September 2019

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
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
     -- Resignations and ex-officio changes
4. Additions, Deletions, Changes to Agenda
5. Motion to approve the agenda
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.
Planning and Future Initiatives
 10:35 A. Adopt Commission meeting schedule 2019-2020
B. Embracing Volunteer Maine: schedule, scope of effort, Commissioner involvement
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:55 A. Financial Oversight
1. Quarter report through July 2019
2. Other
11:00 B. National Public Policy issues
1. Report from ASC committee 
2. Other
11:05 C. Maine Service Fellows
1. Update - Development Associate starts Nov 1
11:10 D. Grant Selection and Performance
1. Schedule of competitions underway
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

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: June

2. Executive Committee meeting: July      August     September

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


25th Anniversary: Overview   and  Registration

Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference: Overview  and    Registration

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, June 20, 2019!

Send your answers to 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?

People at a meeting