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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  • February 17th St. Louis Chapter Forum Great Expectations: New Year, New Players What to expect in the 2017 Missouri Legislative Session Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:00p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Highlands Golf Course at 5163 Clayton Avenue in Forest Park Panelists: Mike Sutherland: Missouri Budget Project Frank Flotron: Flotron & MacIntosh Sara Topp: Missouri Community Action Agency   The Forum is Free There is an optional Buffet Lunch available for ...
  • STL January 20th Forum– WHAT is TIF? St. Louis Chapter Friday Forum WHAT is TIF?: The Good, The Bad and The In-Between Panelists:  Molly Metzger: Washington University and Todd Swanstrom: University of Missouri- St. Louis WHEN: Friday, January 20th from 12-1:30pm WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course- Inside Forest Park Lunch available for $12 and CEU’s available for social workers RSVP- Christine Woody
  • National Day of Action 11/29/16 Empower Missouri joins Missouri Jobs with Justice, Stand Up KC, and the Fight for $15 in support of the 64 million hardworking Americans who make far too little to secure basic human needs. We reject the politics of divisiveness that tears America apart by race, religion, ethnicity and gender. That’s why this Tuesday, November 29th, we’re ...
  • STL Chapter Forum- November 18 Empower Missouri – St. Louis Chapter November Friday Forum Homelessness in the St. Louis Region Friday, November 18 from 12- 1:30pm At The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park PANELISTS: Michael John Voss- Arch City Defenders Laurie Phillips- St. Patrick Center Eddie Roth- St. Louis City Human Services Dept. Lunch available for $12     *    CEU’s available for Social Workers   RSVP to Christine Woody at