Welcome. . .

It is an honor to have the opportunity to be the president of our Optimist club for the coming year. I would like to thank each of you for your trust.  My first experience with the optimist club was six years ago as a guest of Klint.  From that point on I knew this was a great group of folks to be a part of.   Little did I know, the first couple years in the club would just scratch the surface of opportunity and service to the youth of our community.

I was born and raised in Archer City, and have been in the area ever since.  After graduating from ACISD is 2001, I headed to Texas Tech for a brief period before heading back to Midwestern State University.  I graduated from there with a bachelors in BCIS in May of 2006.  After working a few years at MWH Group and Empire Paper, I have settled in at American National Bank & Trust as the AVP of Operations.

I have been married to my wonderful wife, Alex, for 10 years and have been blessed with two children, Piper and Preston.  Piper is currently attending kindergarten at Fowler Elementary and Preston is in prek at School for Little People.  We look forward to raising our children to be followers of Christ with a serving heart.

I look forward to serving this Club as President for the coming year.  I hope to grow our group through increasing social activities outside our normal meetings.  I believe a healthy membership is key to better severing our youth.  Thank you again for the opportunity to serve this club.


Patrick Martin, President
Optimist Club of Wichita Falls