Upcoming Speakers

October 22, Sherri Beach, Medicare Consultant

Topic: Changes Ahead for Medicare in 2022

Attended University of Missouri /  Licensed Health Insurance Agent / Educational Health Insurance Seminar-Explaining Medicare and your Options / Assisting people for 11 years with their Medical, Medicare, Dental, and Short Term needs / Representing United Healthcare, Golden Rule, Anthem, and Humana

October 29 Judge Rebeca McKelvey

Topic: The State of Our Juvenile Court

Judge Rebeca McKelvey is a St. Charles County Circuit Judge. She was elected to the circuit bench in 2020, and to the associate bench in 2016. Her legal career has focused on protecting the rights of victims, particularly children.

Judge McKelvey has served as a felony prosecutor in the white-collar crime unit of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, specializing in elder fraud. She has served as a felony sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor for St. Charles County, and is currently serves as a Juvenile Court Judge, presiding over abuse and neglect cases of children in foster care.

Judge McKelvey is active in both professional and charitable organizations. She is the founder and president of Garden of Innocents, a seventeen-year old not-for-profit organization that provides burial and memorial services for abandoned children and infants throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan region.

Judge McKelvey is a native of Managua, Nicaragua, having emigrated to the United States as a child in 1980 fleeing the communist Sandinista regime. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2000 and has been married for 25 years, to Shane McKelvey. The couple has three children;  Shane, Ryan, and Sophia. Judge McKelvey and her family are members of St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Charles.

November 5, Tony Lupo, State Pachyderm President

Topic: Climate Change – What’s Going On?

Anthony R. Lupo is a department chair and professor of atmospheric science at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, and was an expert reviewer for the 2001 IPCC Third Assessment Report.  He became a Fulbright Scholar in 2004, is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal National Weather Digest.  Tony is an outspoken global warming skeptic, acknowledging that human activity contributes to global warming and yet holds the view that it is a natural phenomenon.

A board meeting will follow

November 12, Lindi Willford, President of the St. Charles County Parents Association

Lindi Williford is a born and raised Missouri girl. She resides in St. Charles County with her husband Eric, and their 3 daughters, Lilly, Josie and Ruby.

Lindi has been in the Risk Management and Insurance industry for over 20 years. She spent about 6 of those years managing insurance claims for close to 500 school districts in the state of Missouri. She saw things happening in our public schools that were very concerning to her as a mother.  She decided to leave the industry to advocate for children’s safety and to promote educational reform in our public schools. She is a fierce school choice supporter and spent many hours in Jefferson City advocating for HB349 (School Choice Bill).

Lindi, along with several other concerned St. Charles County parents, have recently formed the SCC Parents Association. Their vision is to hold public schools accountable, to protect our children in the education environment, and to make sure that the education received in our County aligns with our Missouri Constitution.”

November 19, Judge candidate Robert Cornejo

Topic: All Things Judicial

Robert was born and raised in north St. Louis County and attended Washington University in St. Louis graduating with a degree in Political Science and a second major in International Business. He got his political start in college working for then U.S. Senator Jim Talent. He then attended Mizzou Law, graduated and opened a law firm in O’Fallon.

Robert was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives for the 64th Legislative District in 2012. Through his three terms as State Representative, He was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and later the General Laws Committee. Robert also served on the Missouri Court Automation Committee along with members of the state court system to improve the efficiency and transparency of the judicial branch.

In August 2018 Governor Parson appointed Robert to become the Chairman of the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.

Robert currently resides in St. Peters. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County and is an active member at Zion Lutheran Church in Harvester with his wife, Kara, and their three children.

Robert plans to discuss all things judicial. Topics for discussion will include the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan as well as how St. Charles County judges are decided and the differences between the two systems of selecting judges. Robert will also discuss his own personal experiences with the judicial branch as well as his recently launched campaign for judge. 

2022 Officer ELections

November 26, Happy Thanksgiving

December 3, TBD

December 10, TBD

December 17, Open microphone day.

What did we do well in 2021? Poorly? How can we improve?

December 24, Merry Christmas

December 31, Happy New Year

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