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Annual Awards Nomination
08/27/19 - 11/15/19
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New Resident Mailing
10/15/19
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Economic Outlook Breakfast
10/24/19
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November Membership Luncheon
11/14/19
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Trivia Night - Presented by J & J Construction & Remodeling
11/23/19
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Key to the 123
12/04/19
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December Membership Luncheon
12/12/19
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Annual Awards & Dinner Auction Gala
02/01/20
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Events in the month of October 2019
DateEvent
10/01/19
Trivia Night Committee Meeting

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10/02/19
Mens Senior Softball

55 and over
No registration...no fees...just show up & play!
All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
April through October

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10/02/19
 -10/04/19
Navigating Difference (Cultural Competency Training)

Navigating Difference, a 3-day intensive cultural competency training, is for those who work across diversity in communities and want to improve their intercultural effectiveness. Become more aware of your personal and organizational cultures. Examine how your personal and organizational cultures affect your ability to work across difference in both negative and positive ways. Build skills to increase competencies in working with colleagues and communities. Facilitated by St. Louis County Engagement Specialist Dwayne T. James and Boone County Community Development Specialist Letitia Johnson.

Cost is $275 per person. Register by September 19. Space is limited. Once capacity is reached, registration will be closed. Register at extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/classes.aspx

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10/03/19
Board of Directors Meeting

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10/04/19
Mens Senior Softball

55 and over
No registration...no fees...just show up & play!
All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
April through October

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10/05/19
Sustainable Garden & Kitchen Seminar

This conference provides practical research-based education information and demonstration on living a sustainable lifestyle in an urban setting. Topics include Vermi-composting, Pollinator Gardening, Fermentation, Brewing 101, Canning, Preserving, Pest Control, Native Plants, & more.

$75 per person includes lunch. Register at http://extension.missouri.edu/stlouis/classes.aspx

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10/05/19
3rd Annual Rummage Sale

Interested in selling your crafts/homemade goods? Ready to clear out your garage or attic? Buy two parking lot spaces or more from Cub Scout Pack 821 for only $25 each. Early bird spaces for $20 if signed up by September 8th. 

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10/05/19
Community Health Fair

Join Affton Christian Food Pantry at our Annual Community Health Fair. FREE Flu Shots! Various health screenings and information. Bike Helmet fittings. Healthy Food Samples. Make an appointment today with the Mammogram Van! 314-996-5170 or at missouribaptist.org/mammvan

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10/05/19
Bayless Homecoming Parade & Football Game

The parade will begin at 9:30am beginning at Bayless Elementary School. Kickoff for the Homecoming football game will be at 1:00pm at Bayless Field. If you would like to participate in the parade please click to register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4uSg7x57fPNALdYi_th6NcalQMs4JZbIp04O3OWIJyAeyeA/viewform.
 

10/05/19
30th Anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

On Saturday, October 5, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the park. Individuals involved in the local preservation group, Save Grant’s White Haven will participate in a roundtable discussion at 10:00 a.m. on the efforts to protect the historic home and work towards its inclusion in the National Park Service.

The following speakers will participate in the discussion: 
  • Jack Goldman, former State Representative and President, Save Grant's White Haven
  • Jeannine Cook: Vice President, Save Grant's White Haven
  • Esley Hamilton: former St. Louis County Historian
  • Del Wenzlick: Son of Bill Wenzlick, the last private owner of White Haven in the 1980s
On October 2, 1989, President George H.W. Bush signed Public Law 101-106, which authorized the National Park Service to acquire White Haven, the St. Louis home of Ulysses and Julia Grant. Before this legislation was passed, a local preservation group called Save Grant's White Haven worked tirelessly in the 1980s to protect the home and surrounding ten acres from developers. Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site exists today because of Save Grant's White Haven's efforts. 

For more information about the history of Save Grant’s White Haven and the establishment of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/ulsg/learn/historyculture/the-story-of-save-grant-s-white-haven.htm
This event is free, but reservations are required. To make your reservation, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230. Following the talk, we will have a “birthday celebration!”
 

