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Executive Committee

June 3, 2011

(Originally posted June 13, 2011)

Location: Teleconference

In Attendance: Gary Dorman, Drew Matlins, Maryalice Crofton

Board Development: 
A letter of resignation has been received from Rhyan Romain. She now works out of a New Hampshire office as a grantwriter for all of New England and cannot continue on the board.

The candidate form for Celeste Branham was reviewed. She is the Vice President for Student Services at the University of Maine Farmington and a resident of Lewiston. The Executive Committee voted to recommend her for appointment to Seat 20 which is designated for “Educators, including representatives from institutions of higher education.”

Joel Russ had sent a draft outline for the board retreat agenda. Comments reflected appreciation of his follow-up on the survey items. There was one concern expressed regarding the lack of any review or discussion of strategic plan progress. That will be communicated to Joel for consideration in the final draft.

Excellence and Expertise: 
Arrangements for approaching Blaine House Volunteerism Conference sponsors were discussed.

National Conference and Annual Meeting: 
It was noted that none of the Senior Corps program staff will attend.

Ad Hoc Committee to plan service dialogues with elected officials: 
Notes from the group’s meeting on June 2 were reviewed. There were no concerns or feedback presented.

Agenda items for June 17: 

  • Grants Task Force will have recommendations on year 3 funding of AmeriCorps Formula programs.
  • Susan Hammond is asked to report on key issues from New Orleans meeting
  • Dahlia Lyn will be ready to present findings from review of 8 years of Maine AmeriCorps exit survey data
  • Final retreat agenda from Board Development

Adjourned 9am.