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November 2019

The mission of Volunteer Maine, the state service commission, is to foster and inspire community service and volunteerism to address critical needs in the State of Maine.

Notice of Regular Business Meeting

Friday, November 1, 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


10:00 Public Comment Period Branham
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
     -- Review of Oct 11 and Oct 15 including award ceremony
     -- Recent Commission resignations
     -- Mentors for New Commissioners
     -- Other
4. Additions, Deletions, Changes to Agenda
5. Motion to approve the agenda
Consent Agenda

A. Minutes
Moved that the minutes of the Commission meeting on September 26, 2019 be approved.
B. Executive Committee
Moved that the report of the Executive Committee meeting for October 22 be accepted.
C. Communications Task Force
Moved the report of the Communications Task Force meeting on October 16, 2019 be accepted.

Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:35 A. Grant Selection and Performance
1. Report from 11/1/2019 meeting
2. Other
10:40 B. Communications 
1. Report on planning meeting
10:45 C. National Public Policy issues
1. Report from ASC committee 
2. Other
10:50 D. MCCS Staff
1. Status of Volunteer Generation Activities
2. Report on meeting with OIT regarding Basecamp replacement options
3. OIG audit update
4. Other
11:05 F. CNCS Update Ostberg
Planning and Future Initiatives
 11:10 A. Review of retreat action items
1. Revisions proposed to strategic plan work for 2020
2. Parking lot quick answer items (see doc in Reports/ Background tab)

Focus on Mission Responsibilities 
11:30 A. Grant Administration and Oversight
1. Requirements of process for grant selection; Commissioner involvement.
2. Monitoring of grantee performance: system and reporting
3. Commissioner connections to grant processes
Crofton/McFaul and Grant Task Force members
Business Wrap Up
12:00 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
B. Next meeting (December, 2019 -- Rm 110, MCCS Offices) 
C. Adjourn