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April 24, 2015

What the Chamber did this week for our members!

* The Chamber staff was recognized on Administrative Professionals Day this week for all of their hard work and dedication to our organization and membership.

* The Chamber held our annual Golf Tournament which provided our members an opportunity to network. It was a great golf day but unfortunately no one won the new car.

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

Nona's Kitchen
Ursula Lebioda
103 Benton St.
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-774-2527
ulebioda@yahoo.com

2015 Chamber Board of Directors

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was thrilled at the number of applications received from our membership for the open Board positions for 2015. We are lucky to have such talent in our community. At the April Board of Directors meeting, the Nominating Committee presented its proposed slate of candidates. The nominations were then closed. The Board voted on the 4 candidates and is excited to announce the Board of Directors that will take office on July 1, 2015.

Membership at Large - There is one (1) board seat open for a Membership at Large.
1. Deborah Baker- 3 Year Term (Pulaski County Health Department & Home Health)

St. Robert - There is three (3) board seats open in St. Robert.
1. Joshua Deavours - 3 Year Term (Citizens Bank of Newburg)
2. Alana Hancock - 3 Year Term (Century 21 Prestige Real Estate)
3. Janel Rowell- 3 Year Term (Fort Wood Hotels - Comfort Inn)

Chamber for Good

We are very excited to be announcing that our chamber of commerce is becoming a Chamber for Good! As you all know, we take our role of being a community building organization very seriously and with the launch of our Chamber for Good system we will be taking things to an even higher level of community engagement.

All non-profit organizations that are members of the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce are eligible to have a profile on Chamber for Good and will have the ability to post financial, volunteer and item needs. Additionally, our residents will now have a central location where they can browse the needs of local charities. Residents can also make item or volunteer "offers". Chamber for Good makes it easy to GIVE LOCAL and build up those causes that make such an impact in our own community. We ask for your support as chamber members as we launch this new program, help spread the word throughout the community. As the visibility of our Chamber for Good program increases so will the credibility of, and goodwill toward, our chamber of commerce, making your membership even more valuable.

For now, this is what we need you to do: We ask each of you as community members to go the chamber web site and click on the Give Local, Chamber for Good logo. Once there, please scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address. Each Monday you will receive a single automated email listing the item and volunteer needs of local charities. From that email you may choose to respond to one of the needs, but even if you don't, we hope that you will at least be willing to review the needs and see what our community stands in need of.

There is no obligation of any kind, just a willingness to be made aware of the needs that exist in our community. Please help us spread the word and advance the great cause of building our community by supporting those charities and causes that do so much for those in our area with the greatest needs!

Tour of Fort Leonard Wood

On April 30th AUSA, Committee of Fifty, Friends of the Fort, Support the Fort and Phelps for the Fort will be offering a tour of Ft. Leonard Wood beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. We are excited to be able to offer the community this opportunity to tour Fort Leonard Wood and witness the transformations that have impacted our communities in so many positive ways over the years. The tour will be leaving from the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber Office, located in the lower level of the Visitor's Center at 137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B in St. Robert, as always please remember to park in the back of the building. Lunch will be provided by AUSA during the tour. Space is very limited so please R.S.V.P. to 573-336-0221 or email info@ausaflw.org no later than April 24th. For flyer click here.

Eggs & Issues

The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steve Lynch to its annual Eggs and Issues Lunch at the Hampton Inn beginning at 11:30 a.m. on May 27th. This event, sponsored by CenturyLink, is one of the highlights of the year as our local State Senator and Representative report on the issues and challenges brought to the State of Missouri during its most recent session and answer questions from the audience.

This is a Chamber members only event. There is no charge and the meal is being provided by CenturyLink and catered by Andy's 417. We still ask that you R.s.v.p. by calling the Chamber office at 573-336-5121 or e-mailing chamber@wsrchamber.com by 9 a.m. May 22nd to reserve your seat at this 'must attend' event. (the standing reservation list for Chamber luncheons does not apply to this event). If you are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber, you will be charged for the meal.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Help make Pulaski County a Certified Work Ready Community

Pulaski County has been approved by the Missouri State Investment Board as a Work Ready Community In Progress.

