December 31, 2015 - Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce will begin our 2016 year with our annual membership Banquet January 21st at the Sunshine (Frontier) Café, 101 Austin Street, Timpson Texas beginning at 5:30 pm. Fried fish will be on the dinner menu, we are very excited about having Charlie Dromgoole, Chief Executive officer for Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce for our guest speaker.
Everyone interested in our community is welcome and should attend. Members please bring 8 dollars each to help with the meal, non-members $12 each. There will be no charge for 2016 Gold level members. We would very much appreciate you letting us know if you plan to attend. Please rsvp by January 15th in order to plan for food & seating. All we need is a simple return note, email, call or join event on facebook.
Speaker at the banquet will be Charlie Dromgoole. He was raised in Sour Lake, Texas and graduated from Texas A & M University in 1973. Dromgoole married to former Marilyn Holloway in 1974, a retired English teacher and graduate of Stephen F. Austin University. Together they have three children - Lisa who is married to Toby Sledge, Laurie 35 who is married to Michael Moreland, and Lindsey who is married to Clayton Sheppard; two grandsons - Colson Sledge and Charlie Sheppard; and four granddaughters - Georgia Sledge, Meredith Moreland, Juliet Sledge, and Lucy Sheppard.
Dromgoole started his chamber and economic development career in Jasper, Texas in 1974. He has served in chambers in Brenham, TX; Port Arthur, TX; Sherman , TX; and in Jackson, Tennessee, Abilene, TX, and Round Rock, TX and most recently the Texas Forest Country Economic Development Partnership in Lufkin, TX. He has been CEO of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce since October 1, 2010.
He received the Certified Chamber Executive designation from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association in 1993 and was the 1997 Outstanding Chamber Executive, presented by the Texas Association of Business & Chambers of Commerce. He also received the STAR Award from the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation in 2002.