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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February 16

STL Friday Forum- Missouri Budget

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
RVSP The Highlands Golf & Tennis, 5163 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
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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: Importance of Budgets to Policy Advocacy Join Us!!! Empower Missouri St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum Budgets: Making of a Moral Document And Why it Matters to Us! Panelists: Brian Schmidt: MO Children’s Leadership Council Tom Kruckmeyer: Missouri Budget Project Representative Deb Lavender When: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 from 12:00-1:30pm Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park, 5163 Clayton Ave.   CEH’s available for Social Workers      *     Lunch Buffet Available for $12   RSVP to ...
  • Empowering You September 2017 Newsletter In this issue: Meet our Super Hero Speakers for the 116th Annual Conference: Persisting & Organizing to Win – POW! October 5-6th! Sign-up to be integral to efforts to Stop SB 43 – FAQ included. Veto Session starts this month, will any of Gov. Greitens’ vetoes be overridden? Download the Newsletter as a Printable PDF.
  • St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum– 8/18/17 Friday Forums are Back!     St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum: The Corrupting Power of Money in Policymaking: And what we can do about it WHEN Friday, August 18, 2017 * 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm WHERE The Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park 5163 Clayton Avenue in Forest Park  PROGRAM FILM Viewing:  Big Pharma: Market Failure   Petition Education and Training:  Learn what the CLEAN Initiative is and what it does  as well as a ...
  • POW! 2017 Annual Conference 116th ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  Persisting & Organizing to Win! Putting the POW in EMPOWER! October 5-6, St Louis, MO Online Registration is NOW OPEN! Empower Missouri is dedicating the 2017 Annual Conference to the role of labor organizing. With continued attacks to reduce the reach and influence of the labor community, now is the time to focus on building strong alliances ...