• October 23, 2019

Israel Allies Foundation to honor Saulsbury at gala - Odessa American: Local News

e-Edition Subscribe

Israel Allies Foundation to honor Saulsbury at gala

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:54 pm

The Israel Allies Foundation is having a gala awards dinner in honor of C.R. “Dick” Saulsbury at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Odessa Country Club.

The dinner is hosted by the IAF Christian Advisory Board and the keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Saulsbury is set to receive the lifetime achievement award. Information about the event says Saulsbury was one of the very first supporters of faith-based diplomacy, the idea that those who espouse Judeo-Christian values can “channel their deep faith into effective political action.”

An Odessa American profile of Saulsbury said he reached the Permian Basin 60 years ago with a mechanical bent and a grinding work ethic that led to establishing his own electrical company and then an engineering and construction firm that now has offices in 12 cities of six states.

Saulsbury has supported a variety of initiatives that have strengthened the state of Israel and the well-being of its people, the information said.

Josh Reinstein, president of the Israeli Allies Foundation, said very few awards like this have been given. He said he believes this will be the third award bestowed and it is “very well deserved” by Saulsbury.

“Dick Saulsbury has been a real supporter of Israel. We felt like it was time to do something to honor him,” Reinstein said.

Cruz will be joined by several former members of Congress and Tommy Hicks Jr., the Republican National Committee co-chair.

The Christian Advisory Board is chaired by Tim Dunn of Midland, who Reinstein said is the host.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Sunny
56°
Humidity: 48%
Winds: S at 12mph
Feels Like: 52°

Your Extended Forecast

Tomorrow

weather
High 83°/Low 53°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s.

thursday

weather
High 57°/Low 34°
Cloudy and windy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

friday

weather
High 59°/Low 33°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 30s.
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.