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September 2020

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: Regular Business Meeting

Thursday, September 24, 2020
As authorized under Sec. G-1. 1 MRSA §403-A, the Commission will convene using technology. Commission meetings are open to the public. Members of the public can access the meeting use this phone number and code:  (929) 205-6099, code: 882 6158 3730#; password: 071561# . A request to make a public comments may be submitted by email to Service.Commission [at] any time before 9:00 am on September 24, 2020. 


10:00 Public Comment Period Branham
10:10 Call to Order Branham
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
a. New chair for Financial Oversight
b. Summer board member changes
c. Other
4. Additions, Deletions, Changes to Agenda
5. Motion to approve the agenda
Consent Agenda (reports/minutes listed here can be found on the "Reports & Drafts" tab above.
10:20 A. Minutes
Moved that the minutes of the Commission meeting on June 26, 2020 be approved.
B. Executive Committee
Moved that the report of the Executive Committee meetings for July 7, August 4, and September 1 be accepted.
 Focus on Mission Responsibilities 
10:25 A. Inspector General Audit
1. Report from 9/23 exit conference.
B. Annual organizing
1. Schedule of meetings
2. Other
Branham, Crofton
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:35 A. Grant Selection and Performance
1. Proposed changes in grant administrative policies
2. Call for Peer Reviewers
3. Other
10:45 B. National Public Policy issues
1. Report from ASC committee 
2. CORPS Act update
3. Other
Portela and
10:55 C. Communications Task Force
1. Update on education award legislation exploration
2. Other
11:05 D. Executive Committee
1. Appointments update
2. Actions related to 3 research projects completed this summer
3. Other
11:15 F. Volunteer Maine Staff
1. Staff changes 
2. Volunteer Generation new project direction
3. State budget reductions and changes
4. Major summer projects in the office
5. Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference
6. Other

11:25 G. CNCS Update
1. CNCS rebrand: introduce new name(s) and logo(s)
2. New Maine VISTA project at Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry
3. Other
Planning and Future Initiatives
11:26 A.  No known issues at time of publication  
Business Wrap Up
11:30 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms (link is in email sent after meeting)
B. Next meeting (TBD by board action above) 
C. Adjourn