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.

Get Involved

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 christine@empowermissouri.org

  • St. Louis Chapter Forum on Ballot Initiatives   Empower Missouri- St. Louis Chapter FREE FRIDAY FORUM Before November: The Ballot Initiatives Explained When: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 12:00pm- 1:30pm Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park at 5163 Who: Linda Rallo, Amendment 3 Brad Ketcher, Amendment 3 Jeanette Mott Oxford, Amendment 2 and 6 A representative from Seniors Count   CEU’s Available for Social Workers Lunch Buffet available for ...
  • JOIN US- STL Chapter Forum- August 19th Building the Trauma-Informed Movement: What Justice Advocates Can Do?** Come and Learn what the Trauma Informed Care Movement is and how Social Justice Advocates can be involved and use it during our advocacy efforts! To learn more about Trauma Informed Care and how stress affects us all, you may wish to review this article by Nancy Cambria before ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Annual Dinner on May 19th Join the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri for its ANNUAL DINNER, SILENT AUCTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY Thursday, May 19, 2016 Doors Open- 5:30pm    Dinner- 6:00pm At Il Monastero, Near SLU at 3050 Olive St. TICKETS: $35 each, $280 for a table of 8 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rasheen Aldridge, Community Activist and Ferguson Commission Member AWARDEES: Media Award: Chris King, St. Louis American Community Service Award: ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Forum: The Earnings Tax: Its Past, Present and Future Join the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri for its FREE FRIDAY FORUM The City Earnings Tax: Its Past, Present and Future March 18, 2016 from 12-1:30pm At the Highlands Golf Course Inside Forest Park Panelists: Cara Spencer: St. Louis Board of Alderman Bob Cropf: Professor, St. Louis University Demetris “Al” Alfred: IAFF Local 73 (INVITED)   Free Continuing Education Credits available for Licensed ...