Lion David Culpitt was born in Auckland New Zealand, He is the 2nd of 4 children and he has 1 sister and 1 brother who all still in New Zealand.
From his early years David was devoted to caring and helping others. Starting as an altar boy in the Anglian Church and then he went onto become a very valuable member of the All Saints Air Scouts.
Such was his devotion to duty he was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as a Chief Scouts Award.
When David decided it was time to get out into the workforce, he got an entry level job as a Supermarket Trainee Manager.
As a team player and future leader, David became a manager.
After 5 years of supporting his team and leading the way, David decided that he would like to give trucking a go.
Dave Culpitt started as a bread delivery driver and shortly after that graduated into general freight across New Zealand’s North Island.
Dave went onto own a fleet of trucks before moving to Melbourne and started another challenge within the food industry.
David’s hard work is supported in his firm belief in honesty, loyalty and respect for all of his staff and customers which has seen him become the Logistics Manager for PFD Foodservice.
In addition to his strong work ethic, self-confidence and a knack of ‘getting things done’, David Culpitt went on to lend his expertise in the printing industry and it’s there that he spent over 20 years making a difference and turning a decent profit.
David has 2 sons Graham & Ivan & daughter Monique and he’s a very proud grandfather to 4 adored grandchildren who all live in New Zealand.
David joined Lions after being invited to a Cabinet weekend away.
This was where all the community service he did in the scouts and the church all those years ago, came back home and he decided it was time for him to get involved in helping the local, district and international community.
Since being a member of Balnarring Lions Club. David has been heavily involved in Community projects and just keeps on giving, so he too can successfully serve his community, his district, and the world.
In recognition of David’s outstanding commitment to his club and the community, he has been awarded a Neil Williams esteemed member Award, Presidents Appreciation medals, Diamond Centennial pin and a James D Richardson Award as well as many District Governor Appreciation Certificates.
David has also received a Melvin Jones fellowship for his hard work and dedication on District cabinet.