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July 24, 2015

What the Chamber did this week for our members!

* The Board of Directors held their monthly meeting and welcomed the new board members to their first meeting. The election of officers was held and we are excited to announce that Mike Freeman is the new president, Phil Tackett is the vice-president and Janel Rowell is the treasurer.

* The Chamber staff supported the Committee of Fifty Welcome Social and represented our members to the new command group at Fort Leonard Wood. The Committee of Fifty now has a Facebook page so be sure to like it to keep up with their activities.

If you would like any information on any of the items listed and how it can affect your business please contact me.

Cecilia Murray, IOM
Executive Director

Show Us How You Celebrate Your Community, Pulaski County! Deadline is TODAY

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce is holding another "Hometown" Challenge! We are asking the Community to make a poster board sign with a statement about how they celebrate living in Pulaski County. Take a picture of you, friends, family, or neighbors holding a sign with one of the Celebration Statements below or one of your own. After taking the picture, post it to our Facebook wall or email it to . Please make sure to add a caption of where you are in your hometown or how you are celebrating your hometown. The pictures will then be gathered in a collage/slideshow of photos. The video will be posted to YouTube, Facebook, Website, and to the Weekly Update. This is your chance to show everyone how you celebrate you hometown and what a great community that we work, play, and live in.

Use one of these Celebration Statements for the poster or come up with your own!

"This is how we spend our free time"
"This is how we celebrate our hometown"
"Celebrating our hometown"
"Having fun in our hometown"
"No better place to be"
"Brining excitement to our hometown"
"Cherishing our community"
"Embracing our hometown"
"Why we find enjoyment in our hometown"
"Come celebrate our hometown"
"Living the life"

Membership Social

The 2015 Membership Social will be July 30th at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn. Sponsoring this event is Citizens Mortgage Company with Market Basket providing the food. This annual membership social is a night of networking, fun and entertainment. The cost to attend the Social is $15.00 per person. Please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 no later than Noon on July 27th to make your reservations.

Membership Bottle Auction - Submit your bottles TODAY!

The Bottle Auction will be held again this year, members are encouraged to donate wrapped bottles with unknown contents to be auctioned off. The money raised will help fund the Chamber's It's All Here shop local ad campaign including Shop Small Business Saturday. Bottles will be accepted through Wednesday, July 29th. Please provide us with a few details about your business to be used during the Auction.

Operation Workforce Job Fair

Looking for Employees? Looking for a Job? Then plan to attend. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce presents the 11th Annual Operation Workforce Job Fair. Operation Workforce is a workforce recruitment program promoting the connection between employees seeking part-time/full-time positions with employers providing those employment opportunities. Interviewing booths will be available for on-site employee/employer interviews.

This event will take place Thursday, August 27, 2015 at The ARK Community and Sports Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with set up from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

If you would like to have a booth print out the form and submit it to the Chamber office at 137 St. Robert Blvd. Ste. B, St. Robert, MO 65584 by August 20th. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail

Become a CHOICES Presenter - CHOICES Program Training

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber and the Rotary Club of Pulaski County will be continuing their partnership to present the CHOICES Program to all 8th grades in the county this fall. Thank you for volunteering to participate in this program. If you would please email or call with the training date you can attend, it would be appreciated.

The Training this year will be on August 25th from 1:00 - 4 p.m. and August 26th from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Chamber office in the Tourism meeting room (lower level). Everyone must attend the training even if you have presented before! Thanks again for your continue support of this outstanding program for our youth.

The success of this project can be summed up best in the words of a student after completing the CHOICES presentation, "It (self-discipline) means pushing myself to do the right thing even if it's hard." By focusing on real world topics such as time management, job opportunities, self-discipline, and staying in school CHOICES drives home the lessons that are so often overlooked.

