Excellence and Expertise Task Force: August 2023

Attended: Bill Guindon, Pam Proulx-Curry, Lisa Morin

Staff: Kelsey Preecs

1. Welcome & Agenda adjustments
2. Program Officer, Volunteer Sector Initiatives: funding
•    There is limited funding for this position – the Volunteer Generation Fund was unsuccessful in being acquired and LD666 was pushed until January. Therefore, this position will most likely cease to be. 
3. Maine Volunteer Leadership Update
•    The Hutchinson Center closed, so the conference has moved to Snow Pond Art Center in Sydney. 
•    Currently confirming all speakers and sessions.
4. AmeriCorps Member Conference Venue 
•    This conference will most likely also be held at Snow Pond. 
5. Ambassador Program 
•    Task force went gave notes about a what kind of feedback they would like from the ambassadors, and staff will work on creating a “rubric” for ambassador visits.