December 14th at 11:45 a.m. at the Hampton Inn, located at 103
St. Robert Plaza. Our sponsor will be the Rotary Club of Pulaski
County. RSVPs are required; please contact the Chamber Office to
RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13th. Luncheon cost is
$12 per person. 2017 Luncheon schedule coming soon.
**Please note** The Chamber of Commerce is excited to have such
a large number of its members attend monthly luncheons. Due to the
large number of last minute Chamber luncheon attendees, a policy
has been put into place by the Chamber Board of Directors. Anyone
who responds after the RSVP cut-off time of 9:00 a.m. the Tuesday
before the luncheon will be placed on a waiting list and notified
if a seat becomes available. Anyone who shows up without an RSVP
may be charged an additional $12. If an RSVP is received and the
reservoir does not attend the luncheon, the reservoir will be charged
$12 for the meal. The decision was made to charge this amount to
compensate our Chamber member restaurants for the last minute adjustments
they must make to their menus.
Chamber Office Closed - December 26th Chamber
office will be closed in observance of Christmas.
Chamber Office Closed - January 2nd the Chamber office will
be closed in observance of New Year's Day.
Newcomer Advertising Tri-fold
Are you looking for an efficient and cost effective way to get
your information out to new people moving into the area? As of November
29, 2016, the Chamber handed out over 880 bags to incoming permanent
party service members and their families, and 116 bags to people
coming into our office, as well as the tourism bureau. Consider
the cost your business or organization has on promotional materials
and informational flyers that go into the bags. This may be a stress
free way to get your information out to those new to the community.
Limited space available, this is on a first
come, first serve basis.
Ad space would include business logo and a QR code linked to your
business website, Facebook page, or webpage of your choice along
with any other additional information you deem important. The tri-fold
would be handed out separate from the bags with an explanation of
what it is and how to use it.
Ad example below.
Advertise on the inside for $250 a year (12 available spots); on
the back for $300 a year (3 available spots). This is optional and
is first come, first serve. For an additional $50 the Chamber staff
would design your ad. Ads are full color and the ad size is 3.25
inches wide, 2.5 inches tall and the ad will run on the tri-fold
for one calendar year. Ads purchased will have priority for renewal
for the following year.
Contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and/or purchase a spot for your ad. Deadline
to have an ad in the tri fold is December 14th.
Advertise in the 2017 Membership Directory and Community Profile
Daily Guide was awarded the bid
to print this year's Chamber Community Profile and Membership Directory.
Click on image above for advertising information. Deadline is January
Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off
Chamber will kick off 2017 with the tenth annual Polar Meltdown Chili
Cook-Off to be held on January 21st at the St. Robert Community Center
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An event the whole family can enjoy, the Polar
Meltdown Chili Cook-off lets you come in from the cold and let your
spirits melt into a pot of delicious chili served up by one of our
hometown chefs! Admission for this event is $5 (4 and under are free).
Tickets may be purchased in advance through the Chamber office. Limited
tickets will be available at the door.
Sponsor the Hottest Event of the Year!
Event Sponsorships available:
Spicy level that includes an ad in the event's printed tab, your
business or organization's name listed on event flier and in all press
releases, your logo and a link on the event web page, and a table
at event for $500.
Hot level includes your business or organization's name listed on
event flier and in all press releases as well as on the event web
page with a link for $250.
Mild level which lists your business or organization in the event's
printed tab and on the event web page for $100.
Chili Cook-Off Team Registration is Open
Chamber members are encouraged to get together a team, enter the
Cook-off, and take part in a spirited competition. Awards will be
presented to the top three teams in both the People's Choice and Showmanship
categories. People's Choice will be decided by the largest amount
of cash donations for their booth/team. Showmanship will be chosen
based on the judge's impression of overall presentation of theme,
demonstrations, performances, etc. In addition the Judges' Choice
Grand Champion Chili Award will be presented to the judges' pick as
best chili. Finally the Best of Show winner will be determined by
a combination of the judges' votes. The Best of Show winner will receive
a special recognition, free booth and first choice of booth space
for the 2018 cook-off. All funds raised from the People's Choice votes
will be used for the Right Choice Scholarship fund.
Teams will be made of no more than six members while individual teams
will be made of no more than three members. All competitors will
be expected to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the
Chamber of Commerce and Pulaski County Health Department. The entry
fee for this event is $75 per business team, $50 non-profit team,
$25 per individual and the deadline to enter is January 6th.
A late entry fee of $100 per business team, $75 non-profit team,
and $50 per individual will apply to all entrants after that date.
