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Portland MWN Monthly Meeting, Luncheon, May 24, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Portland Country Club, Women in Maine: State of the State, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist

  • 24 May 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth


  • Includes 1-year membership fee
Portland MWN Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Portland Country Club, Falmouth

"Women in Maine: State of the State"

Sarah Ruef-Lindquist
CEO, Maine Women's Fund and
Chair, Maine's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

Our speaker works at the forefront of women's issues in Maine and will offer her thoughts and information on a variety of topics facing women and girls around the state. There will be time for questions and discussion as well.

Sarah joined the Maine Women’s Fund in 2012. As CEO, she works with the Board and staff to develop long-term strategies to increase the Fund’s philanthropic assets and grow the Fund’s impact and influence throughout Maine.

Sarah has extensive experience in fundraising, grantmaking and building fiscal efficiency. She served as the senior gift planning consultant at Planning for Good, a Midcoast-based consulting practice she founded in 2008, and ran a solo law practice focused on estate and trust planning. She also practiced law before becoming vice president for Southern Maine at the Maine Community Foundation, where she established relationships and worked with donors, community leaders, and non-profit organizations throughout the state. She also served for over five years as vice president and senior administrative trust officer at Union Trust Company in Ellsworth and Camden.

In 2013, Sarah was appointed to Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and currently serves as acting chair. She is a member of West Bay Rotary and the Ragged Mountain and National Ski Patrols, and she sits on the boards of Unity College and the Maine Planned Giving Council. She lives in Camden with her husband, Peter.

Sponsored by:

Maddy Vertenten


Maddy Vertenten helps women transform their everyday experiences through one-on-one sessions, entrepreneur mentoring, dancing, cellular nutrition and -- above all else -- self care. Her programs, services and products teach women of all ages how to care for themselves inside and out.

At this luncheon event at the Portland Country Club located at 11 Foreside Road in Falmouth, MWN members can share their business literature and briefly (15 seconds) introduce themselves to the group. For members and non-members alike this is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with 30-40 other businesswomen. 

We love having guests and prospective members! The cost to attend is $23 for members and $27 for non-members and includes a buffet lunch.


We’ve moved to the beautiful setting of The Portland Country Club in Falmouth Foreside for our breakfast and luncheon events. This move provides us the opportunity for continued growth, and we need to provide our new host with an accurate head count so they can best serve our needs. Our new registration policy that is effective immediately is outlined below. Thank you for your cooperation. We appreciate it! 

Registration deadlines for each of our events are:

  • Friday Boost Your Business Breakfast: Registration will close at 8:00 pm the Tuesday prior to the event. No walk-ins will be admitted.
  • Luncheon with featured speaker(s): Registration will close at 4:00 pm the Friday prior to the event. No walk-ins will be admitted.
  • Open Networking:  Register online at least 24 hours before the event. Payments at the door will be accepted for this event only.

 Registration policies:

  • You must register for events online. 
  • Your payment on line is highly encouraged.
  • When you register for breakfast and luncheon events, we will order a meal in your name.  If you need to cancel your registration, you may do so online at least 24 hours before the event or you may send someone to take your place.
  • If you did not pay online at the time of registration and you do not cancel your registration 24 hours prior to the event, you will be invoiced for the full registration fee plus an additional $5 administration fee.
Free parking is available at the Portland Country Club. Directions may be found at their website. 

Be a Sponsor!

Want to promote your business in front of a roomful of your ideal clients?  Get high visibility with your ideal clients and customers by becoming one of our event sponsors.

$150 members, $210 non-members (includes a 1-year membership)

This sponsorship will provide you with an opportunity to speak about your business at the event for up to 10 minutes. Also, your logo will be displayed on the MWN site and in all communications promoting the event, and you will be able to display your marketing materials, including a banner, at the event.

become a sponsor or for more information, please contact Mackenzie Arsenault, 1st Vice Chair, via email at:
Mackenzie@CornerstonePlanning.com .

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