Welcome Wagon 
since 1984

Join the excitement and become a vital part of Altus, Oklahoma's official welcome wagon, the Committee of 100! For over 40 incredible years, we've been proudly serving the airmen of Altus Air Force Base, making a lasting impact on our community and those who call it home.

Our history is rich with civic leaders like Linda Copeland, John Gover, Dick Moore, Herschal Crow, Holley Urbanski, Aaron Burleson, and Don Johnson, who initiated this fantastic project in 1984. We're rooted in bringing together 100 dedicated chamber members, pooling resources, and hosting four annual functions that welcome newcomers, students, and returning heroes and their families.

With your support, we continue to extend our warm Southwest Oklahoma hospitality, providing not just receptions and dinners, but also delightful entertainment that showcases the heart of our community.

In 2024, the Committee of 100 celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Later this year you can look forward to
Family events, "Taste of Altus", and an educational program about rattlesnakes in SW Oklahoma, all leading up to the Mangum Rattlesnake Derby event.

Our mission is clear: we're here to greet newcomers and ensure they feel welcomed, valued, and a part of our community. Our program has gained recognition not only within Altus but throughout the entire Air Force. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force and former Secretary of the Air Force have praised our Committee of 100 program, emphasizing its significance to our troops.

Here's how you can be a part of this:

  • Volunteer: Your time and energy can make this night unforgettable. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run game booths, supervise activities, and bring smiles to faces.
  • Donate: Although the $100 Committee of 100 fees have remained the same over the past 40 years, the value of a dollar has yet to stretch as far as it used to. Additional sponsorships are NEEDED to continue providing these events to our community.
  • Sponsor: If you don't have the workforce to help but can sponsor snacks, food, or beverages, please contact the Altus Chamber at [email protected] or 580-482-0210, and we will ensure you get the recognition you deserve.

Your involvement is crucial for the success of Altus's official welcome wagon and for fostering a stronger, more connected Altus.

We're excited to invite you to "A Taste of Altus" on July 22, 2024, at the Altus Expo Center. This event is a great opportunity to showcase your food to newcomers in Altus. It's our biggest event yet, and many attendees will be trying your food for the first time, which could lead to future business with them.

The theme this year is "Travel through Altus," highlighting the diverse flavors of our community. We expect 300 guests and ask for about 150 samples of a featured item from your menu. The event is a chance to promote your restaurant in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Taste of Altus sign up form: 

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Committee of 100 News

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child at Altus: Ca... Learn how the Altus Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of 100 honored the Month of the Military Child with a joyful carnival wristban...
Welcoming Newcomers: Family Fun Night in Altus, Oklahoma... Discover the highlights of Family Fun Night, hosted by the Committee of 100 for newcomers to Altus, Oklahoma. Colonel Jeffrey M. Marshal...
Celebrate 40 Years with Us: Get Your Welcome Wagon Theme... Join the Altus Chamber of Commerce's 40th-anniversary celebration with our exclusive Welcome Wagon themed shirts for just $20! Contact u...
“Taste of Altus” at the Altus Community Center.The Committee of 100, wearing blue shirts, welcomed over 250 Airmen & Families. Local Altus restaurants provided delicious menu samples.
The Committee of 100 show Military Appreciation at Altus... The Committee of 100, under the Altus Chamber of Commerce's banner, organized a military appreciation gathering for Airmen and their fam...
2024 Committee of 100 - Welcome Wagon Members: 

Balloon Festoons of Altus

Great Plains Stampede Rodeo    

Altus Animal Welfare Association

Red River Federal Credit

Southwest Crop

Endurance FCU

First Methodist Church of Altus

Gunkel Law Group PLLC

Sheryl Homes

Dobbs and Braddock Insurance 

Western Oklahoma State College

Tricia Latham CPA PLLC

Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation

Cindy Workman

Storehouse Services

Flight Safety Defense 

Martha Road Baptist Church

Cattlemens Ban

Jill Graumann with RE/MAX Property Place

Darby's Big Furniture - Duke

Summit Utilities

Quartz Mountain State Park

Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Bradley Horry

Main Realty

Petal Pushers Flowers and Gifts

Smiley's Auto

Southern Prairie Library System

Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc. - Altus

John Raymond - Outlaw Fab & Ag Services LLC

Attitudes Ink Tattoo Studio

Chick-fil-A Altus OK

Lambert Heat & Air, LLC

Strong Tower Ministries

107.9 KEYB

Cantu’s Heat & Air, LLC,

Val Verde Dental of Altus 

April Preston with Just Brew It Coffee House

Samantha Braker

Jeni Temen 

JCMH Home Health Products

Blair Tire and Feed LLC

Molly Reid

Beckie Takashima-Williamson, Realtor- Century 21 Altus Prestige Realty

Bar-S Foods

Bulldog Bible Club

Lt. Gen. William Welser III - Retired

Whitaker's Extreme Gymnastics

Nutrien Ag Solutions


Elysium Acres Altus

Host Event Rentals, LLC

Eva Letha Lucas

Western Sizzlin

Altus Public School- Roe Worbes 

Jackson County Memorial Hospital

Rogers Electronics- Jimmy Rogers

McPhail Farms LLC

Larry Duffy

Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma