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Showing posts with label Public Announcement. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Betsy Sibley to Address L-A Rotary April 20

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, April 20, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Betsy Sibley, will be the featured guest speaker at the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Betsy Sibley is the Vice President of Marketing/ Business Development at Community Credit Union. She has been with the Credit Union for 5 years. She oversees the sales, marketing, advertising, community outreach, internal staff training and event planning for the Credit Union.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from Thomas College, has been a licensed insurance agent since 2002 and has been working in the financial industry in various capacities since that time.  Betsy is involved in the community serving as the Public Relations Committee Chair for the L-A Rotary Club, Secretary for the Turner Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club, the President of the Turner Parent Teacher Committee, Member of the Statewide Awareness Committee for the Maine Credit Union League as well as an Ambassador and Committee Member for the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce. Betsy has a passion for youth sports and volunteers as a coach for the Turner Athletic Association also.  Some achievements include earning the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor in 2008, being recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary in 2015 and being a 2015 graduate of the Androscoggin Leadership Development Institute.  Betsy was recently nominated in the “Creative Genius” category for Uplift LA’s 40 under 40. 
Reservations are not required to attend the Rotary meeting.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email mmillhime@wmca.org.

Christopher Chekouras to Address L-A Rotary April 13

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, April 13, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Christopher Chekouras, will be the featured guest speaker at the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Chekouras joined St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston of October 2015. Previously he served as Senior VP of Post-Acute and Community-Based Services at Virtua, a comprehensive Marlton, New Jersey healthcare system with three hospitals. Prior to his work at Virtua, Chris held several senior leadership positions at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of the MedStar Health System, a 10 hospital health system in the Washington, DC and Maryland region.  Before joining MedStar, Chris spent 14  years with the bio-medical division of the American Red Cross in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD areas.  Chris has broad leadership skills, including strategic planning, business development, physician and board relations, philanthropy, marketing, finance and operations. He has a proven history of achieving desired results through effective collaboration, transparent communication, and personal accountability. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in child and adolescent development from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.  He earned a Master of Business Administration at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.   Reservations are not required to attend the Rotary meeting.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email mmillhime@wmca.org.

Jenny Cowie to Address L-A Rotary April 27

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, April 27, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Jenny Cowie, will be the featured guest speaker at the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Jenny Cowie graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2009.  Having children  delayed completion by several years.  Jenny has been a part of St. Mary’s since 2001.  Currently she is the Manager of Volunteer and Interpreter Services. Jenny is the chairperson for the St. Mary’s Commit to Get Fit Challenge, May 6, 2017, which will be the fourth annual event.. Jenny is pleased to be the featured guest speaker of the Lewiston Auburn Rotary on Thursday, April 27.  Reservations are not required to attend the Rotary meeting.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email mmillhime@wmca.org.
 
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Taysir Jama to Address L-A Rotary April 6


 
Lewiston - On Thursday, April 6, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Taysir Jama, will be the featured guest speaker at the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Jama plays two roles in the Lewiston Community.   She is a Health Promotion Coordinator at Healthy Androscoggin responsible for building awareness about lead poisoning and educating our community about lead hazards and prevention methods.  Lead is a poison that affects virtually every system in the human body, and is particularly harmful to the developing brain and nervous system of fetuses and young children. The effects of Lead Poisoning are irreversible and L-A has the highest rate of childhood lead poisoning in the State of Maine.  Taysir is also a Community Outreach Specialist at YWCA of Central Maine promoting  the single gender women’s swim class.  The program was developed by the YWCA is called PEACE.   PEACE (Positive Ethnic and Cultural Exchange) is a growing initiative working to build community among women at the YWCA emphasizing a cross cultural exchange. During the winter months PEACE offers twice monthly meet-ups for any women in the community around diverse activities ranging from exercise, crafts, cooking, and discussion groups.  Reservations are not required to attend the Rotary meeting.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email mmillhime@wmca.org.
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Peter Garrett to Address L-A Rotary March 23

 
Lewiston - On Thursday, March 23, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Peter Garrett, will be the featured guest speaker of the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Garrett has lived in Maine half his life, though he doesn’t sound like it (he’s British). An earth scientist by training, and a hydrogeologist by profession, he is now very involved as the northern New England coordinator of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) volunteers. CCL volunteers (50,000 nationwide) meet with every Member of Congress regarding a revenue-neutral plan that can serve as a Reagan-like “insurance policy” against the perceived threats of the changing climate. It is called Carbon Fee & Dividend. It will level the playing field for energy sources to power our every need, speeding the new industrial revolution already underway towards renewables. It is fair to all, adds new jobs, builds the economy, improves health and does not increase the size of government. No kidding! Peter is a past president of the Waterville Rotary Club and past Assistant District Governor.  No reservation is required to attend.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov

