Congratulations to RSL member David Martin OAM, who has been nominated for the Victorian Senior Australian of the Year 2023.

David served in the Australian Army for 21 years and has been an active member of the RSL since 1969. The Vietnam veteran received life membership in 2004 and was awarded the RSL Meritorious Service Medal in 2016.

The three-time president of the Rutherglen RSL Sub-Branch is credited as being a driving force behind the local memorial gardens, which tells the story of the community’s service and sacrifice through Australia’s conflicts.

He has also dedicated 20 years to Legacy Clubs nationwide and has been the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the Murray Valley Centre for close to 40 years. The day training centre helps people with disabilities live independently in the community and find employment.

David’s selfless work for veterans and people with disabilities was recognised on Australian Day 2002, when he was named Citizen of the Year by the city of Wodonga.

Good luck David!