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July 25, 2014

Don Jose
Issa Labastida
560 Old Rt 66
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4373

Real Estate Maintenance Management Services, LLC.
John Masters
P.O. Box 913
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 855-4062

Membership Social

The 2014 Membership Social will be July 31st at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn. Sponsoring this event is Citizens Mortgage Company with Di Trapani's Italian Bistro providing the food. This annual membership social is a night of networking and fun. The cost to attend the Social is $15.00 per person. Please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 no later than 9:00 a.m. July 21st to make your reservations.

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The Membership Bottle Auction is a fun addition for members to promote their business as well as learn about other member businesses. Participating members will donate a bottle decorated in a way that no one can tell what it contains. The bottle needs to be related in some way to your business. For example if you are a dry cleaner you could wrap up a bottle of detergent with a gift certificate for dry cleaning. During the social the bottles will be displayed then auctioned. Bidding for each bottle will start at $5. No one will know what each bottle contains until after it is won. All money raised during the Membership Bottle Auction will go to the "It's All Here" shop local ad campaign in support of Shop Small Business Saturday. Keep it Local, This is our Home and It's All Here!

If you would like to donate a bottle contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or email All bottles are due to the Chamber office by 5:00 p.m. July 24th. You might win big or get a dud but the Membership Bottle Auction will be an exciting edition to the 2014 Membership Social.

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 29, 2014 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, 2014.

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

Operation Workforce Job Fair

Looking for Employees? Then plan to attend. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th 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 28, 2014 at the St. Robert Community 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 your form here and send it to the Chamber office at 137 St. Robert Blvd. Ste. B, St. Robert, MO 65584. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail

Choices Program Sponsors Needed

The Chamber, in partnership with the Pulaski County Rotary Club, will be presenting the Choices Program to all 8th grade classes in the county. This program is aimed at challenging students to think about their future career options based on the level of education they decide to achieve, as well as, the impact their choices will have on others and the world around them. The Chamber is currently seeking volunteers from the business community to help with this program. Class room sponsorship are also available for $150.

School Districts
Crocker 2 Classes
Dixon 4 Classes
Laquey 4 Classes
Maranatha Baptist Academy 1 Class
Richland 2 Classes
Waynesville 16 Classes

If you are interested in becoming a class sponsor please call the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

Become a CHOICES Presenter

The CHOICES Program is a highly participatory classroom seminar, presented by local volunteers from both the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. It uses interactive exercises to help students learn the impact of their choices and how to take control of their lives through wise decision-making when it comes to time and money management as well as education.

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.

The Chamber and Rotary Club will present CHOICES to every school district in Pulaski County during the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to get involved as either a presenter or a donor please contact the Chamber office at 573-336-5121.

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. Key Tags are FREE and available at all Chamber events as well as the Chamber office. Key Tags will be available during regular office hours at the Chamber office. For a list of participating businesses click here.

This program is open to any type of Chamber business including retail, restaurants, fitness, service businesses, or any business wishing to give a special promotion to residents. Your discount or special promotion needs to be good through December 31, 2014. Please fill out the form below with your discount or special offer to indicate that you are interested in participating in this program.

For more information about the Shop Local Key Tag Program visit

Shop Local Participant Form

1. Our Lawn and Handyman services can be used with our packaged services or separately if needed, no package required

2. We are the areas first Full Maintenance Management Company for Renters, Owners, and Property Managers.

3. We add value to your Property Management business, freeing up your time to do what you do best - Real Estate!

4. We have a Renter Referral Page to help direct renters to local Property Managers and Realtor.

5. REMMS is dedicated to support Veterans with our Veterans2Work (V2W) program. Developing Veteran owned businesses to support REMMS Lawn and Handyman services.

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 establishment in St. Robert was established in 2010 and joined the Chamber in 2011. This night club features music, a full bar and offers guests the opportunity to get active with our mechanical bull and/or the indoor trampoline.

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Navy Federal Credit Union

Fundraising with Wendy's®

Wendy's® is proud to help support schools, churches, sports teams, scouts and more with Community Event Fundraisers.

