of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
would like to extend thanks to all who came out to be a part
of the 2013 Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction.
Thank you for helping this year to be a record breaking fundraiser!
The Chamber raised over $20,000.
Sponsors for this event included:
||City of St. Robert
||KFLW 98.9 The Fort
|Laclede Electric Cooperative
||Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling
|Ozark Technical Community College
||Pepsi Bottling Company
Restaurants for this event included:
|Colton's Steakhouse &
||DiTapani's Italian Bistro
|Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling
||Pepsi Bottling Company
|Route 66 Diner
||Ryan's Family Steak House
|Southern Spice Cafe
Special Thanks for this year included:
|Chamber Board of Directors
|City of St. Robert
|Cross Creek Realty
|Mid Missouri Credit Union
Donations for this year included:
||Citizen's Bank of Newburg
||Hogan Land Title of Pulaski County
|Lone Oak Printing
||Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
- Merlina Price
||Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Door Prizes for this year included:
|American Family Insurance
|Hummin' Bird Events
||Lindsay Chrysler-Jeep Dodge
||Pulaski County Sewer District
|Results Radio Group
||Waynesville Cinema 8 - B&B Theatre
Silent Auction Items for this year included:
||Laura's Jewelry Designs
|Michel's Frames & Things
||Waynesville Career Center
Baskets and Gift Certificates for this
|Aaron's Sales & Leasing
||Advanced Weight Loss Clinic
||AdvoCare-Leanna Weathers, Distributor
|AireServ of Mid
|All American Real Estate Company
||American Family Insurance Steward Agency
||April Kroenke Photography
|Armed Forces Bank
||Bank of Crocker
|Bank of Iberia
||Bassett Insurance Agency
|Baymont Inn & Suites
||Baymont Inn & Suite of Rolla
||Blue Jay Farm
||Central College of Cosmetology
|Carey Heitman State Farm Insurance
|Century 21 Prestige Real Estate
||City of St. Robert
|Citizens Mortgage Company
||Colton's Steak House & Grill
|City of Waynesville
|Cook's Day Spa
|Cross Creek Realty
|DiTrapani's Italian Bistro
||David M. Lowe, Attorney at Law
||Elite Land Title
|Dropping Plates CrossFit
Insurance/Tanner Insurance Agency
||Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties
|Fort Leonard Wood Hotels
|First State Bank of St. Robert
||Greater Community Missionary Baptist
|Fort Leonard Wood Morale, Welfare and
|H & R Block
St. Robert and Waynesville
||Hummin' Bird Events
|Initials, Inc. - Independent Creative
||JetVet Veterinary Clinic
|Janet's Designs by Nature
||KFBD-FM, KIIK-FM, KJPW-AM, KOZQ-AM, KJEL-FM
|Jones Investment Group
|KFLW 98.9 - Ozark Media
||Laclede Electric Cooperative
|La Familia Mexican Restaurant
||Life Care Center of Waynesville
|Liberty Tax Service
||Lost in the Woods Antiques
|Lindsay Chrysler-Jeep Dodge
||Lynch's Furniture & Appliance
|Luigi's Italian Restaurant
||Meek's Building Center
|Mary Kay - Donnita
||Mid America Bank & Trust Company
||Mid Missouri Insurance Agency
|Mid Missouri Credit Union
|Mid Missouri Motors
||Nancy's Pawn & Gift Shop
|Mobil on the Run
||Omega Pipeline Company
|Odyssey Scuba & Travel
||Ozarks Technical Community College
- Independent Designer Origami Owl
||Pampered Paws Pet Spa
|Ozark Coca Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.
