Saint Louis Ambassadors
Volunteers promoting community service and goodwill in St. Louis...since 1965!
~ 'Community Through Unity' ~
'Mentoring success...one hope at a time!
Black & White keys play well together!
Why can't Black & White people do the same?
O U R C A M P A I G N
Effective January 3, 2015 the Saint Louis Ambassadors and the two organizations it launched in the past 50 years, which includes the U.S. Small Business Institute and the 1904 World's Fair Charitable Foundation, together launched the 'Community Through Unity' campaign, which is an all-volunteer effort designed to 'help the Ferguson Commission ease racial tensions and make St. Louis a better, safer and more harmonious place to live, be educated and conduct business.
The officers and board members of these three groups have agreed to engage their Ambassadors 'Speakers Bureau' and their combined membership base of 1,249 volunteers in a specific trek to get the word out about the new plan of action to the entire bi-state region...municipality by municipality. Our volunteer speakers will make presentations and hand out brochures about the new STL Positive Change plan to over 300 groups, which includes Rotary, Lions, Optimist, Kiwanis, Chambers of Commerce, city councils, businesses, charities, schools, churches and local industry associations that need to understand and support the new plan that will be unveiled September 15, 2015.
Our thanks goes to all of the men and women who volunteers in our three organizations that represent all walks of life in our St. Louis Bi-State Region, which now is home to 2.8M residents and 193K businesses that support over 1K charities...we couldn't do community service without your ongoing support!
Cicardi A. Bruce, Chairman
Richard T. Pisani, President
Our Leadership Team
Diversity at its best!
This is a photo in January of 2005 of our team.
We installed our new Honorary Co-Chairs, MLB HOF '84
Lou Brock and Rev. Jackie Brock, at this Annual Board Member 'Holiday Gala'!
As a result of four 'round table' discussions the
Saint Louis Ambassadors Launch!
'Mentoring Program' & 'Radio Station'
Below/left: Graduation ceremony and tour at Tower Grove Christian Academy - S. City, St. Louis, MO
Below/right: Church service and tour the Greater St. Mark Family Church - N. County, Ferguson, MO
Photo: (L/R) 5-15-15
Stage (R): Dr. Chris Stocklin and Mike Gregory
Audience: Sixteen Graduates (red caps)
Two Hundred Family & Friend Attendees
Tower Grove Christian Academy
Saint Louis Ambassadors 'Mentoring Program' tour
Photo: (L/R) 5-17-15
Front: Mark Kasen, Jim Fulkrod, Rich Pisani
Back: Rob Mitchel, Mason Weaver, Susan & Cicardi Bruce
Diane Haneklau and MO State Rep & Pastor Tommie Pierson
Greater St. Mark Family Church
Home of WFRG: Ferguson/USA 'Hot Talk Radio' tour
~ Family ~
Being raised in a loving family
is the key to a prospering society!
"A secure family unit will make a profound difference in a local community. It has a positive impact on our children when they grow up safely, admire their elders, respect people in leadership positions, receive a proper education, secure a solid career path
and move forward in life...with their very own family one day!"
Author: unknown, but right on target!
Jane Pauley - Correspondent
CBS Sunday Morning News
'Voice of Reason'
~ 9-21-14 CBS Interview ~
"I believe the people of Ferguson need jobs...not tear gas!"
Jane Pauley interviewed Marquis Govan, 11, who spoke out the about
justice and the social issues facing Ferguson, MO and is already planning his life in politics.
~ Racism: Oprah Winfrey Show ~
'A 25 year look back'
July 25, 2012
'America's Race Problem'
[Published on August 30, 2014 - [email protected]]
Bill O'Reilly expresses his opinion on Fox News!
Bill O'Reilly, the staunchly conservative and outspoken nightly news anchor on Fox News, spoke his mind and gave his straightforward opinion in a five minute video on 'America's Race Problem' on August 30, 2014. By some standards it's an overly-frank and direct video about his thoughts on a video that could have been labeled 'The Problem in Black America.' But, it did receive an "atta boy" from Juan Williams who is the well-respected black Fox News contributor and a staunch Democrat. Loyal viewers never thought they would hear this from their very own favorite national news caster...not even on his own show called the "O'Reilly Factor." Some feel it pushes the envelope and that Obama, Jackson and Sharpton - who many label as career race baiters - will have to take a quick and second glance after seeing this video shoot...it's that direct!
Since it came just three weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson (St. Louis County), Missouri many felt that O'Reilly put his career on the line. Conversely, many other people of all colors believe that what he said is the absolute - albeit unfortunate - truth and that most of America already know it, but would never dare speak this truth in public. You watch...you listen...you decide if it's its all true, partially correct or one hundred percent wrong. It may even raise the hair on your neck, but sharing your opinion and thoughts on how to ease racial tension can be a welcomed conversation.
John Parker, who is a very well-known Publicist in St. Louis [MO], National Speaker and author of his third book - 'Sheets to Suits' - stated at the last Saint Louis Ambassadors 'Community Through Unity' meeting in March of 2015 that we - the people - need to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable." when it comes to discussing one's own opinion about the 'Problem of Racism in America.' It's probably easier said than done, but we need to try to 'ease racial tensions' by having people of all races, colors and creeds sit at a round table discussion and talk about it in a cool, calm and collected way.
This video was posted to YouTube, went viral and was emailed to the Saint Louis Ambassadors for review in their monthly round table 'Community Through Unity' discussions. You'll either agree or disagree with all or some of what he says, but it will make you communicate about the topic of 'America's Race Problem!'
We must try to make a difference!
'Family units unite families...from all walks of life!'
~ The domino effect...one good thing leads to another ~
Education leads to good character, which can help you become an independent
business owner one day. Learning how to protect your rights
in a peaceful way as a citizen in the U.S. speaks
louder than shouting or rioting!