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.

Rosie launches virtual book club for members

July 6, 2018By RosieUncategorized

Rosie launches virtual book club for members

Whether you’re a regular bookworm or just hoping to check ‘Read one book’ off your 2018 To-Do List, we’ve got a new (virtual) club for you!

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 is managed by members of Rosie’s programming committee.

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

The first book for the book club is You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.

About You Are a Badass: “Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word.”

The book club goes live on Monday, July 16, 2018

Heidi Crane named to United Way of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors

March 22, 2018By RosieUncategorized

Heidi Crane named to United Way of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors

We’re excited to share that Heidi Crane has been named to United Way of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors

Heidi Crane

Heidi is owner and Chief Financial Officer at Copy Products, Inc., a locally owned office technologies provider that has been in business since 1963.  She and her husband Erik are both very active in the day to day operations at CPI. In addition to her board service with United Way of the Ozarks,  Heidi is also a member of the board of directors with both CASA and Care to Learn. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Springfield, a Rosie member, the Spouse/Family officer for the local Young President’s Organization (YPO), and a mother to two children: Emily (24) and Ethan (20).

United Way of the Ozarks’ Board of Director

The mission of United Way of the Ozarks is to improve lives by raising funds and uniting support around our communities’ critical needs and red flags. The board of directors is responsible for guiding the organization’s actions and ensuring key objectives are met. Made up entirely of volunteers, the board meets monthly to discuss strategic issues facing the organization. The board holds United Way’s senior staff responsible for carrying out the organization’s mission, and as community leaders, they ensure United Way of the Ozarks is an organization you can trust.

Katy Spencer named to Diaper Bank of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors

February 20, 2018By RosieUncategorized

Katy Spencer named to Diaper Bank of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors

Rosie member Katy Spencer has accepted an appointment to the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors.

Katy Spencer

Katy Spencer is a member of the University Advancement team at Drury University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Nonprofit and Civic Leadership at Drury. She is using the skills she learns in that program not only in her daily job, but now in her role on the Board of Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. She resides in Springfield with her husband, Adam, and her son, Charlie.

Diaper Bank of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors

The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks was established to keep our community’s babies healthy and happy by providing access to diapers for families in need and through education concerning alternative diapering options that promote health and financial responsibility. The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks has touched the lives of over 25,000 babies over the past four years by distributing over 1,000,000 disposable diapers and over 200 cloth diaper starter kits. Between 40,000 and 50,000 diapers are donated to 35 local partner agencies in Greene County and other rural partners reaching into 22 of our outlying counties, who then distribute to families in need.