There are now 43 Counties participating in the Work Ready Community In Progress Certification Program.

The goal of Certified Work Ready Communities is to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with the education and fundamental skills necessary to succeed in the 21st Century.

The designation demonstrates Pulaski County's dedication and commitment to preparing their workforce for the jobs of today and the jobs of the future. The CWRC in Progress status grants Pulaski County up to two years to attain full CWRC Certification.

Employers are needed to help Pulaski County reach the CWRC Certification. There is no cost involved and does not obligate an employer to anything. It simply indicates you have heard of the NCRC and that you would prefer candidates who apply for your job openings to have a certificate.

To support this effort, go to http://workreadycommunities.org/business/form.
This is a very short registration and only takes two minutes.
The goals for Pulaski County are updated monthly and can be viewed at any time at www.workreadycommunities.org.

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.

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 www.keepitlocal.biz.

Shop Local Participant Form

1. Kids' Harbor Too, Child Advocacy Center assists in both the investigation and healing for child abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers by providing forensic interviews and medical exams, child and family advocacy-including court advocacy, interdisciplinary case review, and mental health counseling in a safe, child-friendly, child-first environment.

2. Kids' Harbor Too is a not-for-profit, offering all services to families free of charge. Therefore, the agencies depends on dedicated volunteers, as well as grants and local community support, and can offer a 50% tax credit for donations of $100 or more through the Champion for Children Tax Credit.

3. Children are referred to Kids' Harbor Too by one of our multidiscipline team members (law enforcement, children's division, juvenile office, prosecuting attorney, or medical providers). We received 703 referrals in 2014 and on average 12-15% of our annual referrals are military dependents.

4. Kids' Harbor staff responds to child abuse victims 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and has a specially trained facility dog to provide comfort and support to children while at the center or in court.

5. Communities with Child Advocacy Centers, like Kids' Harbor Too, offer a cost savings of up to $1,000 per child abuse investigation as a result of the coordination of the investigation and agencies working together - thereby not duplicating their efforts.

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 catering business out of Richland joined the Chamber in 2014. This catering business now has recently opened for lunch and provide home cooking!

Who is This Member?

Last Week's Answer: Ray of Sunshine Cafe

Students assist with making baskets

A group of girls from after school/Interact Club assisted S.A.L.T. by stuffing and packing Easter baskets for more than 60 youth ranging from toddler to teen. The girls were a small group but worked quickly and had a great time.

Interact students raise funds for Snack in a Pack

In March WHS Interact students and volunteers hosted a collection for Snack in a Pack at Walmart. They collected $941 in cash and $183 in in-kind donations for a total of $1,124.
Snack in a Pack provides meals for more than 300 students on weekends and holidays.

WCC students to go to DECA conference

Irving Martinez, executive vice president of community service, has been selected to perform the National Anthem at the Honorary DECA International Development and Career Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 24-29.

Martinez and four other Waynesville Career Center students will be attending, including Jon Moore Jr. (District 5 vice president), Izzy Switzer (2nd place sports and entertainment promotion plan), Jaylin Jones (4th buying and merchandising) and Jessica DenDekker (2nd place sports and entertainment promotion plan).

They will be among 20,000 in attendance at the conference that will also be broadcast via a live feed through DECA.org.

Wood Elementary participates in World Autism Awareness Day

Wood Elementary participated in World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), on April 2. Since 2007 the United Nations has recognized this day as a way to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Thousands of landmarks, communities, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families around the world affected by autism.

