May 17, 2012 (Lakeside)--The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Harry J. Spence ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award. This annual award is given to a man or woman in the community who has been an outstanding contributor to the community.
The Chamber is looking for the names of persons in the community of Lakeside that are worthy of this prestigious Award. Any service organization, citizens group or business may nominate a candidate or candidates
Nominations will be accepted through May 28, 2012, by mail or in person at the Chamber office. The Award recipient will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Installation of Officers and Citizen of the Year Award Ceremonies in July of 2012, and ride in the VIP Section of Lakeside’s Western Days Parade in April, 2013. (See the Rules and Regulations below)
PAST CITIZENS OF THE YEAR
1980 Harry J. Spence
1981 A. L. Meyer 1996 Gelia Cook
1982 Mary Allison 1997 Betty McMillen
1983 Gladys Temple 1998 Rick Smith
1984 Lex Boswell 1999 Terry Leimbach
1985 Leo Ward 2000 William Markle
1986 Joe Fox 2001 Frank Hilliker
1987 Charlie Meier 2002 Lakeside C.O.P.P.S.
1988 Dave Martin 2003 East County Fire Relief Center
1989 Don Boden 2004 Harold Hilliker
1990 Roy Cook 2006 Reid Enniss
1991 Carroll Ray 2007 Mike Perine
1992 Don Hickle 2008 Abby Anders
1993 Ralph Anderson 2009 Don Bright
1994 Jerry Lester 2010 Elaine Brack
1995 Edna Kouns 2011 Dr. Stephen Halfak
2012 LAKESIDE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR HARRY J. SPENCE AWARD
Rules and Regulations
The Harry J. Spence Award, given to honor a person who dedicated his/her efforts to the development of Lakeside, is offered annually to a man or woman who has made outstanding contributions to the community. This award is a one-time honor.
Various areas of effort and contribution may include:
A. Recognizable and ethical business practices such as:
1. Furthering employer/employee relationships
2. Employee training programs
3. Promoting the business community in general
B. Contribution to the welfare of Lakeside through dedicated work with service projects such as:
1. Involvement in civic affairs
2. Aide to youth groups
3. Senior or adult groups
C. Any field of endeavor which contributed to a better way of life for all in the community of Lakeside.
Nominees must be at least twenty-one years of age and reside in Lakeside or operate a business in the Lakeside Planning Area. Directors of the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce shall not be eligible for nomination while they are sitting on the Board of Directors.
Letters should be in resume format and postmarked no later than May 28, 2012 to be eligible for judging. - Posthumous awards are possible.
Resumes are to include the following:
1. Name, address, phone number of nominee
2. Years of residency or business operation in the Lakeside Planning Area
3. Activities or noteworthy community projects that have been accomplished
4. Any commendable personal accomplishments beneficial to the community
5. Organization name, address, phone number and contact person of nominating party
Nominees will be notified by June 15, 2012.
Thank you for being a part of this annual tradition.