MURA Breakfast Meeting, June 4, 2024

Deadline is now May 21, noon!

“Why Prairie Matters: New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape”
Carol Davit, Executive Director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation

 

Missouri was once covered with more than 15 million acres of tallgrass prairie, and prairie soils made the state into the agricultural powerhouse that it is today. Today, our state’s prairie legacy is reduced to fewer than 45,000 scattered, unplowed acres, but these old-growth remnants are biodiversity reservoirs and hold keys to sustainable future land use to benefit all Missourians.

 

An MU alumna, Carol Davit is the executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, a 58-year-old land trust, including Grow Native! its 24-year-old native plant marketing and education program. She has worked for 26 years in conservation and environmental communications, development, administration, and leadership for private and nonprofit conservation groups, and also municipal and state governments. Editor of the Missouri Prairie Journal since 1997, Carol writes articles on native gardening, has edited field guides, and enjoys speaking to groups about native gardening, prairie conservation, and related topics. She is also the chair of the Missouri Invasive Plant Council. Carol lives in Jefferson City with her husband and son

At the April 2024 Board meeting, the Board approved making the Breakfast Zoom webinar and the live recording of the event available for FREE to members; however preregistration is required. Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and pre-registration for the Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, May 21, 2024. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar live via the Zoom link or later via the Zoom video recording link. You ou must request access to the live link by contacting the president at Deank@missouri.edu no later than the day prior to the breakfast.

NOTE: The Zoom video recording will be available upon request for 45 days following the breakfast. Deank@missouri.edu)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):

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8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar (free):

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MURA Breakfast Meeting, May 7, 2024

“Creating the Next Generation of Mizzou’s Student-Innovators”
Greg Bier, Kelly Mattas, and students from the MU Griggs Innovator Nexus​​​​

 

Left to right: Greg Bier, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs; Kelly Mattas, Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator

The University of Missouri offers programs, coaching, and resources to help students turn ideas for products and services into business realities. Join us for an interesting presentation from the Program Leaders of the MU Griggs Innovators Nexus. Over the last five years, their innovative approach to education, hands-on experiences, and mentorship has provided a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship to equip Mizzou students with the skills to navigate and excel in the dynamic landscapes of tomorrow. Come listen to the experiences of these student entrepreneurs and learn how many have progressed through MU’s entrepreneurship programs and gone on to launch successful businesses.

At the April 2024 Board meeting, the Board approved making the Breakfast Zoom webinar and the live recording of the event available for FREE to members; however preregistration is required. Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and pre-registration for the Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, April 30, 2024. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar live via the Zoom link or later via the Zoom video recording link. You ou must request access to the live link by contacting the president at Deank@missouri.edu no later than the day prior to the breakfast.

NOTE: The Zoom video recording will be available upon request for 45 days following the breakfast. Deank@missouri.edu)

 

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):

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8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar (free):

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MURA “End of Life” Seminar

“I’m Dead. Now What?” – Important Information about My Belongings, Business Affairs, and Wishes

An “End of Life” Seminar hosted by the MU Retirees Association — April 23, 2024
10:00 – 11:30 am, Boone Electric Coop, 1413 Rangeline.

This unique seminar was suggested by our Past Presidents Committee to address matters that one may not be prepared for when a spouse or partner dies, as well as matters that one might wish to consider planning for before their own passage from this life. The panel will consist of two MURA members who have had recent experience with the loss of a spouse, an attorney, and a financial planner. Attendance will be limited to 75 registrants due to space limitations. Each registrant will receive a copy of the book “I’m Dead, Now What?” There will be a $10 registration fee, and the last day to register is April 16.

 

MURA Breakfast Meeting, April 2, 2024

Kim Dude-Lammy, President, Board of Directors, Children’s Grove

Although the World Health Organization has declared loneliness a pressing health issue, everyday acts of kindness can contribute to boosting mood, reducing stress, and possibly alleviating symptoms of depression or anxiety.

