of Commerce Annual Installation And Awards Banquet
Babbitt Is 2008 President
Rep. Sears Was Keynote Speaker
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Chamber of Commerce Member:
(With Recent Obituaries)
Remodeled Facilities at 13th & Main
Jim R. Dolton
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Chamber Awards Recipients
In appreciation of outstanding representation of Collinsville in a positive
light outside the community.
Award: In appreciation of contributions and dedication to the community.
Friends of Collinsville
Friends of Collinsville Animal Shelter (FOCAS)
Dr. Susan Babbitt
City of Collinsville
Verdigris Valley Electric Authority
In appreciation of dedication to the education of our youth.
Gold Key Award:
For making a substantial investment in our community.
The Rock Gym
In appreciation of time and effort with the youth of our community.
Early Childhood Center P.T.O.
P.E.O. Chapter X
Home Representative Club
In appreciation of support of the Chamber.
Dr. Tim Prock
State Rep. Earl Sears
Beth Ann Langston
Member of the
Year Award: For going above and beyond the call of duty in service
to the Chamber.
Chamber of Commerce President Terry Due handed off the gavel to Dr. Susan Babbitt
who will steer the Collinsville Chamber in 2008.
Representative Earl Sears addressed the following 3 key topics: Oklahoma's Centennial,
Education and Community Service
Earl Sears donated $500 to the Collinsville Library (accepted by Susan Babbitt)
Slagle (CHS Principal) was selected by the other chamber members as Member of
Sears (a former educator) stressed that "our children are our future"
and that Collinsville is fortunate to have outstanding students, teachers and
Sears donated $1000 to the Collinsville Education Foundation to make Louise
Brazeal a lifetime member in honor of her 41 years teaching in Collinsville.
CEF President Bill Thomas accepted the check as Louise got a handshake.
Sears read (and presented to city officials) a citation from the Oklahoma Legislature
praising the volunteer effort of Collinsville individuals and organizations
that participated in the Jan. 12th brush
collection day. [Note: that effort will be repeated Feb. 2nd.
... report to CHS at 7am again]
oath for the 2008 Chamber officers was given by Phil Ostrander (center, MC for
the banquet) to L-R: Billie Francis (Secretary-Treasurer), Donnie Hutchinson
(Vice-President), Dr. Susan Babbitt (President) and Cory Slagle (President-Elect).
Due gave his farewell address after leading the Chamber in 2007. The chamber's
successful year is documented on this site
and the chamber's
outlined two programs already planned for the 2008 Chamber: 1) "Buy
Collinsville" which will promote local businesses and increase our
tax base and 2) short merchant presentations at the regular monthly luncheon
meetings. Susan recognized the chamber board members and said any member
with ideas was welcome to attend board meetings.
group represents most of the "Community Service" award winners
representative for Mid-Continent Concrete accepted
their Gold Key Award from Terry Due.
(for Code Red) and ?? accepted Youth Awards
Murphy accepted a Youth Award for the Home Representative Club.
Tommy Seale accepted a Youth Award
2008 Awards & Installation Banquet's theme was "Promoting
Education Through Partnership Beetween Schools & Community".
The event was held at the High School Commons and the meal was served
by "Delightful Bites". Earl Sears also presented a $1000 check
to the city to support the brush collection volunteer effort.
Ann Langston, Dr. Tim Prock, Rep. Earl Sears (& Marilyn Hardacre not in
photo) were selected by Terry Due for the President's Award.