Martin needs your vote for national honorYour vote could garner a longtime county board supervisor national recognition.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Your vote could garner a longtime county board supervisor national recognition.
No, he’s not seeking higher office – the staff at Senior Connections has nominated Supervisor Lew Martin to be the 2010 Volunteer American for the Meals on Wheels program.
Martin, a veteran of radio and early television media, is “going viral” on the Internet, according to Senior Connections Director Rhoda Nagorski, who nominated Martin on behalf of Douglas County’s Meals on Wheels program. But he needs your vote, in spite of 50 years of standing at the sinks to do dishes for the program.
“I’m on the county board, and when you’re on the county board, you’ve got to have clean hands,” Martin joked in the nominating video posted at www.mowaa.org/americanvolunteer. Martin is one of 19 nominees from across the nation.
“You are the man … you’re making us all look like pikers trying to be as committed as you are to our community,” said Mayor Dave Ross. “… You’ve been giving back for decades to this community.”
At age 93, he volunteers every day.
“Lou Martin is a great guy,” said Douglas County Chairman Doug Finn. “He’s been serving the county for years and years, both as a county board member but as a volunteer for the meal program. … Above all, he’s a great role model … for all of us. Despite being 93 years old, he keeps plugging away, is always positive and just keeps working very, very hard for this community. I can’t think of another person that I have more respect for and admire more than Lew Martin.”
But Martin isn’t letting the nomination go to his head.
After Nagorski told him he was going viral, Martin responded in his typical, polite fashion: “Thank you. That’s very nice.”