|Pamper Me Beautiful
||Patty's University Bookstore
|Patriot Property Management
||Post Pawn Store
|Paul's Furniture Outlet
||Pulaski County Humane Society
|Public House Brewing Company
||Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
|Pulaski County Museum & Historical
||Ray of Sunshine Café
||Representative Steve Lynch
|Red Hat Society
||Rocky Top Pets
|Results Radio Group (KTTR/KZNN/KDAA/KXMO)
||Ryan's Family Steakhouse
|Route 66 Diner
||Secrest Tees & More
and Air Conditioning
||Seda's Gift Shoppe
|Seeger Toyota of St. Robert
||Sonic Drive In
|Smith & Turley
|Southern Spice Cafe
||St. James Winery
||Tax Matters of St. Robert
|Talbot House - Collectables, Clocks &
||The Cave Restaurant and Resort
|The Cellular Connection
||The Hub German Restaurant
|The Flower Bin
||Tre Spa and Salon
|Townsend Wellness Center
||Walker Real Estate Team
||Waynesville Cinema 8 - B&B Theatre
|Waynesville Career Center
To see Taste pictures click here.
Tour of Fort Leonard Wood
On April 11th 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 the Committee of Fifty office at (573) 336-5121 or email
no later than April 5th.
to view the 2013 tour flier.
Four Person Scramble
The Chamber golf tournament is back! After a
few years off, the Chamber is excited for the upcoming Four
Person Scramble on April 25th 2013. The tournament will be
an 18-hole four person scramble with a shotgun start at 10:00
a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood. Team
check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A meal will be provided for
teams after they complete the tournament. Awards will be given
after the tournament is complete as well as door prizes donated
by Chamber members.
Registration for teams is now open. There is
a $50 entry fee per person. Mulligans and Skins will be available
for $20 per team and a 5' String is $10 per team. There is
a limit of 30 teams so register today! Registration forms
and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office
by April 15th. Cick here
for the team registration form.
Limited event sponsorships
Only 3 hole sponsorships are available for $100
per hole. A hole sponsor will receive a sign at the hole and
there business will be listed on the event web page and in
all press releases.
The Chamber is also
collecting door prizes and items for goody bags. Chamber
members who donate a door prize will be announced at the event
and listed on the event web page. Members who donate goody
bag items will be listed on the event web page. 120 goody
bags will be handed out so please plan accordingly. Please
contact the Chamber if you would like to donate a door prize
or goody bag item. The deadline for turning in items is April
22nd by 5:00 p.m.
for a copy of the sponsorship form.
The newest Chamber Community event, The Challenge, will
be May 18th in the Waynesville City Park. Participants will
make up teams of two and will race to stations and complete
challenges. The first team to successfully complete all challenges
and cross the finish line will be the event winner. Registration
is now open! All teams that pre-pregister will receive a t-shirt.
Click the links below for the flier and team registration
form. The deadline for team pre-registration is by 5:00
p.m. on May 3rd.
A limited number of challenge station sponsorships are still
available. For more information contact the Chamber office
Eggs and Issues Luncheon
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber welcomes
State Senator Dan Brown and State Representative Steven Lynch
to its annual Eggs and Issues Lunch at the Hampton Inn beginning
at 11:30 a.m. on May 29th. 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 Missouri Congress 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. RSVP by calling
the Chamber office at (573) 336-5121 or e-mail email@example.com
by 9 a.m. May 20th to reserve your seat. If you reserve
a seat and are unable to attend without notifying the Chamber,
you will be charged for the meal.
Pulaski County - Now Accepting Applications!
Leadership Pulaski County is a community based
leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop
leaders. The goal of Leadership Pulaski County is to identify
community leaders, expand the leadership potential of participants
by increasing their knowledge of Pulaski County, as well as
connect current and potential leaders by improving communication.
Sessions will introduce participants to the different aspects
of leadership within Pulaski County as well as develop an
awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's
growth and development. Participants will be provided the
opportunity to network with individuals that represent many
different aspects of the community including business, government,
military, and volunteer organizations. Leadership Pulaski
County is designed to develop, inspire, and motivate the leaders
of Pulaski County.
Leadership Pulaski County program participants
are selected from applications submitted to the selection
committee based on merits through a highly competitive admissions
process. Participants are expected to have established careers,
demonstrate talent and leadership qualities, and participate
in community activities. All participants must also demonstrate
a personal commitment to serving the community, show potential
for a significant role in the community in the future, and
a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete
the program. The sponsoring organization or business must
also fully support participation in Leadership Pulaski County.
