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AmeriCorps Week in Maine

Save the date! AmeriCorps Week is March 10-18th, 2012, and as always, we have a lot of events planned in Maine. We received a grant for an “AmeriCorps Works” photo project from National AmeriCorps Alums and the Points of Light Institute. Thank you to our grantors for making this year’s AmeriCorps Week possible.

The theme “AmeriCorps Works” is going to be used to highlight Alums as community leaders around the state. If you would like to participate in the photo project, email kate.mccarty@americorpsalums.org for more information.

Otherwise, stay tuned to this site, as well as our social media (facebook, twitter), to see how you can participate in AmeriCorps Week and show how AmeriCorps works!

January AmeriCorps Alums Meeting

Photo by Corey Templeton of Portland Daily Photo

Join us for discounted drinks and a free buffet, at 6pm at DiMillo’s on the Water on January 25th, 2012.

Bring your nautically themed pashmina afghan and come discuss AmeriCorps Week 2012 and hear a MLK Day recap.

There is free parking in DiMillo’s lot, as long as you bring your ticket inside to be validated. 25 Long Wharf, Portland, Maine.

MLK Day Project 2012

Maine AmeriCorps Alums, here’s our projects for MLK Day- “Make it a day on, not a day off!”

MLK Day Project 2012

Jan. 16th, MLK Day Project 1: “Day of Movement” at the Westbrook Community Center, leading physical activities with kids and helping with lunch, 10:30-1:30pm, email Julie at jvirgin@unitedwaygp.org to RSVP.

Jan. 16th, MLK Day Project 2: “Sunday Supper” with FoodCorps, potluck and discussion of food security issues at Sheepscot General at Uncas Farms in Whitefield, 11am-2pm, email Genna at genna.c@maine.edu to RSVP.

December Meeting, Thurs. 12/8, 6pm

Update:  Thanks to those that came out for our meeting last Thursday, 12/8!  Here’s the meeting notes:

Here’s the notes from our meeting last Thursday!

We discussed the MLK Day January 16, 2012 project and are looking to piggy-back with the CRC’s theme of childhood wellness, anti-obesity, and physical activity. At the urging Points of Light Institute, we’ll reach out to our local Food Corps volunteers and see if we can partner with them for a service project.

Kate M. will renew the Community TV Network membership, and if anyone relishes being in front of the camera, let me know, since they will run promos for our programs any time. I’ve done it through my work and it’s very non-threatening (assuming you don’t automatically turn beet red in the vicinity of a video camera).

We discussed having a monthly networking meeting at Dimillo’s (free happy hour buffet!) on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, which next month is January 21st. I’ll let you know if that comes through.

That’s what you missed if you weren’t there! Stay tuned for more MLK Day project info.


Please join us for our December Maine AmeriCorps Alums meeting!  Currently serving AmeriCorps members and Alums are welcome.  We’ll meet upstairs at Brian Boru (57 Center Street, Portland) at 6pm.

The agenda includes:

  • MLK Day 2012 Service Project
  • 2011 Holiday Project
  • CTN Membership Renewal
  • Regular meeting date for 2012
  • New Alum engagement

Feel free to bring your own agenda items!  Email kate@americorpsalums.org for more information.

Fall Happy Hour Meeting, 9/23, 6pm

Hi Alums!

I hope everyone had a nice summer; it was nice to have a break from obligations and let the sun and BBQ’ing take you where it wanted.  Now that our schedules are calming down (they are, aren’t they??), let’s meet up again to discuss future volunteer opportunities.

We’ll meet a Brian Boru’s upstairs on Friday, September 23rd at 6pm.  Our agenda will include volunteering at the Maine Marathon, Day of Caring, and reviewing MLK Day mini-grants for the Maine Commission for Community Service.  Feel free to bring details on projects that interest you.

Hope to see you, and email kate.mccarty@americorpsalums.org if you have questions or can’t make the meeting, but still want to be involved.

AmeriCorps Week Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out or otherwise supported AmeriCorps Week here in Maine.  I’ve updated our AmeriCorps Week 2011 page to reflect the work we did.  Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities for Alums and currently serving members this summer!

Kate, Slugger, and Phil love National Service!

Kate, Slugger, and Phil love National Service!

AmeriCorps Week, May 14-21, 2011

AmeriCorps Week is May 14-21st this year!  Maine AmeriCorps Alums has received a grant from National AmeriCorps Alums to make for a great celebration of service.  We’re planning social events (Bayside bowling and a Sea Dogs game!), outreach at neighborhood fairs and the farmers’ market, and service projects with local environmental non-profits.

So please stay tuned to hear more about how you can participate in National AmeriCorps Week.  Want to know how you can help?  Email kate.mccarty@americorpsalums.org to get involved.  And look to our AmeriCorps Week 2011 page for details!


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