's Century Club is in search of the 2012 Centenarian of the Year. In order to qualify for this honorable recognition, your birth date must be before June 4, 1899! You must be at least 113 years old to be considered to earn this recognition.

According to Century Club records, Beryl Kapaun who lives in Salem, SD, was born June 4, 1899, is currently the eldest living South Dakotan celebrating her 113th birthday!

The Century Club is open to everyone in the State of 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 more than 1,000 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, contact LuAnn Severson, Century Club coordinator, South Dakota Health Care Association at (800) 952-3052 or write: Century Club, South Dakota Health Care Association, 804 N Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or you may download an application at

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