Individuals from all aspects of Pulaski County
are eligible to apply. The number of participants for each
class is limited. All applications must be postmarked by
June 5, 2013 to be considered for the 2013-2014 class.
Applications are now
being accepted for the 2013-2014 Class of Leadership Pulaski
County. Click the links below for more information.
Organization Scholarship Application
Character Word of the Month
Beginning in November 2012 the Chamber partnered with the
Waynesville School District in promoting their character word
of the month. Each month a character word is chosen to be
the focus of character development. The Chamber is encouraging
its members to apply this word within their business each
month. Businesses can put up a sign or put the word on their
marquis as well as encourage employees to focus on what the
character word means to them.
The character word for April is:
Integrity means to adhere to moral and ethical principles,
and soundness or moral character, and honest.
What does integrity mean to you, your
business, and the community?
On April 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited
two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber
Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for
April. The April Business Showcase recipients are St. Robert
Glass and Waynesville Cinema 8 - B&B Theatres. The Surprise
Patrol visited both businesses and dropped off a special sign
that will be displayed throughout the month. Business Showcase
recipients are drawn each month. The Surprise Patrol will
be out again in May to recognize the next recipients.
Meet Your Chamber Board
Board member Laura McVay has been involved with
career and technical education for 28 years and served as
the director of the Waynesville Career Center for the past
six. Her favorite thing about the Chamber is the friendships
she has made as well as the work the Chamber does to promote
the local business and industry. Something you might not know
about Laura is that she will retire at the end of this school
2012-2013 Chamber Board of Directors
2013 Sponsorship Opportunities
for information on 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities. For more
information on any Chamber event contact the Chamber office
at 573-336-5121 or email
The Chamber would like to introduce the new
E-plaque now available to members. This plaque may be placed
on your business web site or social media page to increase
your credibility through the recognition of Chamber membership.
for the web site code and instructions to add the new Chamber
Membership E-plaque to your company web site.
Chamber members are encouraged to report to
us when they visit another member's establishment. At the
end of the month the member with the most visits will have
the opportunity to have a video posted to our web site...FREE!
to log in your visits now!
Mid Missouri Credit Union has been serving
the community for over 58 years. We are a community credit
union, which means you don't have to be a member of a certain
organization to join. As long as you live or work one of
the following nine counties you are eligible for membership:
Pulaski, Benton, Camden, Hickory, Laclede, Maries, Miller,
Phelps, and Texas. Mid Missouri Credit Union has over 200
million dollars in assets, with over 26,000 members, and
a total of 87 employees.
Credit unions bring financial benefits to
the areas they serve. The most important responsibility
of credit unions is promoting the financial success of its
members. Because they are locally owned and managed, credit
unions are focused on making a contribution to their local
communities. Without credit unions, other financial institutions'
profit demands would leave families unable to afford a home
and small businesses without the loans they need to grow
and benefit in Missouri's economy. Credit unions provide
an important consumer choice for all Missourians. Other
financial institutions focus their attention on making big
profits for just a few shareholders. Credit Unions are not-for-profit.
Money made by the credit union is returned back to its members
in the form of higher interest rates on savings and lower
interest rates on loans. Credit unions are also able to
provide financial counseling services as credit unions focus
on helping their member-owners, not making a profit.
We are a full-service financial institution
offering a wide range of services including free checking,
online account access, online bill pay, business services,
low rate vehicle, recreational, and mortgage loans, plus
much more. You can stop by one of our five branches located
on Fort Leonard Wood, Rolla, Lebanon, Waynesville, and Osage
Beach, or visit us online at www.midmocu.com.
everybody! Wow what a response to the COMMUNITY CALL TO
ACTION to provide public comment to the Army PEA 2020 document.
As of Wednesday, March 20, 2013, our Community had sent
over 1800 comments. This truly demonstrates our commitment
to this area and our support for Ft. Leonard Wood and to
the service our military provides to this great Nation.
