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Gene Speichinger 1934 to 2009
The Community of the Year Award is known as the Gene Speichinger Community of the Year Award after him and all he has done for MCB and Missouri.
Missouri Community Betterment Gene Speichinger Youth Scholarship Fund
Missouri Community Betterment established the Gene Speichinger Youth Scholarship Fund in 2009. The purpose of the fund is to provide an opportunity for youth to attend the MCB Annual Conference. The scholarship will pay for one night's lodging and a youth registration fee. Any youth that is in need of financial assistance to be able to attend the MCB Annual Conference may apply on a first come, first served basis.
Scholarship applicants should contact us at 417-260-0043 or Email email@example.com
Gene Speichinger Youth Scholarship Fund donations can be made payable and mailed to:
PO Box 842
Mexico, MO 65265
Please document on the memo line: Gene Speichinger Youth Scholarship Fund.
The Missouri Community Betterment Glenn Smith Youth Group of the Year Award was given 1982 to 2014 to the community that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to developing future community leaders, teaching responsibility, and mentoring youth.
Glenn Smith was one of MCB’s original Ambassadors who gave so much time, talent, and effort to his local Community Betterment Organization in Mountain View, and to Missouri Community Betterment, that the Missouri Department of Economic Development chose to honor him by naming this annual Award in his honor.
The Missouri Community Betterment J.C. Smith Youth Group of the Year Award is given annually to the community that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to developing future community leaders, teaching responsibility, and mentoring youth.
The award was named after J.C. Smith in 2015. He retired from the MCB board that year after more than 20 years of service. He was a supporter of the program for years as a sponsor and a Friend of MCB. He was a key part of making sure the youth programs stayed strong, were funded and continued. He was named a MCB Ambassador in 2004. J.C. was a lifelong Clinton resident. During his lifetime he was recognized for efforts related to:
▪ Working for B&L Electric and just couldn't figure out how to retire
▪ Local business owner of The Shop, specializing in supplies for area scouters
▪ Scoutmaster for Troop 430
▪ Boy Scout Heart of America Council Member
▪ START Adult Leader
▪ YEP (Youth Empowerment Program) Adult Leader for local chapter connected to Community Foundation of the Ozarks
▪ Clinton Chamber President
▪ Clinton Rotarian of the Year
▪ Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International
▪ Citizen of the Year selected by the Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club
▪ Clinton High School Distinguished Alumni Award
▪ Board Member of Truman Lake Community Foundation
▪ Board Member of CARE, the organization that created the local State Fair Community College Campus
▪ Board Member of Senior Citizen Fund
▪ Board Member of Care Connection, the organization that operates the Senior Center
▪ Board Member of Clinton Rotary Club
▪ Board Member of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce
▪ Member of the Clinton Booster Club
▪ Member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he was involved in the youth programs for years
▪ Has the “J.C. Smith Great People” Award named after him in Clinton
▪ The list goes on…