of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
The 2013 Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce's
Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction to be
held on Saturday, March 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
St. Robert Community Center. Have you
thought about what you'll be putting in your basket? All
items submitted are greatly appreciated and help to make this
event the largest and primary fundraiser the Chamber holds
each the year.
Restaurants will be handing out fine samples
of all their favorite menu items during this event. A variety
of specialty baskets from area businesses will also be up
for bid. Among baskets filled with chocolates, themed baskets,
or baskets with great consumer value. A silent auction and
door prizes are also included in this fun filled event. Doors
open 11:00 a.m. with the Auction beginning at 12:30 p.m. Come
early to browse the wonderful items for bid and start sampling
the delicious food offered by area restaurants.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children
12-5 years old and children 4 and under are free. Pre-event
tickets will be available at the Chamber office.
that include your name in all press releases, on fliers and
an ad in the printed tab. As a sponsor you are welcome to
have a booth at the event!
Drop your basket off
at the Chamber office!!!
The Chamber hopes to receive
a basket or gift certificate from every member business
to support our largest fundraiser of the year. Also needed
are silent auction items and door prizes to give away during
the event. Please drop off your basket
or gift certificate to the Chamber office by March 8th. If
you are unable to drop off your basket please call the Chamber
at 573-336-5121 and a volunteer will pick it up.
2013 Taste of Pulaski County & Basket
Lucky 7 - Casino
to view the event flier.
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.
Event sponsorships are available!
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.
Cart sponsorship are available for $50. Cart sponsors will
have a sign on a cart and will be listed on the event web
The Chamber is also collecting door prizes. Chamber members
who donate a door prize will be announced at the event and
listed on the event web page.
for a copy of the sponsorship form.
Leadership Awards Banquet
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce 2012 Citizen
of the Year is Kenneth (Ken) Bassett. Ken was nominated by
the Pulaski County Salvation Army.
The Chamber had 165 in attendance at the Community Leadership
Awards Banquet held at the St. Robert Community Center. During
the banquet they handed out 70 Community Leadership Awards.
The 2012 Organization of the Year, the Fort Leonard Wood
Thrift Shop has helped the Chamber of Commerce present the
CHOICES program to the eighth graders of Pulaski County. The
CHOICES program is an opportunity for those who care about
the future of the community to talk to these students about
their choices and the effects those choices have on the rest
of their lives. This organization has supported six of the
seven years the Chamber has presented the program with grants
for class and presenter kits.
The 2012 Volunteer of the Year, Ilse York was recognized
for her dedication to the success of the Chamber and the community.
She is involved in all of the Chamber's committees (Ambassadors
Club, Economic Development Committee and the Chair for the
Governmental & Military Affairs Committee), and participates
in many of the Chamber's community events. She has been the
driving force behind new Governmental & Military Affairs
At any Chamber function you're sure to see the bright blue
jackets worn by the members of the Chamber's Ambassador Club.
They are the Chamber's army of volunteers and it is a special
privilege to honor them for their dedicated service. The 2012
Ambassadors of the year is Russ Dixon. The Ambassador of the
Year is determined by attendance at Chamber functions throughout
the year. Russ attended 65 out of 75 Chamber events during
2012. The Chamber also recognized Ambassadors Laura Brock,
Brad Budolfson, Shawn Cordry, Twyla Cordry, Russ Dixon, Jackie
Farris, Joe Grumney, Karen Hood, David Lowe, Marsha Mercer
and Beth Wiles and presented them with a five year service
To view more photos from click here.
Do you know what this is?
If you attended the Community Leadership Awards Banquet and
were recognized as a community leader you received a special
gift. Many people that were recognized are confused about
its function. Roll your mouse over the image to see the purpose
of your gift.
On February 28th the Leadership Pulaski County
class attended their sixth and final session focused on healthcare,
social services, environment, and public safety. The day began
with panel discussions focused on environmental conservation,
public safety, and disaster preparedness. The afternoon included
tours of the Waynesville Rural Fire Department, Mercy Medical
Clinic and the 911 Center.
Following the session, the first class of Leadership
Pulaski County attended a special graduation dinner to celebrate
the completion of the program.
to view photos from the session and graduation.
Information on the second Leadership Pulaski
County class will be available soon!
Quarterly +1 Luncheon
The Chamber held its first Quarterly +1 Luncheon on February
13th at the St. Robert Community Center. The luncheon was
catering by Colton's Steakhouse and Grill and sponsored by
Jones Investment Group. This luncheon was the largest the
Chamber has ever had. The Chamber is challenging its members
to beat this record at the next Quarterly +1 Luncheon which
will take place at the St. Robert Community Center on May
8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The remaining Quarterly +1 luncheons in 2013 will take place
on May 8th, August 14th, and November 13th in 2013. If you
know a current Chamber member who has not been to a luncheon
in a while or if you are speaking to someone about possibly
joining the Chamber, please invite them to attend the luncheon
with you. Any perspective member must attend with a currently
active member as their guest.
There are no seating limits for the Quarterly +1 Luncheons
so it is a great opportunity to get involved and updated on
the community and network with fellow Chamber members. RSVPs
are due the Tuesday before the luncheon by 9:00 a.m. Guests
of Chamber members must also have an RSVP to attend. Cost
is $10 per person. All regular Chamber luncheon policies apply.
For more information on the new Quarterly +1 Luncheon or
to RSVP contact the Chamber office by calling 573-336-5121
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 March is:
Accountability is a noun meaning the state of being accountable,
liable, or answerable. Being accountable is an adjective that
means being responsible for action.
What does accountability mean to you,
your business, and the community?
On March 1st the Chamber Surprise Patrol visited
two Chamber member businesses to recognize them as the Chamber
Business Showcase member recognition program recipients for
March. The March Business Showcase recipients are Life Care
Center of Waynesville and Southern Spice Cafe. 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 April to recognize the next recipients.
Meet Your Chamber Board
Board member, Jackie Farris has owned and worked
in Headlines Salon & Massage for five years. Her favorite
this about the Chamber is community Pride. Something you might
not know about Jackie is she once had half her hair shaved
and the rest was fuchsia and blonde.
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.
The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce
is excited to announce a new membership benefit aimed at bridging
our members and supporting our local community.
Beginning in April of 2011 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!
This only works if you're honest about who you're doing business
with and remember EVERY VISIT COUNTS! Just follow this link,
bookmark the page, and remember to let us know about your
visits! For more information about this program call the Chamber
office at 573-336-5121.
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