The Steamboat Days Festival Committee Capped their Harbormaster 2014 Friday morning at Merchants Bank downtown location. In their typical fashion they, along with Past Harbormasters, Chamber Ambassadors and Bank employees surprised Dave Grewe during his “usual” work day at the bank.
As her last official act as Harbormaster 2013, Debbie Greenwood “capped” Dave and read the nomination statement.
Dave Grewe was nominated for Harbormaster 2014 by his co worker Mark Metzler. In Mark’s nomination he state that “I’ve found that all the great things I’d heard about Dave in the community over the years were true and maybe even a bit understated.”
Dave has been a active member of the Winona Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and held the post of Ambassador Supreme, a long time member of the Winona JayCees in their better days and Winter Carnival Chairman in the late 1970’s, He has been involved with the Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee serving as President. He has also been involved in several other nonprofit groups in the area including the United Way and Winona Lions Club, and the committee that brought the Wilkie Replica and Museum in the early 1980s. He is currently the President of the Westfield Golf Club organization.
Dave’s community involvement is not limited to Winona. He also served on the Board for Oktoberfest in La Crosse for several years.
Metzler closed his nomination with “Dave is modest about his accomplishments and never asks for recognition. I think it is part of his nature, as well as a part of the sense of obligation he has to being a contributing member of the community.
Dave Grewe will retire from Merchants Bank at the end of June.
The Steamboat Days Festival Committee and Past Harbormasters are honored to “Cap” Dave Grewe Harbormaster 2014. You will be able to see Dave at several events during Steamboat Days including on the Steamboat Days Float in the Grande Parade Sunday, June 15th. Parade start time is 12:31pm.
- 2013 – Debbie Greenwood
- 2012 – Bill Reinarts
- 2011 – Kevin Kerney
- 2010 – Luke Merchlewitz
- 2009 – John Kennedy
- 2008 – Dave Jensen
- 2007 – Greg Evans
- 2006 – Steve & Candi Kohner
- 2005 – Tom Slaggie
- 2004 – Bev Keiper
- 2003 – Dave Keller
- 2002 – Gary Evans
- 2001 – John Bernadot
- 2000 – Pam Simon
- 1990 – Al Smith
- 1989 – Ed Miller