If you would like to get involved as either a presenter or a donor please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Chamber Now Accepting Veteran of the Year Award Nominations

The Waynesville - St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade. From now until August 28, 2015 the Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations from Chamber members. A one-page letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience will comprise the formal nomination form along with a brief bio summary of the nominee and a digital photo.

The Veteran of the Year Award is meant to recognize a veteran from any rank from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy with an honorable discharge. The individual must be a Pulaski County resident and has agreed to accept the award and be the Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade Marshall on November 11, 2015.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or can be downloaded here or by clicking on the image below. If you have any questions contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121, or e-mail

The Challenge - Mark your Calendars to Compete

Take part in the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber fun community event, The Challenge, scheduled for September 12th in the Waynesville City Park. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Pre-registration at 8:30 a.m. and the Challenge starts at 9:00 a.m. Participants will make up teams of two and will race to complete challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line will be the event winner.

This is a perfect event for families, co-workers, or other groups to compete against each other while they enjoy a morning being outside and active in the Waynesville City Park. The Challenge will test your physical and mental capability during a variety of tasks as you attempt to get through the course made up of separate challenges as fast as possible. The Challenge is "Amazing Race meets Minute to Win it." Walking or running, if you choose, will be required to get to different station locations throughout the park.

More details to come. For infomation on sponsoring this event please call 573-336-5121 or email

Chamber for Good

The response from our non-profit members has been unbelievable! 20+ of our non-profits have created accounts on our Chamber for Good site. They have been busy posting needs, both items and volunteer opportunities, along with upcoming events. It's exciting to see so many opportunities to aid our local charities.

Now its time for us as a community to help them succeed in their mission to make Pulaski County a better place. Please visit and scroll all the way down to the bottom, you'll see this box.

Enter your email address, click "submit" and every Monday afternoon you'll receive an email with the latest needs posted from our Chamber for Good members. Spread the word to your family, friends, and co-workers what our charities need.

Have a group that wants to donate time but you don't see anything that fits?? Make an offer directly to all the charities. Have an overabundance of an item?? Make an offer directly to all the charities. Here's a short "how-to" video.

Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber encourages all business members to take the pledge to actively recruit Veterans and Service Members for available positions.

Take the Show-Me Heroes pledge by clicking here and fill out your pledge form.

2015 - 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for information on 2015 - 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email

The Chamber is proud of what the local area has to offer and is constantly looking for new ways to share it with the community. Dollars spent local stay local which helps the community to continually grow and prosper.

Anyone with a Shop Local Key Tag can visit a participating business and receive a discount or take advantage of a special offer. For a list of participating businesses click here.

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit

Shop Local Participant Form

1. The segment gives you the opportunity to publish 5 things about your company such as how long you have been in business, how many people you employ or ANY information that the readership likely didn't know.

2. Your "5 Things" will run for two consecutive weeks in the Chamber's Weekly Update. All requests to be featured in this segment are on a first come, first served basis.


4. This is a one-time use benefit.

5. If you would like for your company to be featured in an upcoming "5 Things" segment, submit the "5 Things" form along with a company logo in jpg format to or fax 573-336-5472.

Based on the clues below, guess what Chamber member business is being described. Click the link below to submit your guess. Any Chamber member guessing the correct business will be put in a drawing each month to receive a free luncheon. There is a new clue for a different Chamber member each week so you have multiple opportunities to be added into the drawing. Your correct answer must be submitted each Thursday by 3:00 p.m. to be entered into the drawing. The answer for the previous week will be posted with the new clue in each Friday's update.

This business in St. Robert joined the Chamber in 1995. They are dedicated to providing the absolute finest service and expertise possible for our clients. Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, they can help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Pulaski County Business Graphics

Waynesville Announces Enrollment Information

The Waynesville R-VI School District has announced new student enrollment dates for the 2015-16 School Year as follows:

Waynesville High School (Grades 9-12)
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 29 - 12th grade
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 30 - 11th grade
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 31 - 10th grade
9th graders may register all three days

Elementary (Grades Kindergarten* through Grade 5),
Sixth Grade Center (Grade 6)
and Waynesville Middle School (Grades 7 and 8)
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 4, 5 and 6

Enrollment information and forms are at They may also be reached by going to the district's main webpage at and click on the Parents/Students tab and then click on "Enrollment Information & Forms."