Join us on April 2nd when Kim Dude-Lammy presents information about Children’s Grove, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire a culture of kindness and support the mental and emotional well-being of our youth. Children’s Grove’s mission is realized in Boone County through the innovative and volunteer power of citizens working through the arts, education, and the natural environment. Its motto is, “A single act of kindness can change a life forever.”

Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, March 26, 2024. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar via the Zoom link. However you must request access to the link by contacting the president at Deank@missouri.edu no later than the day prior to the breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):

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8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar:

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MURA Spring Social – April 8, 202

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This is always a great event! A short program will recognize the Chancellor’s 2023 Faculty and Staff Retirees of the Year, MURA Kitty Dickerson Scholarship Recipients, and the retirees’ support of the University family. The $10 registration fee will go to the MURA Kitty Dickerson Scholarship Fund. Refreshments will be served. The deadline for registration is at noon on April 1.

 

Annual Business Meeting – March 13, 2024

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Agenda

9:30 – 10:00 Social for in-person attendees — refreshments hosted by Tiger Place
10:00 Call to order the in-person meeting and the hybrid business meeting via Zoom — Kenneth Dean

  • Welcome, President’s Report, Recognition of Tiger Place as Sponsor of the Event
  • Minutes from March 15, 2023 (PDF) — Mary Licklider
  • Discussion of Proposed Constitution and By Law changes (PDF) —- Vote needed
  • Nominating Committee and approval of slate of Officers–2024-2025 — Ina Linville — Vote needed
  • Committee Reports
  • Update on Tiger Place — Eric Minturn
  • Program, “University Update” — Robin Wenneker, Chair University of Missouri Board of Curators, Q&A session

Handouts:

Noon Adjourn

While there is no cost to attend the Annual Meeting, please register below to help us know the quantity of food and beverages to order. The deadline is March 6.

MURA Breakfast Meeting, March 5, 2024

 

Mark Palmer, Project Coordinator with the Voluntary Action Center (VAC), will be ourspeaker at the March 5 breakfast. His presentation will focus on the development of Columbia’s Opportunity Campus. The project is being designed and structured to support homeless and unsheltered community members by providing safe temporary shelter, transitional housing, affordable housing, meals, basic daily needs, and wrap-around services to assist those in need. The goal of this project is to make services more efficient and cost effective. After 30+ years of service and leadership in nonprofit work, Mr. Palmer brings his expertise to this important community endeavor. Join us for breakfast on March 5th at 8:00 a.m. to hear more about Opportunity Campus.

Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, February 27, 2024. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar via the Zoom link. However you must request access to the link by contacting the president at Deank@missouri.edu no later than the day prior to the breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):

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8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar:

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MURA Breakfast Meeting, February 6, 2024

“Empowering communities, transforming lives.”
Dr. Abdoulaye Bah

Dr. Abdoulaye Bah is originally from Guinea, West Africa. He is Mizzou alumnus MS ’87, PhD ’93. He is married to Dr. Carolle Silney, BS ’91, MD ’97. He is a retired Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Suicide Prevention Institute at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He lead the team that developed several training tools geared toward addressing issues of behavioral health within the Army (Life Preservation Training course and a Peer Advising System). As a result of his work, a unique tool for raising awareness and strengthening self-efficacy, Beyond the Front, was created and adopted by the US Army. Dr. Bah is also instrumental in the development of the Life Preservation Index a risk assessment tool that can be used to identify and compute the prevalence rate of at risk individuals for suicidal behavior in a group.

Currently he spends part of his time working in Guinea for the not for profit organization he recently founded with his wife: Pathways to Health and Development. For an interesting read about his and his wife’s activities featured in MIZZOU Magazine see: https://showme.missouri.edu/2023/driving-change-one-fanbulance-at-a-time/

Pre-registration and payment (via credit card (PayPal Guest Checkout,) PayPal Account, Venmo bank transfer) for the breakfast and Zoom webinar must be received by Tuesday, noon, January 30, 2024. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar via the Zoom link. However you must request access to the link by contacting the president at Deank@missouri.edu no later than the day prior to the breakfast.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd ($15.00):

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8:30 – 9:30 a.m. the Zoom webinar:

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