This fall, copies of The Bulletin made their way across the country and into the mailboxes of Mission supporters. This issue of The Bulletin focused on the concept of engagement. John Zavodny, Mission President, wrote in his message, “As we learn to live with Covid and emerge from our hidey holes, this fall feels like a time of reengagement and, even though we’re still being careful, reengagement feels good. In these pages you will find stories of engagement and reengagement.”
The main story featured a look at the Mission’s Community and Family Engagement program which brings together many of our programs on the Downeast Campus under one umbrella. This program supports community members in a multifaceted and comprehensive way and looks at how to best meet their needs.
The Bulletin also included stories on the Mission’s work on unbridged islands. The Mount Desert Island Hospital chose the Mission as their 2022 Healthcare Partner of the Year for our work setting up vaccination clinics and telemedicine programs during the pandemic. Douglas Cornman, Director of Island Outreach, highlighted the Mission’s work bringing Christmas presents to island residents.
Another piece introduced the Downeast Exploration Fund started by Gigi Georges, author of Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America, and her husband Jeff Oxman. The Fund provides financial support to children in Washington County who wish to explore their passions and pursue experiences not otherwise available to them.
There was also a peek into the Mission’s past with a look at our archives. The article originally was published in the Ellsworth American.
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