Welcome to the Oakdale Chamber's electronic edition of the Chamber Corner. One Wednesday a month a full page is dedicated to Chamber business in the Oakdale Leader. We'd like to share this same information with you electronically. This correspondence includes information on the upcoming events, as well as some must-see details on what's happening at the Chamber. 
Celebrating Oakdale: A Night to Remember
Dear Oakdale Community,

What an incredible evening we shared last Friday, February 23rd, at our annual Awards Dinner! The atmosphere was electric, the room was packed with anticipation and excitement, and the energy was palpable as we came together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations that make our community shine.

First and foremost, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your nominations. Your recognition of the remarkable contributions of your fellow community members is what makes this event so special. It's truly inspiring to see the depth of talent, dedication, and generosity that exists within our community.

Each of these individuals and organizations represents an integral puzzle piece that contributes to making Oakdale the vibrant and thriving community that it is. Whether through their tireless dedication to serving others, their innovative contributions to their respective fields, or their unwavering commitment to excellence, our winners exemplify the very best of what Oakdale has to offer.

Our Awards Dinner was truly a night to remember, filled with laughter, applause, and heartfelt moments of recognition. We were honored to have such a diverse and accomplished group of nominees and winners in attendance, and we are immensely grateful to everyone who joined us in celebrating their achievements.

As we look ahead, we invite you to mark your calendars for October/November, when we will once again be accepting nominations for the next Awards Dinner. This is your opportunity to shine a spotlight on the remarkable individuals and organizations that continue to make Oakdale great.

Once again, thank you to our entire community for your unwavering support and for helping us celebrate excellence in Oakdale. Together, we truly are stronger.

We are thrilled to announce the deserving winners of this year's awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Albert Lee Scaief

Dr. Scaief has been an integral part of Oakdale for half a century, marking his 50th year of service in March 2023. His commitment extends beyond the confines of his practice; he embodies genuine care for his patients, staff, and the broader community. Not only is he a dedicated practitioner, but he's also deeply involved in numerous clubs and organizations within Oakdale. Dr. Scaief's selfless dedication over five decades has been instrumental in ensuring the vision and well-being of Oakdale's residents, offering his expertise and support whenever and wherever needed.
Citizen of the Year: Susan McCarthy

Susan remains a steadfast volunteer and advocate for Oakdale. Her extensive involvement in community events, senior support programs, and various organizations exemplifies her selflessness and dedication.
Junior Achievement Award: Jenna Sanders

Jenna's kindness, strong work ethic, and dedication to community service, particularly evident through her involvement in the FFA program and volunteering with Love Oakdale events, make her a deserving nominee for recognition.
Young Professional of the Year: Bri Swan

Bri is nominated for her exceptional leadership and dedication to the Oakdale Chamber, reviving it during a challenging period. Her proactive efforts in building membership, updating the website, and creating a safe community space demonstrate her commitment to modernization and inclusivity. Bri's tireless work ethic, adaptability, and community-focused mindset makes her a valuable asset to Oakdale.
Non-Profit/Service Club of the Year: Promotoras

Their dedication spans over 15 years, fostering growth and support for individuals of all ages. They have actively participated in community events, facilitated Mental Health Awareness Month, and provided essential resources such as food and clothing to families in need.
Business of the Year: Roberts Ferry Gourmet

Kim and Nic West’s business enhances Oakdale by fostering community connections, supporting local businesses, and actively engaging in town improvement efforts, making them invaluable assets to the community.
Director of the Year - Will Jones

Each year our board of directors selects a board member that exemplifies our goal of maintaining high quality of life in Oakdale through collaboration and facilitating connections between local business and the community.

Thank you, Will, for your commitment to the Chamber, our members, and the community!
Welcome New Members!
Essentra Heating & Air, Inc.
Lisa Ivey – Realtor 
Dutch Hallow Farms 
Maggie Peitzmeier – Interested individual
Jump City Rentals
Maria Ruiz Family Child Care
Oakdale Fit Nutrition - Rejoin
Upcoming Chamber Events
Upcoming Meetings:
Tuesday, March 12th – Ambassadors Meeting

Tuesday, March 19th – General Board Meeting 12:30pm

Wednesday, March 27th – Community Round Up 4pm
Recent Chamber Events
Saddle Club Mingle Mixer
I.M.D.E.S Ribbon Cutting
Become a Chamber Champion
We value our sponsors' support! If you choose to sponsor several of our events throughout the year, we'll ensure your business gets continuous recognition.
Become a Chamber Champion by committing to all your sponsorship opportunities for the year, totaling $3,000 or more. This allows members to plan and budget ahead while enjoying additional marketing benefits!

Chamber Champion Benefits
  • Two E-Social Blasts - Get your message out with an email to all members and their reps plus a social media post.

Chamber Champion Recognition:
  • Logo displayed in the Chamber Office
  • Logo displayed on Chamber website
  • Logo displayed on Chamber Staff E-mail footer
  • Logo displayed in Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Name listed in Monthly Chamber page in Oakdale Leader

To learn more please email [email protected] or call (209) 847-2244.
Want to have an article or event featured in the Chamber Corner? We are looking for our members to share their expertise! We want to hear about what is going on in your world. Are there new trends you are noticing? Are there big changes coming to your business or company? Or if you just have fun facts to share, we want to hear them!
Please email [email protected] for more details.
General Board Meetings
The Oakdale Chamber General Board meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of each month. Our next public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. You can find our monthly meeting times posted on our website -
If you have any topics close to your heart that you'd like us to discuss, simply drop an email to our dedicated chamber staff. Your input makes a significant difference! 

Most Requested Contact Info:
City of Oakdale – (209)-845-3571
Oakdale Police Dept. – (209)-847-2231
Oakdale Senior Center - (209) 845-3566
Oak Valley Hospital District – (209)-847-3011
Gilton Solid Waste Management - (209) 527-3781
Stanislaus County Household Hazardous Waste Collection - (209) 525-6789
Garage Sale Licenses – Must be picked up at City Hall - 280 N. Third Ave

Have your voice heard!
Join us the last Wednesday of each month starting at 4pm, at the Chamber Office, for the Monthly Community Round Up Meeting. Come and see all the great things going on around Oakdale! Next meeting is Wednesday, February 28th.

Come to the merchant’s meeting every other Wednesday at House of Beef from 8 – 9am. All are welcome! The next meeting will take place on February 14th.
2024 Board of Directors
Ashley Ardis - Ardis Cattle Co.
Allison Carroll Schwartz - Academy Mortgage Corporation
Syvanna Diestel - Gilton Solid Waste Management
Jason Dillon - Infinite Athletics
Jackie Hernandez - Astoria Senior Living at Oakdale
David Hunter - OVHD Chief of Ambulance Services
Stefanie Jarman - Wells Fargo Bank
Will Jones - Touchdown Properties
Kara Leonard - DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance
Nicolas Oliver - Conagra Brands
Maggie Peitzmeier (Member at Large) - Family Vet Care of Oakdale
Antionette Rodin - Rodin Farms
Greg Shipman - G & S Enterprises
Mark Silfer - AAA & Inspired Real Estate
Cathy Stonecipher (Member at Large) - Helius
Trudy Vierra - Vierra Brothers Farm
Nic West - Roberts Ferry Gourmet
Mission Statement
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the high quality of life in Oakdale through collaboration and facilitating connections between local businesses and the community.