for the Lehigh Valley’s Military and Veterans
- We are an organization of organizations that supports local veterans, military, and their families. Join us!
- To learn more about us, visit our website, www.lvmac.org.
- Email us an event of interest to our members and we’ll post it!
- Complete a poll or survey to help us.
UPCOMING LVMAC MEETINGS
Next Council Meeting: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Saucon Valley Manor, 1050 Main Street in Hellertown, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 pm.
- Speaker: Pete Stinson, Regional Director, Operation Homefront PA/DE/NJ & Northeast, on the topic of “Operation Homefront in Pennsylvania, Particularly in the Lehigh Valley.”
Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm at the LVMAC Office.
Next Executive Committee Meeting: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm. at the LVMAC office, 640 Hamilton Street, Suite 302, Allentown
Council Meeting Schedule for 2016: Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16; no meeting in December
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THIS YEAR’S SPEAKERS
20 January: Eric Johnson, Co-Chair for Healthcare in Our Community Task Force, on the topic of “Regional Health Care Systems’ Support for Veterans.”
17 February: Thomas Applebach, Lehigh County Director of Veterans Affairs, on the topic of “The Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Task Force.”
16 March: Freddie Ramirez, Northampton County Director of Veterans Affairs on the topic of “Update on Northampton County’s Veterans Programs.”
20 April: Alexander Alex, Co-Chair for Healthcare in Our Community Task Force, on the topic of “A Brief Progress Report on our LVMAC Healthcare in Our Community Initiative.”
18 May: Karen Solt, Area Loan Specialist for Rural Development, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, on the topic of “What USDA Rural Housing Programs Can Do for Veterans.”
15 June: Robert Buck, Executive Director, Eastern Amputee Golf Association, on the topic of “EAGA – Serving our Amputee Veterans.”
20 July: Robert Yoder, Master Gardener, Barns CommUnity Gardens, on the topic of “Helping Veterans Put Unity back into CommUnity Gardening.”
17 August: Justin Barclay, Veterans Farming Program Coordinator, Rodale Institute & Michael Sheridan, CommonGround Farm and Retreat, on the topic of “Working Together to Help Vets – The Ag Way.”
21 September: Pete Stinson, Regional Director, Operation Homefront PA/DE/NJ & Northeast, on the topic of “Operation Homefront in Pennsylvania, Particularly in the Lehigh Valley.”
19 October: Debbie Henritzy, President, Blue Star Mothers of the Lehigh Valley (PA-201), on the topic of “Current Programs of the Lehigh Valley’s Blue Star Mothers Chapter PA 201.”
16 November: Shane Baglini, Marketing and Outreach Specialist, PATH Program, on the topic of “PATH: Putting Veterans to Work in the Lehigh Valley”
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EVENTS TO NOTE
Other events are posted on Facebook.