Meet Our Members: Berwyn Tisdel

• September 20, 2022

meet our members

If you’ll check out the About Us page, you’ll find that the Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS officially began as the La-Mesa AMBUCS in 1960, and one of our current members, Berwyn Tisdel, is our longest-tenured member. He became a member in September 16, 1962. In 2022, he celebrated his 60th year as a member. During this time, he served two terms as club President:1968-1969 and 1977-1978.

Berwyn and his wife, Carolyn, are the parents of three – Lyniece, Tina, and Kent. He is a retired architect and engineer, but as a young, up-and-coming professional back in 1962, Berwyn says, “I joined Monterey AMBUCS to serve our community along with fellow members my own age,” adding, “What happened to those ‘others my age’?”

Until the hamburger restaurant at the South Plains Fair was sold, Berwyn continued to handle his three shifts each year. You wouldn’t know he isn’t one of the young ones. When asked to share what Monterey AMBUCS has meant to him, Berwyn says, “I have enjoyed the many opportunities to meet new people, listen to many, many informative programs, and become involved in various work projects. I also had the pleasure of knowing the hundreds of fellow AMBUC members who have come and gone during the years since 1962.”

Berwyn is a great example of someone who is STILL WILLING to serve his community, and while we know it will take “younger blood” to grow Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS through another 60 years of service to our community, we would still love to have even more of those like Berwyn to share in the fun!!

We are so grateful to have Berwyn Tisdel as a member of our Monterey AMBUCS Team, and whether you're a long-time Lubbock resident or a newcomer, if you too, would like to learn more about our mission and see about joining our Team, just JOIN US at one of our regular Monday lunches at the McKenzie/Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus. You'll be glad you did!! And Berwyn, thank you for being a member of Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS!