January 2017

Meeting Notice

DATE:  Friday, January 13, 2017
TIME:   10 am - 12 pm

Conference Room, Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Univ. of Maine Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the lot in front of the Randall Student Center. This link goes to a map of the campus layout.

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10:00 Public Comment Period  Portela
10:10 Call to Order Portela
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions 
2. Announcements
3. Quiz Answer 
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
 10:15 A. Briefing: Operating Requirements of a Public Board/Commission in Maine Forster
Planning and Future Initiatives
10:45 A. Briefing: ServiceYear-New opportunity for Maine communities and which want to explore it Ashmore
11:00 B. Proposal to change model used for strategic planning Wihry/Portela
  C. Other  
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
 11:10  A. Minutes 
1. November
11:15 B. Executive Committee
1.  December 2016 and January 2017 meeting notes posted. Respond to any requests for clarifications.
2. Status of appointment recommendations
3. Other
11:25 C. ASC Update
1. Public policy news
2. Other
11:30 D. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Report on AmeriCorps State Competition - new proposals
(reports posted)
2. Recommendations on AmeriCorps State Competitive continuations
(reports posted)
3. Recognition of peer reviewers
4. Other
11:40 E. Excellence and Expertise 
1. Meeting notes posted. Respond to any clarification requests.
11:45 F. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy 
1. Report from December 2016 and January 2017 meetings posted
11:50 H. CNCS Regional Office update Hite
11:55 I. MCCS Staff 
1. CNCS anticipated grant competitions and dates 
2. Update on Service Enterprise Training Network
3. Other
Business Wrap Up
12:10 A. Adjourn to Task Force Work Sessions
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms 
2. Next business meeting is March 17, 2017- Univ. of Maine Augusta, Augusta, ME
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: November 2016

2. Executive Committee: December 2016;   January 2017

3. Excellence and Expertise: December 2016;  January 2017

4. Grant Selection and Performance: January 2017

5. Public Information and Education: December 2016January 2017

 PIE meets the same week as business meeting. The Jan report will appear as soon as possible.

MCCS Team Report:

Grant Programs Officer: See task force reports

Training and Program Development Officer: December 2016;  January 2017

National Service Outreach Assistant: January 2017


Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism: Nominations open

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, Jan. 12, 2017!

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

This Month's Challenge

In addition to the MCCS websites (MaineServiceCommission.gov and VolunteerMaine.org), there are two facebook pages: Maine Commission for Community Service and VolunteerMaine.

QUESTION: How many "likes" does each have?

Oh, while you are there - do you follow us? Hit "like" on either site or both. We try to put National Service and Commission info on the MCCS page and general volunteer info on the VolunteerMaine page.