*According to Missouri law, a child is eligible to attend kindergarten if they reach the age of 5 before the first day of August 2015, or if the child is a military dependent who has successfully completed a state-accredited pre-kindergarten program in another state or has attended a state accredited kindergarten program in another state.


How can I find out more about the Waynesville R-VI School District?
The district will host a free, informal welcome session from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. on both Wednesday, Aug. 5, and again on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Woodland Community Center on Fort Leonard Wood. Families are invited to attend one of the two events.

Which school will my child attend?
*For those living off-post, students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grades go to East Elementary and students in 3rd through 5th grades go to Freedom Elementary.
*For those living on post, it is based upon where they live. Parents may contact the School Liaison Officer on Fort Leonard Wood at 573-596-0357 or check out the enrollment form on the district's website. It is located under the "Parents/Students" tab.
*Regardless of where they reside, all Waynesville R-VI 6th grade students attend the Sixth Grade Center; all 7th and 8th grade students attend Waynesville Middle School and all 9th-12th grade students attend Waynesville High School.

What information do I need to bring to register my child as a new student?
Regardless of the child's age - whether it's a kindergartner or a senior, parents need to bring the following for each child:
*their shot record (For more information, go to the district's main website and click on the "Parents/Students" tab, and then click on "Enrollment Information & Forms" and then click on "2015-16 Missouri School Immunization Requirements" link.)
* their last grade card, if applicable
* their transfer sheet, if available
* any other pertinent information from previous schools, such as IEPs, etc.
** their registered birth certificate (for kindergarten and first grade students only)

When is the first day of school?
Wednesday, Aug. 19. Please note that this first day of school will not be a late-start Wednesday.

Where can I find additional information?
Additional information about the district's Special Services is located at
Additional information is under the "New to the District" under the Parents/Students tab.

OTC Waynesville Center and Waynesville R-VI School District form new partnership

Waynesville High School students will soon have the opportunity to pursue an associate degree in criminal justice at the Ozarks Technical Community College Waynesville Center.

"Beyond our AP and dual enrollment courses, this program will offer yet another opportunity for our high school students to graduate ready for college or a career," said Dr. Brian Henry, Waynesville R-VI School District superintendent.

On Monday, July 20th, the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education voted to pursue a new partnership with the OTC Waynesville Center that will provide students with the option to earn the associate degree while still in high school.

"The board's vote allows us to proceed with planning toward a target implementation date of January or August 2016," said Henry. "By working with our close neighbor, we will open up careers in the criminal justice field that will have a long-lasting, positive impact in our community and state."

Once students graduate from Waynesville High School with their associate degree in criminal justice, they will have the option to work toward a bachelor's degree in the same field through the Missouri State University campus in Waynesville.

"Monday's vote illustrates the strong relationship between OTC and the Waynesville School District," said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. "By providing this opportunity to high school students, we're developing the Waynesville-area workforce and building a stronger community."

Media Contact(s)
Mark Miller, College Director of Communications and Marketing (417) 447-2655
Laura French, Coordinator of Public Information (417) 447-2659
Steve Koehler, Coordinator of Media Relations (417) 447-2666

Volunteers needed for Stuff the Bus

Volunteering for non-profits is a process that is richly rewarding for all involved. When you give up your time and resources, you are making a difference. Stepping beyond your world to assist another person is a valuable occasion that no one can take back from you

Stuff the Bus is dedicated to helping students who are in need of school supplies and would otherwise go without if it weren't for the donations from the program. The Waynesville Stuff the Bus Fundraiser needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to help with program marketing, resource allegation and funding appeal. Additionally, we would like help with setup and tear down of the event. Here are the dates and times for the fundraising events:

