At its Fall Quarterly Member Luncheon on October 16th, the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Rob Orr Toast & Roast at 11:30 AM at Northpointe Church, located at 2450 SW Wilshire in Burleson. Chamber members and community members will gather to honor State Representative Rob Orr, who did not run for re-election and will step down in January, 2015 after ten years of service to Johnson and Bosque Counties.
Speakers will come from both sides of the legislative aisle and Rob’s life experiences to recognize his service. Elected officials who will participate include State Senator Brian Birdwell, Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford and Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter. Other toasts (or roasts) will be offered by Pastor Rick Owen of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian – who coached BYA baseball with Rob for many years – and Rob’s lifelong friend, neighbor and Burleson resident LeeRay Davis of Dynamic Screen Printing. Kent Tucker, Vice President of Texas Health Huguley Hospital, will serve as the event emcee.
Since his initial election in 2005, Rob Orr has served in many legislative leadership capacities that have benefited not only Johnson and Bosque Counties but also Texans from all corners of our state. Rob currently serves on the Appropriations and the Business & Industry Committees and has been recognized by numerous entities for his pro-business, pro-Texas voting record and for his support of private property rights, especially in eminent domain issues.
A real estate businessman from Burleson, Rob has served as president of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, on the Board of Directors for the Texas and the National Associations of Realtors and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce. Orr is the Broker/Owner of Orr & Associates Real Estate in Burleson. He and his wife Pam, who is also a realtor, have five children, seven grandchildren – and the time of this article – with Grandchild #8 probably making their arrival in the world!
Thank you to Star Bank of Texas for your Title Sponsorship of this Fall’s Quarterly Meeting. Also, thank you to our Affiliate Sponsors: Atmos Energy, Texas Health Huguley Hospital and Texas Health Outpatient Center Burleson.
Tickets to the event are available online at www.burlesonchamber.com/calendar