East County News by Rick Griffin
The Santee Chamber of Commerce has announced its annual awards dinner and celebration will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Barona Resort & Casino Golf Center. Sponsorships are available for this evening of celebration. For more event information, call (619) 449-6572 or visit www.SanteeChamber.com.
According to Santee Chamber president/CEO John Olsen, awards to be presented on Feb. 20 will include 2013 Person of the Year, Chairman’s Award, Deputy of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Rotarian of the Year, Kiwanis Volunteer of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Les Hart Memorial Scholarship recipient, Heavy Hauler Espirit de Corps award, Heavy Hauler Motivation Award and Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award. In addition, the Santee Chamber will present “Santee’s Favorite Business” awards. Last year, winners for “Santee’s Favorite Business” awards were determined based on more than 20,000 votes that were cast on the chamber’s website.
Olsen also said that Jan. 14 is the deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2013 Person of the Year award. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the community of Santee’s quality of life through their involvement in a variety of community activities, including charitable, educational, civic, religious and service projects. Nominees do not need to be chamber members or residents of Santee. The award will not be given posthumously. Selection will be determined based on the information provided.