Twenty years ago, this club was formed and has gone through many metamorphoses. In 2000 founder, Marty Hindsley came into the Recreation office and asked this question – “Why don’t you have a senior citizen organization”?
It had always been the intention of the Satellite Beach Recreation Dept. to help organize a senior club. So Marty, other like-minded volunteers and with assistance from the Recreation staff, formed the original blueprint that would launch a new senior club. There is more to this story, but we want to tell you a bit about Marty and his commitment to volunteerism.
Since retirement in Satellite Beach, Marty has not remained idle! He has volunteered in many organizations in Brevard such as: Satellite Beach Recreation Board; 55+ Club Founder & President; Kiwanis Club President; Lieutenant Governor & Foundation Trustee of 11 Kiwanis Clubs in Brevard County; Aging Matters Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Advisory Board Chairperson; United Way Volunteer Coordinator serving
42 Non Profit Organizations; Member Brevard Commission on Aging as a Representative serving the needs of Brevard Seniors; Senior Care of Brevard Chairperson Serving Day care needs of Alzheimer’s & Dementia patients; Housing Authority of Brevard County Commissioner appointed by the Governor of Florida serving the needs of low income residents. Marty was then, and still is a man of visionary ideas, a good leader and a smart delegator. He knew that this club could not run by itself, nor could he run it alone, so he surrounded himself with people of like interest who could make this club successful. Marty and his wife Ilona currently reside in Satellite Beach.
It goes without saying that Marty has had a busy life and his unselfish dedication to volunteerism deserves our humble gratitude. Thank you, Marty, for all you have done!
By Louise Stevenson