E-news August 24, 2015
Actionable Items for the Annual Meeting, September 24, 11:40 a.m.
All members of Senior College are cordially invited to the annual meeting on September 24, at 11:40 a.m. in the auditorium, with a luncheon to follow in the atrium. Among other items on the agenda, there are two actionable ones which members will be asked to vote on:
A slate of 8 candidates for board membership
Five proposed changes to the Senior College Handbook
Click here to read about the 8 candidates and the 5 proposed changes.
Exploring Unity Tour
This trip will include visiting with farmers and cows, seeing “green” dormitories, and learning about new initiatives for local healthy food to be grown and distributed in our backyard. Unity, Maine has become a hub for green agriculture and sustainable living, with Unity College at its center. We will visit and hear from representatives of Unity Barn Raisers, the Unity Food Hub, Veggies for All, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, and Unity College. Lunch will be from Unity’s Cross Trax Deli.
Space is limited; fees are $15 Senior College members/$20 non-members.
Thank you Debbie Mitchell
There are many people who have given time and service to the task of keeping Senior College running smoothly, but it is hard to think of anyone who has given more than Debbie Mitchell. Thus it is with especial regret and sincere gratitude that we accept the resignation of Debbie as registrar and website manager. Debbie has been unbelievably generous with her time, and we have been so lucky that she was willing to share her high level of skills. From now on we are happy for her to simply relax and enjoy taking classes at Senior College. A huge thank you to Debbie for all she has given to our organization. Her contributions will never be forgotten.
Please be aware that the first set of doors you pass on your way to the front entrance – the ones many of us use as a short cut to the classrooms in the new wing – have been fitted with an alarm system that is always turned on. The alarm will sound if you try to go in or out of those doors.
In Memoriam: Bernice Arthur, 2/13/20 – 6/17/15
Are you looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities?
The Community Service Committee of Belfast Senior College matches regional community needs with enthusiastic volunteers. We regularly invite community partners to send us information that may be of interest to Senior College members. If anything on this list interests you, please contact the individual listed to explore the opportunity.
Waldo County Community Action Partners (Waldo CAP) is seeking volunteer drivers. The transportation manager, Ms. Steffanie Pyle, organizes transportation for seniors and others who are unable to drive. This is a critical issue in our region to enable people to receive basic services such as health care and shopping, for themselves and their children. For more information, call Ms. Pyle at 207-338-6809 or email email@example.com.
Waldo County Habitat for Humanity is currently building a home for a young family. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks – with and without building related skills. There are so many jobs to be done. Additionally, Waldo County Habitat conducts regular fund raising events to support their work. For more information, call Director Mandie Sawyer at 207-338-2344, or contact her through their website www.waldocountyhabitat.org.
Senior College members assist Waldo CAP with the Neighbor 4 Neighbor holiday food basket program. Families in need across the county (about 1,200) are identified through local agencies and town offices. Waldo CAP collects applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday food baskets. Senior College members make phone calls to all seniors on the list (about 350) to verify need, location, pick up arrangements, and collect basic demographic information. With a large team this goes quickly; the collected forms are returned to Waldo CAP. If this project is of interest to you, email Wendy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marje (email@example.com) by September 10.
If you know of needs in our greater Waldo County area that you think Senior College members would be interested in knowing about, please feel free to use the contact information below, or have a representative of an agency or group get in touch with us.