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The Mid-Maine Global Forum contributes to the local community’s understanding of issues of global significance by organizing and disseminating informed public presentations and discussion. To become a member or be put on our mailing list, email Global Forum  

As the REM Center is no longer available for our programs,  programs will be either at the Alfond Center or the Waterville Public Library.

Our Next Programs!!

  December 7

 Alfond Center

12 noon

Steve Ball

Vietnam: Dealing with Explosive Remnants of War

       Steve Ball, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and MMGF Board Member, will give a talk on current efforts to address the ongoing problems associated with un-exploded munitions left from wars in Vietnam.  Steve spent last year as the Vietnam Country Director for Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, a Nongovernmental Organization working globally to safely and effectively remove explosive remnants of war.  Steve will talk about the extent of the un-exploded munitions problem in Vietnam and neighboring Cambodia and Laos and what actions are being taken by Vietnam and partnering countries to alleviate the associated damaging social and economic problems.   Steve retired from the Army in 2005 after over 27 years of active service.  His last tour of duty was as the U.S. Defense Attaché to Vietnam.  After his tour he has returned to Vietnam  on two occasions working for humanitarian organizations operating largely in the central provinces of Vietnam.

Please Register by Email: Bonnie Sammons or by telephone: Bonnie Sammons at 716-1022

Lunch catered by Jorgensen’s for $10 – Please pay at the door.

Please register for this Wednesday lunch program no later than Monday December 5.

 Please indicate your lunch choice:   Sandwiches:  Turkey and Swiss on wheat, Winter Chicken Salad on flour wrap, Hummus/Cheese/Veggie on spinach wrap

 Lunch includes your choice of sandwich, soup, cookie, coffee or  tea.

 The Board will be scheduling programs for 2017. Details will be posted once firm dates and speakers are finalized. For example:

May 15-16, 2017

   The Forum will be sponsoring several programs with Adotei Akwei, Managing Director for Government Relations for Amnesty International USA. He will be speaking at Erskine Academy, at our regular program at Alfond Center, and showing a film at RR Square Cinema. Details will be posted after the new year.