Community Matters
Missouri Community Betterment Educational Fund, Inc. 

May 2016
"Feels Like Home" Tours Completed 

The 3rd year of "Feels Like Home" Tours have all been completed.  A team of professionals from a variety of state resource agencies visited 5 MCB communities this Spring.  During each visit they met with numerous community members to assess the needs of the community, share points of contact for resources and recommend solutions.  A detailed, written summary is sent later for the community to utilize moving forward.  MCB staff will follow up with each community to ensure the best possible outcome.
The first visit was held in Anderson on March 15th. This visit received media coverage from KOAM TV.  Click here to watch.  
MCB/DED "Feels Like Home Visit" April 1st in Lamar.   

MCB/DED "Feels Like Home Visit" May 10th in Salem. 
MCB/DED "Feels Like Home Visit" May 16th in Ava 

Ambassador Nominations are Being  
Accepted Now!  
An MCB Ambassador is recognized and honored by Missouri Community Betterment as a person who has given years of service to a community betterment organization and has gone above and beyond the expected level of participation in a community betterment organization.  The MCBEF Board has the ability to select up to two new Ambassadors annually.

Nominations can be submitted by MCB community leaders, partner agencies, MCB staff and MCBEF Board members.For guidelines and instruction, please visit the MCB Website.

Nominations are due to MCB no later than July 1, 2016.  Nominations can be mailed to the MCB Office 903 S. 3rd St., Clinton, MO 64735 or e-mailed to Teresa Keller, MCB Director of Operations.
"Transformation and Preservation" 
2016 Fall Conferen
 October 23 & 24, 2016

We are working diligently to plan and schedule the 2016 Fall MCB Conference.  Please remember that you are welcome to attend the conference regardless of whether you enter a project(s).
Our goal with each conference is to bring relevant and valuable information to our community members while providing an atmosphere that is fun and conducive to networking and learning.

You can book your hotel rooms at this time by calling:

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
2601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone 573-442-6400
or 1-800-659-2220

Ask for the Missouri Community Betterment rate of $89/night.

Watch for more information about the conference in upcoming emails.  Contact Teresa Keller with any questions.

MCB Judging & Award Entry Materials are Available
Visit the  MCB website for the 2016 Judging Submission documents.  All entry forms are due by June 30, 2016 and complete judging submissions are due July 31, 2016.

  • The project submission does not need to be in a binder. 
  • The pages can be stapled together.
  • The Adult and Youth Leadership Awards Nominees do not have to be from a community that enters the Judging Submission.
  • A "Project Book" is not required.  See the "2016 Project Report Guidelines" to learn more.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
If you have any question, please contact  Teresa Keller, MCB Director of Operations, 660.383.1034.

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
Press Release
  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.
Recorded Grant Writing Webinars Available to MCB Communities

Each of the three grant writing webinars are now available within the login section of the MCB website.

Thank you to our MCB Sponsors
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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