April 2017

Meeting Notice

DATE:  Friday, April 21, 2017
TIME:   10 am - 12:30 pm

Cross Office Building Room 103 (ground floor), 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME 04330
All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the State Parking Garage on the corner of Sewall and Capitol streets. Enter the Cross Office Building from the Capitol Street side.

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10:00 Public Comment Period  Portela
10:10 New Commissioners take oath of office Portela
10:15 Call to Order Portela
10:17 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions 
2. Announcements
3. Quiz Answer 
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Planning and Future Initiatives
10:30 A. Service Enterprise
1. Overview of management structure in Maine
2. Other
10:40 B. AmeriCorps brand check: Begin PIE exercise  Crofton
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
 10:45  A. Minutes 
1. January and March
10:50 B. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Updates on MCCS Grant Policies
2. Other
11:00 C. Executive Committee
1.  April 2017 meeting notes posted. Respond to any requests for clarifications.
2. New Commissioner orientation plans
3. Other
11:05 D. ASC Update
1. Public policy
2. Other
11:10 E. Excellence and Expertise 
1. April 2017 meeting notes posted. Respond to any requests for clarifications.
11:15 F. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy 
1. April 2017 meeting notes posted. Respond to any requests for clarifications.
11:20 G. Maine Volunteer Foundation: MCCS Liaison report Holmes
11:25 H. CNCS Regional Office update Hite
11:35 I. MCCS Staff 
1. AmeriCorps opiod and prescription drug abuse coalition update 
2. Governor's Service Awards and Roll of Honor event updates
3. Major training: Volunteerism conference and CMV course
4. Other
Ashmore, Cook
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
11:45 Honoring National Service Program staff
1. Programs represented and presentation 
Business Wrap Up
12:15 A. Adjourn to Networking Session
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms 
2. Today at 1pm = joint Service Enterprise Trainer and E&E task force meeting in Room 103
3. Next business meeting is May 19, 2017. Note location returns to Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Univ. of Maine Augusta.
Reports and Drafts

Meeting Schedules

View Calendar Notices Here

To facilitate board communication and assure compliance with the requirements for public notice, all MCCS meetings and work sessions will be posted on the Events page (internet calendar) as well as the State of Maine Legislative Calendar.

Task Force chairs are asked to check the dates/times/locations for their groups and notify staff of any changes.

As MCCS adds new staff and commissioners, we hope this central posting will help us all avoid "double booking" and, at the same time, make communication with partners smoother.


1. Business meeting minutes: January 2017March 2017

2. Executive Committee: April 2017

3. Excellence & Expertise: April 2017

4. Grant Selection and Performance: April 2017

5. Public Information and Education: April 2017


MCCS Team Report:

Grant Programs Officer: March 2017

Training and Program Development Officer: March 2017


Maine Rural AmeriCorps RFP: Due May 16

2016 MCCS Annual Report

As if you were there: Photo galleries from
1.  Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor (March 26)
2. AmeriCorps Member Conference (March 29)

2012-2016 Profile of Non-resident Maine AmeriCorps Members who stay

AmeriCorps Affiliate program: Description (the previously-embedded link has been removed as the "Description" page no longer exists), Deadlines for 2017

Strategy report from ASC, Service Year, and CNCS: Expanding Service Years in States

Commish's Quiz

For Commissioners!

More than a contest, this is part of the "in-service education" for Commission board members.

Commission Members should: email their response before 5 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017!

Send your answers to Service.Commission@maine.gov. All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.

This Month's Challenge

Since 2006, Deloitte has annually researched some aspect of volunteering and community engagement. In its 2016 volunteer impact research, Deloitte surveyed 2506 individuals responsible for hiring employees. They were asked about the connections between volunteer experience and skills desired in employees. 

QUESTIONS: What are the five types of volunteering the Deloitte study describes? How is skill-based volunteering described?

BONUS: 85% or more of respondents indicated volunteering develops four traits desireable in employees. What are the 4?

RESEARCH HINT: The study is the first download on THIS PAGE.