The Chamber has many events scheduled in April.
Please take the time to visit our web site and attend as
many functions as you can. The Chamber is having a Golf
Tournament on April 25, 2013 at the Piney Valley Golf Course
on Ft. Leonard Wood. It is a four (4) person scramble and
promises to be a fun day. So whether you are an avid golfer
or just want to come and enjoy the outdoors for the day,
get a team together and we will see you on the links.
Sequestration and military cuts are still on all of our
minds. Writing our Congressional leaders and letting them
know your feelings and the impact on our community and the
military is a great way to stay involved in the political
As always please feel free to contact me if
the Chamber can be of any assistance to you.
the spring weather is approaching we are planning the Golf
Tournament for later this month. We are looking to fill
all hole sponsorships, receive door prizes and giveaways,
as well as have 30 teams come out for a day of fun in the
This month the Chamber staff will attend the
MAKO conference in Branson. This is the third year for this
four state Chamber conference and we are excited to have
the opportunity to network with other Chambers as well as
gain new insights and ideas to better our Chamber.
The Chamber staff is planning for our new
event "The Challenge" in May. Be on the lookout
for more information and how you can sign up your two person
team. This is a family activity in the Waynesville City
I would like to thank everyone that helped
the Chamber have a record breaking year with the Taste of
Pulaski County & Basket Auction. I have a special thank
you to my staff Jenna and Leanna for all their hard work
behind the scenes. They have put in some long hours and
I appreciate all they do to make my job easier!
If you have any questions or concerns, please
give me a call at 573-336-5121.
Cecilia Murray, IOM
Hello. My name is Russ Dixon. I would like
to welcome you to the spring edition of the Waynesville-St.
Robert Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter. I hope that
all of you are finding the information that we provide
to be beneficial to your organizations. Our goal is to
assist you with running successful, productive businesses.
The 2013 WSR Chamber's Annual Taste of Pulaski
County & Basket Auction was held on Saturday, March
23rd at the St. Robert Community Center and what a success
it was! All items submitted were greatly appreciated and
helped to make this one of the largest fundraising events
that the Chamber has held in this community. Of course
this could not have been done without the help of many
volunteers. The list is too long, but I would like to
thank everyone that attended and those that participated
to help make the event such a huge success. I especially
want to thank the Chamber staff and Ambassadors as they
work and volunteer their time for every event the Chamber
Doors opened at 11:00 a.m. and the Auction
began at 12:30 p.m. People came early to browse the wonderful
items for bid and started sampling the delicious food
offered by the area restaurants. They handed out samples
of all their favorite menu items. A variety of specialty
baskets from area businesses were also up for bid. A silent
auction was held and door prizes were also included in
this fun filled event. Basket auction items were photographed
prior to the event and posted on face book and the Taste
web site: www.tasteofpulaskicounty.com
The Chamber received baskets or gift certificates
from most of the Chamber businesses to support our largest
fundraiser of the year. We want to thank all that participated
and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year!
your Destination Marketing Organization, the Pulaski County
Tourism Bureau and Visitors Center works hard every day, year
round to promote our wonderful county. We do this in many
ways we travel to areas, attending tradeshows where we meet
and visit with people that love the outdoors, history motor
coach groups looking for exciting trips, military reunions
seeking a friendly community to gather and reminisce. We tell
the Pulaski County story through advertising placements in
magazines, newspapers, cable television, radio, interstate
billboards, and numerous internet outlets; our website, mobile
site, phone application, pay per click campaigns, banner ads,
email blasts targeting people with specific interests. As
these people see our messages we follow through with information
on Pulaski County. When they visit Pulaski County we assist
them with more information and guidance in which to enjoy
all we have to offer. We follow up with those visitors to
keep the conversation going, to discover what they enjoyed,
what they didn't, as well as details that we can use in making
future marketing decisions and information we can share with
We strive to be the best representative of Pulaski County.
Our center is often times the first impression that people
have of Pulaski County. The Bureau has undergone improvements
to make the Visitors Center a destination within our destination.
