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Portland - September 24, 2009

posted Sep 15, 2009, 5:19 PM by Maine VOAD Admin   [ updated Sep 15, 2009, 6:06 PM ]
Time again for another Southern Maine Regional Meeting

When: Thursday, September 24  4:30pm- 6:30pm

Where: Salvation Army, Portland

Light dinner will be served. Sponsored by NERT.


  • Self-introductions/Announcements.
  • President’s Comments- Bob V.
  • Treasurer/Secretary Report- Rachel L.
  • Update on 501.c.3 status- Bob V.
  • Jeremy Hammond of GSFB is updating our website.
  • Tim Brown of the Baptist Convention is offering “demucking” training.
  • Rachel Lindsey of NBDR is sharing the “Ready Freddy Program” disaster preparedness program at three (3) fairs and several schools including the Fryeburg Fair- donations for the program from NERT and MEMA agreement.
  • Peter Robinson of the 7th Day Adventist has helped open a multiagency VOAD warehouse for food distribution and disaster supply storage in Portland.(Bob V will add some comments)
  • Brent Trueworthy of NBDR is working on supplying food to food pantries in the southern part of the state lost during the winter ice storm.
  • Brent Trueworthy -MEMA is offering the VOAD members formal training in the Aidmatrix System which is being used by FEMA and the National VOAD.  Is your organization interested?
  • Red Cross Information/Policy Update- Morgan Bickerstaff.
  • Jason Hall- GSFB / VOAD volunteers picking of broccoli in Presque Isle.
  • Darla Chafin – MEMA/VOAD Update – signed MOU – Darlas retirement.

REMINDER – If you have not done so please return the your organization's application information and MOU to:

Maine VOAD
Attn: Bob Van
1058 Albion Rd
Unity, Me 04988