Speaker Date Topic
No meeting - Holiday Oct 14, 2019
Andy Meyer Oct 21, 2019
Efficiency Maine

Andy Meyer is a senior program manager at Efficiency Maine.  His responsibilities include residential weatherization, heating systems, appliances, and lighting. He has inspected hundreds of homes, was certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, is certified to handle heat pump refrigerant, and has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

Isaac Axtell, Acupuncturist Oct 28, 2019
Maine Comprehensive Health Institute

 Isaac graduated from Bastyr University in 2012. During his studies he became particularly interested in Tui Na (a form of Chinese body work). Isaac finished his degree working in internal medicine, gynecology, and pediatrics departments in hospitals around Chengdu and Shanghai, China.

     Upon completion of his studies he moved to Big Island Hawaii where he grew a private practice, worked along side naturopathic doctors at a detox retreat, and was a core faculty member and chief resident with the Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine. His motivation is to work with a variety of other practitioners, whether they be from a Western or alternative mindset, to find the treatment that works best for the patient. He is a member of  National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM),  and is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbalism in Maine.

     Isaac's practice emphasizes manual therapies, cupping, and acupuncture to manage chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions.

James Orr Nov 04, 2019
Veteran Mentors of Maine
No Meeting - Veteran's Day Nov 11, 2019
Tom Longstaff Nov 18, 2019
Rotary Foundation update
Scott MacDonald, CEO/Founder MTG Nov 25, 2019
Cyber Security

Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With 20 years of extensive experience in the IT and Technology industry, Scott has taken an instrumental role in some of the most complex technological installations in the US. From 2005 until 2010, Scott was President and Owner of e-Production Group in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked closely with Fortune 1000 corporations to identify costly profit losses and security exposure with regards to their data infrastructure.

In August 2010, Scott relocated with his children to Central Maine. He quickly saw a need for Maine businesses to have access to cutting-edge technology and IT solutions. He immediately identified a way to help add profit to the bottom line of most companies by correctly integrating technology, even in a slowed economy. His ability to understand the complexities of document management and business process automation, as well as the assessment of existing IT infrastructure within various industries, make him a very valuable asset for any company.

Scott currently serves in several capacities for several organizations in the State of Maine including Vice Chair of the Maine is IT Advisory Board, on the New Membership Committee and Ambassador for Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, New Membership Committee, Ambassador and Marketing Committee for Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and is part of the Business Growth Services initiative for the Manufacturing Association of Maine.

Jeff Clements, American Promise Dec 09, 2019
28th Amendment reversing Citizens United decision

Clements spoke to a smaller group for the Chamber this spring. This is a non-political topic that was already voted as a resolution by the Maine Legislature in 2013 (http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0548&item=1&snum=126)

US Director Anna Marie Klein-Christie Dec 23, 2019
Safe Passage's 20th anniversary celebration
Mid-Year check in with the Club Jan 13, 2020
What we have accomplished and what we have to look forward to in 2020
MLK Day Jan 20, 2020
Rob Lester Jan 27, 2020
Economic aspects of pricing carbon pollution
Martin Grohman Feb 10, 2020
Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine

Martin Grohman holds a degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer. He is a former state representative, where he was a member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. Grohman co-founded DuraLife Decking, a composite decking manufacturing company that continues to operate and grow in Biddeford. After the company’s acquisition, Grohman served as director of sustainability for GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, developing initiatives such as roofing recycling and the company’s Zero-Waste-to-Landfill effort, as well as building networks with national organizations such as the US Green Building Council. He grew up in Carthage, Maine, where his family still runs a small farm keeping Jersey cows. He and his wife, Amy, and their two children live in Biddeford, where his wife works in the Biddeford School Department.