Meeting will be in the Lunt Auditorium
74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105
Starting at 11 am, the annual meeting will begin with introductions of officers, the financial report, and election of officers for 2024.
Social time to follow until lunch
Lunch starts promptly at noon. There is no charge for the lunch, but donations are gratefully accepted. We do need an accurate count, so please register on the home page to let us know your name, and how many guests will be coming.
Our guest speaker is Shenna Bellows, Secretary of State for Maine
Her Topic - "Democracy in the Digital World"
Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is Maine’s 50th Secretary of State, sworn into her first two-year term in the position on Jan. 4, 2021. Secretary Bellows is Maine’s first female Secretary of State.
Currently, Secretary Bellows is serving on the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Elections, Cybersecurity, State Records and Archives, Business Services, and International Relations Committees. She was a member of the bipartisan 2021 NASS Task Force on Vote Verification. She serves as Secretary on the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council. She previously served as co-chair of The Council of State Governments (CSG) 2021-2022 Healthy States National Task Force Civic Health Subcommittee. Additionally, she is a member of the University of Maine at Augusta Board of Visitors.
Secretary Bellows grew up in Hancock and is a graduate of Ellsworth High School. She holds a B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She volunteered with the Peace Corps in Panama and AmeriCorps VISTA in Nashville, Tennessee.
After a very successful Annual Meeting, with a presentation by the Portland Museum of Art, chapter member Joseph de Rivera shared his new book Forming a Global Community.