Veronica Cedre to Address L-A Rotary March 30

 
Lewiston - On Thursday, March 30, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Veronica Cedre, will be the featured guest speaker of the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m Veronica Cedre is the owner and seamstress of Veronica’s Creations.  She has been creating quality handmade fashion clothes for over 30 years.  Veronica has proven abilities in many areas including clothing design of presented photos, prom dresses, bridal gowns, leather work, home décor, window treatments, men’s wear, business suits, alterations, clothing repair and much more.  Veronica’s is located at 1014 Route 202 in Greene.  She is open by appointment Tuesdays through Saturday. Please call 946.2123; 514.6820 or email veronicascreate@aol.com for an appointment.
Reservations are not required to attend.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov
 

Monday, March 6, 2017

KATY GRONDIN TO ADDRESS AUBURN ROTARY ON MARCH 22

 
Auburn - Katy Grondin, will be the featured guest speaker of the LA Breakfast Rotary from 7AM to 8AM, Wednesday, March 22 at the United Methodist Church,439 Park Ave., Auburn.
 
Katy is the  superintendent of Schools for the City of Auburn.  She moved from Connecticut to Maine with my family in 1979 and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1982.
Katy started her career in education following graduation from University of Southern Maine in 1986. Since then, Katy has attained a Certificate of Advanced Study from the University of Maine.
As an educator, she taught first and second grade for 10 years, was a building administrator for 11 years at Sherwood Heights School and been a part of Central Office for 9.5 years. This is Katy’s sixth year as Superintendent.
In 2007, Katy was named National Distinguished Principal of the Year for the state of Maine.
Katy have been married to a handsome Blue Devil for 29 years and have two amazing adult children, Daisy 27 and Richard 23.
 
Reservations are not required to attend.  Breakfast is $10.00.  FMI  Pete Preble at jeff.preble@wright-pierce.com.
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Donald Grant, Featured Guest Speaker March 16 at LA Rotary

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, March 16, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Donald Grant, of Grant’s Bakery,  will be the featured guest speaker at LA Rotary.   Grant has been working at the bakery since age 9, when the bakery was located just a two floors below his bedroom. Grant, has his hands in most parts of the business. Most frequently one will see Grant upstairs in the store--decorating cakes or making pastries.  Grant has been an active Rotarian since April 1978. He holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from UMA, 1976.  Grant served as Rotary President from 1995 to 1996 and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He has served on numerous committees and participated in the Rotary Haiti Mission Trip in 2012.  His assistance with the Maine State Parade, Balloon Festival, auctions, Christmas tree sales, and more, speak to his Service Above Self.  Most recently, Grant has an active behind the scenes contributor and proofreader of the 100th Anniversary program of events for the Club’s gala celebration scheduled for Saturday, April 22.   Grant’s Bakery will be providing guests celebrating the milestone a culinary cake masterpiece, designed exclusively for 100th Anniversary event. 
Reservations are not required to attend.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lakewood Continuing Care Welcomes Certified Nurses’ Aide Graduates

 
 
Photo caption:  Pictured (l-r):  front row – Development instructor, Kathleen Lewia; Classroom instructor, Chris Miller, R.N.; Shannon Lockwood, Administrator; Desiree Knowles, R. N. Clinical instructor; Megan Stiles, Administrator; and Tami Thibodeau, Public Relations/Marketing.  Second row (l-r):  Students Chelsea George; Courtney Fraser; Alexandria Hansen; Patty Shuck, R.N. Director of Nursing; Zachary Fontana-Howe; Darren Gilbert; and Gloria Weeks.  Photo courtesy of Monica Millhime.
 
Waterville – Six local students graduated as Certified Nurses’ Aides at a ceremony held at Thomas College in Waterville on Wednesday, January 18.  Patty Shuck, R.N., Director of Nursing at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, welcomed administrators, staff, residents, family, friends, teachers and community partners to the pinning ceremony and presentation of certificates.   Commencement remarks were shared by instructors Chris Miller and Desiree Knowles; Administrators, Megan Stiles and Shannon Lockwood; WMCA/CareerCenter Employment & Training Business Specialist, Monica Millhime; Waterville Adult Education Director, Hannah Bard and Professional Development Instructor, Kathleen Lewia.   
 
Students successfully completed a collaborative program of Work Ready provided by Waterville Adult Education and an On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) through grant funding provided by Augusta/Lewiston Career Centers and Western Maine Community Action.  OJT is an incentive-based program providing 50% of a trainee’s wages during the duration of the program.  The curriculum empowers students with the skills and knowledge essential to the specific job field. 
 
“This is grant funding was very well spent.  Our new team members are vibrant and so well prepared” shares Shannon Lockwood, Lakewood Administrator.  “Each person made a very important life decision when they committed to this program.  We are so proud of them and can’t wait to see what they accomplish!”
 