We have listened and followed through with improvements for
the visiting public and motor coach's that stop at the center.
Providing one restroom stall for men just wasn't providing
the facilities that the visitors expect or deserve. Visitors
to Pulaski County are the people that are generating the revenue
to fund the Bureau and this revenue is used to reach additional
visitors, and to service those visitors when they arrive.
Providing a state of the art facility is what they deserve.
We have expanded our restroom facilities to meet those needs
of our visitors. The Visitors Center also handles a multitude
of tour buses. We arrange tours of Pulaski County with our
local tour guides, our staff also provides a meet and greet
reception program and many times the buses stop in, unannounced,
on their way to other destinations. In our follow up conversation
with these companies nearly all mentioned the difficulty in
pulling into, unloading and exiting the center safely. We
are undergoing renovation of our upper parking area to allow
easier maneuvering of these motor coaches and safe and convenient
loading and unloading of our guests.
We invite you to experience the Pulaski County Visitors Center.
Take a walk along our river, which leads you to our wonderful
part of the world, Pulaski County, where you can learn about
lazy day's along our beautiful rivers, scrumptious food choices
in over 100 eateries, comfy beds in over 30 hotels and cabins,
exciting nightlife, unique shopping, family friendly activities,
events and more. Investing in our visitors - is investing
into our community.
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite A
St. Robert, MO 65584
(877) 858-8687 Toll-free
(573) 336-6355 Ext. 104
(573) 336-2985 Fax
month the new equipment for Driver/ Non-driver License Identification
became operational in Pulaski County. This applies to all
applicants seeking a Driver's License or Non-driver identification.
1. Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth
You may use any of the following:
A. U.S. Birth Certificate-certified with an embossed, stamped
or raised seal issued by a state or local government. (Hospital-issued
birth certificates are not acceptable)
B. U.S. Passport (Valid or Expired)
C. Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization or Birth Abroad
D. U.S. Military ID Card with Government birth certificate
2. Social Security Number (All Applicants)
3. Missouri Residential Address (All Applicants)
You may use the following that shows address:
A. Utility Bill
B. Pay Check
C. Government Check
D. Voter Registration
E. Property Tax Receipt
F. Bank Statement
Note: a Post Office Box will not be allowed as a resident
I suggest you call the Motor Vehicle and License Office to
verify you have the necessary information before you go to
the office. That Number is 573-774-8400.
137 St. Robert Blvd. Suite B
St. Robert, MO 65584
FROM THE ROUBIDOUX
News from the City of Waynesville this month includes the
signing of a long term agreement with the Pulaski County
Sewer District. After many years of disagreement over rates
and territory, the entities signed an intergovernmental
agreement on March 1 that will allow us to work together
for a cooperative future. Chairman Gary Porter and I were
pleased to put this chapter behind us.
The other exciting news was the designation of the City
of Waynesville as a Purple Heart City on March 21. We join
our sister city of St. Robert and Pulaski County, along
the Purple Heart Trail of I-44. Commander Everett Kelley,
of Buffalo, and long-time Waynesville resident, SGM (Retired)
Edgar Irizarry presented a flag and plaque to the City making
that designation. We are honored to be included in this
designation, as we honor the service of our valiant military.
We will proudly fly the Purple Heart flag on special days.
The February Council meeting was re-scheduled after snow
cancelled the regular meeting. Two items I would like to
share from that meeting include the official recognition
of the Waynesville Downtown Business Association (WDBA),
as our official organization for the downtown business district.
Over 20 charter members have created a board and elected
officers. We are proud of this initiative, as it leads the
downtown community in many different functions and is the
official spokesman on issues which affect downtown. The
Council also passed an Impact Fee for new buildings to receive
water and natural gas service. For many years, there has
been no charge passed on for that service. At the March
meeting, an amendment to the fee was passed which allows
a gradual addition of this fee. This allows builders with
present and ongoing projects to not have their budgets affected
The March City Council meeting saw the passage of a $16.5
million budget for the City's 2013-14 fiscal year. This
budget includes several major projects to be completed in
the coming year, as well as dealing with the new electric
rates and normal business. As you will remember, in 2010
we were notified that Sho Me Electric would no longer be
selling electricity to municipalities. We have decided to
join with MoPEP, a consortium of cities across Missouri.