It's really easy - here's how it works:

1. Submit an online request form -

2. We will contact you with a Fundraising agreement and request your non-profit tax determination letter.

3. Once we receive your tax letter and agreement, we will send you a customized flyer for you to promote your event.

4. Promote! E-mail, share it on Facebook and hand out flyers to everyone you know.

5. Wendy's gives your organization up to 20% portion of the sales from your event.

Enjoy a meal at your favorite Wendy's with family and friends while raising money for your organization!

Visit us online today at and start earning money for your organization.


USO Update

The Fort Leonard Wood USO will host Family Game Night from 5 to 7 p.m., July 25 in Building 805. Game Night sessions are designed to give military parents and children a chance to spend quality time together with an evening of board games and a meal. Game Nights are free and open to service members and their families. Future Family Game Night sessions are scheduled Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 13. For more information, call the USO at 573-329-2039.

Shifts Needing Filled This Week

Friday, July 25 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (1) 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (1)
Family Game Night 4:45 pm - 7 p.m. (8)
Saturday, July 26 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (2) 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (3) 3 p.m. - 7 pm (4)
Sunday, July 27 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (1) 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (1) 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (1)

This week we have a few open shifts and would love if we could fill these, if you can help fill in please let us know!

**Please call 573-329-2039,
if you are able to fill any of these shifts. We appreciate any support we can get in filling these shifts this week.**


Public House Brewing Company


Update -- If you look to the left side of the building you can now see the awning that will provide shade for the future patio/beer garden! We are told the exterior should be enclosed in the next 2-3 weeks. Stay tuned for updates. Remember, you can see the ongoing work by clicking the following link. It updates every 5 minutes. Enjoy!


Public House Trivia -- NOTE: Trivia will not be held on July 21st but will resume on July 28th. Every Monday at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Prizes awarded every week to top teams.
Annual Mead Celebration! -- Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd -- Our annual Mead Celebration is back! Come and discover the joy and wonder of the world's truly oldest fermented beverage. Special guests the Leaky Roof Meadery will be joining us for the event and pouring samples of their finest for your enjoyment. Special food and mead offerings will be available for this weekend only.

National IPA Day -- Friday, August 8th -- We are celebrating this nationally recognized beer holiday true to form. On Friday August 8th we will release 4 all new small-batch IPAs. These will be released consecutively throughout the evening. Grab a table, settle in and delight your taste buds with these four new delicious beers.

Firkin Tuesday -- August 12th at 5:30pm -- In honor of National IPA day the August Firkin release will be another special IPA. It's your month, hopheads!

Upcoming Live Music

7/25 -- Limited Addition (8pm)
7/26 -- Matt Peaslee (8pm)
8/2 -- Ragged Blade Band (8pm)
8/8 -- Dixie Union (8pm)
8/9 -- Boondoggle Blues Band (8pm)
8/13 -- Trilogy (7pm)
8/15 -- Two Far Gone (8pm)
8/16 -- "CUZ" Jazz Duo (8pm)


Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources for Veterans

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension presents Sustainable Farming Ideas and Resources for Veterans at Lincoln University in Jefferson City on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The primary purpose of this event is to provide veterans and their families an introduction to sustainable and organic farming as a potential career path.

Veterans and their families are welcome to attend sessions, exhibits and demonstrations. Topics to be discussed include organic farming, specialty crops, cover crops, native plants, native pollinators, honey bees, fish, chicken, ergonomic gardening tools, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Lincoln University Farmers Market and get introduced to marketing ideas. Grant opportunities and educational publications will be provided.

Registration is from 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. at Lorenzo J. Green Building located at 900 Leslie Boulevard in Jefferson City. At 10 a.m., Sue Baird, Executive Director of the Missouri Organic Association, will present an Introduction to Organic Farming and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. participants will visit the market and exhibits. A light lunch will be provided for those who preregister. After lunch, there will be a tour to demonstrate sustainable farming practices. Cold drinks will be provided.

