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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)

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 


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.


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