BGS Attorney Dave Schaps presented the Roseville Area Optimist Club’s inaugural “Optimist of the Year” award to Club President Don Salverda at the November 3rd Club meeting.
Salverda is a former Ramsey County Commissioner from the Roseville Area and President of Don Salverda and Associates, a personal and professional leadership consulting firm. Both Dave and Don are founding members of the Roseville Area Optimist Club, and worked to charter the organization in January. The purpose of the club is to be a friend of local area kids by promoting activities that bring out the best in ourselves, the community and in our youth. The 10 member Optimist Club board, of which Dave serves as the Club Secretary, unanimously agreed that Salverda should receive the first award due to his great work in building the Club to almost 70 members in eleven short months. This accomplishment was truly a feat warranting recognition. The Club meets for a networking lunch and to hear a speaker on the second Friday of every month at the Roseville Radisson. There are over 1500 Optimist Clubs world wide and 23 in Minnesota.
The Roseville Club is made up of a number of people including leaders in business, local government and local non-profit groups. For questions about this article or inquiries regarding the Roseville Area Optimist Club, please contact Dave Schaps