To register, please provide your name, email, or other contact information to Jeff Hargrove ( or 573-681-5385) or Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall ( or 573-681-5392).

Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration is necessary to receive a free lunch.


The ARK Update

You have ONE more week of SUMMER CAMP at the ARK Community and Sports Center. This is open and continuous registration. Time for the camp is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This camp is for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Set your child's summer journey with us at the ARK Summer Adventure Camp.

NOW OPEN on Wednesday's and Sunday's!! The ARK Community and Sports Center is open on Wednesday's from 6:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sunday's 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. We will have group fitness classes available on Wednesday's and our babysitting service will be open. Call for more information about our group fitness classes on Wednesday's at 573-337-9128.

The ARK Community and Sports Center is excited to offer new All-Inclusive memberships for great prices. If you are looking for a family friendly facility where you can work out and leave your children in a safe place, then the ARK Community and Sports Center is for you. We have a rock wall, basketball court, racquetball court, Cardio Theater, LifeFitness circuit training equipment, indoor track, and an onsite babysitting service. In addition, we are proud to offer Les Mills group fitness classes like BodyPump, RPM, BodyFlow, BodyCombat, and CXWORX. For more information about our new All-Inclusive memberships please contact the ARK.

Call 337-9128 for more information.


Quality for Keeps Home Food Preservation

Five individuals participated in the jams and jellies food preservation class offered by University of Missouri Extension on Tuesday, July 8 in Waynesville. Participants learned about safe techniques for preservation of jams and jellies and completed hands-on demonstrations of canning jelly and preparing freezer jam.

The next food preservation class will be pressure canning vegetables August 12th at the Waynesville-St. Robert Senior Center. The class will cover proper techniques for canning, and a hands-on demonstration. The cost is $15 for supplies/handouts and pre-registration is required for the class. Please call the Pulaski County MU Extension Office at 573-774-6177 to register.


Field of Heroes

To show respect to ALL our heroes- past and present
A signature event brought to you by the ASYMCA of Missouri
The "Field of Heroes" is an opportunity for us all to honor those that we consider our HEROES. Your hero may be a service member currently serving our country, a veteran, a firefighter, police officer, EMt, or maybe it's your grandfather. We all have heroes in our lives.

The Armed Services YMCA will be presenting a field of flags, arranged in the style of Arlington National Cemetery, and each flag will be available for sponsorship to allow you to recognize a specific hero in your life. 3 x 5 flags will be on poles and arranged in precision rows in the field in the Waynesville City Park (by the old middle school) on July 25th - 27th, 2014, around Old Settlers Day. All proceeds will go to support programs for the families of our service members stationed right here in Missouri. (

Participants will have the opportunity to sponsor a 3x5 flag for $50.00 or a 15" boot flag for $25.00. On each flag or boot flag will be the name, branch of service and date of service of their honoree. A commemorative card listing the date of the event as well as your honoree's information will be provided to each person that sponsors a 3x5 flag or boot flag.

On the day of the event, the public will be allowed to walk through the Field of Heroes and spend some time amongst the reverence being paid to these heroes. Photos will be permitted. All proper flag etiquette will be rendered, including having the field properly lit at night. We will have opening ceremonies, guest speakers, and proper flag retirement services will be offered at designated times.

Our goal is to have 300 3x5 flags and 200 boot flags on this field representing 500 heroes at this event.

Corporate or individual sponsorships are offered at the $500/$1000/$2500 level. Each sponsor's name will be listed on a banner displayed the entire weekend. Guardian Sponsors ($2500 level) will also receive a commemorative flag in display case. Plaque to read" Flown at Field of Heroes July 25-27, 2014". Sponsorships available by contacting the ASYMCA.

For more information, or to order a flag, contact the ASYMCA at 573-329-4513 or complete the enclosed application and return to the ASYMCA at Payments made be made over the phone.


