AmeriCorps St. Louis September 2014 e-Newsletter
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Welcome Year 21 Members!

Twenty-three new 1st Year Members arrived in St. Louis on September 22nd for orientation.  Members got a crash course in life as an ERT Member and then headed to Montana for training.  

Our members join us from across the United States as well as overseas!  We are very excited to have them all in St. Louis and look forward to a productive year of service.  Visit our Member profile page to meet the new team!

 

It is time to Share the Warmth with AmeriCorps St. Louis

Please join us for the 5th annual AmeriCorps St. Louis Winter Shelter open house
A donation of $10 at the door is suggested, OR bring a pot, pan, silverware, can opener, large cooking utensils, or large bowl (new or gently used).
The evening will include a silent auction, games, raffle, chili cook-off and more!
If you would like to participate in our chili cook-off  e-mail Kathleen.acstl@gmail.com 
If you can't make it, you can always donate to the cause!

Learn More
 
Member Reflections
Read our Member's Unique Introductions to ERT
Jenny Pilecki
"This is only the first week but I have worn the same pair of wool socks everyday and I can only imagine the state they will be in by the time we get to do a little laundry. All I can say is that I'm happy I chose a dark pair of socks to wear."
Kenan Ender
"After spending a week at headquarters and in awe of the back rooms, side rooms, and any other space that constitutes the maze of everything that makes AmeriCorps St. Louis what it is, I was aware this was a place I was happy to have ended up in."
Anita Vollmer
A group within which strong bonds of friendship have formed over the course of only one week,
A group that has accepted each member's flaws,
A group whosE members motivate each other to achieve their best,
A group that is committed to a year of service, fighting fire, preserving nature and supporting the community.
Picture this amazing group of people and you begin to have a faint inkling of that which is the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Team in St. Louis.
Carly Edgcomb
It was only yesterday that I learned how to chop wood in a matter of 15 minutes. That may not seem like a lofty accomplishment to some, but to me it was the first step into what would be my role for the upcoming year. Many of my family and friends, including myself could of never pictured me doing this in a million years. This year I have set out to immerse myself in a way of life that is completely outside my comfort zone.  As I sit here tonight I am no longer in fear of tomorrow or what may happen. but I am optimistic about what could very well be a pivotal moment of the upcoming year. 
Alumni News
Interested in all of the great events AmeriCorps St. Louis puts on?  Become a member of the Junior Board! 
Our active Junior Board is responsible for generating interest and community engagement with AmeriCorps St. Louis.  They can always use more members to help spread the word about our organization and the fundraisers they organize.  
If you're interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member, email the acstljuniorboard@gmail.com

Meet our current junior board members!
*If you are an alumni with big news, let us know! We want to keep your AmeriCorps family updated.  If you have any announcements, please email them to sara@americorps-stl.org
Please consider making a financial donation to AmeriCorps St. Louis to ensure our Emergency Response Team is able to continue responding. Every dollar you give means that our team is able to be out there, meeting the needs of people whose lives have been turned upside down. 
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