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Communications Task Force

October 16, 2019

PRESENT: Chair Jennifer Tilton-Flood, Maria Staples, Bryan Roche

Attending members of the Communications Task Force utilized the October meeting to discuss efforts surrounding the Maine AmeriCorps 25th anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 11 and the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Bryan Roche, Volunteer Maine communications officer, presented a summary of media outreach efforts for both events. The discussion focused on media coverage, challenges, successes and overall takeaways. A PDF of the presentation can be accessed by clicking this link.

Additional items mentioned during the meeting:

  • Roche opened the meeting by reminding those in attendance that as of Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Maine Commission for Community Service has adopted the identity Volunteer Maine. Roche also redistributed a copy of the presentation he was asked to give during the Commissioners' Annual Retreat on Thursday, Sept. 26. A PDF of the presentation can be accessed by clicking this link.
  • With the two major events over, Chair Tilton-Flood requested a meeting with Roche to discuss future initiatives for the Taskforce.

Addendum:

Bryan Roche would like to provide the following report on attempts to create awareness through media outreach for the month of October:

25th anniversary celebration and 'Heartbeat of Home' album release:

"Mallet to headline AmeriCorps celebration, launch state-wide music project in Waterville" -- Centralmaine.com (Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel) -- click the link to access the story.

"Volunteer Maine announces winners of Champion of Service, Outstanding Maine AmeriCorps Alumni at awards" -- Bangor Daily News -- click the link to access the story.

Radio/podcast appearance: "AmeriCorps in Maine" -- MaineQuality (aired on WMPG-FM and WERU-FM) -- click the link to access the audio.

"Volunteer Maine announces award winners" -- Centralmaine.com (Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel) -- click the link to access the story.

Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference and Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism:

"Maine’s outstanding volunteers recognized" -- Fox 22/ABC 7 Bangor -- click the link to access the story.

"Individuals and organizations recognized for their volunteerism" -- WABI TV 5 Bangor -- click the link to access the story.

"Five awards presented at the 33rd Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism ceremony" -- Bangor Daily News -- click the link to access the story.

"Colby names Mike Wisecup new director of athletics" -- Centralmaine.com (Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel) -- click the link to access the story.

"Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program named Maine’s Service Enterprise of the Year" -- The Times Record -- click the link to access the story. 

Rebrand to Volunteer Maine:

"Maine Commission for Community Service becomes ‘Volunteer Maine’ with new logo and tagline" -- Bangor Daily News -- click the link to access the story.

People & Places section: "Maine’s service commission adopts Volunteer Maine as new identity, unveils new logo and tagline" -- Centralmaine.com (Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel) -- click the link to access the story.

Commissioner reappointments:

"Three reappointed to state service commission by Governor Janet Mills" -- Bangor Daily News -- click the link to access the story.

"Three reappointed to state service commission by Gov. Mills" -- The Times Record -- click the link to access the story.

"Three reappointed to state service commission by Gov. Mills" -- The Portland Press Herald -- click the link to access the story. 

"Three reappointed to state service commission by Gov. Mills" -- Centralmaine.com (Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel) -- click the link to access the story.