Palacios Chamber of Commerce

Presidents & Award Winners
 

 


Palacios Chamber of Commerce Presidents
 


Although Palacios Chamber of Commerce records of past presidents apparently exist only from July 1973, the Palacios Beacon has come up with a number of presidents serving in many of the years from the Chamber's founding in 1910 as the Board of Trade to 1973.

If anyone has information on presidents in the "unknown" years, please contact the Palacios Beacon.
 

YEAR(S) PRESIDENT

1910 - 1918

Unknown

1919

Carlton Crawford

1920 - 1923

Unknown

1924-1925

Carlton Crawford

1926

D. M. Green

1927-1935

Unknown

1936

Rowland Burton

1937

Carlton Crawford

1938

H. C. Campbell

1939-1941

Unknown

1942

A. Rioux

1943

Jimmy Shearer

1944

A. E. Burton

1945-1947

D. M. Green

1948

Jack Maddox

1949

Eli Mayfield

1950-1951

Ronald M. Harris

1952

Dr. L. A. Wilcox

1953

Dr. N. E. Runyon

1954-1956

Unknown

1957-1958

George L. Harrison

1959-1961

Dr. N. E. Runyon

1962

Irvin Petersen

1963-1964

Unknown

1965

Bill Mullen

1966-1967

Unknown

1968

W. B. Keel

1969-1970

R. A. Partain

1971

Irvin Petersen

1972

Unknown

1973

Bert Miller, July 1973-Feb. 1974

1974

Frank Osborne & Charles Harvey

1975-1976

Dale Porter

1977

Jack Goodner

1978

Bruce Elliott

1979

Chester Jones

1980

Leonard Lamar

1981

Dale Porter

1982

Margaret McElrath

1983

Bert West & Bert Miller

1984

Jack Goodner

1985-1986

Nick West

1987

Leonard Lamar

1988

Roberta Ripke

1989-1990

Jack Leslie

1991

Don Landry

1992-1993

Sonny Brhlik

1994-1995

Claude Figueroa

1996

Mike Hooper

1997

Mike Hooper & Bob McKinney

1998

Bob McKinney

1999

Jim Fleetwood

2000

Sandi Burmeister

2001

William Turner

2002

Fred Huitt

2003

Sandi Hyett

2004

Verner L. "Butch" Bowers

2005

Ken Johnson

2006-2007

John Chipman

2008

Terry Mosier

2009

Judy Chavez

2010

Leland Singer

2011

Mary Johnston

2012

Bruce Webb

2013

Bruce Webb

 


Man & Woman of the Year Honorees
 

YEAR

MAN

WOMAN

1977

Garland T. Brooking

Florence M. Trull

1978

Pat Richman

Martha Kubecka

1979

G. L. "Billy" Harrison

Blanche Claybourn

1980

George Holst

Esther Smith

1981

Dr. E. B. Sanford

Mary King

1982

R. E. "Bob" Trull

Theresa Shimek

1983

John Howarth

Pat Howarth

1984

R. G. "Bob" Herlin

Violet Brhlik

1985

John Toellner

Margaret Lynn

1986

Jimmy Shearer

Clarie Hansen

1987

Eli Mayfield

Colleen Claybourn

1988

Robert E. Lee

Pat Christianseon

1989

Sammy L. Davidson, Jr.

Fredia Hester

1990

F. P. "Sonny" Brhlik

Jeannine Adams

1991

Billy Morton

Myra Brhlik

1992

Woodrow "Woody" Wilson

Mildred Ehlers

1993

Sharkey Shelton

Chris Woll

1994

Roger Wilson

Neva Wilson

1995

William Robert Montgomery

Opal C. Queen Carter

1996

Billy Hamlin

Jean Herlin

1997

Leonard Lamar

Roberta Ripke

1998

Joe Janak

Betty Scurlock

1999

John Groth

Connie Huitt

2000

Dan Tucker

Annette Stonedale

2001

William Turner

Sandi Burmeister
Pat McKinney

2002

Erwin Janszen

 Patty Frankson

2003

Billy Stuhrenberg

Charlotte Tucker

2004

Don Hyett

Dr. Maxine Kubecka

2005

Craig Wallis

Kathy Nichols

2006

John Chipman

Ethyleene Keel

2007

Ken Johnson

Mary Johnston

2008

Verner L. "Butch" Bowers

Tuy Vu

2009

Herb James

Marilyn Mitchell

2010

Joe Morton

Carolyn Kubecka
Joan Groth

2011

Bruce Herlin

Gail Purvis

2012

Joe Kana

Kelly Rynchek

2013

Rita Koch Cepak

Leland Singer

 