An Orientation for the next Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training will be held on Tuesday, February 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 220 Kennedy Drive, Waterville.  Maine citizens who are unemployed or under-employed may qualify for a Work Ready training offered through the Augusta and Skowhegan CareerCenters in partnership with Lakewood, Waterville Adult Education, and Western Maine Community Action.  Work Ready offers a customized, paid, on-the-job training upon successful completion leading to employment as a CNA for evening, weekends and every other weekend and some holidays shifts.  Register online at http://midmaine.maineadulted.org or call 873.5754.  FYI on work-driven educational training opportunities and partnerships, contact the nearest CareerCenter or email monica.millhime@maine.gov.
 
 
 

L-A Rotary Plans 100th Anniversary Celebration

 
 
Lewiston – Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club, Charter 291-District 7790, are proud to announce a formal celebration of the Club’s 100th Anniversary will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn.  Reception and social hour are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   A seated dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. with entertainment at 9:00 p.m.  Entrée selections include lobster stuffed haddock, filet mignon or stuffed chicken breast.  Tickets are $50 each with an RSVP deadline of April 1.  Committee members (pictured l-r) Peter Kowalski, Monica Millhime, Monique Roy, Sylvia Plourde and Chip Morrison met recently to approve the flower arrangements, cake designs and program for the gala event.  Committee members not available for photo, Jan Barrett, John Belisle and Shawn Wright.  FMI and tickets contact Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.govPhoto courtesy of Betsy  Sibley. 
 
Monica M. Millhime
Employment & Training Business Specialist

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Peter Garrett to Address L-A Rotary March 23

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, March 23, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Peter Garrett, will be the featured guest speaker of the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Garrett has lived in Maine half his life, though he doesn’t sound like it (he’s British). An earth scientist by training, and a hydrogeologist by profession, he is now very involved as the northern New England coordinator of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) volunteers. CCL volunteers (50,000 nationwide) meet with every Member of Congress regarding a revenue-neutral plan that can serve as a Reagan-like “insurance policy” against the perceived threats of the changing climate. It is called Carbon Fee & Dividend. It will level the playing field for energy sources to power our every need, speeding the new industrial revolution already underway towards renewables. It is fair to all, adds new jobs, builds the economy, improves health and does not increase the size of government. No kidding! Peter is a past president of the Waterville Rotary Club and past Assistant District Governor.  No reservation is required to attend.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov
 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scott Boucher to Address L-A Rotary March 9

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, March 9, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Scott Boucher, will be the featured guest speaker of the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m.  Boucher is the owner of Barresi Financial, Inc.  Boucher focuses on developing employee benefit plan designs that maximize the cost effectiveness of the investment by employer groups.  Scott works with employers throughout Maine of various sizes to ensure that these businesses are in compliance with labor laws and the Affordable Care Act.  Scott actively markets throughout Maine for new business in both the group and individual financial service departments.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.   Currently Boucher serves as the Polio Plus Co-Chair for Rotary District 7790 where he travels the State of Maine to educate clubs on Rotary’s efforts in the eradication of polio and the importance of supporting the Rotary Foundation.  Along with Polio Plus, Scott is also currently serving as the Assistant Governor Coordinator for the Maine side of District 7790.  Boucher is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Bangor.  He is married to his wife Dena and has a 7 year old daughter named Claire.  Reservations are not required to attend.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada, 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice President & CEO, Kenneth Albert, Featured Guest Speaker March 2 at LA Rotary

 
 
Lewiston - On Thursday, March 2, at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, Ken Albert, will be the featured guest speaker of the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m. Kenneth (Ken) Albert is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Prior to his appointment in June of 2016, Ken served as the Director and Chief Operating Office of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Director of the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (Department).  Before joining the Department in March 2012, Ken practiced law for several years in Lewiston specializing in health law, professional licensing, and regulatory and compliance law.  Albert’s background is rich in medical experience, including seventeen years of clinical practice in emergency and intensive care settings. In that time, Ken served as Director of Emergency Services at Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC), as the Administrator of the Occupational Health Center affiliated with CMMC, and as the Lewiston Site Manager for Life Flight of Maine. Additionally, Albert spent five years as a traveling critical care nurse working in metropolitan, rural and tribal communities across the United States. He also served for several years as an adjunct faculty member at New England College where he taught Legal Issues in Health Care Administration. A graduate of the CMMC School of Nursing, Ken moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine,  Magna Cum Laude, and a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law with honors in health law. Ken is excited about ensuring that the 124 communities served by Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice will have high quality post-acute and hospice services available to its citizens. It will be important for AHCH to collaborate with hospitals and primary care providers to manage the delivery of health care services in homes and community based settings.  Reservations are not required to attend.  Lunch is available for $10 in the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada.   FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LEWISTON ROTARY MEETING CANCELLED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

 
Lewiston –Due to the predicted storm, Thursday, February 9, and for the safety of members and guests, the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary meeting at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston is cancelled for tomorrow.  On Thursday, February 16, Bates Business Manager, Edouard Plourde, will be the featured guest speaker.   Lunch is $10 and available in the Fusion Restaurant.  No reservations are required.  The meeting will be held in the Ballroom at the Ramada.   FYI on future programs and speakers contact President-Elect and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 753.9040 or email monica.millhime@maine.gov.