Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2017 - Page 37

Joy Parsons, Business Longevity Award recipient William Bailey, Stephen & Libbie Wood and Justin Dominguez Iris Sanchez Annual Membership Meeting & Banquet The annual membership meeting and banquet is held annually during the first quarter to recognize outstanding business leaders in our community. In 2017, the award recipients were: Benjamin Berkeley Citizen of the Year was awarded to Betty Gaddis Yndo for her tireless dedication to the revitalization of Historic Murphy Street. Paul Forchheimer Business Professional of Betty Gaddis, 2016 Citizen of the Year was awarded the Year award recipient to Stephen Wood of the Saddle Club & Granada Theater in recognition of his support and promotion of community events and gracious hospitality. Jim Francoise Student of the Year was awarded to Iris Chavez, a senior at Alpine High School, for her scholastic, athletic, and leadership achievements, as well as her commitment to making a positive impact on her community. The Alpine Ambassador Club awarded the Business Longevity Award to Joy Parsons of Parsons Real Estate for 45 years of serving the Alpine area and the Ambassador of the Year award to Lauren Sanders. The Kiwanis Club of Alpine awarded the Janette Bowers Volunteer of the Year to Victoria Bannister for her many years of work and support of Casa Hogar, an orphanage in Ojinaga that houses as many as 30 children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, or trafficked. 2017 Board of Directors Martha Latta, President Patricia Long, VP of Finance Heidi Wassermann, VP of Communications Jim Westermann, VP of Special Events David Sullivan, VP of Fundraising Steve Olazaba, VP of Fundraising Nancy Davila, VP of Shop Local/Shop Small Ginger Turner, VP of Membership Aaron Rodriguez, IT Specialist Mark Chandler Dona Ward Blevins presents Ambassador of the Year award to Lauren Sanders Reba Cross Seals accepting award for Victoria Bannister 2017-18 Community Guide & Chamber of Commerce Directory | alpine TEXAS 37