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David Coffin
District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
Orange Coast District, 2016-2017

David Coffin, DDGERA true native Californian, Dave was born on Valentine’s Day in San Francisco in 1940. He was reared in Southern California, graduated from Cantwell High School in Montebello before proudly serving his country in the U S Army.

After a six year courtship, he married the love of his life, Rose. They have been married for twenty nine years, and have three children and four grandchildren between them.

David is a life member of the La Habra Host Lions Club with 32 years of service. He was honored as his club’s Lion of the Year in 1997, and District Lion of the Year in 1999.

While living in La Habra, Dave felt it was time to give back to his community, and served as a Community Services Commissioner for the City of La Habra, from 1996 thru 2004. During that time, he was also president of the Chamber of Commerce twice, and La Habra’s Citizen of the Year in 2005.

In 2004, his neighbor, Del Matheson, approached him, and invited him to join the La Habra Elks lodge. Dave immediately became involved and was asked to be Lecturing Knight in 2007, He moved thru the chairs, becoming ER in 2010. He also served as ER again in 2012. He was honored in 2008 with the “Distinguished Citizenship award, He has been President of the P.E.R. Association and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has served as District Scholar Vice Chairman under State Association Vice President Harvey Bolts for two years, and was Scholarship Chair in 2013. He was State Vice President in 2014 and 2015 under State President Floyd “ Skip” Henke, and was Americanism Chairman in 2015-2016.

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