Chamber seeks nominees for 2013 banquet

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the 2013 banquet which has yet to be scheduled.

Deadline to submit an award is March 15

The top four awards are Outstanding Citizen, Citizen-of-theyear, Organization-of-the-year, and Business-of-the -year.

Previous winners:

OUTSTANDING CITIZEN— Dr. John T. Richards, 1978; W. H. Cooke, 1979; Johnny Weed (John M. Weed Jr.), 1980; Henry Tyler, 1981; L. C. Mehaffey, 1982; John Shoemake, 1983; Judy York, 1984; Glenn Hodges, 1985; E. E. “Buck” Henry, 1986.

Jack Drake, 1987; Emory C. Camp, 1988; Clyde Jones, 1989; W. P. Hogan, 1990; Bill Cooke, 1991; Travis Grindle, 1992.

Ruby Holliman, 1993; Bob Thompson, 1994; W. T. Pearson Jr., 1995; Walter Pond, 1996; Hal Reagan, 1997.

Sonny Lillard, 1998; Helen Perry, 1999; John Robertson, 2000; Charlie McGregor, 2001; Gunar Gerthe, 2002; Jim Currey, 2003; Gaye Bland, 2004; Marilyn Hicks, 2005.

Bill Eckert (award presented posthumously), 2006; Russell Fischer, 2007; Joy Graham, 2008; Collier Perry, 2009; Joan Ratliff, 2010; Dr. Lucile Estell, 2011; Bill and Peggy Cooke, 2012.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— Richard Thrasher, 1979; Harold Luckey, 1980; Tom Brown, 1981; Ronnie Wiley, 1982; Harold Love, 1983; Louis Rinn, 1984.

Jim Hughes, 1985; Mark Brady, 1986; Carl Hudson, 1987; Tommy Doss, 1988; Gaye Bland, 1989; Betty Richards and Glenn Hodges, 1990.

Margarette Gillette, 1991; Mike Foster, 1992; Bill Avrett, 1993; Denice Doss, 1994; Darral Walker, 1995; Gordon Todd, 1996; Juanita Ford, 1997.

Jo Bird, 1998; Joan Ratliff, 1999; no award in 2000; Dr. Lucile Estell, 2001; Dr. John M. and Jeanie Weed, 2002.

Mike Korenek, 2003; Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, 2004; Lin Perry, 2005; Ann King, 2006; Jackie Pistner, 2007; Homer Mowdy, 2008; Becky Booker Marek, 2009; Cody Caldwell, 2010; Cindy Jerman, 2011; Lee Parsley, 2012.

ORGANIZATIONS—Knights of Columbus Council 7014 and Rockdale EMS, 1980; EMS and Rockdale Community Players, 1981; Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) and Rockdale Fair Association, 1982; Rockdale Fair Association, 1983.

Rockdale Christian Services, 1984; RVFD, 1985; EMS, 1986; RVFD, 1987; Richards Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 1988.

Beta Sigma Phi, 1989; “Ladies of the Evening,” (Richards Memorial Hospital 3 to 11 p.m. nursing shift), 1990; Rockdale 4-H Club, 1991.

VFW Post 6525 Auxiliary, 1992; Alcoa, 1993; Rockdale Rotary Club, 1994; EMS, 1995; Chamber of Commerce Alliance, 1996; New Salem FCE Club, 1997; Rockdale Development Board, 1998; VFW Post 6525, 1999; Cub Scout Pack 789, 2000; RVFD, 2001; Rockdale Historical Society, 2002.

Greater Rockdale E-Access Team (GREAT), 2003; Alpha Tau Delta, 2004; Rockdale Christian Services, 2005.

Central Texas Work Force Center, 2006; Kay Theatre Foundation, 2007; Rockdale Rotary Club, 2008; Rockdale Downtown Association, 2009; VFW Post 6525, 2010; Original 12 Civic and Social Club, 2011; Rockdale VFD, 2012.

BUSINESSES— Poor Boy Barbecue, 2007; Alcoa’s Rockdale Operations, 2008; Bland Construction, 2009; Rockdale Signs & Photography, 2010; Midway Grocery, 2011; Gatti’s Pizza, 2012.


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