Past RI Vice President Smith dies
Past RI Vice President Dave Smith. Rotary Images
Past RI Vice President Dave Smith, 84, of Austin, Texas, USA, died 29 September.
Smith joined the Rotary Club of Austin in 1961. He served as RI vice president for 1976-77 and as RI director for 1975-76. His service to RI began in 1969-70, when he was governor of District 5780. Smith held other RI positions, including institute moderator, RI training leader, and committee member and chair.
A longtime radio and television broadcaster and public relations consultant, Smith spent 30 years as a member of the Southwest Conference Football Network. He served as president of the United Press Broadcasters Association of Texas and the Austin Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He was also a member of the Public Relations Society.
During his 60 years in Austin, Smith was active in civic and political life. He was a member and vice president of the Austin School Board in 1964-70 and was appointed by two Texas governors as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
He is survived by his son, David. Funeral arrangements were handled by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin. Condolences may be sent to David Smith at 100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300, Austin, Texas 78701 USA.