(EDITOR'S NOTE: Throughout the year, various OSHBA meetings have provided important information for our membership. In a look back, and to the future, we share news vital to you.)
Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association— The annual Children's Christmas event was held the first of December at the Science Museum Oklahoma. The Association provided Christmas for more than 50 children involved in the Cavett Foundation with life-threatening illnesses. The event was made possible by the "House of Hope" built this year by Jay Evans. The home is located at 841 S.W. 11 in Moore.
The COHBA's Annual Table Top Night in May was sold out with double the number of sponsorship packages. More than 60 Associates displayed their wares to builder members during the event.
The Lindsey House in Tulsa
Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa— Seven homes were featured in the Remodeled Tulsa Tour in September. The Tour's Patron Party was renamed An Evening of Giving, with the charitable benefactor being the Lindsey House, a transitional living center home to single mothers and their children. The party featured a sit-down dinner, silent auction and a live auction. Net proceeds to the Lindsey House were in excess of $40,000, a portion of which was earmarked to replace every window in the 1920s apartment building which is home to 11 families.
Check presentation at the Lindsey House
Moore Home Builders Association The Moore HBA made its fifth $5,000 of a five-year commitment to the Food for Kids Backpack program last spring. The Association recommitted its five-year commitment of $2,500 annually to the Youth for Christ Organization and Table Sponsor of $500 at its annual banquet and auction. YFC is dedicated to getting kids out of street gangs in the southwest Oklahoma City area.
The Moore HBA sponsored two tables at the Cleveland County Reserves Deputies fund-raising banquet held in March at BelMar. Guest speaker was Barry Switzer. The Association awarded four $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in home building-related classes at Moore-Norman Technology Center. The Moore HBA donated $5,000 to the Moore Education Services Committee, and the Association donated $5,000 to the tornado recovery effort in Washington, Ill.
Enid Home Builders Association The Enid HBA is raising money for the CDSA youth build program, helping troubled youth.