USM

The USM chapter of ACSUM includes members on the Portland and Gorham campuses as well as the Lewiston-Auburn campus of USM. If you want to join ACSUM, or have questions about ACSUM and work at USM, please contact Gail Wartell at gail.wartell@maine.edu.

What we’ve been up to

USM ACSUM has had a busy end-of-the-year. November and December saw membership meetings in Portland and in Gorham. (Membership meetings are usually twice a year.)

Based on proposals at the Portland meeting, we had some successful activities.

Cathryn and Rhonda helping with the USM ACSUM bake sale

Cathryn and Rhonda helping with the USM ACSUM bake sale

Chris frosting her cupcakes for the USM ACSUM Bakesale

Chris frosting her cupcakes for the USM ACSUM Bakesale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We held a bake sale in Portland the last week of finals, bringing in $80+ for the chapter. Thanks to everyone who baked those really fabulous treats and who helped with the table.

We collected signatures on the Stand with Kids petitions to get more state money for public schools in Maine. If you haven’t signed yet, and would like to, Gail Wartell (in Abromson) has petitions through Jan. 10, so stop by and sign.

Gail Wartell with Don Morrison helping with the Wayside Food Programs food drive organized by USM ACSUM.

Gail  with Don Morrison helping with the Wayside Food Programs food drive organized by USM ACSUM

We also held a food drive for Wayside Food Programs and the Gorham Food Pantry. We collected an impressive amount of food to help our neighbors this winter. Thanks to everyone who donated, and also to those who found a places for collection boxes.

Happy New Year!