Demont & Associates, Inc. of Portland, Maine honored Walter G. Bruska of Burlington, for his half century of service in several top development posts including Cornell University and the University of Vermont where he hired and trained some of the most successful and notable development professionals in the country. He is currently an officer at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont and Vice President of the Board at Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.The presentation was made at the second annual conference, Pathways and People That Make The Lasting Difference in Philanthropy on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004 at The Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. Proceeds of the conference will go to the Demont Difference Fund. The Fund endorses the creative efforts by not-for-profit organizations seeking to increase their long-term capacity to raise private support and/or broaden their volunteer base through matching grants to small not-for-profit organizations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont through the regional community foundations as well as pro-bono services.The inaugural Lasting Difference Awards were presented to three not-for-profit executives who have made a lasting impact on philanthropy in Northern New England. Along with Bruska, Peter C. Barnard of Scarborough, Maine and Terry D. Mayo of Amherst, New Hampshire were honored.Demont & Associates, Inc. is the New England region’s premier full-service fund-raising consulting firm providing comprehensive advancement and fund-raising counsel to not-for-profit institutions. The firms mission is to make a lasting difference for good by partnering with not-for-profit institutions to increase their voluntary giving. Founded in 1993, the firm is based in Portland, Maine. Robert D. Demont, CFRE, is President. For more information, please consult the web site at www.demontassociates.com(link is external).
Not only cringeworthy but also factually wrong in his claims. Has he taken the Labour man-ban too far?
15 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA young man who believes he has the potential to be a good product of society found himself at the Court’s mercy on Thursday when he pleaded guilty to possession of Cannabis.Harry George Blanc of Jimmit was charged for possession of cannabis in Mahaut on June 5th, 2012.According to the police prosecutor Blanc who was in the vicinity of the Lab, a popular bar in Mahaut, had a brown paper bag and started walking briskly after spotting police officers on foot patrol in the area.The officers approached Blanc and asked if they search him to which he replied; “marijuana I have in my bag for me to smoke”.He was then arrested and taken into police custody.In mitigation Blanc said the facts given by the prosecutor was not entirely true.“I didn’t walk away briskly because I didn’t even know they were police officers”.He further stated “I believe I can be a productive citizen in society. I work; as a matter of fact I was coming from work at Donkey Beach where I do spray painting”.Magistrate Candia Carette- George told Blanc that if he feels he has such “potential” he should “stop smoking”.He then informed the court that his “situation” was “special” but it was a “long complicated” story.He went on to explain that because he is “alone” most of the times, he considers smoking as a form of “company”.The magistrate encouraged him to “make friends”, but he told her “that not working for me”.Before sentencing, Carrette- George told Blanc what would “save” him is the fact that he is a first time offender and therefore he would not receive a custodial sentence.She told him that he is a “young man” with “opportunities” available to him.He was fined $500.00 to be paid by June 30th, 2012 or in default he will serve one (1) month in prison.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews ‘I can be a productive citizen in society’ Mahaut man tells magistrate by: – June 11, 2012 Share read more