Volunteerism is an essential part of society. Many volunteers stay behind the scenes with little to no acknowledgement by the public or those receive their help.

This year, the San Diego Rotary Club is honoring Dale K. Wilson for his efforts and dedication to the community over the years.

Wilson, who has been married to Sandy for 42 years, attended Texas A & M University - College Station and received his BBA in 1979 and than his MBA from Corpus Christi State University in 1981.

Currently, he is the chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer for the First State Bank in San Diego where he has been employed at since 2002.

Dale Wilson is currently and actively involved in several organizations and holds many leadership positions. Organizations Wilson is involved in are director of the Texas Bankers Association, director of the San Diego Rotary Club, executive board member of Bandina Christian Youth Camp, Inc., elder/song leader/bible class teacher at Morningside Drive Church of Christ. He is also the president of the Jim Wells County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., co-chair Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee, Life Member Alice Optimist Club and the treasurer for Coyote Cooks.

Dale Wilson's previous involvement include past president of the Alice Chamber of Commerce, Alice Country Club, Alice Optimist Club, San Diego Rotary Club, Alice Ambassadors, JWC Master Planners Association, Alice Country Club, Alice Industrial Foundation, founding co-chair JWC United Way Advisory Board, representative of JWC on Infrastructure Task Force

Member of Highway 281 Task Force, and the Alice police chief selection. Other committees and awards Wilson has been on or awarded are Community Bankers Council for Texas Bankers Association, director of Alice and JWC Economic Development Corporation, Executive Board Coastal Bend Community Foundation, Vice-Chairman Christus Spohn Hospital Advisory Board in Alice, Steering Committee Leadership JWC, Citizen of the Year, Alice Chamber of Commerce 2009, and Chairman’s Award, Texas Bankers Association 2015.

Wilson, with his family by his side, was honored during the 2019 Duval County Fair.