St. Louis Chapter

The St. Louis Area Chapter of Empower Missouri is the community education arm of the statewide organization. The local chapter has its own board of directors who govern the activities of the chapter. The chapter holds monthly educational forum for its members and for the community at large. These forums are currently held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Noon at the Highlands Golf Course in Forest Park. For decades and until its closure about 10 years ago, the St. Louis Chapter forums were held at the famous Salad Bowl Restaurant on Lindell Blvd.

Most of the Chapter members live in St. Louis City or St. Louis County but the chapter reaches to Jefferson and St. Charles counties as well.

Christine Woody is the staff person for the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri. She helps organize the educational forums, represents the organization at local community meetings and educates the community on the policies the overall organization is advocating for or against.

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Google+ PageJoin our discussion and find out how you can participate in empowering Missouri in our St. Louis Chapter Google+ Page.

We are always looking to add new people to the St. Louis Chapter Board. If interested in serving on this board please contact Christine Woody

Board Officers

Terms expire June 2017

Chairperson Sabrina Tyuse  St. Louis University
Vice Chairperson Alison Dreith  Political Consultant
Secretary Gary Busiek Salvation Army- Midland Division  
Treasurer Rich Hennicke  Nurses for Newborns
Past Chairperson Michael Klein Retired from Salvation Army
Coordinator Christine Woody

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March 16

STL Friday Forum- How Attacks on Workers in MO affects Everyone in MO

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Highlands Golf & Tennis, 5163 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
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April 20

STL Friday Forum- Know Your Rights: Immigrant, Protester , Worker

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Highlands Golf & Tennis, 5163 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
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  • St. Louis Chapter Forum: Missouri Budget St. Louis Chapter February 2018 Friday Forum How Would You Spend Missouri’s $28b Budget?: Policies and Priorities   Speakers: Amy Blouin: Executive Director Missouri Budget Project                  Representative Marsha Haefner                  Representative Michael Butler   Friday, February 16 from 12-1:30pm The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park   Lunch Buffet Available ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Forum- Making an Impact in 2018 Making an Impact in 2018: A Conversation with Legislators and Advocates! Panelists: Senator Paul Wieland Representative Cora Faith Walker Franc Flotron, Flotron McIntosh Nicole McKoy, Empower Missouri Board President   WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017  * 12:00pm- 1:30pm WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave. The forum is free- a $12 lunch buffet is available for purchase Continuing Education Hours available ...
  • Empowering You November Newsletter WOW! What a great POW! Conference. Thanks to all those who attended. See what you missed and share in the great pics. This issue also includes updates on the case of Michael Johnson who was convicted under MO’s outdated and stigmatizing HIV criminal laws, the illegal lockout bill in STL city, and a welcome to ...
  • Empowering You – October Newsletter Check out Empowering You- newsletter from Empower Missouri. In this issue: Preview our workshops and meet our Superhero Awardees for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Register NOW! Veto Session: were any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes overridden? How will you honor World Food Day? Download a PDF.