Speaker Date Topic
Zoe Miller, Equity Strategies May 24, 2022 11:30 AM
Taking Action on Transportation Access
Taking Action on Transportation Access

Zoe Miller Strategies - Independent Consulting: My passion is harnessing engagement to advance equity in health, mobility, and quality of life. As a network weaver and a systems builder, I help bring public health and mobility initiatives to life. My services include project development and implementation; community engagement; coalition-building; and grant writing.

No Meeting this Week May 31, 2022
Happy Memorial Day!
Lynn Leavitt, Sustainability Coordinator Jun 07, 2022 11:30 AM
Sustainability efforts and how you can help
  • Lynn is very involved in sustainability issues and efforts in our region. In addition to her role as Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Westbrook, she has been an active volunteer on the Gorham Conservation Commission, and the PRESUMPSCOT REGIONAL LAND TRUST where she conducts water quality monitoring. She is also a Steering Committee Member with the Greater Portland Soil Lead Testing and Outreach Project.

No Speaker - Club Meeting Jun 14, 2022 11:30 AM
Approving Budget
Lauren Hickey, Locker Project Jun 21, 2022 11:30 AM
Addressing Food Insecurity in Westbrook
Addressing Food Insecurity in Westbrook

Lauren is the Locker Project's Westbrook Programs and Farms to Families Coordinator. Lauren graduated from Bowdoin College in 2020 and started working for the Locker Project in September 2021. She is passionate about the connections between promoting food security and sustainable food systems.

https://www.facebook.com/mainelockerproject

https://mainelockerproject.org/

No Meeting this week Jul 05, 2022
Happy Independence Day!
Tentative - Changeover Cookout Jul 12, 2022 5:30 PM
Rick Schneider, Pres. & CE, ME Pub. Broadcasting Jul 19, 2022 11:30 AM
Maine Public, public broadcasting, modern media consumption, plans in Portland
Maine Public, public broadcasting, modern media consumption, plans in Portland

Rick Schneider serves as president and CEO of Maine Public, the public media company operating statewide networks for Maine Public Radio (NPR), Maine Public Television (PBS), and the Maine Public Classical radio network. His background included positions in broadcast journalism, philanthropy, and public media leadership before joining Maine Public in 2021.

Complete bio: Rick Schneider | Maine Public

Megan Keil Jul 26, 2022 11:30 AM
The Rotary and Peace Corps Partnership
The Rotary and Peace Corps Partnership

Both organizations benefit the other and can work together to have a greater impact. Megan will also share personal stories and pictures from her own service in Tanzania.

Megan Keil has been working as a Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps since January of 2020, covering the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and northeastern Massachusetts. Prior to working as a staff for Peace Corps, she served as an Education Volunteer in Tanzania from 2015-to 2018 where she taught Biology at an all-girls boarding school for two years. She also spent a year serving as the Peace Corps Volunteer Leader for Gender Programming, where she guided other Volunteers on projects that specifically impact gender equality and women’s empowerment. She graduated with her BS in Biology from the University of Findlay in 2010 and worked as an avian zookeeper across the United States before joining the Peace Corps. Megan joined the Rotary Club of Dover, NH in March of 2020 and is currently sitting on their board of directors and will serve as President of the club for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.
 

Michael O’Neal, Founder Keeping Kids Safe Aug 30, 2022 11:30 AM
Tools and Methods for Keeping Kids Safe
Tools and Methods for Keeping Kids Safe

Our mission is to bring together resources for parents, schools, and child caregivers to help keep our children safe. In addition to providing valuable information, Keeping Kids Safe also offers educational, safety presentations including Cyber Safety, Sexting, Anti-Bullying Awareness and education, Child Sex Trafficking Awareness education, Personal Safety Training ( Kid Escape, Date Escape) and Child ID App, and other advanced Safety Products – all valuable tools in keeping our kids safe.

BIO:

 

Michael O’Neal, the Founder, and C.E.O. of Keeping Kids Safe, has been in Law Enforcement for over seventeen years. He has served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer and had been a Patrol Deputy Sheriff. In addition, Michael is also an instructor of Date Escape and Kid Escape from John Hall, which teaches children the Grip, Dip, and Spin technique that could save their lives. He also teaches various other Safety programs. which include the dangers of the Internet, Sexting, Cyber Bullying, and Bullying plus Michael is also an Anti Child Sex Trafficking Advocate and teaches how to recognize and prevent horrible crimes happening to our children every day.  Michael started  Keeping Kids Safe when his young daughter came home with an inadequate I.D. card that simply displayed a picture on a high-gloss piece of paper in which parents filled out information on the back.  After talking with parents, he found that less than 5% actually filled out the back. He became even more determined to protect our children when he found all of his friend’s daughter’s personal information on myspace.com and found there wasn’t an agency that provided training, education, and state-of-the-art safety products all under one roof.  That’s when Michael saw the need to start Keeping Kids Safe.

 

Michelle Lamm, Executive Dir. GPFP Sep 27, 2022 11:30 AM
Addressing Homelessness in the Greater Portland Area
Addressing Homelessness in the Greater Portland Area

Greater Portland Family Promise, an affiliate of the national Family Promise program, is dedicated to addressing the needs of families facing homelessness in the Greater Portland, Maine area. Through an interfaith network and connections with existing community resources, Family Promise provides housing, meals, case management, and community for children and their families experiencing homelessness.

Kristine Delano Oct 04, 2022 11:30 AM
From Wallstreet high finance to consulting to writer.
From Wallstreet high finance to consulting to writer.

Kristine is a 20+ year career woman on Wall Street. She left her panoramic city view and expense account in 2019 to pursue writing, enjoy family, and savor her great state of Maine. She is on the board of a seven-thousand-member global financial services organization focused on women empowerment and is a speaker, mentor, and strategic planner for businesses, churches, and parachurch organizations. She is a critique partner and literary judge at ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MWPA (Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance).

Host of We Talk Careers podcast

Brought to you by Women In ETFs, We Talk Careers podcast is a weekly interview-style show that highlights executives in the height of their careers. 
 

Chris Delano, Principal @ Delano Architecture, LLC Oct 25, 2022 11:30 AM
Sustainability in Creating Beautiful Buildings
Sustainability in Creating Beautiful Buildings

WE ARE A BOUTIQUE FIRM in Northern New England creating beautiful buildings with excellent energy performance and wonderfully livable environments for people. We are optimists and problem solvers, inventors, and sculptors who use the ideals of art and the pragmatics of building science together to make heirloom architecture.

Also: Adjunct Professor of Architecture
University of Maine at Augusta