We want to ensure the word spreads of our Scholarship Program, which has some unique features to it. This long-running program — our oldest — has helped almost 150 recipients since its inception. We therefore ask that our membership help spread word of it. We want to continue to find those we can best help after their return from military service in appreciation of their service to our community and society; and to help provide the quality individuals the junior officer corps of our military always desperately needs. They above, all others, have priority. Read the rest of this entry »
We could use your help from 6 November through 17 November by the mechanism of voting on a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation webpage. As an organization of organization with no paid employees, we do not ask for ourselves, but instead Read the rest of this entry »
The Lehigh Valley-Bucks Chapter spoke to the Council at its meeting on 18 October on what it is doing for our military and, often, veterans in the Lehigh Valley under its Service to the Armed Forces program. It is revitalizing its activity in this program in our area and asked for LVMAC’s assistance. Read the rest of this entry »
On 16 August 2017, Lyndsey Antanitis from the Rodale Institute spoke to the Council on its relatively new veterans farming initiative. Read the rest of this entry »
Click here for the articles on veterans: Rodale Institute Program Updates: May
Rodale Institute, a member organization, is a good organization to check out for its programs if you are interested in farming, especially organic farming. They have tailored their efforts to help veterans (read the article on the Veteran Farmer Training Program) and are allied with other initiatives that benefit veterans.
As of 7 July 2017
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 Tidbit — VA’s new online tool helps Veterans make informed health care decision: VAntage PointApril 14, 2017
This is a step forward which local health networks might want to emulate. They should at least participate.
Regardless of the controversy which stimulated it, such willingness on the part of the VA to be transparent should prove useful to toward improving the quality of and the understanding of the state of healthcare, if the effort fulfills its promise. It is a brave step on their part.
Here is a rhetorical question: would private sector healthcare have similar or worse problems, if it were held to the same standards and expectations that veterans ask of its VA? Such user-oriented, tools might help all.
Click here to go directly to the tool itself.
As of 12 April 2017
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.
As of 16 March 2017
A Unique Education to Employment Fair to Occur
Academics for Veterans (A’s for Vets) had approached and the CareerLink Lehigh Valley has agreed to a joint event, an Education and Employment Fair, at the CareerLink on Union Boulevard, Allentown. It will occur on 10 November 2016 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. It is but another unique offering from A’s for Vets — something for which it is becoming known. This event is open to any veteran seeking education and/or employment. It is not open to the general public. Read the rest of this entry »
Whereas this once again a last minute notification for finding veterans to interview, the Ritter Elementary School in Allentown does conduct a well-regarded program worth a veteran’s contribution of his or her time to its students. Interviews occur 4 October. Therefore, sign up now. See below for more information and who to contact.
The result of your effort will ultimately lead to one of the premier, annual Veterans Day period events in the Lehigh Valley. This award-winning program was started over thirty years ago by a Principal and his teachers — well before the current war made appreciating our veterans popular — and has become part of the institutional culture of the school. Help make that continue.