Brinkley Asked That We "Pass the Baton to the Next Generation"
Presidency Transfers from Davis To Conley at Installation Banquet
We are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills of northeastern Oklahoma.
Headquartered in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.
the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third
largest based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two
employees cover the Cooperatives more than 3,200-square mile service
territory daily maintaining the electric system and providing consumer-oriented
Traci Conley will head the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce as President in 2011.
She works in the Tulsa County Assessor's Office.
Senator Rick Brinkley was the keynote speaker for the 2011 Chamber Banquet.
A hometown boy, Brinkley said he "owed his success to the people in this room."
Topics In Senator Binkley's Inspirational Speech:
* A proud graduate of Collinsville schools and multi-generational community support that helped raise him and his adopted son
* Shoe shine boy starting in 5th grade (for Winnie Phillips)
* Life guard at Collinsville pool for several summers (which was the center of kids' lives for 3 months each year)
* TV / New York
* Community Church Pastor
* Better Business Bureau
* A seemingly insignificant act could significantly influence a youth's life
didn't get photos for Gold Key Awards (to Jalapeno Grill & Ray Haynes)
or Community Service Awards ... and will wait for a complete list from
the Chamber next week before attemping other names.
-- Ted -- Sun. evening 1/23/2011 (added below Mon.)
|2010 Awards Recipients|
|Ambassador Award: In appreciation for outstanding representation of Collinsville in a positive light outside the community.||Eddie
McDonalds of Owasso
Hannahs Helping Hands
|Community Service Award: In appreciation for contributions and dedication to the community.||Piggly-Wiggly
Silver Dollar Café
|Education Award: In appreciation for dedication to the education of our youth.||Carol
|Gold Key Award: For making a substantial investment in our community.||El Jalapeno
|Youth Award: In appreciation for time and effort with the youth of our community.||Dwayne
|Presidents Award: In appreciation for support of the Chamber.||Fawn
Member of the Year Award: For going above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Chamber.