For an additional $15 teams that pre-register can take advantage
of the Early Bird Selection and pick their booth's location at the
event. Booths are 8'x10', include two 110 electric power receptacles
(average 10 amps per outlet) and will be decorated by each team.
Form & Rules
Contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email@example.com
to sponsor or for team registration questions.
2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information
on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Twins Mom, LLC - December
16th at 3 p.m. at 107 Fina Ave. #3 in St. Robert
The December Newcomer Spotlight Business is:
The best financial products and services are at Infuze
Credit Union! Visit us for your financial needs and check us out
online at infuzecu.org.
WHS Students take Responsibility to New Levels
*Story by Macalah Danielson, Barbara Avery, Kaitlyn Jackson,
Every student can't be a great athlete or a fantastic scholar,
but every student can be responsible. Doing the things you know
you should, taking charge of your education, that's what taking
responsibility is. Waynesville High School teachers recently nominated
more than 30 students who went above and beyond in the area of
responsibility. The guidance counselors then reviewed and selected
one student from each class: Naysha Shaffer (9), Sojeung Lee (10),
Matt Jones (11) and Patrick Shipley (12). These teens exemplify
the qualities of a star student to the max, whether it be by expressing
leadership qualities, completing work while absent, or aiding
other struggling students.
Senior Patrick Shipley
"Responsibility means taking initiative," said senior
Patrick Shipley. Adrian Ciugudean, Shipley's nominator, says,
"From academics to positive role model and, even group leader,
Patrick exemplifies student responsibility in my program."
Ciugudean goes on to describe how Shipley inspires his peers to
commit to healthier study habits and his positive attitude creates
a more cohesive atmosphere. By going above and beyond, Shipley
has secured his place as senior student of the month.
Junior Matt Jones
Nominated by Social Studies teacher Kelly Tillott, Junior Matt
Jones proved to be an example for many other students around him
by showing his competence. For Jones, responsibility means getting
your stuff done: "Responsibility is something that everyone
should have, but not everyone does," said Jones.
Jones has demonstrated his responsibility in many of ways. He
has taken it upon himself to go out and find a job after being
offered the opportunity of a trip to D.C. for the presidential
Another way in which he exemplifies responsibility is by "maintaining
a high work ethic in my class," said Tillot. He does this
all while staying involved in JROTC and additional extracurricular
activities. "He was so excited when he paid off his trip,
and he told me that he is now going to save his money and do something
nice for his mom because she has done so much for him," said
Jones would also like to give a huge, "Thank you!" to
Tillot for nominating him. Jones was ecstatic after discovering
that she had nominated him. As soon as he had heard, he ran straight
into her room with a bright smile, making a heart symbol with
his hands before running back out.
Sophomore Sojeong Lee
Jonathan Bennion, a Waynesville High School Spanish teacher of
two years, nominated Sojeong Lee as the sophomore student of the
month. Bennion states that "Miss Lee has always exemplified
preparedness and responsibility by consistently going above that
which is required of her and striving to go beyond the mark in
academics." Bennion routinely places Lee with students who
are struggling. In cooperative learning groups, "she calmly
and patiently helps them to understand."
Lee's reaction to Bennion's statement is one of surprise. She
didn't seem aware that he had nominated her. "I am very thankful
to see that my teacher noticed my efforts and that they paid off,"
What responsibility means to Lee is one's ability "to take
it upon themselves to try and succeed at whatever they are attempting,
and not put it on anyone else." Sojeong is thankful and says,
"I will continue to work hard." She's sure her parents
will be excited about her selection.
Freshman Naysha Shaffer
"Responsibility means to take action in what you do,"
said Naysha Shaffer. Ericca Vaughn nominated Shaffer because she
"is a student who chooses to take responsibility to help
others in the classroom when she notices that help is needed."
Naysha thinks that Mrs. Vaughn is absolutely right and is thankful
that she noticed: "You're one of my favorite teachers,"
said Shaffer. "I appreciate what you said about me."
Shaffer also believes that her parents will be very proud of this
DHAEOP asks for New Socks at Schools
The local secretaries' organization, DHAEOP, is holding its 2nd
Annual Sock Drive through Dec. 16 in each of Waynesville R-VI's
Anyone interested in participating may drop off pairs of new
socks at the schools. All donations benefit Good Samaritan Resource
Center of Pulaski County and Genesis House.
During the first sock drive, 804 pairs of children through adult
sized socks were collected.
Waynesville Schools seek input on proposed 2017-18 Calendar
The Waynesville R-VI School District is seeking input regarding
the proposed 2017-18 School Calendar. The calendar may be viewed
on the district's main website at http://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/.
The links to the two calendar options are located below.
Individuals may directly click on this link
for Option A.
Individuals may directly click on this link
for Option B.
