Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 9am

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
November 18

AFSP.org/survivor

Saturday, November 18 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day that is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This is an international event around the world. It is a time for when families and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide can come together for a time of healing, hope and support.  This year we have 4 locations that are sponsoring this in Maine-Scarborough, Brunswick, Orono and Bangor.

In Scarborough it will be at the Scarborough Library at 2 PM and the guest presenter will be Christine Linnehan, Grief Counselor and Clinician from Riverview Counseling in Scarborough and she is also a consultant for the Center for Grieving Children in Portland.

On November 16, the AFSP will also be having a fundraiser at Portland Pie in Biddeford so bring your families and 10% of your meal that night will go towards helping families that have lost loved ones to suicide and for those that are having suicidal thoughts.

Question 2 Medicaid Expansion – Replay

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Karen Vachon
Maine House of Representatives District 29

kvachon59@gmail.com
(207) 883-4715

Question 2 Medicaid Expansion –

Karen Vachon is a resident of Scarborough since 1986.  Married to Peter for 30 years, the couple has three son’s: Jay, Sam, and Thomas.

Karen has a degree in business from New England College.  She’s a former National Account Manager for consumer products (Warner-Lambert; Adams Division and Archway Mother’s Cookies); She has worked in Public Relations for Scarborough Downs; is a freelance writer; and, since 2009 – a licensed health insurance agent serving the under 65 individual health insurance market, as well as the over 65 Medicare market.

Karen is actively involved in her community – serving on the Board of Directors for Scarborough Community Chamber; St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Scarborough Resiliency;  – Past involvement: Scarborough Rotary Club; Project Grace; Scarborough 350th.

Her campaign is endorsed by NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) and the Maine Credit Union League.

Question 2 Medicaid Expansion

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Karen Vachon
Maine House of Representatives District 29

kvachon59@gmail.com
(207) 883-4715

Question 2 Medicaid Expansion –

Karen Vachon is a resident of Scarborough since 1986.  Married to Peter for 30 years, the couple has three son’s: Jay, Sam, and Thomas.

Karen has a degree in business from New England College.  She’s a former National Account Manager for consumer products (Warner-Lambert; Adams Division and Archway Mother’s Cookies); She has worked in Public Relations for Scarborough Downs; is a freelance writer; and, since 2009 – a licensed health insurance agent serving the under 65 individual health insurance market, as well as the over 65 Medicare market.

Karen is actively involved in her community – serving on the Board of Directors for Scarborough Community Chamber; St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Scarborough Resiliency;  – Past involvement: Scarborough Rotary Club; Project Grace; Scarborough 350th.

Her campaign is endorsed by NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) and the Maine Credit Union League.

The Transformation Project

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Ken Hawley
The Transformation Project

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Our commitment is to provide life transforming opportunities

~ The purpose of 907 Main Street is to create a sense of belonging and provide opportunities for achievement for those reentering our communities from corrections. Under one roof TTP will offer a home with house parents, life skills training, discipleship, mentoring and employment. A big part of our mission is to equip these young people for a successful future. TTP will own and operate the New Day Cafe & Catering providing a place for young offenders with no job experience to learn how to succeed through trial and error. TTP has embraced the old saying; “If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try, try again.”

Operational Details of 907 Main Street 

~ Intensive, real-life training in a cafe incubator setting to promote job readiness skills ~ Creating self-sufficiency, respect, dignity, integrity, social skills in a real-home setting ~ Reconciliation through community involvement and restorative relationships ~ Platform designed to engage the community for those gifted in “the arts.”

Prayer and support needed

~ The Transformation Projects is rolling out a campaign to encourage the Church to show our 7 minute video. The video is designed to create awareness about the Transformation Project and our mission. We also hope that it will encourage much needed prayer and support. During the months of July and August the Transformation Project received way below average funding. Please prayerfully consider helping us recover. Some of our programs are at risk of being cut because of lack of funds. For more information please reach out to me. I’d love to meet and share more about God’s Maine prisons ministry and how your church can be more involved.

Please view our VIDEO to learn more about The Transformation Project.

Ken@thetransformationproject.org | (207) 854-2226 

100 Men Who Care Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Drew King
100 Men Who Care

Inspired by the simple, powerful and effective ‘100 Who Care’ concept, and with the support of the 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine chapter , co-founders Peter Atherton and Marc Hodroff immediately wanted to set in motion an opportunity to bring together 100 Men Who Care in Southern Maine.

Our goal is to support charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to serving and making a difference in our communities. These organizations are almost universally under-resourced. Together, we dramatically multiply our individual impact.

100 Men Who Care members are able to nominate and share about charities and non-profit organizations they  want to support with $10,000 in one hour!

Members also learn more about the communities in which we live and what other organizations are doing throughout Southern Maine to meet needs, give hope and opportunity to the lives of others, or protect and sustain our environment and the welfare of the creatures within.

Capital to Grow Your Biz – Replay

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

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Sam Adams
Director
Corporate Finance Associates

Capital to Grow Your Business –

Sam has more than 25 years experience helping middle-market companies access capital. As a business owner, investor, legal advisor, and legislative advocate, he has devoted his career to helping business owners find the resources they need at every stage: start-up, growth, expansion, and sale.

During the decade prior to joining CFA, Sam founded two private investment funds focused on lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, and served as an investment advisor to two other similar funds. Before this he practiced business finance law for 12 years, mostly with New York City law firms, but also as general counsel to a technology company. He understands well the issues and documents involved in debt and equity financings and the challenges of running a business.

Prior to law school Sam was a Legislative Assistant to Congressman John R. McKernan, Jr. (R–ME) and later was a lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business, in each position working to advance the interests of business owners. Mr. Adams received a J.D. from Washington and Lee University in 1989 and holds a B.A. in History from Kenyon College (1981). He lives with his wife and son in Freeport, Maine.