Bri Warner Recently Named to Several Local Boards of Directors

November 24, 2020By RosieUncategorized

Bri Warner Recently Named to Several Local Boards of Directors

Rosie is excited to celebrate Bri Warner’s service to the Springfield community!

Bri Warner

Bri Warner is an attorney with Ozarks Elder Law, specializing in probate, guardianships, and estate planning. Bri is an active member of the Springfield community and is actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Professional Advisors Council, The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals, Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Association and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate.

In recent months Bri has stepped into leadership roles with a number of organizations in the Springfield community. She now serves on the Board of Directors for The Glo Center, Include Ozarks, the Betty and Bobby Allison Ozarks Counseling Center, Sculpture Walk Springfield, and Diaper Banks of the Ozarks.

Bri resides in Springfield and loves to dote on her animals in her spare time.

Viviana Writer Elected to Sculpture Walk Springfield Board of Directors

November 18, 2020By RosieUncategorized

Viviana Writer Elected to Sculpture Walk Springfield Board of Directors

Rosie is excited to celebrate the election of Viviana Writer to the Sculpture Walk Springfield Board of Directors!

Viviana Writer

Viviana Writer is a longtime resident of Southwest Missouri with a passion for serving her community. A strong team player experienced in several aspects of commercial real estate and business development, including; identifying markets for acquisition and development, due diligence, leasing, marketing, property investments and dispositions.

With her broad skill set, Viviana has served on four local non-profit boards, and countless committees. She is the newest board member of Sculpture Walk Springfield and is honored to be a part of valuable resource that provides “a museum without walls”.

Sculpture Walk Springfield

Sculpture Walk Springfield‘s mission is “to enhance the quality of life and to promote economic vitality through the artistic transformation of Springfield with outdoor sculpture.” Public art has proven itself to play a major role in rejuvenating public spaces and local economies in places as diverse as Chicago, Illinois and Asheville, North Carolina.

Sculpture Walk Springfield is an initiative aimed at creating such a museum, by displaying quality sculptures in public places in Springfield on an annually rotating schedule. Each collection of sculptures will be in place from April to February of the next year. 

Lindsey Taggart appointed to Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development

January 15, 2020By RosieUncategorized

Lindsey Taggart appointed to Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development

Rosie is excited to celebrate the appointment of Lindsey Taggart to the City of Springfield’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development.

LINDSEY TAGGART

Lindsey Taggart

Lindsey Taggart is the Director of Resource Management and Discovery at Missouri State University Libraries. She is currently a member of Leadership Springfield Class 38, and is active with several community organizations including the Springfield Regional Arts Council and The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals. She resides in Springfield with her partner and two children.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development

The City of Springfield’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development provides a forum for public participation on the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding within the established guidelines. The Committee holds monthly meetings, public hearings, and reviews project updates.

Members are appointed by Springfield City Council and serve for a term of three years.

Rosie’s virtual book club returns with third selection

September 11, 2019By RosieUncategorized

Rosie’s virtual book club returns with third selection

Rosie’s member-led Book Club is back for round three.

Rosie Book Club

Rosie’s virtual book club is the perfect way to connect with other members over new ideas. Book club members are connected via a private Facebook group where moderators will share prompts, ask questions, and facilitate discussion.

Members will be diving into the bestselling memoir Educated by Tara Westover.

Members will have the chance to connect offline with a meetup at the end of the book.

About Educated

Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school.

Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.”

Previous book club reads include You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero and Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.

Join the Club

Join the Facebook group today – and don’t forget to turn on your notifications!

Paige Oxendine appointed to Springfield-Branson National Airport Board

July 16, 2019By RosieUncategorized

Paige Oxendine appointed to Springfield-Branson National Airport Board of Directors

Rosie is excited to celebrate the appointment of Paige Oxendine to the Springfield-Branson National Airport Board of Directors.

Paige Oxendine

Paige Oxendine is the program coordinator at the efactory, Missouri State University’s technology-focused entrepreneurship center. Oxendine is also a co-founder of Rosie, which was launched with assistance from the Womens Foundation in November of 2016. Oxendine has previously worked with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Springfield, Springfield Regional Arts Council, and Downtown Springfield Association.

Oxendine is a graduate of Missouri State University where she earned degrees in public relations and socio-political communication.

Springfield-Branson National Airport

Conveniently located in the heart of the Ozarks, the Springfield-Branson National Airport offers jet service to 13 U.S. cities, including the nation’s five largest airports.

The Springfield-Branson National Airport is owned by the City of Springfield and overseen by an 11-member administrative board. Airport Board members are appointed by the Springfield City Manager, with confirmation made by the City Council.

Mary Bozarth appointed to Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board

June 26, 2019By RosieUncategorized

Mary Bozarth appointed to Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board

Rosie is excited to celebrate the appointment of Mary Bozarth to the Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board.

Mary Bozarth

Bozarth serves as In-House Counsel at Little Sunshine Enterprises in addition to serving as an instructor at Missouri State in the criminology department. Bozarth is active in a number of community organizations, including the Junior League of Springfield, where she serves as the Assistant Chair of New Membership. Bozarth currently serves on the board of directors for the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, and Springfield Little Theatre in addition to her role on the statewide Child Abuse & Neglect Review Board. Bozarth resides in Springfield with her husband, Chris, and her two children, Madeline and Theodore.

Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board

The Greene County Domestic Violence Board shall administer funding as set forth in H.B. 1069 Section 4-5-6-7-8 and other functions addressed in this document for the purpose of prevention of domestic violence and to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Members of the Board are responsible for making recommendations to the Commission as to the organization that will receive annual funding authorized by State statute and working in concert with Greene County organization(s) whose mission and purpose involves the prevention of domestic violence and provides assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Joy Martin appointed to Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board

June 15, 2019By RosieUncategorized

Joy Martin appointed to Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board

Rosie is excited to celebrate the appointment of Joy Martin to the Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board.

Joy Martin

Rosie is excited to celebrate the appointment of Joy Martin to the Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board.

Martin is a Springfield, Missouri native and single mother to one son. Her experience and survival of domestic violence have giver her a passion to help other women struggling with domestic violence. She is committed to assisting and empowering local women who may find themselves in a domestic violence situation.

Joy has served as a volunteer leader with Jobs for Life at Life 360 as well as The Fairbanks.

Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board

The Greene County Domestic Violence Board shall administer funding as set forth in H.B. 1069 Section 4-5-6-7-8 and other functions addressed in this document for the purpose of prevention of domestic violence and to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Members of the Board are responsible for making recommendations to the Commission as to the organization that will receive annual funding authorized by State statute and working in concert with Greene County organization(s) whose mission and purpose involves the prevention of domestic violence and provides assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Mary Bozarth appointed to Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

April 22, 2019By RosieUncategorized

Mary Bozarth appointed to Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

Rosie is excited to announce the appointment of Mary Bozarth to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations. Bozarth’s term will begin in June.

Mary Bozarth

Rosie is excited to celebrate the appointment of Joy Martin to the Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board.

Bozarth serves as In-House Counsel at Little Sunshine Enterprises in addition to serving as an instructor at Missouri State in the criminology department. Bozarth is active in a number of community organizations, including the Junior League of Springfield, where she serves as the Assistant Chair of New Membership. Bozarth currently serves on the board of directors for the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, and Springfield Little Theatre in addition to her role on the statewide Child Abuse & Neglect Review Board. Bozarth resides in Springfield with her husband, Chris, and her two children, Madeline and Theodore.

Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations works to promote understanding and respect among all citizens and provides the community recourse for discriminatory acts.

The commission investigates alleged incidents of discrimination and tries to mediate settlements between affected parties. The commission acts as a clearing house for information regarding human rights and offers its services to help educate interested citizens and community groups.

Rosie virtual book club returns for round two

October 23, 2018By RosieUncategorized

Rosie virtual book club returns for round two

Rosie virtual book club returns for round two

Rosie’s programming committee is excited to announce plans for the second round of Rosie’s virtual book club.

Rosie’s virtual book club is the perfect way to connect with other members over new ideas. Book club members are connected via a private Facebook group where moderators will share prompts, ask questions, and facilitate discussion. The book club first started in July of 2018 with members reading You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.

Now the group is back and ready to tackle their second book, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.

Members of the programming committee will share the chapter schedule with book club members on October 29th and the first round of discussion questions will be posted on November 5th.

Members will have the chance to connect offline with a meetup at the end of the book.

About Girl, Wash Your Face: “Drawing from her life experiences as a lifestyle guru, the author presents a guide to becoming a joyous, confident woman by breaking the cycle of negativity and burnout and pursuing a life of exuberance. With unflinching faith– and rock-hard tenacity– Hollis shows readers how to give yourself grace without giving up.”

Join the Facebook group today – and don’t forget to turn on your notifications!

Melanie McDermott appointed to Springfield Little Theatre Associate Board

September 5, 2018By RosieUncategorized

Melanie McDermott appointed to Springfield Little Theatre Associate Board

Rosie is excited to announce that Melanie McDermott has been appointed to Springfield Little Theatre’s Associate Board

Melanie McDermott

Melanie is the owner and operator of Springfield’s Maid at Home LLC, which provides housekeeping, private event management and personal organizational services to 417’s most fistidious homes and estates. 

Melanie has also recently founded the MASV (Mothers Against School Violence) Movement to unite mothers as a collective political and community front to further combat the violence in America’s schools. Melanie is proudly serving her third term as Vice President on the PTO at Willard Orchard Hills Elementary School and happily leads the Juniors for Girl Scout Troop 71665. 

Melanie has two children and loves the spectrum of art in Springfield to which she one days hope to add her own personal contribution. Melanie has a strong desire to see all women (and men!) achieve their personal and professional best and is a very proud Rosie member. She is thrilled to begin service to the Springfield Little Theatre to combine her professional and personal dreams for the community arts and betterment. 

Originally from New York, Melanie has gladly called Springfield, Missouri home for over 20 years.

Springfield Little Theatre Associate Board

The Springfield Little Theatre organization was founded in 1934 and purchased what was known as the Landers Theatre in 1970. The theatre is the largest civic theatre operation in Missouri and one of the largest in mid-America, producing a mainstage season of nine plays and musicals that are attended by some 60,000 Southwest Missourians annually.