Comments may be made until Friday, Dec. 16, to the Personnel Services
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 573-842-2094.
Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled
Saturday, Dec. 10 - Holiday Cheer Event
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm 7 Volunteers
Sunday, Dec. 11
12 pm - 3 pm 3 Volunteers
3 pm - 6 pm 1 Volunteer
If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know
by calling 573-329-2039 or by simply replying to this email!
FLW USO's Annual Holiday Cheer Event
Also, sponsoring this event will be Culver's of St. Robert and the
ASYMCA. Please, help spread the word! If you are interested in volunteering
for this event please let us know!
17th Annual Gift-Raiser
Seeger Toyota of St. Robert is sponsoring the 17th Annual Gift-Raiser
for needy Pulaski County disabled and senior citizens. We are again
working with the Pulaski County Public Administrator to provide
for people who are truly in need of help. In the past 16 years,
we have helped to fulfill the wish lists of almost 900 disabled
and senior citizens.
Our program is geared to help the very needy residents of Pulaski
County. These people mostly ask for items such as warn clothing,
bedding, cleaning supplies, toiletries, gift cards and food.
There are several ways to help. You can visit our showroom and
pick an ornament from our tree that has the person's name and wish
list. You may also email email@example.com
to have a wish list sent to you. Or if you prefer, you can make
a contribution and we will do the shopping for you. Gifts should
be returned unwrapped (but can be in a gift bag) to Seeger Toyota
no later than December 20th.
Contributions from the community have played an important part
in our success in past years. We are hoping to count on your help
this year as well. If you have any questions please contact Rachel
Potts at 573-336-7111. Thank you for your time and help. Have a
wonderful and safe holiday season.
Socks for Troops
As of Sunday, November 27, 2016, Shoe Sensations Sock for
Troops program has collected 3,996 pairs of socks and 585 shoe laces
for local veterans and active duty military overseas. The program
is receiving tremendous community participation and Shoe Sensation
thanks all who have donated so far on behalf of our troops and veterans.
Socks for Troops, designed to collect and donate both military approved
socks for active duty personnel stationed overseas as well as casual
socks for off duty use and local veterans in need, will continue
in all 150 Shoe Sensation locations through Christmas Eve and Shoe
Sensation is offering a 20% discount on socks purchased for donation
to the Socks for Troops program. While new unworn socks purchased
elsewhere may be donated, Shoe Sensation has secured a special selection
of military approved socks that meet the requirements for active
duty which can be purchased to donate to our active duty troops
Anyone who has served in the military or worked outdoors in difficult
conditions understands the difference dry, clean socks can make.
While the military does provide clothing including socks, extra
socks are one of the top requests of U.S. personnel overseas.
Please visit your local Shoe Sensation to donate and for details
on where the socks will be delivered. To find a Shoe Sensation near
you, visit www.shoesensation.com
and click on locations.
Trees for Troops
There are no trees remaining from the Trees for Troops event that
took place on 2-5 December.
A big THANK YOU to Fed-Ex and The Spirit of Christmas Foundation
for their continued support in making this event a HUGE success
at Fort Leonard Wood again this year! Additionally, many thanks
to the volunteers that supported this event this year with the set-up
and offloading/loading of trees for families.
Aaron's Big Blue Bow Event
As part of Aaron's Big Blue Bow Event we will be accepting short
essays nominating a deserving family or person to win a stocking
full of toys. Entries will be accepted between December 1st - December
15th and a winner will be selected on December 19th. See Contest
rules and print entry
form. For more infomation contact Sissy Weiner, General Manager
Delbert Day Cancer Institute Open House Celebration!
Phelps County Regional Medical Center is hosting an Open House
Celebration for the Delbert Day Cancer Institute on Thursday, December
8th, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at 1060 West 10th Street in Rolla.
Opening remarks will begin promptly at 5:00 pm and will include
a keynote address by Missouri Lieutenant Governor-Elect, Mike Parson.
PCRMC and community leaders, including Dr. Delbert Day, Ted Day,
Edward Clayton, Dr. Christopher Spencer, Cindy Beger, Louis Magdits
and Randy Verkamp will also speak.
Tiger Typhoon Indoor Pool Closed for Maintenance
The pool will be closed on December 19 at noon until December 28th
at 8 a.m. for scheduled maintenance. If you have any questions feel
free to contact us at 573-451-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patronage.
"A Seussified Christmas Carol"
December 9, 10, & 11 PFAA presents "A Seussified Christmas
Carol". A whimsical reinvention of Dickens most beloved
Christmas story in Seussspoken rhyming couplets. At the Theater
on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville on Fri &
Sat 7:30 p.m. curtain, Sun 2:30 p.m. curtain. Cost: Adults $10,
Children 12 & under $5. Contact Pulaski Fine Arts Association
(Rhea Anne Mathews) 573-774-3050.
