Human resources scholarship
The Maine State Council of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Members) has a $500 scholarship available to be awarded to a human resources professional in Maine.
The scholarship can be used to help people earn a degree program, HR certification, or to provide financial assistance to attend a continuing education seminar or conference.
The application deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday.
For more information, go to meshrm.shrm.org/files/Flyer2012.pdf.
Senior center relocation
The Lakes Region Senior Center, located at the Little Falls School on Acorn Street in Gorham, has been notified that it will have to move in June.
The group is looking for help in securing another space in Gorham or Windham. The space must accommodate at least 50 people for membership meetings and special events. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For more information or to sponsor the group, call 893-9088.
Intern hired to help animals
Tasha Sanders, a senior at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, joined the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals as an intern for their volunteer program.
Sanders is expected to graduate in May with a degree in communications. People interested in volunteering for the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals should call 892-3040.
Applications for grant funding
The Maine Cancer Foundation is seeking applications for $125,000 in grant funding available for Maine-based cancer education and patient support programs. Awards will range from $1,000 to $10,000 and will be distributed to successful organizations by April 1.
Past grant funding has supported efforts such as hospice care, emotional support for the children and families of cancer victims, screening clinics, education opportunities for medical providers and transportation services.
The Maine Boat Builder’s Show is seeking volunteers to help staff the show Friday through Sunday.
Various positions available. Volunteers who work a 4 hour shift can earn a show T-shirt and free admission.
For more information, call 615-6271.
The Senior Center at Lower Village is accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded this spring. The Hartley Lord Scholarship will be awarded to a college student pursuing study in a field benefitting senior citizens. The Betty Eaton Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Kennebunk High School graduate attending University of Maine at Orono to pursue an education degree. Applications for both awards are available at the Senior Center. For details, call 967-8514.
Bee’s grand champion
Grade 5 student Brandon Hauser is the grand champion of the Sea Road School Geography Bee, with peers Nate Durham and Joe Bergeon placing second and third, respectively. Hauser is poised to represent the school at the Maine State Bee on March 30. The state winner will advance to Washington, D.C., to represent Maine in the 2012 National Geographic Bee in May.
Dress donations needed
The Cinderella Project of Maine is seeking donations of new and gently used dresses, jewelry and accessories for its upcoming Project 2012 Giveaway. That event will outfit high school girls who wish to attend prom but can’t afford to buy a gown. The giveaway will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at Reny’s Plaza. Dressing rooms will be available on site to try on gowns and project staffers will be on hand to help with the selection process. Dresses and donations can be dropped off at Belfast Area High School and other area locales. For more details, call Jessica Woods at 338-1790, ext. 310 or Tabitha Lowe at 338-6809.
Kids donate to Cupboard
Buxton Center Elementary School students, from Kindergarten through Grade 5. recently pitched in to raise goods for a food drive benefitting the Buxton Community Cupboard. The Maple Tree Village oversaw coordination of the effort, with students donating non-perishable food items and household supplies. It was part of the school’s pupil good citizen initiative.
Library has moved
The South Berwick Public Library has moved to its new location at the former St. Michaels Church at 27 Young St. The library is open for limited services in a small addition. Full services will resume once building renovations are complete. Friends of the South Berwick Library are still raising funds to complete the project. To donate or for more details, go to www.friendsofsouthberwicklibrary.org.
Elderly advocates needed
Goodall Hospital is seeking volunteers to help the newly-formed Eldercare Auxiliary that advocates for elderly residents of Sanford and surrounding communities. The auxiliary exists to educate senior residents about available services that may enhance the overall quality of their lives. Auxiliary meetings are held quarterly and serve as a bridge between Goodall’s Eldercare facilities and the hospital. Interested parties should call Goodall Volunteer Coordinator, Joanne Livingston, at 490-7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Goodall Hospital Conference Room.
Volunteer of year
Jean Libby, of Bath Savings Institution, has been named the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year. Libby is an active member of the chamber, serving on the Boast n’ Toast Committee and the committee responsible for the Spirit of Excellence Program.
New operations director
John Michalowski, Jr., has been hired as the new director of operations for the historic 19th Century Willowbrook Village.
Michalowski, of northern Maine, has a broad background in museum and history-related work that includes business, architecture and education. He also is a professional photographer and a published writer. Michalowski replaces Amelia Chamberlain who resigned in November 2011 to accept a position in Oklahoma. For more details, go to www.willowbrookmuseum.org.