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IMPORTANT COMMUNITY UPDATE
Citizens in St. Charles County now have another option to reach 911 during an emergency - by text. This service is to be used only when it is not safe or practical to make a 911 call, such as a home invasion or domestic violence incident. Additionally, it can be used by those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability. For details, visit http://www.sccmo.org/1810/Text-To-911/textto911.
Ambassadors Hear About the O'Fallon YMCA
Andrew Davenport of the O'Fallon YMCA visited the Ambassadors on 7/21 and spoke to us about membership options and what the Y has to offer. If you are a member at the O'Fallon Y you can use any YMCA in America. When traveling, membership includes access to any of the 2,600 Y's located throughout the U.S.. If you are a senior and your health plan includes Silver Sneakers, your membership at the Y is free. Services offered include swimming, child care, fitness classes, and many more. You are allowed two free visits per year before you have to join. For those who live in western St. Charles County and points west, there are plans to break ground for a family YMCA in the Wentzville area in 2018.
Our speaker on Juy 28 will be Representative Justin Hill. All are welcome to attend.
The Ambassadors Hear About the UM Extension
The Ambassadors welcomed Emily Barbee, University of Mo. Extension – Health and Nutrition to our 7/14 meeting to speak to us about the services offered by her organization. In summary, their mission is to serve Missouri by extending the research-based knowledge and problem-solving resources of the University of Missouri. They do this by helping people apply educational resources to their own needs, the management of change in the social, economic and political arenas, and developing programs that address peoples needs. In 2016 alone, the Extension fielded 6433 phone calls, 2039 walk-in's to connect people with resources or information they needed. The volunteer staff includes Master Gardners who volunteered 9066 hours.
Are they proving their worth? Last year, their budget was $84 million dollars with which they had a $945 million impact in Missouri. You can learn more about the extension and how you might get involved at http://extension.missouri.edu/stcharles.
Join us next week to hear from Lauren Kannady, O’Fallon YMCA Membership Director.
Lake St. Louise
About the Ambassadors
The Ambassadors of Lake Saint Louis is a community service organization that truly cares about the City of Lake Saint Louis and its people. Our not-for-profit club is dedicated to promoting civic, cultural, and educational growth of our city; and we strive to make it a better place to live, work, and play. Membership is open to all individuals who want to see Lake Saint Louis prosper, want to learn more about our community, and want to stay in the mainstream of local happenings. The Ambassadors meet every Friday morning from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Community Association Clubhouse. Please join us for breakfast and a pertinent presentation on a topic of community interest. To support the club's activities, quarterly dues of $75 are received. The Ambassadors take part in numerous activities designed to provide support for community organizations and local charities. Many of these activities are described on other pages of our website. If you care about Lake Saint Louis, you need to be an Ambassador!