Santa is coming to Town
Santa is coming to Sinks Pharmacy in the Waynesville Medical
Plaza on December 10th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free photo with Santa,
cookies and hot chocolate for the kids. For more information call
Kids Art in the Park
The City of St. Robert is hosting 'Kids Art in the Park' on December
10th at the Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There is limited seating, all reservations must be prepaid, cost
is $25. Payments can be made online at www.saintrobert.com under
"news and announcements" or at City Hall.
Kids will get step by step painting instructions on how to paint
the "Snowman" on stretch canvas with acrylic paint from
For more information, please call 573-451-2000 ext. 1307.
5th Annual Merry Firkin Christmas
What's better than opening presents on Christmas morning? We
think it's tapping four beers in one night. Our brewers have brewed
four special beers on our small batch system as a special Christmas
present to you.
We will release a new beer every hour on the hour on Friday, December
16th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m at the Rolla Brewpub
The Beer Lineup:
6 p.m. - Santa's Last Supper - This beer tastes like the holidays
with a variety of holiday spices and sugars.
7 p.m. - Another Bourbon Barrel Stout - A different take on the
Barrel-aged Revelation Stout, we use bourbon soaked charred oak
chips to achieve classic bourbon barrel flavors.
8 p.m. - Tire Swing IPA - Our original IPA.
9 p.m. - Barley Wine - A showcase of malty richness and complex,
intense flavors, this ale has been aged for 9 months and is chewy
and rich in body, with warming alcohol and a pleasant fruity character.
Wreaths Across America
Please make plans to attend the Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Saturday December 17, 2016 11AM Missouri Veterans Cemetery 25350
Hwy H, Waynesville. 573-774-3496
Follow parking directions. Shuttle service will be provided.
Santa is coming to Kingdom Kia
Come get your photo taken with Santa on December 24th from 10
a.m. to 12 p.m. receive a free 8"x10" photo and sleeve.
Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and don't forget about our reindeer
Community Christmas Dinner
No reason to spend Christmas alone; come join us for good food
and fellowship on December 24th from 12 p.m. -3 p.m. at Still
Useable Ministries Church located at 956 Old Route 66 in St. Robert.
This event is sponsored by Still Useable Ministries Church, Greater
Faith Victory Church & The City Church. Contact Keith Shoulders
at 254-554-1149 or James Felix at 573-855-6154.
New Year's Eve Cocktail Party
Saturday, December 31, 7:00pm at Rolla Brewpub.
Ring in the New Year with assorted appetizers and small courses
paired perfectly with different suggested Public House beers.
Enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Nicole Nelson. Close out
the night with a St. James Winery sparkling wine toast at midnight.
Doors open at 7pm. Food and music start at 8pm. $60 per person,
includes food and four beers. Tickets are limited and must be
purchased at the Rolla Brewpub.
New Year's Eve through the Decades
Celebrate New Year's Eve dressed in your favorite decade attire
with Public House Brewing Company on December 31st from 7p.m.
- 12:30 a.m. at the St. James Taproom. The first 100 people through
the door will receive free party hats and horns. The best dressed
will be awarded prizes at 10 p.m. Enjoy live music by the Steve
Hauser Band at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
8th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Show and BBQ Cook-off
St. Robert Community Center
114 JH Williamson Jr. Drive
St. Robert, MO 65584
The planned dates & times for this two day event are:
Friday, March 10, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm & Saturday,
March 11, 2017, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We are looking for vendors who would be interested in participating
in this event for the outdoor activities that promote the great
outdoors such as fishing, hunting, archery, camping, boats, trucks,
ATV's, paintball, trail rides, golf, game ranches, guide services,
dog breeders and trainers, artists and many other outdoor pursuits.
As well as participants interested in the annual BBQ Cook-off.
Bring your best recipe and get ready to get your grub on.
Vendor booths are $10 for a nonelectric and $15 for electric!
(1) 6 x 2 table, (2) chairs with approximately an 7'x7' booth
Electric booths are limited.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please
Parks Facility Clerk, at email@example.com
or call 573-451-2625
"Strong Chambers of Commerce may be measured
in many ways: by the number of members, activities, economic
development, community growth, etc. We thank our members for
continuing their investment in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber
of Commerce, in their business, and in our community. Your
membership makes our Chamber stronger. By being a member you
are identifying yourself with Waynesville-St. Robert's leading business
for Twins Mom, LLC
Chili Team sign
*For more details see Chamber Announcements
on the left.