Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 3, 2018
Chamber Banquet
Ron Evans Is 2018 Chamber President
Col. Raymond French Honored
From Col. Raymond French's 2017 Air Force Hall of Fame Induction:
"His efforts were key to the timely dissemination of vital security information to military and civilian decision-makers."
Ron Evans (2018 Chamber President)
CHS 1955
Col. Raymond French (Banquet Speaker)
CHS 1956
Col. Raymond French was inducted into the Air Force Cyberspace Operations & Support Hall of Fame in 2017 ( HOF Induction Video)
A subset of the Chamber award winners (L-R): Teresa Brown accepted for American Bank of Oklahoma's Business of the Year, "The Cake Lady" Ashley Williams for Community Service, Cynthia Reed for Member of the Year, Wendell Johnson for Certificate of Recognition, and Holly & Arlin Stacy for Gold Key Award.
Linda & Dale Stotts received a Community Spirit Award for Silver Dollar Cafe
Cynthia Reed received her Member of the Year Award from Robert Miller
David Smith was swown in as Vice-President of the Chamber for 2018.
Note: Robert Miller (right) was originally to be Chamber President again this year but has moved to Texas for his church.
The City of Collinsville (government) was well represented at the Chamber Banquet.
Collinsville HS FFA & NHS students assisted with serving the meal Saturday.
The following Photos are from the Friday (Feb. 2nd) Reception for Col. French
at the Veterans Building
The City will be hosting a come and go reception and making a special presentation to Col. Raymond French tomorrow (Friday, February 2) at the Veterans Building from 6-8 PM. Col. French is from Collinsville and has made significant contributions to the United States Air Force and was recently inducted into the Air Force Hall of Fame. Col. French will be awarded a Key to the City by Mayor Bud York at 6:30 PM. We would like for everyone to stop by to show your support and welcome Col. French back to Collinsville. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing everyone there to honor this Hometown Hero. Thank you all for representing our City well. -- City of Collinsville -- 2/1/2018 Col. French will be the speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet the following evening.
Col. Raymond French received the "Key to the City" from Collinsville Mayor Bud York.
Feb. 2nd was "Col. Raymond French Day" In Tulsa County with Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo presenting the proclamation Friday.. Col. French detailed his 26 year Air Force career to those attending the Friday reception, and said he was lucky to have had great leadership and staff.
These two Raymond French uniforms are part of the collection of the Collinsville Depot Museum.

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