Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
August 6, 2015
Home School / Habitat For Humanity
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Copyright 2015 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Next Chamber Luncheon Meeting is September 3rd
Two Chamber Topics:
Business Interaction With Home School Comunity /
Collinsville's First Habitat Project
2015 Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Officers:
President -- Teresa Brown (American Bank of Oklahoma)
President-Elect -- Scott Reeves (QuikTrip)
Secretery/Treasurer -- Cynthia Reed (Cyn-Pro Graphics)
2015 Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors:
Charles Palmer - RCB Bank
Jackie Stephens - JB Stephens Properties
Ron Evans -- Collinsville Education Foundation
Jim Dolton -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Don Hutchinson -- VVEC
Christine Wilson -- Hometown Insurance
Stacy Brown -- CastleRock Financial Advisors
Sherry Campbell -- Custom Dental
Kent Smalygo -- Kent's Custom Cars & Trucks
President-appointed One Year Directors:
Robert Miller - New Life Assembly
Jason Ervin -- St. John Owasso
Josh Kelley - Redbud Physical Therapy
Marilyn Hardacre -- Keller-Williams Real Estate
Beth Ann Langston -- Home Town Real Estate
Collinsville Downtown Inc. -- Shelley Nachtigall
City Manager -- Pam Polk
Cherokee Nation -- Cara Cowan Watts
County Commissioner -- John Smaligo, Jr.
Mayor -- Bud York
School Superintendent -- Lance West
State Representative -- Earl Sears
State Senator -- Rick Brinkley
Nicole Landrum (at the speaker's stand) discussed Home Schooling ... while three representatives of Tulsa Habitat For Humanity (seated in the fore ground waited their turn to address the Chamber meeting).

Melissa Carlson is the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce's manager.

Nicole Landrum described the "clasical model" of teaching how to learn used by "Clasical Conversitions" which provides resouces for local home schooling parents and students. ( She also made suggestions for ways local businesses could team up with local home schoolers to benefit both the learning experience and the business.
Representatives of the Tulsa Habitat for Humanity explained their organization has provided reduced cost houses for 327 qualified buyers since 1988 (mostly in Tulsa). They have just recently started branching out to other Tulsa County Communities and hope to start construction in September 2015 for their first Collinsville buyer. The homes are not free ... the 0% loan must be repaid and the perspective buyers must compete training and participate in the building process. They also seek donations locally to help reduce the initial cost of the home to the buyer. Local volunteers are also sought to help with the building project. The Collinsville home will be at 801 N. 9th Street on a property donated by Harbor Church. (www.tulsahabitat,org)