MoPEP gave us the smallest increase, but also gave us a
seat at the table for making decisions concerning our citizens'
future. With the purchase of electricity from our new source
we have incurred a 34% increase in rates. We passed our
second increase for electric service at the March meeting.
Our plan is to have three 8% increases over three years.
We have also increased rates for our small and large commercial
users, so that our residents are not shouldering the entire
increase. Our Utility Committee has worked hard for several
years to offer the best service and price to our customers.
Our number one goal for the year is covered in the new budget,
as we have already begun plans to correct the low water
crossing problem on Old H Highway, near the tennis courts.
We have hired an engineer to offer solutions. We are pleased
that he has plans for a 50 year flood event and has stayed
within our budget. The City has called a PUBLIC HEARING
for this project on April 4th, at 4:30 at City Hall. This
is the regular meeting of the Roads and Grounds Committee.
All residents of Hull Valley, Mitchell Heights and other
interested citizens are invited to attend to hear these
plans and ask any questions. This project will be scheduled
for the summer months, when school is not in session, but
will impact our residents in that area.
Planning and Zoning has tabled a request for a re-zone at
the corner of Sunset Drive and Route 66. A public hearing
was held, but the owner was deployed and the Commission
voted to allow the owner to have a response. Also, a preliminary
plat of Phase 4 of Briar Pointe was unanimously approved.
St. Patty's Fest was a rousing success and we compliment
the WDBA for all the work and effort they put into planning
these community events. The next event will be Freedom Fest
in June. Also, make a note that Spring Clean up will be
April 10 for the City. Details are available on the website,
the monthly newsletter and our Facebook page.
Remember Municipal Elections on April 2, as we elect a new
council for the next two years. REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL!
Hopefully, the next time we visit, spring will really be
From the banks of the Roubidoux,
The City of Saint Robert would like to take this time and
remind everyone that our Spring Clean up day is set for Wednesday,
April 10, 2013. Place items that need picked up by the curb
by 7:00 am.
The following items WILL be picked up: Appliances (i.e.)
washing machines, dryers (with the exception of refrigerated
appliances, they will not be picked up), Heaters, Construction
waste: (i.e.) sheetrock, lumber (minimal amounts that will
fit into a trash can), Empty paint cans, Furniture, VCRs,
The following items Will NOT be picked up: Tires, Yard debris:
(i.e.) leaves, branches, and soil. Vehicle or lawn mower batteries,
*** If you have large appliances that need picked up, you
must call and let Zeigenbein Sanitation know this as it has
to be picked up in a separate vehicle. If you have any questions,
you may call Zeigenbein Sanitation at 336-4848.
Special Waste Collection by the City of St. Robert Transfer
Electronics: Customer's can dispose of items such as TV's
and computer monitors on Thursdays at 8:00 am only and by
appointment only. It is a $10 fee for each disposal of these
Household Hazardous Waste: Customer's can dispose of household
hazardous waste on Tuesday morning's by appointment only.
Tires: Customer's can dispose of passenger tires only at a
cost of $4.00 per tire or contact the Transfer Station for
alternate disposal means.
Call the Transfer Station at (573) 336-5155 to schedule drop
off dates or with any questions you may have.
Looking for a Summer Job? The City of Saint Robert Tiger Typhoon
Aquatic Center is now recruiting for Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards,
and Concessions/Pool Attendants. Visit St Robert City Hall
or go online to www.saintrobert.com
for more information!
Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter and earn extra
money$$$? If so the City of Saint Robert Fire and Rescue would
like to speak with you! You can make a difference! Three fourths
of the United States would be without adequate fire protection
including the communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood without
the assistance of volunteer firefighters. Few jobs offer the
challenges and rewards that a volunteer fire fighter and emergency
services offer. This responsibility is not for everyone. You
need courage, dedication and the willingness to learn new
skills. You need to be able to conquer new and diverse challenges.
