Community Matters
Missouri Community Betterment Educational Fund, Inc. 

August 2016
2016 MCB Fall Conference
Brochures & Registration Forms Available Online Now! 
 You can view the 2016 MCB Fall Conference brochure and register to attend NOW.  Click Here for your printable brochure. 

Brochures will go out in the mail on August 25th as well.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the registration, please contact Teresa Keller or 660-383-1034. 
2016 MCB Fall Conference
Sunday Night Entertainment
6:00 p.m. Adult Session
Guest Speaker:  Jaron Myers
"Laughing Your Way Through It"

"Laughing Your Way Through It" 
Jaron Myers
Sunday evening the adults can relax, enjoy a nice meal and be entertained by Jaron Myers while the youth are participating in "Venture Out".
Jaron, a native of Springfield, MO,  finds inspiration and motivation through music and humor.  Laughter allows us to recognize and celebrate the little things and Jaron has a unique way of finding humor in almost any situation. 

Learn more about Jaron by visiting his Website or Facebook page. 
Reserve Your Room Today!
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 
2601 South Providence Road 
Columbia, MO 65203
Or Visit their Website
Ask for the Missouri Community Betterment Rate of $89/Night 

The MCB Fall Conference is an excellent source of education, networking, training and rejuvenation.  Community members take away valuable resources and new ideas that improve the quality of life for those they serve.     

If you plan to attend the 2016 MCB Fall Conference, you can support the MCB Educational Fund by bringing an item(s) to donate to our Silent Auction!   The auction proceeds will be applied entirely to MCB youth programs. What would you like to showcase that represents your community? Be creative!
Please say YES and pack an item or two for the auction!  We will receive the donated items at the registration area and ask you to state a value of the item for bidding purposes and for tax deduction purposes (for US residents).

Once you have determined the item(s) you would like to donate, please contact Ron Hopkins by October 7, with a description and value - Ron Hopkins or call the MCB office at 660.383.1034.  This will allow us to have a bid sheet ready when you deliver the item to the registration area.

You will also have an opportunity to take a shot at a 50/50 Raffle during the conference.

Vendor Booth
                Registration Information

Contact Teresa Keller for your Booth Registration Form  
Hours for setup are 4-5pm Sunday, October 23rd and 7-8am Monday, October 24th
 $100 - For Profit Agencies
$50 -Non-profit and Governmental Agencies
Free to current MCB Sponsors at Corporate Level and Above
 (*Cost includes one 8 foot. table, 2 chairs and a table cloth/skirt.
Meals are not included in booth registration.)

Deadline to reserve a booth is September 2, 2016
Community Displays 
Showcase your community again this year at the 2016 Fall Conference.  We encourage you to create a display for judging that highlights your accomplishments within your community and the projects you have completed in 2016. 

Please notify Teresa Keller by September 2nd if you would like to reserve a table for your Community Display at the Fall Conference.
Webinar --
"The Salem Initiative" 
Recording Available on MCB Website

If you missed the recent webinar hosted by Alex Sellers and Samantha Anderson on "The Salem Initiative", you can view it now by going to the "Community Login" section of the MCB Website. The Salem Initiative is a group of community members whose goal is to unite the community of Salem, MO and the surrounding area to create and implement positive, sustainable solutions to secure and improve the future for current area residents, attract visitors and new residents, encourage social and civic engagement, and foster economic growth.  
The "Community Login" section within the MCB Website is an area only accessible to communities who participate with MCB.  If you are an MCB Community Member and need assistance acquiring and/or accessing your login, please contact Teresa Keller for assistance. 
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
Visit the link in the "MCB Community Only" section of our website.  You can submit information about your project or event and we will write a Press Release 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
Wayne Gott logo                               
AECI 2012


             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