LVMAC News — Social-Recreation Confederation Posting to LVMAC Calendar

June 16, 2017

TeamRWB Potential Activities

As one of the council’s newest member organizations, Team RWB –  Lehigh Valley,  implements the Veteran’s Affairs Committee’s Social-Recreation Confederation business plan, we are posting on our calendar those events and activities related to this new initiative.  Currently Tom O’Rourke, chairman for this project and the Veterans Outreach Coordinator for the Team RWB Chapter,  is seeking out organizations to expand the number and types of recreational outings and social events which address the well-being of our community’s veterans.

More later.

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As of 15 June 2017


LVMAC News — Information Technology and Selected Impacts on Veterans

June 9, 2017

LVMAC Logo (Best Small PNG)The presentation below was given by Scott Gingold at our 17 May 2017 Council Meeting. Thought you might be interested. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Local War Veteran’s Family Receive Specially Equipped Van

May 27, 2017

Result of Joint Lehigh Valley Effort with Recycled Rides Program

In a joint effort between the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC), Reliable Auto Body and the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program™, the keys to a newly refurbished 2010 BraunAbility EntryVan (wheelchair adapted) were presented to the Mescavage family at an 11 a.m. on 23 May at Reliable Auto Body, located at 967 Sumner Ave., Whitehall, PA.  Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Last Call for Salute to the Troops

May 11, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is holding its fourteenth, annual Salute to the Troops dinner.  It will be held on Friday, May 12, starting at 6 PM, at the Holiday Inn on Adrienne Drive in Breinigsville, PA. This annual event honors military and veterans as part of the observance of Armed Forces week.  The evening will include a distinguished speaker, dinner and dancing.

The featured speaker is Lieutenant General Joseph Martz (U.S. Army Retired), who retired in 2014 after spending forty years in service to our nation.  The General hails from Pennsylvania, and began his service as an enlisted man in 1974. After commissioning in 1979 as an Armor officer, upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, he rose in the ranks as a notable warrior-scholar. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Scholarship Season Has Begun, Suspense is 31 May 2017

March 16, 2017

LVMAC_Circular_w_Motto 2013 (Backgroundless) Mr. Richard Moore, the Chairman of our Scholarship Committee, has announced that the LVMAC scholarship application period started 15 March and will end 31 May 2017.  Applications postmarked after 31 May will not be considered.

Some changes have been made to the program for this year.  Among them, military veterans’ Title 10 active duty service time after training is a consideration and children who are willing to render military service as junior officers will receive a higher priority for consideration than other categories of children. We wish to promote military service.  While the awarding of sixteen scholarships is planned, the actual amount awarded to an individual may be higher than the $1,000 to be expected, depending on the merit of his or her situation.  A new procedure has been established for this.

For details and application forms, click here.

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As of 16 March 2017


LVMAC News — Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Steps Forth to Assist Our Veterans

February 8, 2017

lehigh-valley-community-foundationAt the 18 January Council Meeting, Vice President Michael Vath announced the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation had recently awarded our organization a Community Partnership Grant of $5,000 towards its efforts to assist in eliminating homelessness among our Lehigh Valley veterans.  The Foundation, an important and respected part of the warp and woof of this community’s fabric,  whose origin lies 1967 with Bethlehem’s 225th anniversary celebration and the donations of school children and steelworkers among others, promotes philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in our region, encourage collaboration among area philanthropists, and to serve as a source of information and expertise regarding charitable giving.LVMAC Logo (Best Small PNG)

The funds will be used by the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Action Committee (LVHVAC), an LVMAC coalition whose membership consists of the leading organizations which address the plight of homeless veterans in Lehigh and Northampton counties and are willing to combine their efforts with those of the local Allentown VA Outpatient Clinic’s homeless team, whether or not they are VA contractors.  The committee was formed out of the belief that in order to be successful, outreach, assistance and recovery efforts required more integration and the use of a continuum of care approach in the Lehigh Valley.  There was also a need for a forum where these organizations could sometimes problem-solve together with the local VA. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC News — Looking for a BraunAbility EnterVan?

February 6, 2017

LVMAC_Circular_w_Motto 2013 (Backgroundless)The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council is looking for a severely disabled veteran in need of a wheel-chair modified automobile.

A local member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) has a 2010 Dodge modified Mini-Van for donation to a veteran residing in Lehigh or Northampton Counties.   This is the same type of vehicle provided by the VA to a wheel-chair bound, service-connected disabled veteran.  While the vehicle title transfer and licensing are provided at no charge,  the individual must be able to afford the insurance and upkeep. Read the rest of this entry »


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