Meeting of June 2

IMG_3021x_160602 Our speaker was Kevin Webb from Maine’s Uncle Henry’s, the place for regular people to buy and sell their “stuff.” The goal of the former hardcopy handout, now multi-media marketing enterprise, is to provide an outlet for private, non-commercial sellers. Uncle Henry’s staff works hard at ensuring a level playing field by excluding, as best they can, any businesses from getting the cheaper advertising rates offered by their publications. He also noted their constant effort to keep spam and malware from their product.

Uncle Henry’s has continued with the hardcover publication we are so familiar with but has added web sites, mobile apps, and are exploring all the new opportunities our communication technologies now provide.
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Kevin noted that they face competition from newspapers, craigslist, and a host of specialty marketeers in autos, jobs, and real estate.

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Sam “Max” Mondonedo receives new member certificate from Kim Mondonedo

It was announced that a Donations Committee meeting has been scheduled for June 16 at 11:30am at the Senator (prior to the regular weekly meeting).

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50/50: Kim Mondonedo & Bob West won the brunch certificate

Meeting of May 26

At today’s meeting, the club hosted Rick Dorian, Executive Director, and Lindsay Bragdon, Adoption Program Coordinator, at the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers. This Waterville-based organization has been serving Central Maine families and children since 1899. Rick has been with the Maine Children’s Home since late 2015 and Lindsay is a seven year veteran.

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Lindsay Bragdon and Rick Dorian of the Maine Children’s Home

In support of their goal to support families and children and empowering them to be successful in their lives, the MCHLW provides adoption services and consultations, general counseling for families in stress, birth parent support services, summer camp scholarships for underprivileged children, Christmas gift programs, and an early childhood care center called the Children’s Place.

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Julie Plummer (Richmond HS) receives Distinguished Youth award from Kim Mondonedo

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50/50: Jen Coffin & Bill Tozier won the brunch certificate