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NO. R-185.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Evelyn Weeks of Bellows Falls on her selection as the 2007 Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year.


Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Partridge of Windham, Deen of Westminster and Mrowicki of Putney

Offered by:  Senators Shumlin and White

Whereas, each year, the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce bestows a special honor, the Person of the Year award, on an individual who has made a lasting impact on life in the Bellows Falls – Walpole, New Hampshire bi-state area, and

Whereas, this year’s honoree is Evelyn Weeks of Bellows Falls who has been associated with the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce for a quarter of a century, and

Whereas, her association with the chamber started as a board member, then progressed to the status of regular and faithful volunteer, and she ultimately joined the chamber’s full-time staff, and

Whereas, she has stayed on the job through the tenure of eight different chamber directors, and

Whereas, Evelyn Weeks is known for her cheerful personality and as a true professional who performs her work for the chamber with great dedication, competence, and reliability, and

Whereas, she served the local business community in an important way when she convinced her husband, Brad, to assume temporary command of the historically locally owned Brown and Roberts hardware store, during a critical transitional period, until a new permanent owner could be found, and

Whereas, Evelyn Weeks works annually for many hours, along with her husband, to ensure the success of Rockingham’s Old Home Days, and

Whereas, the Bellows Falls Women’s Club has greatly appreciated her years of membership, support, and work on behalf of that community organization, and

Whereas, Evelyn Weeks was informed of this award at a surprise announcement during a chamber of commerce dinner event, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Evelyn Weeks of Bellows Falls on her selection as the 2007 Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Evelyn Weeks in Bellows Falls.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont