Community Matters
Missouri Community Betterment Educational Fund, Inc. 

June 2016
"Transformation and Preservation" 
2016 Fall Conferen
 October 23 & 24, 2016
Keynote Speaker:  Les Norman

Les Norman is a syndicated sports radio host,
TV analyst, author and motivational speaker. 

Rising from the ashes of poverty and childhood abuse, Les defeated the odds and rose to prominence by earning a Junior Olympic Gold Medal and playing Major League Baseball. Along with his syndicated sports radio show, "Breakin' the Norm", heard weekly, his high energy presentations inspire others to break through, push forward and become not just what they want to be, but what they never imagined they could be! 

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.

Ambassador Nomination Deadline
is June 30th, 2016!  
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.

Important Notice: 
Judging Form Update

Please note there has been an update to the Community & Youth Entry Forms. 
Previously, at the bottom of the entry form, it said "Please include any news articles and photos".  These items should be submitted with the summary outline form and project narrative instead.

Visit the  MCB Website for the updated entry forms.

Community & Youth Entry Forms and Permission slips are due by:
June 30, 2016. 
All other entry materials are due:
July 31, 2016.
  • The project submission does not need to be in a binder. 
  • The pages can be paper clipped together.
  • The Adult and Youth Leadership Awards Nominees do not have to be from a community that enters the Judging.
  • 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.
Send Us Your Photos
We would love to share your community and project photos on our website and Facebook page.  You work hard to improve your community, let us showcase your accomplishments.
Please send them to: Christa Atchison.


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!
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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.

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Contact Information
Missouri Community Betterment Educational Fund, Inc.
903 S. 3rd St.
Clinton, MO  64735
660.383.1202 fax