The mission of the Maine Commission for Community Service is to foster and inspire community service and volunteerism to address critical needs in the State of Maine.
Notice of Regular Business Meeting
Friday, April 19, 2019
Maine Govt East Campus, 19 Elkins Lane Rm 110, Augusta, ME 04333
All business meetings are open to the public. The parking lot faces the Eastside Wellness Center and Harlow Building. Use Arsenal Street to enter the campus.
This link shows the location of the building on the campus.
Map for Driving Directions
Time Topic Leader 10:00 Public Comment Period Branham 10:15 Call to Order Branham 10:17 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions, Deletions, Changes to Agenda
5. Motion to approve the agenda
Branham Consent Agenda 10:30 A. Minutes
Moved that the minutes of the Commission meeting on March 15, 2019 be approved.
B. Executive Committee
Moved that the report of the Executive Committee meeting on April 2, 2019 be accepted.
C. Financial Oversight
Moved that the report of the Financial Oversight Task Force meeting on March 21, 2019 be accepted.
Moved that the report of the Communications Task Force meeting on April 10, 2019 be accepted..
Branham Focus on Mission Responsibilities A. No items this month. Branham Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:35 C. Grant Selection and Performance
1. Proposed revision to Maine Rural State AmeriCorps grant policy
2. Competitions underway and schedule for Continuations
Barrett 10:45 E. National Public Policy issues
1. States for Service
2. America's Service Commissions
10:55 J. Maine Service Fellows
1. Proposed method of defining rural and other eligibility criteria for host organizations
Hite 11:05 K. MCCS Staff
1. Meetings between National Service Programs and Senator King (April 17), Representative Golden (April 19)
2. Commissioner participation at regional National Service Conference and meetings with CNCS leadership
3. Request in state budget for general funds
4. Maine Volunteer Foundation update
5. CNCS Transition Plan Update and implications for state commissions
MCCS staff 11:20 L. CNCS Update Hite Planning and Future Initiatives 11:25 A. Proposed change in Youth Service award program Crofton Business Wrap Up 11:30 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
B. Next meeting (May 17, 2019 -- Rm 110, MCCS Offices)
C. Adjourn to National Service Program Staff luncheon and presentations
Branham 11:35 pm to 1:30 pm Working lunch: National Service Program staff meet with Commission members to provide overview of accomplishments, participant roles, communities served, and goals.
- Reports & Drafts
To facilitate board communication and assure compliance with the requirements for public notice, all MCCS meetings and work sessions will be posted on this site's 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: March
2. Executive Committee meeting: April
3. Grant Selection and Performance: April
4. Communications: April
5. Maine Service Fellows: March
6. Financial Oversight: March
MCCS Team Report:
Grant Programs Officer: Current
Program Development and Training Officer: Current
Check out photo records of recent events in the MCCS Media Gallery
New video to introduce Commission at Service Enterprise orientations
National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service: January 2019 interim report
- Commish's Quiz
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 18, 2019!
Send your answers to Service.Commission@maine.gov. All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.
This Month's Challenge
As you know, the celebration of the Commission's 25th anniversary and Maine AmeriCorps' 25th year of serving our state is on October 11, 2019.
So, for this month's quiz the questions are ....
1. How many AmeriCorps members served in Maine the first year?
2. What 3 AmeriCorps programs are not current grantees?
3. Which Commissioner lived the furthest from Augusta?
A note about what may appear to be a mistake: the Commissioners were sworn in October 1994 and made the first grants right after. Thus, the first full year of work was calendar 1995. For that reason, the reference source for answers is