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January 2016


Friday, January 15, 2016 
Conference Room, Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Univ. of Maine Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

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Topic Leader
10:00 Public Comment Period  Holmes
10:10 Call to Order Holmes

Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions 
2. Sponsor Appreciation to Freemasons of Maine
    (Grand Master David A. Walker representing)
3. Quiz Answer 
4. Announcements  
5. Additions or Deletions to Agenda

Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
 10:25 A. Briefing by Public Information and Education Task Force
1. Task force charge 
2. Ongoing activities/responsibilities (maintenance of effort) 
3. Strategic Plan – strategies assigned to PIE 2014 – 2017; completed work in 2015; focus for 2016.
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
 10:40  A. Minutes 
1. October meeting
2. November meeting
10:45 B. Executive Committee
1. Meeting notes posted. Action on recommendations outlined in notes.

C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Recommendations for submissions to AmeriCorps State Competitive grant process (federal competition) 
2. Other

11:05 B. Board Development
1. Any updates
11:10 D. Excellence and Expertise 
1. Meeting notes are posted. Respond to clarifications requested.
11:15 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy 
1. Meeting updates from Jan. 12.
11:20 I. MCCS Staff 
1. Governor’s Service Awards – need assistance for the committee of one. 
2. Focus of training during monthly staff meetings.
3. Special events in Feb/March for Commissioners 
4. Other
Planning and Future Initiatives

1. Announcement of task force assignments  
B. Maine Volunteer Foundation liaison

Business Wrap Up
11:45 A. Adjourn to Task Force Work Sessions
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms 
2. Next business meeting is February 19, 2016- Conference Room, Klahr Center, University of Maine Augusta