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10/05/19
Fall BBQ


11:00 am - 6:00 pm or until food runs out!
Carry Out Only. Arrive early to ensure the best selection.
$10 per dinner includes 2 sides: Pork Steak | Half Chicken | Third Slab Ribs | Bratwurst
Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Chips & Soda also available for purchase.

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10/07/19
Mens Senior Softball

55 and over
No registration...no fees...just show up & play!
All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
April through October

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10/07/19
 -11/11/19
Adult Pick-Up Volleyball Games

Whether you’re an active player, want to get back into the game or just try a new sport, we want you here on Mondays nights! Call 314-615-8822 for more information.

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10/09/19
Open Luncheon

Have lunch at the beautiful Historic Oakland House, built in 1853.  Celebrate a birthday with friends or just come for the ambiance.  

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10/09/19
White Haven Readers' Guild

Join Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for a quarterly book club. Enjoy a group discussion from 2-3 pm in the park’s classroom. Free reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
October 9 – They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook.

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10/10/19
October Membership Luncheon

School District Update: Affton, Bayless & Lindbergh
presented by Dr. Travis Bracht, Ron Tucker, Ed.S., and Dr. Tony Lake
Flu shots will be available courtesy of Medicine Shoppe. High dose or regular flu vaccines. Available with your insurance; bring your insurance cards. Medicine Shoppe will bill private insurances and can give a receipt for members to submit directly to their insurance if they would like. Flu shots are free with Medicare and Medicaid. The cash price for a flu shot is $30.

$18 Members | $23 Non-Members
Please register by October 4.

Sponsored by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy-Affton

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10/11/19
Affton Firefighter Community Outreach BBQ

Come out and grab some delicious BBQ cooked and served by your Affton Firefighters.
We will be set up in the parking lot just west of Popeyes on Gravois.
-Lunch and Dinner
-Ribs, Chicken, Pork Steaks, Brats and Burgers
-Cash/Credit

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10/12/19
Flea Market

Cash in on unwanted goods or perhaps find your next treasure at the Affton Community Center Flea Market. We can't wait to see what you will find!

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10/14/19
OFFICE CLOSED

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10/14/19
4th Annual Golf Scramble

$95 per person / $380 Foursome. Lunch, dinner, drinks, skill competitions, silent auctions and raffles. Hole, Tea and Event Sponsorship Available. Register now at www.stlouiscopal.com.
 

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10/15/19
New Resident Mailing

Advertising Opportunity for Chamber Members ONLY
 
Welcome new residents to 63123 by including 200 copies of an advertisement flyer, coupon, or menu in this quarterly packet.
 
You provide the inserts...we’ll mail it for you! Deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 15 by 1:00pm.
 

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10/15/19
Ladies of Oakland Monthly Meeting

Ladies of Oakland October meeting.  Open to the public.

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10/16/19
Economic Development Committee Meeting

Members working closely with legislators & government officials to improve Affton.

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10/19/19
Mouse Race for Jordan's Cancer Benefit-Presented by Gapsch CARSTAR

$20 a person or a table of 8 for $150. Table sponsors available for $50. Tickets include beer, soda, chips & salsa. 50/50 raffle, Rodent Roulette, Plinko, Silent Auction.

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10/19/19
 -12/28/19
Family Open Play Volleyball

Join us at Affton Community Center on select Saturdays for an open play family volleyball session! All skill levels welcome. Parents must be present. This is a great opportunity to practice and play in a non-competitive, fun environment. Dates may vary due to special events. Please call 314-615-8822 for more information.

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10/19/19
The 2nd annual Jim Slama Memorial Trivia Night

St. John Paul II parish (formerly St. Dominic Savio and St. George parishes) will host it's annual trivia night on Saturday, Oct. 19. The event has been renamed in memory of Jim, due to his past role as emcee and trivia-question writer. 20% of the profits will go to the James J. Slama Scholarship Foundation. Over $1400 was raised for the scholarship last year!!

