by OOIDA's legal action against the state of Alabama for unlawful
taxation of truckers has yielded a windfall that will benefit
the families of OOIDA members. After recovered funds were distributed
to trucking claimants, a portion of the undeliverable money
was awarded to the OOIDA Foundation. During the recent spring
meeting, the OOIDA Board of Directors sent that money to the
membership by allocating a quarter-of-a-million-dollar endowment
to be used to expand the Foundation's scholarship program.
Foundation, Inc., is the association's research and education
is the beginning of what we hope will be a much larger fund
through member and corporate membership contributions,"
said Todd Spencer, OOIDA vice president and scholarship committee
chairman. Spencer said the scholarship committee will develop
a budget and long-range plan for growth when it meets again
in the fall.
scholarship business, the OOIDA Board of Directors selected
the five winners for this year's scholarship awards program.
The OOIDA Board also adopted a resolution to expand the program
by approving one additional $1,000 award.
place winner for the 2002 scholarship awards program is Tierney
Lynn Chabot of Kalispell, MT; second place is Phillip Duncan
of Ritzville, WA; third is James Bryan Jr. of West Grove, PA;
fourth place and is Heather Janofski of Marquette, MI; and fifth
place is Jennifer Lee Kildow of Fife Lake, MI.
second and third place winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Fourth and fifth place winners will each receive $500. OOIDA
scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
on this year's scholarship recipients and the winning essay
will be included in Land Line's August/September issue.
--K. Goble & S. Soendker