WHS bands, choir rate at state

The WHS Music Department had a very successful weekend at the large ensemble state music contest. On Friday night, both the WHS Concert Band and WHS Wind Ensemble received a 1 rating. On Saturday, the WHS Women's Choir and the WHS Chamber Choir received a 1 rating. The WHS Men's Choir and WHS Concert Choir both received a 2 rating.

Henry shares update with community

Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent, served as one of the keynote speakers on the Community Forum leadership panel on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Henry shared the following with the community:

* While enjoying the lowest school tax levy allowed by law in Missouri, the Waynesville R-VI School District has invested $104 million in construction and facility upgrades during the past 12 years. At East Elementary, construction continues on the FEMA shelter and that facility will be ready to serve as a gym this fall.
* This fall students will move from Wood Elementary to Pick Elementary.
* The district's overall enrollment on Friday was 5,739 students. Three years ago in April, the district had 5,956 students enrolled.
* The district's annual operating budget is about $75 million, but our local taxpayers pay just 20 percent - with the majority of our funding coming from the state's school formula and the federal government's Impact Aid funding.
* Students have especially enjoyed the new Love of Reading program this year.
* Waynesville High School is first in graduation rates of all districts supporting TRADOC installations and second in ACT scores.

MAEA elementary educator of year

Sheryl Lamme, art teacher at Partridge Elementary on Fort Leonard Wood, has been named the 2015 Missouri Art Education Association's Elementary Educator of the Year. She received the award April 10 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.

Lamme is described by her colleagues as an advocate for positive change and a shining beacon of what the 21st century visual art and design teacher can be. A leader in innovative classroom art instruction, Lamme has traveled to the NAEA conference in California, visiting several schools to return with a plethora of new ideas to enhance her classroom. Currently a doctoral student in art education at the University of Missouri, Lamme is constantly striving to better herself for the sake of her students and classroom.

Waynesville staff promotes autism awareness

To promote autism awareness, the Autism Program at East Elementary sold 175 t-shirts and raised more than $650 for the National Autism Association, an autism support and research organization.

East's program works to ensure that staff and students are informed and aware of autism so that acceptance becomes a natural part of each student's daily experiences. With the support of their principal, Dr. George Lauritson, East's autism program extended t-shirt sales to staff members throughout the district and received an overwhelming positive response. The blue t-shirts state "Give a Hoot, Autism Awareness"
The National Autism Association is currently the leading organization on autism-related wandering prevention and response, which is a serious concern for the autism community.

JROTC ranks 17 in nationals

For the first time in its history, the Waynesville High School's JROTC Armed Drill Team competed at nationals, finishing 17 in the nation.

"We are really proud of the cadets for achieving this level of success - especially since this was their first attempt at nationals," says Col. (Ret) Charles Williams, senior Army instructor with the WHS JROTC Tiger Battalion. "Students spent hours practicing on their own time and their crisp performance showed they are national contenders."

The Army National Drill Championships were held in Louisville, Ky., on April 11. Just the Top 7 teams from each region are selected to attend nationals - for a total of 48 teams - from a possible field of 1,716 schools.

Waynesville's JROTC team holds the following rankings and will maintain them until next year's national championship competition:
* Armed Drill Team: ranked 17th in the nation
* Armed Exhibition Team: ranked 10th in the nation (#1 team in Missouri)
* Armed Color Guard Team: 13th in the nation (#2 in Missouri)
* Armed Exhibition Solo: (Tim Hutchings) 13th in the nation (#1 in Missouri)
* Armed Inspection: 22nd team in the nation (#3 in Missouri)
* Armed Regulation: 36th in the nation (#3 in Missouri)

Giving a table a Tiger facelift

A damaged tabletop needed a facelift and Waynesville High School Club TIGER students created the perfect solution - a one-of-a-kind tiger table topper.

Frances Dutchuk, AmeriCorps member and Club TIGER leader, enlarged the school district's tiger logo to 54 by 54 inches to match the tabletop's size.