Palacios Business of the Year Honorees
 

YEAR

BUSINESS

OWNER(S)

1983

Pier Drive-In

Joan & Leonard Lamar

1984

Palacios Pharmacy

Woodrow Wilson

1985

Hamlin's Minimax

Billy Hamlin

1986

Phil's Shellorama

Pam & Phil Connis

1987

Palacios Sporting Goods

Jim & Veda Dale

1988

Petersen's Restaurant

Irvin & Anna Lee Petersen

1989

Palacios Floral

Charles Harvey

1990

Brewer's 66

John Brewer

1991

City State Bank

 
1992

Shark Drive-In

Rose Aparicio

1993

Palacios Beacon

Nick West & David Toney

1994

El Torito Restaurant

Pie & Jimmie Flores

1995

Covey's Corner

Larry & Beverly Lanfear

1996

D's Gifts 'n Things

Don E. & Winfrey Horton

1997

Porter's Ace Hardware

Dale Porter

1998

Shimek's BBQ Restaurant

Theresa Shimek

1999

Moonlight Bay Bed & Breakfast

Gaye & Earl Hudson

2000

IGA Supermarket

Mike Hooper & Walter Hamlin

2001

Quality Seafoods

Edward, Tony and Kenneth Garcia

2002

Captain Tom's Seafood

Tu Viet & Hue Vu

2003

Campbell-Huitt Insurance

Fred Huitt

2004

Chipman Construction

John & Virginia Chipman

2005

Palacios Community Medical Center

 
2006

Sonic Drive-In

Richard & Nancy Rhoades

2007

Bowers Shrimp

Harold Bowers

2008

Palacios Mexican Restaurant

Daniel Molina

2009    
2010    
2011    
2012    
2013

Palacios Prescription Shoppe
Dr. Leigh Ann Roemer

Cerie and Mike Muecke
 


 


Other Special Award Honorees
 

YEAR

AWARD

RECIPIENT

1983

Teacher of the Year

Bob Guttenberger

1984

Teacher of the Year

Carolyn Bradshaw

1985

Teacher of the Year

Melanie Daily

 
1983

Marine-Related

Vernon A. Bates, Jr.

1984

Marine-Related

Nelo Seaman

1985

Marine-Related

Abelardo Flores

1986

Marine-Related

Wallace Barr

1987

Marine-Related

Homer Aparicio

1988

Marine-Related

Chencho Garcia

1989

Marine-Related

Craig Wallis

1990

Marine-Related

Bill Scurlock

1991

Marine-Related

Ti Vu

1992

Marine-Related

Hudson "Cuder" Bates

 
1983

Farmer of the Year

Edwin Stuhrenberg

1984

Farmer of the Year

Julius Ledwig

1985

Farmer of the Year

J. W. Jenkins

1986

Farmer of the Year

Carl Hansen, Jr.

1987

Farmer of the Year

Paul Hunt

 
1984

Rancher of the Year

Gus Franzen

1985

Rancher of the Year

E. O. Ramsey

1986

Rancher of the Year

Dave Bolling

1987

Rancher of the Year

William Heiligbrodt

 
1988

Farmer-Rancher of the Year

Bill & Maxine Kubecka

1989

Farmer-Rancher of the Year

Harold Hunt

1990

Farmer-Rancher of the Year

Harold Bowers

1991

Farmer-Rancher of the Year

W. A. Stuhrenberg

1992

Farmer-Rancher of the Year

Edwin Bowers

 
1984

Citizen of the Year

Roberta Ripke

1985

Citizen of the Year

Nick West

1986

Citizen of the Year

Mary Eggemeyer

1987

Citizen of the Year

Leonard Lamar

1988

Citizen of the Year

Bill Reaves

 
1985

Lifetime Achievement Award

George Holst
George L. "Billy" Harrison

 
1985

Leadership Award

Roberta Ripke

 

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Created
Mar. 14, 2009
Updated
Feb. 23, 2013
   

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