Posted by Trina Kuykendall on Apr 25, 2019
25 April 2019
Megan Williams, United Midcoast Charities
25 April 2019
Buckets on the Table: New Hope for Women
Speaker: Megan Williams, United Midcoast Charities
UMC works to provide a network for all to do their best work! The biggest program has always been the Grants program. They give to projects for food, housing, health and safety. 70 applications are received each year, UMC gives out 40-50 grants each year. They connect local leaders and encourage collaboration within the community. They look for what the needs are in the community and what do leaders need in the community? One new program is the ‘Learn with You’ series which speaks to fund raising , operating policies, board development, marketing and how to write grants. There have been 3 workshops so far and were filled to capacity. Another new program is to invest in individuals, the Community Investors Program, which fills small needs to individuals to help move them out of poverty. 62 investors in the first year! Donations are $500 or less for this program. UMC wants to provide guidance and overview of needs in the community. 85% community funded and all monies go to programs. Grants and Dance event allowed leaders and community to mingle. UMC took applications for the Unsung Hero award to a community volunteer. A ‘Day of Giving’, Dec 14, where shops will give a percentage of proceeds to UMC. Sign up for the quarterly new letter thru their website.
Paul Harris Awards: Deb Hitchings and George Abendroth!
Satellite Club meets tonight with Ira as a speaker!
Special Olympics need May 10th volunteers for registration
New Event:  Saturday, June 15, Jazz in June in Camden, helping out with parking and ticket sales!
Fellowship: Paint night at Laugh Loud Smile Big, still more room! 6 pm on Friday. $30 per person. Sunday May 19, brunch, more to follow!
Youth Exchange: Looking for new members and next meeting is Friday morning 0700!
Duck Derby: one month away, cancel selling tickets this weekend, but instead volunteer at E waste! Post the flyers everywhere! Sold 72 tickets on line the first day!!
E Waste on Saturday! We have a new company working with us this time.
Next Week’s Speaker: Judith Lydon, Camden Area District Nursing