Dave Martin’s Outstanding Service

Dave Martin has been an Optimist Member for 46 years!

Dave has contributed, not just our club, but others that he has been a significant part of, as well as District and International level! A very well deserved Outstanding Service Award presented to him at our recent awards banquet.

Dave continues to dedicate his talents to Optimist International by leading our DMM (Dakotas, Manitoba, Minnesota) District as Governor through our 100th year – 2018-2019.

Thank you, Dave for your commitment in helping all of us Bring Out The Best in Youth, In our Community and In Ourselves!

Dave Martinʼs Optimist History

Brookings Optimist Club
June, 1972 – Charter member of Brookings Optimist Club
1974-75 – Vice president, Brookings Optimist Club
975-76 – Distinguished President, Brookings Optimist Club; built Watertown club
1979-80 – Secretary, Brookings Optimist Club

Mitchell Optimist Club
1991-95 – Secretary-Treasurer

Sioux Valley Optimist Club –
2002-03 – Vice President
2003-08 – President
2008-09 – Secretary
2012-18 – Secretary

Dakotas, Minnesota, Manitoba District
1976-77 – Lt. Governor
1979-80 – Governor-Elect
1980-81 – Governor; built Milbank club
1981-82 – OI Foundation Representative
1982-83 – OI Foundation Representative
1983-84 – Membership Chair
1984-85 – Secretary-Treasurer and Awards and Achievements Chair
1985-86 – Finance Chair
1986-87 – Governorʼs Assistant
1989-90 – Acting Lt. Governor, Activities Co-Chair
1990-91 – Leadership Development Chair
1991-92 – Leadership Development Chair
1992-93 – Leadership Development Chair and Newsletter Editor
1993-94 – Leadership Development Chair
1994-95 – Leadership Development Chair and Newsletter Editor
1995-96 – Chair of Communications Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

2004-05 – Distinguished and Outstanding Lt. Governor
2005-06 – Governorʼs Assistant
2006-07 – Awards and Achievement Chair

Optimist International Committees
1994 – Member of OI Community Projects Awards Judging Panel
1995 – Chair of OI Community Projects Awards Judging Panel

Length of service: 19 years on DMM Executive Board (16 of 20 years from 1976-96)

Congratulations for all of your achievements Dave!


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