LIVERMORE — Sen. Lisa Keim, R-District 18, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Livermore Falls Women’s Club.
Keim discussed legislative priorities for the upcoming session, including minimum wage, state redistricting, Telehealth Connection Project, outside interests influencing Maine and Medicaid expansion.
The redistricting created a lot of discussion, as Livermore is represented by two different representatives — it is split between District 74, represented by Christine Rile, D-Jay, and District 75, represented by Jeffrey Timberlake, R-Turner.
District 18, Kiem’s district, comprises Albany Township, Andover, Bethel, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Dixfield, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Lincoln Plantation, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Lovell, Magalloway Plantation, Mexico, Milton Twp., Newry, North Oxford Unorganized Territory, Peru, Roxbury, Rumford, South Oxford Unorganized Territory, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris and Woodstock.
Southern District co-presidents Norma Manning and Pat Currier also attended the meeting. Currier complimented the club on using committees to share responsibilities and praised the mentoring program for new members.
The club was reminded to notify schools of the art show in April, and to make schools aware of the Maude Mackenzie scholarship/free loan offered to all graduating seniors.
An art committee was formed. Members are Peggy Stires, chairman, and Barbara Letalien, Madeleine Wininger and Ellen Young. They group will meet in December to begin planning for the local art show with four winners going on to the district show in April in Westbrook.
Bake sale chairwoman Ghislaine Berube-Hughes reported that proceeds from the sale would benefit the Livermore Fire Department and thanked all who baked or worked the sale. Muriel Bowerman reported that Eugene Good from Livermore won the raffle basket; she thanked all who donated to the basket and sold tickets.
In December, the club will join the Livermore Historical Society for a holiday luncheon. The next meeting of the club will be in March. For more information about the group, its mission and activities, contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO: The General Federation of Women’s Club/Livermore Falls Women’s Club recently donated a portion of the proceeds from the recent Election Day bake sale to the Livermore Fire Department. From left, President Ellen Young GFWC/Livermore Falls Women’s Club; Don Castonguay, chief, Livermore Fire Department; and Christine Fournier, treasurer, GFWC/Livermore Falls Women’s Club. (Submitted photo)