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UCP JULY MEETING DATE – July 9th due to Holiday

Please update your calendars! We meet in the evening now from 6-8:30PM at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, Annex.

See you there!

Photo by Base Camp Baker

Meeting Rescheduled – June 4th. New Meeting June 11th – 6-8:30 PM

Due to illness and unavailability of a few members we need to cancel and reschedule tonight’s monthly UCP meeting.
Please reserve June 11th (next Monday) for the next UCP meeting.



UCP meeting time is changed to 6PM to 8PM until further notice. We meet at the Presbyterian Hall Annex. All community members are encouraged to attend and share ideas and projects. We reserve open time early in the agenda in each meeting for community members to speak up about their ideas and issues ,so please feel free to drop in and ask questions or share your project ideas.  We especially welcome our new members and hope you will attend!


Minutes from May Meeting 2018.

Backroads Liz McLellan

May 7th UCP Meeting

May 2018 Agenda

April (DRAFT) Minutes

Our Meeting Norms:

  •  listen respectfully to others
  • speak concisely and briefly
  • be mindful of the agenda and stay on topic
  • after speaking allow others to give their views before speaking
  • interrupt only to request clarification
  • respect people’s time – arrive on time

Agenda – April 2, 2018 Meeting

As usual we will be meeting the first Monday of the month at 2PM-4PM at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall – Annex (behind the church.) Everyone is welcome and we hold open space at the beginning of our meetings for community members to bring up projects and concerns of interest to them!

We will have a short presentation on grants and best practices by Kat Davis.

Agenda April 2, 2018


United Community Partners Archive

Chickens on grass with blue sky and clouds. -- by Liz McLellan

Grant Schedule 2018

UCP offers small grants on a quarterly basis for projects in the Panhandle area. Grant proposals should be for projects that benefit a broad section of the community and have enough citizen involvement and support to carry the project through to completion.

Our April 2018 grant deadline is coming up fast. 

Application packets are due the third Monday of January, April, July and October with award decisions made at the UCP Board meeting following each due date.  Complete application information is available here:
Grant Application Process
Grant Application Forms
Project Selection Criteria
Past Projects


Past grant recipients include Halfway Lions; Halfway Community Gym; Friends of Halfway Library; the Recycling Center; Main Street Stage; Pine Fest.

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Meeting Materials for upcoming March 5th UCP Meeting

Agenda March 5th Meeting. If you are a community member you do not need to be on the agenda formally. We reserve time for you in the beginning of each meeting.

Draft Minutes from February meeting.

Meeting starts at 2:00PM and generally goes to 3:30PM
Presbyterian Fellowship Hall Annex
All are welcome!

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A Belated Welcome to New Board Members and UCP members

We are very lucky to have our new board members.
UCP Board Secretary Al Iverson
UCP Board Secretary Al Iverson
UCP Board Member Lauren Mleczko
UCP Board Member Lauren Mleczko

Al Iverson joined months ago but, we haven’t got him to sit still for a photo! Lauren Mleczko also joined a few months ago as well and has been a terrific addition to our group. Lauren brings her financial and banking experience and Al has stepped up to be our board secretary. We are so appreciative of both of you! If you see either around town ask them what’s up with United Community Partners these days!  Reverend Bill, our President Kat Davis and Steve White our board Treasurer also sat still long enough for a snap!

Also a hearty welcome to our new members:
Wix and Alice Covey
George Hauptman
Pamela Burry
Patricia Sabin
Mary Bolgiano
Connie and Obbie Atkinson
Brian Pennock

Kat Davis UCP Board President
Kat Davis UCP Board President
Reverend Bill Shields UCP Board Member
Reverend Bill Shields UCP Board Member
Steve White UCP Board Treasurer
Steve White UCP Board Treasurer

UCP Website Tips


Hi Folks,

So, I’ve been working on the UCP website for nearly five years. It is a deep and rich store of the work we have done. It is also at this point an institutional memory. This is the place to start if you have questions beyond what we can answer fast on the lists. Also you can read the archives of the lists via the links below. Please share this page with community members!


  1. Before doing anything explore all the menus. The site is organized to help you find what you need
  2. If you cannot find something try the SEARCH box at the top right of the screen.
  3. I try to post the agendas and minutes in a timely manner. Sometimes I fail. Feel free to email me a reminder.
  4. Follow us on Facebook and SHARE our posts! I am the only one doing this.
  5. Watch these videos below to understand Google Drive and why it matters to our work.
  6. Take a deep dive into the video trainings available on things like Google Drive by using search. For instance “Video Google Drive” will give you a list of short videos on how to use the tools (Word processor, Spreadsheet etc).
  7. On the site the top menu last item is BLOG – under that menu is an access to categories of posts by topic on the blog – also the categories are down the right side of the blog. This can help you get to what you need faster.

Google Drive videos here – if you are offline and can’t follow the link in tip #5


Community List Archive

UCP Board Only List (You must be a board member to view)

Thanks Everyone!
– Liz