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
Thursday, September 26, 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 Pellenz 10:10 Swearing in New and Returning Commissioners Deadimus Justice 10:15 Call to Order Branham 10:17 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
-- Resignations and ex-officio changes
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 June 21, 2019 be approved.
B. Executive Committee
Moved that the report of the Executive Committee meetings for July 17, August 6, & September 3 be accepted.
C. Communications Task Force
Moved the report of the Communications Task Force meeting on August 14, 2019 be accepted.
D. Maine Service Fellows Task Force
Moved the report of the Maine Service Fellows Task Force meeting on July 18, 2019 be accepted.
Branham Planning and Future Initiatives 10:35 A. Adopt Commission meeting schedule 2019-2020
B. Embracing Volunteer Maine: schedule, scope of effort, Commissioner involvement
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:55 A. Financial Oversight
1. Quarter report through July 2019
Burns 11:00 B. National Public Policy issues
1. Report from ASC committee
Crofton 11:05 C. Maine Service Fellows
1. Update - Development Associate starts Nov 1
TBD 11:10 D. Grant Selection and Performance
1. Schedule of competitions underway
TBD 11:15 F. MCCS Staff
1. Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference update
2. Highlights from federal meeting with states
3. October 11 program status
4. MCCS Disaster Services update
MCCS staff 11:30 G. CNCS Update TBD Focus on Mission Responsibilities 11:35 A. Status of Volunteer Generation Grant activities Ashmore Business Wrap Up 11:55 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
B. Next meeting (November 1, 2019 -- Rm 110, MCCS Offices)
C. Adjourn to board retreat
- 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: June
3. Grant Selection and Performance: August
4. Communications: August
5. Maine Service Fellows: July
6. Financial Oversight: September
MCCS Team Report:
Grant Programs Officer: Current not available
Program Development and Training Officer: Current not available
- 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, June 20, 2019!
Send your answers to Service.Commission@maine.gov. All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.
This Month's Challenge
In October 1994, the first Commissioners were sworn in by Governor McKernon and then held the first business meeting in the Cabinet Room. The person circled was the first Commission Chair. He has been on the state staff for Senator Angus King for the past few years but spent much of his energy advocating for the youth at Longcreek after he retired from a major manufacturing firm in Maine where he was senior leadership. Who is he?