Dates Volunteer Time Opportunities

Wednesday, July 29th 8am-Noon, Noon-4pm, & 4pm-8pm
Saturday, August 1st 8am-Noon, Noon-4pm, & 4pm-8pm
Tuesday, August 4th 8am-Noon, Noon-4pm, & 4pm-8pm

Ready to help? Please contact the Waynesville VISTA office at (573) 842-2651

DC Fly-In Event

Be part of the inaugural group of Missouri delegates of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Advocacy Mission to Washington DC on October 7-9 2015. The Missouri delegation will meet with members of Missouri's congressional delegation and discuss, in person, federal issues that impact Missouri's business community.

A complete detailed agenda will be provided to all registered participants on Oct 1, 2015.

Oct 7th we will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the US Botanic Garden, the event will include heavy hors d'oeuvre, open bar, and networking opportunities.

Oct 8th, we will meet at the US Chamber of Commerce to learn of Federal Legislative Issues and Updates, lunch will include a speaker from the National Security Council, and we will meet with legislators on Capitol Hill.

The evening event will include a reception, dinner and networking at the International Spy Museum.

Oct 9th, we will wrap up our legislative meetings on Capitol Hill and plan to finish no later than 12:00.

Rates are $399.00 per person (Delegates are responsible for making their own airfare and hotel arrangements.)

Cancellations must be made by October 1, 2015 to receive a refund. No-shows will be charged full registration fee. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

For questions or further details, email or call 573-634-3511.

Click Here to download registration form.


Local leaders believe Army recognized value and preserved core mission at Fort Leonard Wood

After months of collecting public comments and conducting multiple listening sessions around the country, the U.S. Army announced today that Fort Leonard Wood would see far fewer cuts than originally estimated. Due to the Army's decision to reduce its budget, an estimated 774 positions will be lost at Fort Leonard Wood by September 30, 2017.

The announced number includes primarily uniformed Army positions. It is expected that an additional announcement regarding Civilian Army positions will come later in the year.

Over a year ago the U.S. Army announced a need to reduce the active duty force from 490,000 down to 450,000 through the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA), which analyzed the socioeconomic impact of those possible cuts at 30 Army installations, including Fort Leonard Wood. The SPEA originally called for Fort Leonard Wood to lose up to 5,400 Soldier and Army civilian positions.

An end strength of 450,000 would reduce the Army to it's smallest size since the United States entered World War II in 1940. The Army was at 480,000 when the World Trade Center was attacked in 2001.

"As we expected, the Army is being forced to make difficult decisions due to budgetary constraints brought on by Sequestration in Washington, D.C. While it is true that Fort Leonard Wood will see reductions that will hurt the region and state, it is important to note that many other installations fared considerably worse, in some cases losing thousands of uniformed positions. We believe that the announcement of a smaller number than originally estimated demonstrates the Army's understanding of the importance of the enduring value of the core training mission at Fort Leonard Wood," said Dr. Brian Henry, Sustainable Ozarks Partnership president.

Regional SPEA Feedback

In August of 2014, almost 4,900 Fort Leonard Wood supporters submitted written comments to the Army opposing cuts at the installation. The SOP allowed citizens to send emails and letters directly from their website to the U.S. Army Environmental Command. In addition, the SOP set up a petition on an external website. Citizens digitally signed the petition and left comments. All signatures and comments from the petition were sent directly to the Army.

In March of 2015, a team of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's G-3/5/7 Force Management Division attended an Army Listening Session on Fort Leonard Wood to hear directly from community members regarding how critical the installation is to the region, state, and nation.

Over 2,000 Missourians packed Nutter Field House for the U.S. Army's Listening Session held on Fort Leonard Wood. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Roy Blunt, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, State Senator Dan Brown (with about half of the Missouri Senate), State Representative Steve Lynch (with about one third of the other members of the Missouri General Assembly), local elected officials from across the region, and hundreds of community members attended to demonstrate to the Army why Fort Leonard Wood is critical to mission success.