"We cut the logo into 100 pieces and let all the students color their piece (see sample at bottom left) any way they wanted as long as the black lines stayed black," Dutchuck says. "Then we put it all back together...and I have to say we are in love with how it turned out!" The bright, colorful and unique pieces that make up the table reflect the makeup of the after school program. "Our students have different styles and personalities but when we come together we are one beautiful picture!" Dutchuck says.
The table received honorable mention at the Fort Leonard Wood art show. "We took the table top to the Fort Leonard Wood art show and they do not normally accept group entries, but because they've never seen anything like it they gave us an honorable mention ribbon," Dutchuk says.

Not only have they created lasting and functional artwork, the table has new life and should last for several more years, Dutchuk says.

Cooking Club need your help

Waynesville Middle School Club TIGER students in the Cooking Club need your help preparing and cooking Mexican food at the Middle School on Monday, May 4th, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. They also need your help serving food to guests at their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Middle School on May 5th, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.

A minimum of ten volunteers are needed for each day.
If you are able to assist these students, please contact Mrs. Kimes or Mrs. Sam at (573) 842-2524.

Parents and families are welcome to attend the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5th.

Route 66 Neon Park

Route 66 Neon Park Planned for Saint Robert, Missouri
Saint Robert, MO The Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation organization is excited to announce its plan to develop "Route 66 Neon Park" within the City of St. Robert George M Reed Roadside Park, which is located in a wide median area between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 66. The Route 66 Neon Park will be the first of its kind to be developed along the 2,448 miles of the Mother Road which runs from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA, and will feature restored, orphaned Route 66 neon signs in an outdoor park-like setting with corresponding story boards to inform the public about the history of each sign.

Eligible signs would be those that were originally along the Route between 1926 and 1985, have been abandoned and do not have a home, and would not otherwise return to the Mother Road without a park such as this. Currently the roadside park is home to a US Army M-60 tank which will remain within the park, and be embellished to tell the story of the importance of Route 66 as a thoroughfare for transporting war material during WWII. For additional information on the namesake of the roadside park visit this article.

"Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation is excited to offer a prime location to preserve and memorialize this particular element of the Route's culture," said Beth Wiles, President of the organization. "Pulaski County has an opportunity to become an anchor destination along the Route with this development. Mother Road enthusiasts from around the world will want to make Pulaski County a preferred stop to see the 'neon at night' in this unique park."

For those wanting to be a part of this new development go to the Kickstarter Campaign - Route 66 Neon Park, which offers various levels of backing designed to appeal to individuals, associations and corporations. Back this project TODAY, as the campaign runs for a limited time. For more information about the Route 66 Neon Park project visit our website Route66Preservation.org.

The opportunity for this development began in November 2013 during the "The Road Ahead" Strategic Roundtable hosted by the World Monument Fund in Anaheim, CA, where Beth Wiles, Executive Director of the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau, was in attendance. One of the speakers there was a representative from the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee of the Route 66 Association of Missouri who described the Association's vision to establish a neon park in Missouri for orphaned Route 66 neon signs. Ensuing discussions between those two parties then led to St. Robert becoming the proposed home for these former icons of the Mother Road.

The Route 66 Association of Missouri and the City of St. Robert will also be the organization's partners in this endeavor.

USO Update

Shifts Needing Filled
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!

Saturday, April 25th 12 pm - 3 pm 1 Volunteer; 3 pm - 7 pm 2 Volunteers

Sunday, April 26th 12 pm - 3 pm 1 Volunteer; 3 pm - 6 pm 3 Volunteers

**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.**

Upcoming WTU Events

Thursday, May 7th at 11:30 a.m.- WTU Cake & Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, May 13th at 11:30 a.m.- WTU Luncheon

Thursday, May 21st at 11:30 a.m.- WTU Breakfast for Lunch

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Pulaski county disaster impact assessment needs you. Tell us how you are preparing your family for the next disaster.

