January 2018


Friday, January 12, 2018 
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. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:20 A. Minutes
1. November meeting
10:25 B. Executive Committee
1.  Three-month extension of officer terms
2. Consideration of updated motion authorizing action by Executive Committee 
3. Other
10:30 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Report and Commission action on AmeriCorps Competitive  applications
     a. Continuations (see items posted in Reports & Drafts tab)
     b. New applications (see items posted in Reports & Drafts tab)
10:40 D. Excellence and Expertise
1. Review of proposed MOA with affiliate Service Enterprise Hubs
10:45 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy
1. Report from Jan 15 meeting.
10:50 I. CNCS Update Hite


J. MCCS Staff
1. Service Enterprise update.
2. Update from ASC 
3. Other
Planning and Future Initiatives
11:10 A. Strategic Planning Team progress and February/March conference Crofton
Business Wrap Up
11:20 A. Adjourn to Task Force Work Sessions
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
2. Set date for next meeting (Feb 16 OR March 16) at Conference Room, Klahr Center, University 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 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: November 2017

2. Executive Committee meetings: December 2017,  January 2018

3. Grant Selection and Performance: January 2018

4. Excellence and Expertise: December 2017,  Text of MOA with affiliate Service Enterprise hubs

5. Public Information and Education: available after 1/12/18 meeting


MCCS Team Report:

Grant Programs Officer: Current

Program Development and Training Officer: Current


Maine Service Enterprise effort now has website

Maine Volunteer Foundation also has a web presence.

Certificate in Volunteer Management course -  Winter session registration is open
      Commissioners are welcome to take it. Contact Maryalice for link to bypass registration fee.

Civic Deserts issued October 2017 by National Conference on Citizenship

Funders Guide to Investing in Volunteer Engagement issued 2017 by the Leighty Foundation
       This document is an update of the 2004 guide issued by the UPS foundation. Key members of the team working on this were from Fixler Group, Leighty Foundation, and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Commish's Quiz

Commissioner 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, January 11, 2018!

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

This Month's Challenge

Since 2004, foundations and trainers and state commissions have regularly turned to the UPS Foundation Guide for investing in volunteer programs. It was their research that codified the 22 essential practices for volunteer program operations. Leighty Foundation instigated an update of the guide in 2017 and pulled together a workgroup comprised of American and international leaders in volunteer engagement. The new guide was issued late 2017.

QUESTION:  From the list of recommended actions funders can take, name 4 things the Commission already does and 4 things that we could do within the mission and current resources.

Reference HintThe Funder's Guide to Volunteer Investment