Council Meetings

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for the Lehigh Valley’s Military and Veterans

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Upcoming LVMAC Meetings

Next Council Meeting:  Wednesday, January 17, 2024 @ 12 p.m. at the Hellertown’s American Legion Post 397, 935 Main Street.  Free street parking is all around.  Lunch provided.  Meetings end absolutely no later than 1:30 p.m.

  • Speaker:  See Speaker’s List below.

Next Board Meeting:  Wednesday,  January 3, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m. at the office.

Next Executive Committee Meeting:  Wednesday, December 6, 2023 @ 3:00 p.m.  at the office

Council Meeting Schedule for 2024: always the third Wednesday of the month except for December, when there is no meeting.

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This Year’s Speakers

18 January:  Diane Elliott, Exec Dir and Founder, Catalyst4, on the topic of “A New Nonprofit; a New Veterans Opportunity for Skilled Employment”

15 February:  Brian Sabo,  Hope (Recovery) Center Program Director, Treatment Trends Inc. on the topic of  “A New Way of Outreach and Recovery Management That Has Impact — and Importance for the Veterans Community”

15 March:  Al-Nisha McFadden, Community Support Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL), on the topic of “How the LVCIL Helps Veterans and Their Families Obtain Stable Housing and Employment”

April 19:  Ruth Fillebrown, Education Coordinator, LVHN Hospice, on the topic of “How LVHN Hospice Supports Veterans and Their Families at the End of Life”

May 17:  Al-Nisha McFadden, Community Support Coordinator, LVCIL, on the topic of “How the LVCIL Helps Veterans and Their Families Obtain Stable Housing and Employment”

June 21:  Chris Payano, Branch Manager, Members 1st Federal Credit Union (Bethlehem), on the topic of “Banking and Veterans”

July 19:  Reed Walker,  Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator, Allentown VA Outpatient Clinic, on the topic of “Why a Suicide Prevention Program is Needed in the Lehigh Valley”

August 16:  Mark Baylis, CEO and Founder, VALOR Clinic Foundation, on the topic of “Camp Trexler — Suicide Prevention?”

September 20:  Lt. Col. Preston Jackson, Professor of Military Science and Leadership, Steel Battalion (U.S. Army ROTC), Lehigh University, on the topic of “The Steel Battalion: Who, What, Where, and Why”

October 18:  Peter Stinson, Executive Director, Twilight Wish Foundation, on the topic of “The Twilight Wish Foundation’s Involvement with Local Veterans”

November 15:  Eric Medei, Veterans Service Officer, Hellertown American Legion 397, on the topic of “What is an Accredited Veterans Service Officer?”                               Shawn Welch, American Legion Post 397, on “Allentown’s Camp Crane and Military Construction”, followed by a membership survey

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Events to Note

See “Calendar

Note: Other events, especially those not physically occurring in the Lehigh Valley, are posted on Facebook.

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