The Pulaski County COAD is a coalition of community-based organizations based in Pulaski County. These organizations represent government, private, faith-based and other non-governmental agencies that provide services in Pulaski County and are engaged in the enhancing the County's ability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.

The Pulaski County COAD, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Missouri, is conducting a community disaster impact assessment to determine actual levels of preparedness throughout the county. The COAD invites all Pulaski County residents or visitors affected by the August 2013 flood or other local disasters to provide input. We want to know what you are doing to help your family be prepared for the next one. We also want to know what the County can do for the entire community to be better prepared. We appreciate all comments.

Help us identify what our community might need to do before the next disaster. The survey link closes on April 30th, so do not delay. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Community Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pccoad
The findings from the County Disaster Impact Assessment will be presented to the Pulaski County COAD, local leadership and any community participants who join us at the next COAD meeting on May 12th at 10:30 at the Waynesville United Methodist Church. These findings will be used to identify next steps in increasing the preparedness and resiliency of our community.

You can reach our office at: (573) -774-3355 with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Leach Theatre Special Events

"I've Got a Little Twist"

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 Adult / $20 Youth

It's where The Mikado meets The Music Man; Where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon; Where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. It's I've Got a Little Twist-a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh, and full-of-life as, well, three little maids from school! See for yourself as New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show-and as we all know, it's always more entertaining when you add a little twist.

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Missouri State Motorcycle Inspections

Looking for a place to get your Missouri State Motorcycle Inspections done?

Let MWR help you! The MWR Auto Skills Center does Missouri State Motorcycle Inspections! (they also do Missouri State for POVs)

Conveniently located right on FLW, Bldg. 1383 Nebraska Ave.
CALL 573 596-0243 to set up your appointment today!

Shop Hours:
Self Help & Full Service:
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Hol 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CLOSED Tuesdays
573-596-0243

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Army Ten Miler Time Trials

The sports department will be holding four (4) ten miler time trials to be held at the troop trial on the corner of South Dakota and Iowa. On April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, and July 25th, all time trials will start at 6:00 a.m.

Best qualifying times for the top four males and top two females to compete on the Fort Leonard Wood Army 10 Miler Team in Washington DC all expenses paid.

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Sellers-Sexton hosted the Red Hats Forever

Sellers-Sexton hosted the Red Hats Forever luncheon recently at the dealership on Missouri Avenue in St. Robert. Andy's 417 catered and served the delicious meal to more than 50 Red Hatters. Reigning Queen, Laura Richardson presented a framed certificate of appreciation to Debby Parsons of the dealership which has hosted these events for more than ten years.

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Affordable Care Act Health Insurance

We Are Here to Help You All Year Round! You may be eligible to enroll in health insurance past the February 15th deadline if you:

*Recently married
*Had a child or adopted a child
*Had a change in immigration status
*Have been released from incarceration
*Received an exemption from the Marketplace but now have a higher income
*Lost health insurance coverage due to:
*Left or lost a job
*Moving into Missouri or from another part of Missouri
*Divorce
*Turned 26 and lost coverage on a parent's plan
*Lost eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP

You must act quickly! You have 60 days to sign up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace if you have experienced one of these events.

In one of these categories? You can enroll all year.
1. Eligible for Medicaid or have a child who is eligible for CHIP.
2. A small business owner who wants to offer employees coverage.
3. A Native American or Alaska Native.

For more information, contact one of PCRMC's Certified Application Counselors at 573-458-3676 or enrollmo@pcrmc.com

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A 3K Fun Run for Families

University of Missouri Extension will be operating a fundraising function on the 16th of May. It will be a 3K Fun Run with a dual focus on Individual Runners and Family Runners/Walkers. Registration is already open by calling our office at 573-774-6177 or our emailing us at Pulaskico@missouri.edu. Day of registration begins at 7:00 AM and the event itself begins at 7:30 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 9:00 a.m.

