Community Matters
Missouri Community Betterment Educational Fund, Inc. 

January 2016

Join us During  
MCB Day at the Capitol
February 2, 2016  
The Northeast Missouri Development Partnership has invited MCB to join them during their 2016 "Day at the Capitol". 

Individuals from all MCB communities are encouraged to join us in educating our legislators on the resources available through MCB as well as sharing the accomplishments of their respective communities through the assistance and resources provided by MCB.   
While we are partnering with the Northeast Missouri Development Partnership for this event, members of MCB communities all throughout the state are encouraged to attend.
If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Teresa Keller 660-383-1034 or [email protected] today for more information. 

  Northeast Missouri Development Partnership 

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MCB Winter Webinar Series
on Grantsmanship
For MCB Communities

The Winter Webinar Series on Grantsmanship will consist of three one-hour webinars in January and February. 
Session I: January 27 at 1:00 PM   
The Funding Landscape 
Understanding Sponsor Guidelines 
Developing a Budget

Session II: Feb. 9 at 11:00 AM
Understanding the Vocabulary  of Grants: Goals, Objectives, Methods, Outcomes, Outputs and Impact
How to Address Sustainability

Session III: Feb. 25 at 10:00 AM
Putting It All Together: Improving Readability, Using Plain Language, and Formatting 

Bondi Wood, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Grantsmanship at MU's Truman School of Public Affairs and a workshop presenter at our recent statewide conference in Columbia
will conduct the webinars.  

The webinars are offered as a benefit to members of MCB Communities.  Individuals may sign up for any or all webinars by contacting Teresa Keller [email protected] or by calling 660-383-1034.     

2016 Regional Meeting Schedule
March 29, 2016 - Trenton, 9am to 12pm 
April 5, 2016 - St. James, 1-4:30pm 
April 12, 2016 - Poplar Bluff, 8:30am to 12pm
April 20, 2016 - Galena, 9:30am to 1:30pm (Change in Location)
April 26, 2016 - Perry, 1 to 4:30pm
April 27, 2016 - Concordia, 1:30 to 5pm

For more information please contact Christa 660-383-1034, or at [email protected] for more information. 

2016 Youth Civil Leadership Summit
March 4-6, 2016

The Youth Civic Leadership Summit is a statewide energizer for teens 14-18 and adult leaders who are engaged in leadership and service, and want to make a difference in their communities and world!

Check out the fun times ahead.  Click here to watch a video! 
Action packed days full of team building with an opportunity to visit and participate in:
The Edge                              The Bridal Cave

Who can attend:  Youth/adults from 4-H programs, community betterment groups, community leadership programs, school-based and after-school programs.
County Extension Offices, Missouri Community Betterment Youth Groups, and other Coordinating Community Groups can organize a team.  Teams may consist of as few as 2 teens/1 adult or as many as 8 teens/2 adults.

Click Here for additional information to include: General Overview and Summit Schedule.

Click Here for registration
information or contact Teresa Keller [email protected] or 660-383-1034.   
Request Your MCB 
Sign Today

 The MCB signs are available to each of the MCB Communities, with the first sign being free to each community.  They are an excellent way to promote your community.  If your MCB Community has not requested your MCB sign, please contact Christa Atchison today [email protected]
 Happy New Year!

We want to hear
from you!

Have an idea, suggestions, comment?  Share it with us!  Your input is important to MCB, without it we cannot grow to be the best organization we can to help you and your communities!
MCB Quick Links

  We now have a link in the "MCB Community Only" section of the website.  You submit the information about the project or event and we will write it for you!  It is that simple.  Log in and check it out.

Project Photos 

Please send us photos of any MCB Projects you have completed.  We will share them in our newsletter and on social media.  Let others see the accomplishments you and your community have achieved.

E-mail them to Christa today! 
Thank you to our MCB Sponsors
Wayne Gott logo                               
AECI 2012
       2009 DED Logo


B & L logo Hawthorn Bank logo

For more information about these and other sponsors click here!
Contact Information
Missouri Community Betterment Educational Fund, Inc.
903 S. 3rd St.
Clinton, MO  64735
660.383.1202 fax