The Swon Brothers

The Swon Brothers (Zach and Colton) first hit the national radar charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities as finalists on Team Blake in Season 4 of NBC's The Voice. Newly signed to the Arista Nashville record label, the brothers returned to The Voice in December of 2013 to perform "Later On," the first taste of the Muskogee, OK, natives' upcoming album, helmed by producer Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans). The journey marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of the Swons, who had the ambition to take their first swing at a record deal when they were only 9 and 11 years old, asking their parents to stop in Nashville so they could audition at record labels on their way to a family vacation in Florida. Recently honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

The Swon Brothers will perform at Leach Theatre on Thursday, August 14th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are on sale NOW. Leach Theatre box office is located at 400 W 10th Street( CASTLEMAN HALL) or call 573-341-4219. Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a free beverage coupon to use on the night of the concert.

Sponsored by KZNN Superstation 104.5 FM


Conceal Carry Class

The next Conceal Carry Class is August 8th & 9th. The class is taught by Advanced Performance Shooting, hosted by Waynesville Gun and Pawn (and owner Don Bordwell is one of the instructors). The classroom portion is 6-10 p.m.on Friday at the store (105 Historic 66, Waynesville), then the class will meet at 8:00 Saturday morning and caravan to the range for qualification shooting and practical instruction. Everyone will be back to the store by 12:00 for graduation. Cost is $70. The State of Missouri requires participants to qualify with both a semi-auto and a revolver, loaners are available upon request. Please call the store at 573-774-7800 to book a seat, slots are limited.


Fundraising Opportunity with Thirty-One Gifts

Attention Churches, Sports & Recreation, Schools & Daycares: Looking for a quick, easy fund raiser?

Thirty-One Gifts Independent Senior Director Robin Pruitt can help you raise money for your church youth/mission group, sports team, daycare/school, charity, family/friend with medical hardship, or any other need. Contact me at to get information about an easy fund raising opportunity available through August that can earn your group approximately $10 per item sold, plus 10% of all sales. I take care of the hard stuff - you just pass out order forms and sell these adorable thermal totes, just in time for back to school. I even offer prizes to top sellers, so you don't have to! *note- if you want to be able to guarantee delivery before back-to-school, we need to start your fund raiser right away, so don't wait!


20th Annual Military Police Regimental Golf Tournament

The 20th Annual Military Police Regimental Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The tournament will be held at the Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood, MO and is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retired Military, and civilian personnel affiliated with the Military Police Corps Regiment.

We are extremely proud of those who have served our nation in the past, present, and those who will serve in the future. This tournament is just one way we recognize and honor the sacrifices of all Military Police Soldiers throughout the world.

Fort Leonard Wood has been a vital part of the Missouri community since 1941. Soldiers, civilians, and family members from the installation have always and will continue to be major contributors to the businesses and economy in the state. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the opportunity to make our tournament a commemorative event as well as enhance advertisement of your business in the local community as well as across the Military Police Corps Regiment. We would appreciate the participation of your organization in this year's tournament and look forward to working with you.

Any assistance regarding tournament sponsorship from your company will be greatly appreciated, and this letter serves as a receipt for a business tax exemption donation. The Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Please reference the Federal ID number 63-0870616 for your records.

Should you have further questions or concerns, you may contact us at the contact information listed above. We request that sponsorship payment be made no later than August 1st, 2014. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.

Driving Range Sponsor ($200)
Longest Drive Sponsor ($200)
Longest Putt Sponsor ($150)
Hole Sponsor ($100)


Household Hazardous Waste Management Presentation

Almost every home contains hazardous products. They are used in cleaning, home improvement projects, automobile maintenance, lawn and garden care, and variety of other tasks. In order to protect our heath and the environment, we must know how to properly use, store and dispose of these products. A grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources through an Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District grant program to the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Cities of St. Robert and Rolla will bring such information to share with you. Residents in the Ozark Rivers district which includes Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington Counties can drop off their HHW materials by appointment at no charge at the City of Rolla Recycling Center and the St. Robert Recycling Center. The Cities of Rolla and St. Robert operate the drop off centers for the district and the district grant pays for disposal cost of the HHW. More details on the program will be shared at the presentation session". The presenters are Jay Whitaker, manager of St. Robert Transfer Station and Recycling Center and Nongluk "Lucky" Tunyavanich, Environmental Programs Specialist, Meramec Regional Planning Commission.

