As a result of
his classification, that of travel agent, Dave has been able to
assist in the planning of seven NID (National Immunization Day)
programs as part of the Polio Plus effort, beginning with a program
to Madagascar in 1999. In 2004, Dave was privileged to participate
in two NID programs to India, leading the last one. He has learned
that when you are able to put your hands on a Rotary project you
become a true Rotarian.
Chester Springs is home for Dave
and Cheryl. Daughter Charlene lives in Phoenixville with her
family, and daughter Kim resides in Lynchburg, VA with her family.
Dave and Cheryl are blessed with four grandchildren and are
an active part of their lives.
Dave has been recognized by his
club in a number of ways. In addition to being a Paul Harris
Fellow, he is a Guy Gundaker
Fellow and has been recognized by the Rotary
Foundation with the District Service Award and the Citation
for Meritorious Service.
Dave is a graduate of the University
of Wisconsin, Madison and served as a naval officer from
1963 to 1967. He owned and operated his own travel agency for
more than 30 years and is currently employed by Globus Medical
as travel coordinator.
Dave is an active member of his
church, Calvary Lutheran in West Chester and has been called
to be a member of The Gideon’s
International. He fully embraces Rotary's motto of "Service
Above Self" and considers it a privilege to work with the
Rotarians of District 7450 and those around the world, as we
all strive to build "Peace Through Service."