Lifetime Achievement Members

Our club’s mission is to support and improve the lives of youth in the Green Bay community. There are some club members who go above the call of duty, volunteering thousands of hours over a lifetime of membership. It is an honor to recognize both present, and past members who have, and continue to be, exemplary models of what the Optimist Club stands for.

2021 Award Winners



Years Active: 2001 - Present

As commissioner of the girls softball league for 16 years (2004-2020), Dave Crevcoure chartered a new era for Green Bay’s East side softball program.

Through his guidance, and as a huge supporter of the youth softball program, he built the East side program from only a few teams during the early years, to one of the largest youth softball programs in the area today. Continue Reading


Years Active: 1969 - 2021
Ken Lindemann joined the Optimist Club in 1969 and remained a loyal member up until his passing in 2021. As a longstanding local business man (owner of Lindeman’s Cleaning) in Green Bay, Ken saw the importance of giving back, as evidence by his commitment to the Optimist Club and other charitable youth based organizations within the Community. Continue Reading


Years Active: 1986 - Present

The motto for the Optimist Club is “a friend of youth” and since joining the club in 1986, there has been no bigger friend than Dan Madigan.  Dan personifies the motto by giving his time and energy for over 3 decades to the youth baseball programs.

Shortly after joining the Club, Dan made the commitment to oversee the youth baseball program as League Commissioner.  During those early years, the Commissioner was responsible for everything including fundraising, scheduling coaches & umpires, and ordering equipment & concession stand items. Continue Reading


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