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“Sounding Off”

for the Lehigh Valley’s Military and Veterans

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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

See Special Announcements and the Calendar.

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