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 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


Indianapolis

Joseph Hogsett
Joseph Hogsett
Mayor
(317) 327-3601

Indianapolis Flag
www.Indy.gov


Beech Grove

Dennis Buckley
Dennis Buckley
Mayor
(317) 788-4977

Beech Grove Flag
www.beechgrove.com


Lawrence

Steve Collier
Steve Collier
Mayor
(317) 545-6191

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www.cityoflawrence.org


Southport

Russell McClure
Russell McClure
Mayor
(317) 786-5489

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www.Southport.in.gov


Speedway

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

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www.speedwayin.gov


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MACV's Mission & Goals

MACV's Mission:

To Partner with and Support, Marion County Veteran Service Organizations and Service Providers that offer goods, services, programs and benefits to our Veterans, Military, and their Families through monthly networking meetings, and hosting the annual "Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day" event.

MACV's Goals:

To 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.

To Better Serve, Inform, and Advise our Marion County Veterans, Military and their Families about goods, services, programs and benefits available to them by helping VSC build a database compiled from all organizations in and around Marion County that are already striving to help our Veterans, Military and their Families.


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Directors, Officers & Coordinators

MACV is guided by a seven (7) member Board of Directors and five (5) Officers
No less than five (5) members of its Board of Directors must be Veterans.
Current Officers & Directors were elected on 21Jan20

(*Indicates a Founding Director)


President & CEO
& *Director
Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
HRH & HHOOT
Hawkins@VSC.ooo
(317) 632-0500


Executive Vice-President
& *Director
Charlie Russell
Charlie Russell
ESGR
charlieru@aol.com
(317) 872-2800


VIce-President
& *Director
Jerry Morgan
Jerry Morgan
Indy Vet House
jlmorgansemperfi@aol.com
(317) 946-7020


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*Director
Bonnie Wooden
Bonnie Wooten
DAR
bkwooten@myninestar.net
(317) 737-1605



*Director
Thomas Harris
Thomas Harris
Adventist Helping Vets
teharris87@yahoo.com
(317) 294-9392


Events Coordinator
& *Director
Dave Sassman
David Sassman

Indy Vet House
indywiz1645@gmail.com
(317) 313-3710


Steering Committee,
Chairman & *Director
Stacy Dieckman
Stacy Dieckman
Veteran Business Network
stacydieckman@gmail.com
(317) 344-976


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Committees
Coordinator
Jim Patton
Jim Patton
MassMutual Midwest
jamespatton@financialguide.com
(317) 319-3523


Speakers
Coordinator
Ron Sukenick
Ron Sukenick
Public Speaker
rs@ronsukenick.com
(317) 696-1367


eNews
Coordinator
Gunta Irbe - MACV's E-News Coordinator
Gunta Irbe
Wright & Associates
gunta@wrightattys.com
(317) 599-0191


Social Media
Coordinator
Noreen Gilliland
Noreen Gilliland
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noreengilliland@gmail.com
(626) 616-3201


MACV's Coordinators - Because of all the activities that make up a MACV Meeting and other MACV & VSC activities, we have several coordinators that volunteer their time to help keep track of our activities. Feel free to contact them when you need to coordinate your request with MACV or one of our events.

  • Events Coordinator - Contact if you want to get your event promoted to all MACV Members.
  • Committees Coordinator - Contact if you want to serve on one of MACV or VSC's committees.
  • Speakers Coordinator - Contact if you want to be a Guest Speaker at one of our MACV meetings.
  • eNews Coordinator - Contact if you want to get something published in MACV's eNews letter.
  • Social Media Coordinator - Contact if you want to get something published on MACV's Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & Instagram web pages.

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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 meetings.

  • Information Sharing - If anyone wants to share their information on how you and/or your organization can benefit Marion County Veterans, remember to bring from 50 to 60 copies of your brochures, flyers or business cards to distribute or to place on our Information Table located at entrance to the room.  You can also make a brief presentation (under 2 minutes) during the "Roundtable" period.
  • 1st Time Guests - 1st Time Guests are always welcome to make brief presentations (under 2 minutes) on how their organization benefits Veterans.  If more time is needed they can take it during our "Roundtable" period.
  • Guest Speakers - If a Guest or a MACV Member requires more than 2 minutes for their presentation, they must be approved in advance by MACV's Speakers Coordinator, Ron Sukenick.  Guest Speakers are asked to keep their presentations between 8 to 10 minutes.
  • MACV's Meeting Agenda - The format we use at all MACV meetings. MACV Meeting Agenda.

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
    Marriott-East
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • February 18th, '20
    Marriott-East
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • March 17th, '20
    Marriott-East
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • April 21st, '20
    Marriott-East

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

    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • October 20th, '20
    Marriott-East
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • November 17th, '20
    Marriot-East

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


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About MACV


MACV's Guidelines for Membership:

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) (In September 2020, 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.
  • Appoint the MACV Coordinators - The MACV Directors appoint the MACV Coordinators as needed.

MACV Officers - Total of 5 are authorized thru September 2020:

  1. President & CEO
  2. Executive Vice-President
  3. Vice-President
  4. Secretary
  5. Chairman of MACV's Steering Committee

MACV Officers - Responsibilities:

  • For the day-to-day operations of MACV.
  • Organizing MACV's monthly meeting.
  • Selecting MACV Coordinators for:
    • Committees
    • Speakers
    • Newsletter
    • Social Media
  • Organize with the Committees Coordinator, 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.

Note: There is limited fundraising 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.



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MACV's Meeting / Event After-Action Form

Event or Meeting After-Action Report

If you have any suggestions, complaints, or compliments 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:

Hawkins@VSC.ooo 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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