News on Shawn Lyons

FIAE members....

We wanted to send out news on Shawn Lyons from the South Dakota Retailers Assn who suffered a stroke while attending the CSRA meeting. Below is a September 16 posting from their FACEBOOK page, which I have received permission to re-post. I am sure you join me in sending prayers to Shawn! Bev Lynch


South Dakota Retailers Association Executive Director Shawn Lyons is currently hospitalized in Portland, Oregon, after suffering a stroke earlier this week while attending a national conference for retail association leaders. He is in stable condition and is responding well to treatment. His wife Stephanie is with him and is keeping us up-to-date. Their two sons, Michael and Jonathan, are with family friends in Pierre.

Stephanie has set up a Caring Bridge site for people who want to stay updated at

While Shawn is on the mend, our members can be assured that things are running smoothly here at the Association. We have an experienced, professional staff, and our Board of Directors is staying on top of things.

Our annual golf tournament will continue as planned this coming Monday at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre, and the Board of Directors will hold their regular fall board meeting on Tuesday as scheduled.

Several members have asked about sending flowers or making contributions to assist with medical expenses. Shawn is currently in ICU, so flowers would not be allowed. If you plan to send flowers, plants or gifts, we would encourage you to wait until Shawn and Stephanie are back home. If you wish to make a contribution to assist with expenses, any checks made payable to SDRA with “Shawn Lyons fund” on the memo line will be conveyed to the family. (SDRA-PO Box 638-Pierre, SD 57501.)

We ask that you keep Shawn and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

The SDRA Board and Staff


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