Lucky is well educated in the field of Public Health and Safety Education. She started her higher education at Mahidol University, located in Thailand, where she received his B.S with Honors in Public Health. She then completed his Ph.D. and M.S in Health and Safety Education from the University of Illinois-Champaign. Lucky started working as an Associate Professor and as an assistant to the Dean for International Affairs at her alma mater, Mahidol University. While at her post she worked as a team leader on health, water and sanitation for various international organizations, and as a short term consultant. She then worked as an Office Manager at the Rolla Eye Clinic before starting his job at her current position at Meramec Regional Planning Commission. If you have any questions please contact Jay at (573) 336-5155 or

The presentation will be August 19th at 6 p.m. in the St. Robert Municipal Building.


Assistance Association for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery Fort Leonard Wood

The AAMVC Board met on 20 June 2014 with the following items discussed:
Kyle Pritchard elected to Board membership following the resignation of founding Board members John Deem and David Johnson.

Kudos to the volunteers who setup and staffed our table at the Waynesville's Route 66 Fun Fest June 21st.

In addition to distributing our literature and accepting donations at Old Settlers Day on July 26th, we will offer opportunities to win a handmade quilt, an overnight stay in a Jacuzzi suite or an original, one-of-a-kind Americana plaque.

Dates to remember: 1) August 15th, 12:00 p.m., Board meeting at which all interested persons are welcome; 2) September 19th, 5 p.m., AAMVC annual meeting.

For additional information, call the Cemetery office, 573-774-3496 and ask that an AAMVC Board member contact you.


Fermented Colors Painting Class

The Arts and Crafts Frame Shop is hosting a new and trendy painting class called Fermented Colors from 6 to 9 p.m., July 25 at the Piney Valley Golf Course. Participants can learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere and will take home a painting that they create. The class is open to the public ages 21 and older. Registration must be completed by 4 p.m., July 24 at the Arts & Crafts Frame Shop located in the PX Mini Mall. For cost and other information, call the frame shop at 573-596-0242.


Cardboard Boat Race

Gather some cardboard, a team of volunteers and register now through August 15th to build your own watercraft for the annual Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Cardboard Boat Race. The race, which is scheduled for 10 a.m., August 16th at the lake at Training Area 250, is open to the public. Registration is free and available online at For more information, call 573-596-6913.


Back to School Supply List

- Book Bag
- Pencils
- Sports Physical
- Immunizations

Missouri state law requires all students be immunized against nine (9) vaccine-preventable diseases.

Call your child's medical provider to verify your child's immunizations are up to date according to the current Missouri school requirements.

Schedule an appointment for needed immunizations.

Get two (2) copies of your child's immunization records. (Give one copy to the school nurse and keep one copy for your records.)

You can still buy a Marketplace plan if you experience a qualifying life event, such as having a baby, getting married or losing other health insurance coverage. Learn more about special enrollment periods and other coverage options outside open enrollment by calling a Certified Application Counselor at 573-458-3676 or go to

For More Information, contact PCRMC at 573-458-3676 or


Aaron Valencia Live at Zloft

Come hear Artist, Vocalist & Entertainer, Aaron Valencia live on July 26th from 8 p.m. to midnight at Zloft.


"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 25, 2014
12:00 p.m. Committee of Fifty Luncheon
1:00 p.m. TEEN Day
5:00 p.m. Family Game Night
  Field of Heros
6:00 p.m. Fermented Colors Painting Class
July 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. Armed Services YMCA of Missouri Duck Race
12:00 p.m. Relay Summer Bazaar
8:00 p.m. Aaron Valencia Live at Zloft
July 31, 2014
6:00 p.m. Membership Social

Click here to view event details!

**If you have any information for our community calendar please email

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