As a member, you will be trained to react with confidences
in all emergency situations, not just structure fire but also
childbirths, hazardous material spills and more. Saving neighbor's
home from completely burning or saving a child from injury
or possible death. Acting with courage in face of danger is
a volunteer's reward of personal satisfaction. So, if you
have a strong desire to help your community and believe that
you have what it takes to meet the challenges, call or stop
by the St. Robert Fire and Rescue to get your application
and talk with us. You can contact us at 573-336-2959. Fire
and Rescue Headquarters: 115 Plattner Ave., Monday-Friday
0800-1700hrs. The St Robert City Fire is a combination department,
which means we have some paid career personnel and also volunteer
The City of St. Robert will be hosting their 1st Annual 5K
Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The walk/run will begin
at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, located at
114 JH Williamson Jr. Drive. All proceeds will go towards
new equipment for the Youth Sports Program for St. Robert
Waynesville. The entry fee is $20.00. If you pre-register
you will receive a t-shirt on race day! You may pre-register
up until April 28 by 5:00 p.m. at the Tiger Typhoon Aquatic
Center. If you register after the above date you will not
receive a t-shirt. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners will be
awarded from the following categories: Children (Ages 9-15),
Men (Ages 16+), Women (Ages 16+).
If you are interested in participating in this event, would
like any more information, or if you would like to become
a Sponsor for this event please call 573-451-2625 or email
City of Saint Robert's Mayor George Sanders presented Michael
Blankenship and staff at the Saint Robert's Colton's Steak
House with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions
to the City of Saint Robert Parks and Recreation!
Chamber Luncheon - April 10th at 11:45 a.m. at Hampton
Inn and catered by Andy's 417. Our sponsor will be Mid Missouri
Credit Union. Please contact the Chamber Office to RSVP
before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 9th.
Tour of Fort Leonard Wood - April 11th 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
Ft. 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 the Committee
of Fifty office at (573) 336-5121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than April 5th.
Chamber Four Person Scramble - April 25th the tournament
will be an 18-hole four person scramble with a shotgun start
at 10:00 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard
Wood. Team check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. A meal will be
provided for teams after they complete the tournament. Awards
will be given after the tournament is complete as well as
door prizes donated by Chamber members. Registration for
teams is now open. There is a $50 entry fee per person.
Mulligans, Stings, and Skins will be available. There is
a limit of 30 teams so register today! Registration forms
and entry fee payment must be received at the Chamber office
by April 15th.
Chamber Quarterly +1 Luncheon - May 8th at 11:30
a.m. at the St. Robert Community Center, catered by Vidies
Bistro. Our sponsor will be Michels Frams and Things.. Please
contact the Chamber Office to RSVP before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday,
The Challenge - May 18th in the Waynesville City
Park Participants will race to stations and complete challenges.
The first team to successfully complete all challenges and
cross the finish line will be the event winner. Teams are
made up of two people. Teams that pre-register at the Chamber
office will receive a t-shirt. For more information contact
the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce at 573-336-5121.
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The April Newcomer Spotlight Business is:
Fort Leonard Wood Command Orientation
22 packets were handed out in March.
Newcomer Materials are due to the Chamber Office by the
2nd Wednesday of each month. Newcomer Spotlight Businesses
are selected randomly. You must be taking advantage of this
benefit to be considered. If you are not currently participating
in this FREE program, you should be!
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Chamber Board of Directors:
PRESIDENT - Mike Dunbar
VICE PRESIDENT - Phil Tackett
TREASURER - Marsha Mercer
Brad Budolfson, Jackie Farris, Mike Freeman, Laura McVay,
Katrina Lynch-Allen, Tracy McCord, and Carey Heitman
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Cecilia Murray
OFFICE MANAGER - Jenna Farquhar
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Leanna Weathers