Speaker Date Topic
Waterstone Apr 24, 2018 11:30 AM
Gateway Project
No Lunch Meeting May 01, 2018
Evening Celebration - 60 years of the House Project
WHS Interact & Dr Bruce Dyer May 08, 2018 11:30 AM
WHS Interact 2018 Update
WHS Interact 2018 Update
Nancy Gallinaro - Just Love Ministry May 15, 2018 11:30 AM
Fighting Human Trafficking in Maine
Fighting Human Trafficking in Maine

Human Trafficking for labor and/or commercial sexual exploitation is happening HERE in Maine and Just Love is taking it on! Formed in July 2017, Just Love has already worked with many survivors, providing clothing and toiletries as well as a listening ear and Just Love. They have established a "Basement Boutique" consisting of gently used clothing for job interviews, casual wear, athletic wear, baby clothes and make-up. This is a safe and private place where women can come and "shop" with dignity, pick out a new wardrobe and reclaim their personal style. They have connected with Law Enforcement, Social Services, Preble Street, Not Here, and Survivor Speak to supply Just Love Bags filled with toiletries and seek ways to engage.

In November, 2017, 20 people graduated from an 8-week program called Engage Together. In this program, the group studied 5 important categories to consider when tackling Human Trafficking; Prevention, Identification, Rescue, Restoration and Reform, seeking ways the Eastpoint Church can come alongside existing organizations to provide support and expertise in ending human trafficking. Each one of these categories shows extraordinary potential for developing trainers and educators, working with our State politicians to submit legislation for stricter laws against trafficking and provide victim support. Additionally, they are looking at developing a 24- hour local hotline, expanding Maine's only Safe House and provide mentoring for survivors as they rebuild their lives. 

Any donations are used here in greater Portland and go directly to victim/survivor support and awareness. 


Guatemala Team May 22, 2018 11:30 AM
Project Report from February Trip
Project Report from February Trip
Club Assembly Jun 05, 2018 11:30 AM
Anna Turcotte - Author, Lecturer, Activist Jun 12, 2018 11:30 AM
The Republic of Artsakh
The Republic of Artsakh

Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is an Armenian-American writer, lecturer and activist. She authored Nowhere, a Story of Exile and lectured extensively about the plight of Armenians in Azerbaijan in the context of human rights and international law as well as defending the political rights of the Armenians in establishing autonomy in Nagorno-Karabakh and was instrumental in the State of Maine's 2013 resolution recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. In 2015, she was elected a member of the Westbrook Maine City Council representing Ward 3.

John Grew - Ambassador Jun 19, 2018 11:30 AM
Maine Audobon
Deb Shangraw - Incoming President Jun 26, 2018 11:30 AM
No Meeting Jul 03, 2018
Happy Independence Day!
No Lunch Meeting Jul 10, 2018
See you at the Lobster Bake!
John Lobosco - District Governor 2018-2019 Jul 17, 2018 11:30 AM
Be the Inspiration
Be the Inspiration
GHS Interact & RYLA Jul 24, 2018 11:30 AM
Review of 2017-18 and Look forward to 2018-19
Michael Bourque - President & CEO MEMIC Jul 31, 2018 11:30 AM
MEMIC at 25: Lessons in public policy and process
MEMIC at 25: Lessons in public policy and process

Michael Bourque, president and CEO of MEMIC, will discuss how Maine’s landmark workers’ compensation reform with MEMIC’s leadership helped improve the state’s economy. In addition, he suggest ways in which the successful reform process might apply to resolving the current health care challenges.


Club Assembly Aug 07, 2018 11:30 AM
No Meeting Sep 18, 2018
Golf Classic this week