"We feel that we made a great case through the public comment period and the listening session as to why Fort Leonard Wood is a great place for the Army to do business. We believe that we showcased the installation's strengths, such as modern, flexible training areas and ranges that could accommodate expansion, zero encroachment issues, newly built and updated training facilities and barracks, and the abundance of natural resources that are necessary to accommodate current and new missions. We are not happy that the Army has to make cuts at all, but to lose far fewer jobs than originally estimated makes this bitter pill a little easier to swallow," said Joe Driskill, Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Executive Director..

Future of the Region

Each year, Fort Leonard Wood trains approximately 80,000 Soldiers and this training mission is critical to the Army and nation. Even with the announced reductions at Fort Leonard Wood, the number of uniformed positions on the installation will still be higher than it was in 2001. The Army's decision to minimize the reductions at Fort Leonard Wood underscores the notion that the installation is well positioned to remain one of the nation's premier training installations.

"It is important that we remain vigilant in our support for the installation during these continued times of budget uncertainty in Washington, D.C. As I discussed with my fellow Association of Defense Communities board members at the recent National Summit, if budgetary Sequestration is not corrected, the Army will be forced to make even more substantial cuts. Any future cuts could negatively affect our personnel and missions on Fort Leonard Wood. The SOP will continue working with our partners across the state and nation to ensure the viability of Fort Leonard Wood for years to come," said Driskill.

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is building on the Fort Leonard Wood region's strong past and preparing the region for a healthy, resilient future. We are a nonprofit organization working to bring all of the region's stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions, all as part of our efforts to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood region.


USO Update

Volunteer Shifts Needing To Be Filled

Saturday, July 25th need 1 volunteer from 10 am - 12 pm; need 4 volunteers from 12 pm - 3 pm; need 2 volunteers from 3 pm - 7 pm

Sunday, July 26th need 1 volunteer from 10 am - 12 pm; need 2 volunteers from 12 pm - 3 pm; need 4 volunteers from 3 pm - 6 pm

If you could assist with any of these shifts, please let us know by
calling 573-329-2039.


Back to School Extravaganza!!

Students are going back to school, to get them ready come out to The ARK Community and Sports Center for free backpacks and school supplies.

The Back to School Extravaganza is August 15th at 10:00 a.m. Free haircuts, dental and Hygiene care, parenting help, counseling, and special needs resources, emotional, and spiritual support and much more available. Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, games, bounce house, face painting and more.

Contact Deneen Lee at 573-337-4639 or Cheryl Harper at 573-528-2342 for more information.


Executive Director Position open at Good Samaritan of the Ozarks

Position: Executive Director- Good Samaritan of the Ozarks
Reports to: Board of Directors
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 per year based on experience
Full time and Permanent
Location: Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri

Number one goal of Good Samaritan of the Ozarks: to communicate the love of God, through Christ, to the people in our community by meeting their emergency needs.

How to Apply:
• Submit your resume, describing your experience and qualifications, to the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan of the Ozarks by mailing to: John Morrissey, 104 Jared Street
Waynesville MO 65583
• You can send your resume electronically to the Board of Directors at Resumes sent by mail must be postmarked by August 11, 2015. Resumes sent by email must be sent by August 11, 2015.

Experience and Qualifications desired for this job:
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field and at least five years of administrative experience.
• Leadership, staff supervision and organization skills.
• Experience in grant writing.
• The ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
• An understanding of the issues of poverty, domestic violence, child abuse, and/or sexual assault.
• The ability and willingness to work with people of various religious, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Duties of the Executive Director:
• Manage the organization toward accomplishment of the vision and mission of the organization.
• Develop a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors.
• Oversee all fiscal systems to ensure financial soundness and compliance.
• Work with staff, Board of Directors and other organizations in implementing and expanding programs and setting goals for programs.
• Oversee operations and strive for best practices in all programs.
• Promote Good Samaritan of the Ozarks in Pulaski County and surrounding areas and collaborate with other organizations serving those in need.
• Assume responsibility for grant writing and fund-raising activities.
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Please see our website at for a complete job description.


