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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung O Wednesday October 23 1996 Cl 3A Purdum answers communitys call again By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer For more than 35 years as president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Tom Purdum was heavily involved in the community When Purdum stepped down as chamber president last year he did not totally escape the communitys eye This year Purdum became the advanced gift chairman of the 1996 United Way of Comal County fall campaign Tiie campaign got off to a strong start under Purdums leadership by asking the larger contributors to give early It is my responsibility for getting the early commitments from residents and the larger Purdum said Primarily the larger contributors give us a fresh start and jump start us to a successful Because of the work of dedicated volunteers on the advanced gift committee Purdum said the United Way was able to exceed the campaigns goals in taking in advanced gifts We sent out letters and then had a committee of volunteer workers call the Purdum said I think it is a very positive thing because when we asked the volunteers to make the calls they were very enthusiastic about it and jump started our Purdum said I think they are the reason why the United Way has become successful over the last several years I think Kathy Meurin is doing a good job of getting done and closing it Purdum a San Antonio native has lived in New Braunfels since 1961 when he became manager of the Comal County and New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce He got involved in the community early In 196465 he served as president fand drive chairman of the County Community fiPunlfl jj tp the tfpifced Comal County Purdum started working in chamber management in 1958 when he started a threeyear term as manager of the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce While working for the chamber for Rehearsals scheduled for Advent Vespers Rehearsals for Advent Vespers i the annual communitywide choral I concert are set for Nov 19 and 26 The concert will be held 4 Dec 1 at First Baptist Church All singers are invited Melitta Frueh is the director and i JoAnn Lemmon is the accompanist f The event is sponsored by the JNew Braunfels Music Study Club and funds will be used for music scholarships WORD to consider legislative changes By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Tom Purdum the advanced gift chairman of the United Ways 1996 drive has served New Braunfels In a number of capacities nearly 30 years Purdum also served in other capacities He was executive secretary of the Wurstfest Association for 25 years Purdum left the chamber to operate a local retail business for three years in the 1960s Then he left to become public affairs director and director of customer services for the Lower Colorado River Authority in 1985 He returned to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber in June 1986 Purdum is president of the Texas Economic Development Council and past president of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association He currently serves on the Hummel Museum Board of Directors as treasurer Purdums otheractivities include service as president of the San Antonio Jaycees president of the New Braunfels Rotary Club a founding member of the Institute of Texas Cultures in San Antonio and a charter member of the AustinSan Antonio Corridor Council The New Braunfels chamber has presented him with the Hall of Honor Award Presidents Award and Besserung Citizen of the Year Award Purdum served in the Marine Corps during World War II and attended Trinity University in San Antonio He earned a degree in principles of organizational management from the Chamber Institute at the University of Colorado BuldUm ials6f eirritd an advanced management degree from the Chamber Institute at Texas Christian University Purdum is married to New Braunfels native Bobbie Ohm They have eight children and nine grandchildren The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District is planning a special meeting to discuss changes it would like to see the state Legislature make in the legislation that originally created the district in 1987 WORD Manager Jim Inman said the meeting is set for Oct 30 at the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department building in Spring Branch Inman said WORD board members have received copies of the legislative proposal which they will review before the meeting Inman said legislative changes are necessary because we are finding a few kinks come up as we try to do our Any changes the WORD board comes up with will be forwarded to the Comal County Commissioners Court Inman said We would put forth any proposed changes develop a list and submit he said Commissioners Court would have to review it and approve what items they so choose to approve and forward jt to the Inman said District Attorney Bill Reimers campaign promise to abolish the County Attorneys Office and to consolidate it with the District Attorneys Office was raised at the WORD meeting last week Reimer is running for county attorney against Vicki Langham who opposes the abolishment of the office Under the current legislation the recreation district obtains its legal advice from the County Attorneys Office Inman said the legislation that set up the district makes no mention of the District Attorneys Office We would request a minor change in something of the order of the County Attorney the District Attorney so that we are Inman said Another change the board may pursue is allowing WORD to make purchase orders for items and services valued at up to the same limit that the county operates under Inman said WORD currently operates under a limit We have a contract with the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and we would like to increase the contract but cant exceed without a competitive Inman said WORD has a contract with the chamber to promote the Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River area to draw tourists and visitors WORD Treasurer Bill Mayo hopes the legislature will address any proposed changes during its spring session in 1997 We dfd this about two years ago and the sad thing about it is it usually takes two to three years for them to Mayo said We have done it every year and we are hoping in any lifetime to sec Mayo said the possible abolishment of the County Attorneys Office is a very big concern to him The most important thing is the legal Mayo said Lets face it we have lawsuits In one year we had to spend an exorbitant amount on Mayo said WORD spends an average of per month to pay attorney Holly Oilman of Austin to answer legal questions dealing with the district such as the handling of delinquent taxpayers and tax collections He said he also wants the Texas Open Meetings Act to be more clear about entities such as WORD I would like to see an absolute foolproof document in the Open Meetings Act which is clearly defined for organizations like Mayo said Correction A picture page in Sundays issue of the HeraldZeitung should have included Susan Granzin of First American Title 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