Bill Thomas Thanked By CEF /
Primary Runoff August 26th /
$3500 To Fire Dept. /
$1091 To School
Check To Collinsville Fire Department
|The letter that accompanied
a $3500 check to the Collinsville Fire department stated "The enclosed
check is part of the Cherokee Nation's initiative to be good partners
within our community by providing assistance to worthwhile causes that
provide valuable services to our community and Cherokee Nation citizens."
In the photo above L-R seated: Buel Anglen (former Cherokee Legislator)
and Dusty Danderson (Collinsville fire captain). L-R standing: Cara Cowan
Watts (Cherokee Legislator), Russell Young (Collinsville Fire Chief),
Pam Polk (Collinsville City Manager), and Lee Keener (Cherokee Legislator).
The funds came without stipulation and will be used to supplement the
fire departments budget. One specific use is for 2 I-Pad Airs that will
utilize an application from a Sapulpa fireman that will help track local
storm shelters and fire hydrant locations by latitude-longitude. The system
will also support generating reports and maps according to Dusty Danderson.
Thomas Thanked For Years Of Service To Education Foundation
Thomas had been president of the Collinsville Education Foundation from
it's beginning in 1998 until earlier this year when he stepped aside
and Ron Evans took over as president. Mr. Thomas has been the primary
fund raiser for the organization that has contributed over $217,000
in grants to Collinsville Public School teachers and another $15,000
in senior scholarships and teacher of the year awards. Bill is a 1950
Collinsville High School graduate and a former school board member.
The 81 year old Thomas plans to continue his support of the education
foundation and students and teachers.
Education Foundation encourages public involvement via membership, donations
or volunteer support. The trustees meet the second Wednesday monthly
(11:45am) at the Education Service Center (1902 W. Maple). The annual
golf tournament has been the primary fundraiser for the organization
for several years. This year there will also be fundraiser events at
Chick-Fil-A (Sept. 16th 5-8pm in Owasso) and at Collinsville's Jalapeno
Grill (Nov. 17th all day).
Applications for teacher grants are due to the principals by September
26th this year.
|TTCU Check To
Superintendent Lance West accepted a $1091 check from Tulsa Teachers Credit
Union presented by Pam Rodriguez. The check (presented August 8th) represents
the "rewards" for customers "swiping" a TTCU Collinsville
Pride) Check Card.