Take the Wheel. Share the Wealth.

You’re invited to experience the inspired 2015 Lincoln collection. For every test-drive taken, Lincoln will donate $20 to your favorite cause, for a total amount of up to $8,000 (per event).

Benefiting: Unlimited Play
Location: Waynesville City Park - Old Settlers Day Historic Route 66, Waynesville.
Date and time: July 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Member Service Representative wanted at NFCU

Job Title: Member Service Representative at Navy Federal Credit Union in Fort Leonard Wood
Job ID: 25974
Location: MO-St. Robert (Ft.LeonardWood)

Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Basic Purpose
To provide members and prospective members the full range of products and services offered by Navy Federal Credit Union including depository accounts such as checking, savings, certificate IRA, revocable trust and estate accounts; lending products; and credit/debit cards.

***Candidates who meet the minimum requirements of the position will be sent a required online assessment to the email address listed in the application.***

* Analyze, research and resolve problems and discrepancies related to member accounts/loans
* Assist members with submitting consumer/mortgage/equity loan, overdraft protection and credit card applications
* Counsel current and prospective members about Navy Federal's products and services * Ensure cash and other negotiable instruments are handled properly
* Identify opportunities to cross service products and increase product penetration
* Perform platform banking functions
* Understand and comply with federal and other regulations relating to financial products and services
* May assist with Branch Office vault opening, closing and balancing procedures
* May serve as a Branch Office and/or ATM vault custodian
* Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications - All required unless otherwise noted
* Ability to work independently and in a team environment
* Familiarity with savings and checking products, accounts and services
* Basic active listening skills to accurately respond to inquiries and account requests
* Basic organizational, planning and time management skills
* Basic research, analytical, and problem solving skills
* Basic skill building effective relationships through rapport, trust, diplomacy and tact
* Basic skill exercising initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions
* Basic skill maintaining composure in a high production and changing environment
* Basic skill navigating multiple screens and PC applications and adapting to new technologies
* Basic skill performing mathematical calculations and working accurately with numbers
* Basic verbal and written communication skills
* Desired - Exposure to member/customer service preferably in a call center, retail banking or financial institution
* Desired - Exposure to working in a credit union environment

Location: 332 Marshall St, Suite F, St. Robert, MO 65584
Equal Employment Opportunity
Navy Federal Credit Union values, celebrates and enacts diversity in the workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D


Family & MWR Weekend Events

ACS 50th Birthday Celebration, RWB Golf Tournament, Barbenders, CCW Class, & Summer Reading!
Details on all events listed below OR online at

Plus -visit our MWR Facilities open for your recreation.
More facility information online at

Game LINK/Drop Zone - Opens this Weekend at Daugherty Bowling Center
Game Link is an XBOX 360® & PC based gaming lounge. Game Link is designed to satisfy the most demanding gamer and promote communal play by providing gaming stations for gaming interactivity. Each station consists of high-end, comfortable leather seating, LCD HDTVs and advanced surround-sound audio dome technology. The audio quality is amazing! The Game Link community is wireless and XBOX LIVE® enabled. Game Link will have 150+ XBOX 360® titles to choose from including all the newest and most popular releases to choice from. Get your Game On! OPEN to patrons 17yrs and older! For more information call 573 596-1498.

July 24 & 25
ACS 50th Birthday Celebration
Fifty years ago, on 25 Jul 1965, the Army Community Service (ACS) was established to provide readiness and life skills programs to promote self-sufficient Families, safe homes and cohesive communities, and enhanced readiness. From 1965 until today, during our Nation's wars and conflicts, our Soldiers and Families remain strong. Celebrate with ACS by attending the planned events to honor 50 years of service and support to Army Families. A great opportunity to experience the camaraderie of Fort Leonard Wood while learning more about the support services in this community.
For more information call or visit ACS, Bldg 486, 573 596-0212.