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10/22/19
Free Balance Screening

The staff at Mercy Therapy Services - 9964 Kennerly will hold a free balance screening to establish an assessment of your fall risk. You must be able to walk without the help of someone else with or without an assistive device. Results can be forwarded to your doctor. If appropriate, your doctor may choose to pursue formal therapy.

Call 314-849-2366 for an appointment.

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10/24/19
Economic Outlook Breakfast


$35 per person. MEMBERS ONLY.
All attendees must prepay.

Since 2016, Crestwood-Sunset Hills and Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chambers have hosted an annual economic conference.  This year, Affton, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Maplewood/Richmond Heights, Midwest Veterans and Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chambers of Commerce will join us to present the 4th Annual Mid-County Area Chambers of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast, Thursday, 10/24/19 at Sunset Country Club.  With a combined membership of 2200+, 1600+ businesses, and four County Council Districts (3, 5, 6 and 7), common economic issues will be amplified. 
 
At this year’s event Sam Page, M.D., St. Louis County Executive, will provide the keynote address, followed by a panel of economic leaders speaking on key components driving and encouraging Regional economic growth.  Panelists include Rodney Crim, Interim CEO, St. Louis Economic Partnership, Derek Grier, MO State Rep and Chair, House Workforce Development Committee, and Juli Niemann, EVP, Smith Moore.  Carol Daniel, long-time KMOX radio host, will emcee. 
 
As in previous years, attendees will include business, civic, legislative, and municipal leaders representing critical industries and related economic sectors in the Region. The 2019 Mid-County Area Chambers Economic Outlook Breakfast provides the opportunity for sponsors to meet with Chamber members creating and contributing to the economic significance of the Mid-County Region.
 
Objectives of the event: 
Collaborate and leverage collective influence for Chamber members.
Represent the value the St. Louis Mid-County Area delivers to the Region’s economic prosperity.
Provide a high-level networking opportunity for participants.

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10/26/19
Run Through History

Join a park ranger on a 90-minute, 3 mile relaxing run from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back. Runners will explore the history of Grantwood Village and the original site of Grant’s “Hardscrabble” cabin. Free reservations are required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.
 

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10/26/19
Free Plein Air Watercolor Workshop at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

The act of painting outside has played a key role in the history of the National Park Service. Join us for an introductory plein air watercolor class at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 am – 12 pm with former NPS Artist-in-Residence, Melissa Bauer. Participants will learn plein air painting fundamentals and techniques from an experienced plein air artist. All necessary supplies will be provided by the National Park Service in partnership with Jefferson National Parks Association. 

Class size is limited to 12 people, and registration is required. A materials fee of $28 will be collected by Jefferson National Parks Association to help defray the cost of supplies. Participants are welcome to take home their watercolor pan sets, brushes, and pencils. The class runs from 10 am – 12 pm. Participants are welcome to stay longer on the park grounds to continue painting the historic architecture and foliage. Melissa Bauer will provide suggestions and encouragement throughout the day. 

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plein-air-watercolor-workshop-at-the-park-registration-65419075215
 

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10/27/19
AHS Membership Meeting

Pot Luck Luncheon followed by Membership meeting.  Program presented by John Murphy.....Authentic Portrayal of an 18th Century Barber Surgeon.

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10/29/19
Ambassador Committee Meeting

ambassador (am-bas-uh-der, -dawr)
a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity
Ambassadors are official representatives of the Affton Chamber that serve as volunteers on the “front-line” of our meetings & events. Help educate prospective members & guests, welcome new members, and facilitate networking. Committee attends Affton Chamber events (meetings, ribbon cuttings, social hours, etc.) and facilitates Key to the 123 Seminar.

If you are interested in finding out more information about becoming an Ambassador, please contact Mandy.

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