Lifetime Achievement Member:
2022 Award Winner
Years Active: 1981 - Present
Joe joined the Club in 1981 and has been the ultimate role model of what an Optimist member should be since then. Joe served on the Board of Directors from 1982 to 1983 and again from 1985 to 1986, was Vice President of 1987 to 1989, and was President from 1989 to 1990. Joe was also instrumental in helping to organize the Trout Boil (a Club fundraiser) for several years and helped to organize the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament for many years.
Joe continues to be very, very active today. Joe’s “all in” because not only does he “do it” (by actively working with Optimist programs directly), he totally “supports” the Club’s activities financially and “encourages” participation by other members. Joe and his wife, Nancy, have always been generous with their time and talents and also financially. He is presently active in the Club’s Foundation, concentrating his efforts in fundraising and monetarily contributing to activities involving the Howe School children as well as being a leading contributor to the Foundation’s Scholarship program, which recently provided five scholarships to deserving students in the Green Bay and Luxemburg Casco area, as well as both he and Nancy helping out the girls softball program during games.
Joe has been and continues to be an example for everyone in the Club and epitomizes everything an Optimist should aspire to be – energetic, enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging – to both Club members and the activities that the Club and Foundation are involved with.