01.06.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, January 6, 2020


Attendee:  15  club members present 


Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at 12:05  pm


Invocation:  Rick McKernan


Pledge: Jerry Sullivan


Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)




Welcome any new or returning members




Birthdays and Anniversaries: Jack Cruise birthday on Tuesday, Bonnie Langreder birthday on Wednesday, and Carl Scott birthday on Friday


Mystery Person:   Carl Scott gave the $10.00 gift card to Larry Fick for all his work that he does at the Food Bank.


Sign In or Pay the Pig:  Rick McKernan gave a $.25 for his missing bandage,  Carl Scott gave $.50 one was for the Battle High School Girl Wrestling Tournament, and the other for Kansas beginning #1 for only one week.


President Announcements


  • I would like to Thank everyone who helped at the Christmas tree lot this season. I would like to Thank Jim Murphy for all help he did with tre lot this year from delivery day to clean up


  • 2nd Qtr East Missour Conference will be held in Columbia on Friday, February 21 and 22 at the Drury Inn by TGI Friday Resturant.


  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick. They bagged up popcorn and set up the cartons for the Senior Boxes


  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates– Steve Winter  (There is 7 items left for sale at 25 % at the clubhouse) Please let me know if you are interested in buy anything. We will have them on Monday, January 20 at the Luncheon .


  • Christmas Tree Lot update:O. Scheffer we had a great year. Not sure what the finally total is on the trees until Jack lets him know.


  • Holiday Luncheon:  Will be on Monday January 20, 2020 at the Clubhouse. Larry Ficks still  collecting for the Holiday Luncheon.  We are having fried chicken, herb-roasted pork loin, white cheddar macaroni, garden salad, apple waldorf salad, and rolls.  We need to know who would like cake, cupcakes or pies for dessert.  The cost is $11.00 per person.


  • Computer Give Away: Rick Mckernan says: the computers will be delivered to the club house on Wednesday, February 26, Thursday, February 27 will the day of clean up and hooking up all the computers, Friday, February 28 will be finish up what didn’t get done on Thursday, and Saturday, February 29  Computer  give away . Sign up will be passed around in the next two weeks


  • Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook Off: Will be on Saturday, February 15. Scott Stager will be passing around a signup sheet next week to see who wants to help with cooking or  servicing  the chili.


  • Chili Cook Off at the Clubhouse: Steve Winter will be out from his knee surgery. So someone else need to pick up to put this together for him. 


  • Reminder tonight is Sunrise Optimist Club Wild Game Dinner starting at 6:00 pm at their club house

Look at highlighted Pancake breakfasts

Announcements from the Floor:


Rick McKernan let us know that someone donated us some Lead Organ Pipes that will picked up from his house and will place in the back yard of the clubhouse. The lead will be melted down to make weights for the derby cars.


Today’s Speaker:    

  • Carol Montie from Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association


Mission of the

Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association is a not for profit agency that educates, supports, and advocates for foster and adoptive children, youth and families in central Missouri by offering services and partnering with community and governmental agencies to develop healthy and self-sufficient individuals and families.

Founded in 2007 by a former foster youth, foster parents, and adoptive parents, the CMFCAA is a community service organization that provides for the needs of foster, adoptive, kinship, and guardianship youth and families. What began as a small support group has grown into a multifaceted organization that provides direct support, education, services and advocacy to foster and adoptive families in a 13 county central Missouri region.

Currently, we are assisting over 640 foster families, over 1400 foster children, over 400 adopted children in our service area. Our goal is to be a support to the families, children and youth in this area, and we work tirelessly to provide much needed services to them.

In 2013, CMFCAA was recognized by the State of Missouri as the Central Missouri Adoption Resource Center in partnership with the Missouri Department of Social Services and LINC.

In 2017, we adopted two new programs to further our impact. 30 Days to Family® is a short-term intervention to diligently search for a child’s relatives and kin to identify potential placement options and supports. Extreme Recruitment® is a race to find permanency for youth using 12-20 weeks of intensive recruitment efforts and permanency preparation. Family Development is designed to recruit and train families to become resource families for abused and neglected children in order to increase the number of qualified, supportive families in Central Missouri. With these new programs CMFCAA is able to reach more children and families to provide stability and support to the children who need it the most.

Did you know?

  • There are over 13,050 children in Missouri foster care
  • At the beginning of 2015 there were 651 licensed foster homes
  • Only 48% of children who enter care are expected to be successfully reunited with their biological family
  • The average age of foster children is 9 years old
  • The average time in foster care before reunification or another form of permanency is 28 months
  • 14% of foster children without permanent family become homeless adults
  • 18-26% of foster children without permanent family end up in the prison system

Serving 13 Mid-Missouri Counties!

Currently, we are assisting over 640 foster families, over 1400 foster children, and over 400 adopted children in our service area. Our goal is to be a support to the families, children and youth in this area, and we work tirelessly to provide much needed services to them

Family Development Training

Class Descriptions

Additional Training for Certified Foster Parents

  • Spaulding courses are required for certified foster families who are interested in adoption.
  • YEN (Level A) Training, Youth Elevated Needs: An 18 hour certified training to provide foster parents tools to help children with escalated emotional and/or behavioral needs. Training topics include: relationship building, communication skills, discipline, de-escalation, behavior management techniques, management of crisis situations, documentation, and more.
  • Sibling Bond Training: A 7 hour certified training to support sibling relationships, negative effects of separations on siblings, preparing to better support and care for sibling groups, minimizing the trauma of separation and more.
  • Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) is trauma training for families who have had a child join their family, or after 1 year of licensure.
  • Ready, Set, Fly is for families interested in working with older youth.
  • STARS courses are required for foster care licensure.
  • Caregiver STARS discusses about some of the policies, procedures, and information needed for someone who is providing care for relatives or kiddos with whom they have prior connections.




  • 1/13/20 Carla Lewis from CRIB program at Douglass High School
  • 1/20/20 Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth Academy w/ holiday luncheon
  • 1/25/20 COSMO Pancake Breakfast at 1715 Burlington St  from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 1/27/20 JoNette Weaver from Meals on Wheels
  • 2/1/20 Ashland Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 2/3/20 Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • 2/10/20 Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)
  • 2/15/20 Boy’s and Girl’s Club Chili Cook-off at the Holiday Inn Expo Center
  • Kidsfrist Optimist Club Trivia Night and Chili Cook-off from 6:00 pm starting the chili and

                  7:00 starts the Trivia Contest

  • 2/17/20
  • 2/24/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
  • 3/2/20 Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
  • 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
  • 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
  • 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
  • 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens


Adjourn with the Creed:  


Optimistically Yours,


Mary Dewey, President


Prepared by Scott Stager




East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

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