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19th Annual Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner

River Oaks Country Club
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Oct 12 6:00PM
Houston Hospice is pleased to announce that Sally and Bob Thomas will receive the 2017 Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award on October 12, 2017 at a festive dinner celebration at River Oaks Country Club.Sally Thomas worked as a geologist with Humble Oil Company when she met and married Bob Thomas. Following the birth of their four daughters, Sally has dedicated her life to her family and community. She organized and taught Red Cross and Girl Scout swimming programs for over 32 years. Sally is currently an Advisory Trustee of the Retina Research Foundation, and she has served as a member of the Interfaith AIDS Respite Team at St. Cecilia Catholic Church where she is also a Lector and Eucharistic Minister.Sally is a docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Gem and Mineral Hall. She was President of Memorial Womens Club, and Houston Hospice previously honored Sally with the Betty Evans Award for Service as both a patient volunteer and board president. In 2012, The University of Oklahoma recognized her as a Distinguished Alumna of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy.After earning a BS in Geological Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, Bob Thomas served in the United States Air Force as a pilot, including a combat tour during the Korean War. Bob returned to the University of Oklahoma for graduate studies and joined Tennecos domestic exploration and production operations as a junior engineer in 1956. His distinguished career culminated in his election as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1990. Bob retired in 1994.Like Sally, Bob has dedicated his life to community service. He served on the Houston Hospice Board of Directors from 2002-2012 and co-chaired two major fundraising campaigns. Bob has served as Trustee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and as a member of the Board of Governors for Houston Forum.Bob is a lifetime member and past Chairman of the Board of Stewards of Chapelwood United Methodist Church. He served on the churchs Building Committee and supervised the construction of a $25 million expansion of church facilities. Bob is currently serving as a Life Member of the Association Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Houston. He was elected to the Board in 1988 with past service including terms as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board. Bobs service to the YMCA has included leading major fundraising efforts in 1996, 2004 and 2005, helping The YMCA of Greater Houston become the third largest YMCA in the U.S.Sally and Bob have made a profound, positive impact on Houston Hospice and our entire community, says Cynthia Nordt, Vice President of Development and External Affairs for Houston Hospice. They personify the essence of the Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award. They have made Houston a better place.The public is invited to celebrate Sally and Bob Thomas as they are recognized for their unwavering service at the Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at River Oaks Country Club

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