July 24, 10am-2pm | ACS | Bldg 486 Replacement Ave
*Cake Cutting
July 25, 10am-12pm | MWR Rec Plex | free provided by ACS
*FREE Mini Golf
*FREE Go Karts
*USO Mobile Canteen
*Free Refreshments & Food

July 25
Red, White, & Blue Golf Tournament
The Piney Valley Golf Course is hosting a Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament in celebration of Independence Day; shot gun start at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be available for purchase starting at 8:00 am. Tournament is a two person scramble, teams will tee off of red tees, white tees, and blue tees. Each set of tees will be using different formats (scramble, Best Ball & Alternate Shot). Cost to join is $30 for Annual Green Fee Patrons (AGFP) $40 for non-AGFP; cost includes golf, green fees, cart, breakfast & gift certificates. Event is open to the public. Register early at Piney Valley Golf Course, located at 10221 Water Intake Rd. For more information call 573-329-4770.

July 25
Army Ten Miler Time Trials
All Active Duty Service Members of all branches are welcome to come out and qualify during the time trials for the Fort Leonard Wood Army Ten Miler Team. The team will consist of Active Duty Service Members from Fort Leonard Wood. The fastest 6 runners will be part of the FLW Team in the Active Duty Mixed (men and women) category that will represent Fort Leonard Wood in Washington DC. Trials are FREE. Transportation, hotel room, entry fee and per diem will be paid for by DFMWR. 6:00 am Mickey Zaun Troop Trail. For more information call 573-596-4359.

July 25
Concealed Carry Weapons Class
The Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) is hosting Concealed Carry Weapons Class; the first step in acquiring a Missouri CCW endorsement including weapons qualification on the range. Class is 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cost is $15 to register, $65 day of class. Each student must bring a photo ID, Eye & Hearing Protection, and either a Semi-automatic handgun or revolver (Plus 40 rounds of ammo), lunch money or food. Handgun must be in good working condition. Class is open to the public, 19yrs or older (18yrs if a member of the United States Armed Forces). Interested patrons must be registered the day prior to each class at the Outdoor Adventure Center located in Bldg. 2290 FLW K Road.
For more information call 573-596-4223.
Additional dates:
August 16 / September 12

Individuals bringing a privately owned weapon onto the installation for authorized activities such as hunting, dog training activities or marksmanship events, are required to register weapons. Privately owned weapons can be registered between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Main Gate Visitor Control Center, Building 100. Registration form is available online. Registrations may take up to one week to process. Additionally, anyone wishing to bring a firearm onto FLW is required to declare the firearm with proof of registration. Firearms and ammunition must be stored separately, i.e. firearm in the trunk and ammunition in the passenger compartment.

For more information, call the Physical Security Section of the Provost Marshal's Office at 573.596.0131 ext. 6-0597 Concealed Carry Permits (CCP), regardless of state of issuance, are not authorized or recognized on Fort Leonard Wood. See FLW Regulation 190-6 for transportation requirements and authorized purposes.

July 25
Barbenders Powerlifting Competition
MWR Sports and Fitness is hosting a Barbenders Powerlifting competition beginning at 9:00 am at Specker Gym. Cost is $25 per person and includes a Barbenders T-shirt. Lifts will include squat, bench, and deadlift; USAPL weight categories. Registration deadline is July 23 at 6:00 pm. Competition is open to the public. Must be 16 or older. Register at the Davidson Fitness Center, Specker Gym or online at or call 573-596-7377.

Now - August 1
Library summer reading program "read to the rhythm"
Come join Clarke Library for a summer of reading----"Read to the Rhythm." Clarke Library will be offering 8 weeks of activities, games and reading incentives for readers of all ages, from infants to adults. Starting on June 8th and ending with our "Beat the Heat" Summer Bash on August 1st we will be providing a summer of fun for our families. Register and log in your reading progress online at .
For more information call 573-563-5857.


