Forward Observer — Victory House Seeks Community Foundation Grant Also

November 4, 2017

LVMAC Poster Art 2005You may find this strange at a time when we are also seeking a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Grant,  but we wish you to know that Victory House does exceptionally fine service for our veterans who need extra help in getting back on track.  They are a valued partner in our homelessness initiative.

Indeed, except for CACLV, all the finalists for a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation grant are member organizations in LVMAC.  We support or form efforts addressing a range of needs that define a supportive community.  Our membership reflects the gamut of our interests.  Therefore, we do not like the appearance of competing with our member partners, for this is not our intent.  For us, at this time, it is more about promoting a good effort on the part of  the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation to become engaged in assisting our military and veterans community.  Accordingly, we openly publish this request from Victory House: Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC News — Help Us with a Spark Grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

November 1, 2017

Source: Spark Grants – Veterans Affairs | Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

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 »


LVMAC News — TU Hokendauqua Fly Fishing Mini Event

July 17, 2017

Trout Unlimited Hokendauqua is again conducting a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing event.  This time a mini-event on 27 July.  For more information, see below. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Local Safari Club International Seeks Veterans for a Pheasant Hunt

July 17, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Safari Club International has approached our council to find ten veterans to participate in a pheasant hunt on 4 November 2017, all expenses paid.  As previously reported, the council has initiated work on creating a new coalition called the Social-Recreational Confederation.  Consequently, the effort to support Safari International is being handled by Tom O’Rourke, its chairman and the veterans outreach coordinator for Team RWB (which is coordinating this new program for us).

For more details, click on the flyer below: Read the rest of this entry »


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 Tidbit — Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center to Conduct Town Hall in Lehigh Valley

May 25, 2017

The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is returning on 14 June 2017 to conduct its third Community Town Hall in the area since the establishment of the quarterly requirement a couple of years back.  It is part of an attempt by the VA to regain the trust among the veterans it serves.  Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center services 19 counties, to include one in New York.  The service area requires distributing the quarterly meetings over a wide area or we would have more of these useful events.  For details, see: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Department of Banking and Securities Offers Financial Management Conference

May 22, 2017

Register for 9 June Event Now

Although originally created to address a Pennsylvania Guard “Family” need, the program has application to veterans and their families as well.  In fact, the Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking and Securities is offering the event to both groups.   Click here to go directly to the registration site.  After attending, give us your feedback.  Perhaps an event can be arranged in the Lehigh Valley in the future, if we hear good words about it. Read the rest of this entry »


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