Veterans Support Council, Inc.

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Mission & Goals
Directors & Officers
Meetings & Events
After Action Form
Mayors' Advisory Council for VeteransMACV & VSC Welcome Home Marion County Veterans

MACV's purpose is to build a stronger coalition of service providers in Marion County, through monthly networking meetings, that will better serve and support our Veterans, Military, and their Families by working across organizations lines to coordinate their resources and help solve common Veteran issues.

Marion County Mayors' & Town Manager


Joseph Hogsett
Joseph Hogsett
(317) 327-3601

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Beech Grove

Dennis Buckley
Dennis Buckley
(317) 788-4977

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Steve Collier
Steve Collier
(317) 545-6191

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Russell McClure
Russell McClure
(317) 786-5489

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Jacob Blasdel
Jacob Blasdel
Town Manager
(317) 246-4111

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MACV's Mission & Goals

MACV's Mission: 

  • Hold monthly Networking meetings with public and private Veterans Service Providers;
  • Form Research Committees that gather information on topics of the concerns and needs of our Veteran population;
  • Identify local Service Organizations that provides services and programs to our Marion County Veterans that can be published on VSC's Resource Center.

MACV's Goals:

  • Better serve, inform, and advise the Mayors' and Town Managers of Marion County on issues that affect Veterans, Military and their Families in our community;
  • Better serve, inform, and advise our Marion County Veterans, Military and their Families about services and programs available to them by helping VSC build a database made up from organizations in our communities that are already striving to help our Veterans, Military personnel and their Families.


Directors & Officers

Officers & Directors were elected on 21Jan20 (*Founding Director)

Predident & CEO
& *Director
Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
(317) 632-0500

Executive Vice-President
& *Director
Charlie Russell
Charlie Russell
(317) 872-2800

& *Director
Bonnie Wooden
Bonnie Wooten

(317) 737-1605

& *Director
Jerry Morgan
Jerry Morgan

Indy Vet House
(317) 946-7020

Thomas Harris
Thomas Harris
Adventist Helping Vets
(317) 294-9392

Dave Sassman
David Sasman

Indy Vet House
(317) 313-3710

Steering Committee,
Chairman & *Director
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Stacy Dieckman
Veteran Business Network
(317) 344-976

Jim Patton
Jim Patton
World Financial Group
(317) 319-3523


MACV's Meetings

MACV's Monthly Networking Meetings:

Anyone that wants to learn how they can help support our Veterans just needs to show up at one of our MACV or MACV Committee meetings.

  • If you want to share your information on how you and/or your organization can benefit Marion County Veterans, remember to bring from 50 to 60 copies of your brochures or fliers to distribute to the group.
  • Guests are always welcome to make brief presentations (under 2 minutes) on how their organization benefits Veterans during the "Roundtable" period at any MACV meeting;
    • If Guests will require more than 2 minutes for their presentation, they must be approved in advance by the Leadership Committee.

MACV's Meetings in 2020
MACV meetings are always on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and runs from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

  • January 21st, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • February 18th, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • March 17th, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • April 21st, '20

    21set & Shadeland Ave
  • May 19th, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • June 16th, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • July 21st, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • August 18th, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • September 22nd, '20

    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • October 20th, '20
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • November 17th, '20

    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • December 15th, '20
    AMVET's Post 99
    2840 Lafayette Rd


About MACV

MACV's Guidelines for Membership:
(Revised 1Dec19 at 0945)

Requirements for being a MACV Member or a MACV Associate (No fees or dues are ever required):

  • MACV Members (Voting Members - will be issued name and organizational tags):
    • Must have attended at least six (6) monthly meetings within the last 12 months and be informed on the subject to be voted on;
    • MACV's Directors and Officers are automatically MACV Member;
    • VSC's Directors and Officers are automatically MACV Members.
    • MACV Steering Committee Members are automatically MACV Members.

  • MACV Associates (DO NOT Vote):
    • Must attend at least 2 to 3 meetings during a 12-month period to remain a MACV Associate and remain on our active emailing list.

  • Guests or Visiting Speakers - Individuals or Organizations (DO NOT Vote).

MACV Members:

  • DO vote on what new projects MACV may or may not want to get involved with.
  • DO vote on who serves on the MACV Research Committees.
  • DO vote on suggestions and recommendations from the MACV Research Committees before they are sent to the Mayors.
  • DO vote on who serves on the MACV Steering Committee.
  • DO vote on suggestions and recommendations from the MACV Steering Committee before they are implemented.
    • The Steering Committee elects a Chairman which will be a MACV Officer.
  • DO vote to recommend MACV Directors once a year.
  • DO NOT vote on the day-to-day operations of MACV, that is the duties of the MACV's Officers.

MACV Directors (initially a total of 7, 4 which are VSC Directors) (after the August Mayor's event, 2 more Directors will be added):

  • Serve for a period of one year.
  • Review recommendations from MACV Members on potential MACV Directors.
  • Select future MACV Directors
  • Elect the MACV Officers - The MACV Directors vote on the MACV Officers once a year.

MACV Officers - Minimum Total of 7 are required, plus MACV's Immediate Past President in September 2020:

  • President & CEO
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Chairman of the Steering Committee
  • Committee Navigator
  • Immediate Past President

MACV Officers - Responsibilities:

  • For the day-to-day operations of MACV.
  • Organizing MACV's monthly meeting.
  • Organizing MACV's 4 Committees:
    • Steering Committee
    • Homeless & Faith Based
    • Health & Wellness
    • Education & Employment
  • Work with VSC on the Event Planning Committee for the Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event
  • There is limited fund raising in MACV because of the potential conflict of interest with politics, different communities, etc.  
    • VSC is responsible for funding and promoting MACV's major Projects.


MACV's Meeting / Event After-Action Form

If you have any suggestions or complaints or compliment you want to make to MACV or VSC, please fill out the below form and click on the "Submit to MACV".

Thanks for your input, if you have any additional questions, please contact Don Hawkins at: or call me at (317) 632-0500

For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(800) 273-8255 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence dial 1-(800) 332-7385 or (317) 926-4357 for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran or a Family member of a Veteran in search of information on his/her benefits and/or you/they require immediate services, you can dial 2-1-1, or contact one of the service providers or organizations listed on our "Resources" for Veterans page.

Please Note:

  • VSC & MACV are not providers of any direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs and benefits for Veterans, Military and their Families.

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