Tye-dye class

Take a Tye-dye Class at the Waynesville Library on Saturday, August 8th from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.


Read and Rise Family Reading Event

Enjoy fun interactive activities and make a special, take-home book together. Saturday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. at the Waynesville Library 306 Historic 66 West Waynesville Mo 65583. For more information contact Angela Garrett by phone: 573-774-2965 or e-mail:



Wanted: Secretary/word processor for Pulaski County Abstract & Title Co., Inc. in downtown Waynesville. Typing skills and computer skills a must. Full time, salary dependent on experience and ability to learn. Submit resume to P.O. Box 165; Waynesville, MO 65583.


Discounted Tickets for the Military Appreciation Day at Busch Stadium

The MWR Leisure Travel Office has discounted tickets for the
Military Appreciation Day at Busch Stadium on September 26th. The ST. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers; game time is 6:15 p.m.; $15.00 (cost includes Tailgate Party).

Tail Gate starts at 3 the southwest part of Busch Stadium parking lot (Off 7th street).

MWR Leisure Travel is located in the PX Mini Mall, Bldg. 490, Open M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 573 329-8587 ask about our other discounted tickets! Let MWR book your next vacation, or book online at


Having a major life event? You may qualify for a special enrollment period.

Thinking about moving, getting married, having a baby, or changing jobs? When you make big decision in life, you may be eligible to buy or change Health Insurance Marketplace coverage outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period.

For more information call 573-458-3676 or email


Preservation and Canning Program

University of Missouri Extension will be offering food preservation and canning programs this summer. To make the most of your garden's delights, it is important to have up-to-date food preservation information. Processing fruits and vegetables using outdated methods may not give you the best quality and may be unsafe to eat. The USDA and University of Missouri Extension are credible sources to provide information on food preservation to consumers.

The sessions will provide information on how to safely can salsa, how to freeze and dry fruits and vegetables, and how to safely pressure can vegetables. Each class will include a hands-on demonstration of equipment and materials and MU Extension publications with recipes will be available for all participants.

The class dates are:
*Boiling water bath canning of salsa - Wednesday, July 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
*Pressure canning vegetables - August 12, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
*Freezing and drying fruits and vegetables - To be announced
The cost is $15 per person per class to cover food preservation handouts and supplies. All sessions will be held at the Waynesville/St. Robert Senior Center. Registration is required at least one day prior to the date of the class session. Please call the MU Extension - Pulaski County Office at 573-774-6177 or email if you have questions or to register.

University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.


“The Life Changes of a Diabetic”

This will be a fun interactive skit about a patient who has
just been diagnosed with Diabetes. Prior to this class,
Amber Cook, BSN, RN and Pati Cox, M.Ed. BSN, RN will
be presenting the third diabetes continuing education series,
“Monitoring Your Blood Sugar” from 8:30am-9:45am. Free
to the public.

Guest Speaker is Lucille, a fictitious character.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Phelps County Regional Medical Center Private Dining Rooms

Questions contact 573-458-7659


Back to School Community 5K Prayer Walk

This is a community prayer walk of hope on August 1st at the Waynesville City Park at 8:00 a.m. For more information call 573-855-5950.


"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 organization."

 Chamber Events
July 24 & 25, 2015
ACS 50th Birthday Celebration
July 25, 2015
8:00 a.m. Concealed Carry Weapons Class
8:00 a.m. Red, White, & Blue Golf Tournament
9:00 a.m. Barbenders Powerlifting Competition
10:00 a.m. Take the Wheel. Share the Wealth
July 30, 2015
6:00 p.m. Membership Social
July 31, 2015
12:00 p.m. Committee of Fifty Luncheon
August 1, 2015
10:00 a.m. Read and Rise Family Reading Event

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Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
fax: 573-336-5472