The cost is $10 per person for Individual Runners and $15 for Family Runners/Walkers. 50 Race participants will receive a commemorative race T-shirt. No chip timing. Proceeds benefit your local 4-H and the Pulaski County University of Missouri Extension Office.

Please call the Pulaski County MU Extension Office at 573-774-6177 or email Mischelle at weiblem@missouri.edu if you have questions or to register.

University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

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Pershing Community Center News

The Pershing Community Center to include the LUNCH Program & Bar Operations / BlackJack and Morelli Heights Bar & Grill is CLOSED APRIL 24, 2015 in support of the Engineer Ball

Effective May 11th Pershing Community Center (PCC) lunch buffet will be offered Thursday & Fridays only from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Contact PCC for any information regarding Catered Events.

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Relay For Life of Pulaski County

Join us Tuesday, May 5th at Waynesville Patriot 12 for Rewards Day! Help us reach our goal of $45,000 this year!

Celebrate with us on Thursday, May 14th as we kickoff the 18th annual Relay For Life of Pulaski County event season! Bingo Night at the Hampton Inn Doors open at 6:00PM, $3/pack or 2/$5. Food for sale, prizes donated by area businesses, contest for best dressed 80's costume, and learn more about your local Relay For Life.

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State 4-H Conference Develops Local Young Leaders

Austin Sauls and Bridger Lobland of the Richland 4H club, Richland , Mo., was among the 342 people attending the 2015 state 4-H Teen Conference, March 28-29, at the University of Missouri and the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The delegates, ages 11-13, attended workshops to develop belonging, generosity and mastery of new skills, three of the 4-H program's four "essential elements." The fourth is independence, and for many delegates Teen Conference is the first big overnight trip away from home. QUOTE

Teen Conference is led by the State 4-H Council, a group of older teens elected annually by their peers, who work for months to plan this annual event as representatives of 4-H. "The state council members develop leadership skills through this experience as well," said Elaine Anderson, Pulaski County 4H Youth Specialist for MU Extension, "and the younger delegates see them as role models while they grow their own leadership skills."
Delegates learned about other cultures, robotics, appreciation for our veterans, leadership, and the importance of being oneself.

Teen Conference delegates were surprised on the last morning by Marshall, the brave celebrity canine who inspired the film "Marshall the Miracle Dog." As the youth learned about bullying prevention, Marshall wandered through the audience to meet everyone himself. Missouri 4-H is open to all children ages 5-18. For more information, visit http://4h.missouri.edu/(county name) or contact your local MU Extension Center at 573-774-6177.

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Benton Street Derby

It's the Benton Street Derby at Roubidoux Plaza on May 2nd.
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby by coming to the Benton Street Derby from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cellar 66 Wine Bar and the Roubidoux Plaza merchants have a great day of fun for families. Kids stick horse races start at 12:30 followed by ice cream and soda guzzling contests, biggest hat contest at 2:00 and then the four person Miller Lite Commissioners adult stick horses races. Wear you best Derby hat and enter or just come and watch the kids and adult stick-horse races. So build your stick horses, make your hats and come on down!! Live music, lots of fun at Roubidoux Plaza in downtown Waynesville.

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Cinco De Mayo

Don Jose Bar & Grill is throwing a party to celebrate Cinco De Mayo (May 5th). Mariachi America starts at 5 p.m. followed by Hollywood 5 Band. With drinks and food specials; giveaways and much more.

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"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
April 24, 2015
Crime Victims' Rights Week Golf Tournament
12:00 p.m. Committee of Fifty Luncheon
April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. Women of Significance Brunch
April 30, 2015
8:30 a.m. Tour of Fort Leonard Wood


Click here to view event details!

**If you have any information for our community calendar please email info@wsrchamber.com.

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
~ Aristotle Onassis

Click here to open a printable PDF-

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
137 St. Robert Blvd., Ste. B
St. Robert, MO 65584
573-336-5121
fax: 573-336-5472
chamber@wsrchamber.com
www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com