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Over Eleven Years of Continuous Service to Our Veterans Community
Our first MACV meeting was on the 18th of January 2011 at the American Legion Post 500 in Speedway.  We have met every 3rd Tuesday of every month since 2011 at various locations and now meet at the Indiana Veterans Center at 777 N Meridian St in Indy at 1:00 PM.
Mayors' Advisory Council for Veterans MACV & VSC Welcome Home Marion County Veterans
MACV Meeting Information Log Into Current Zoom Meeting (Password "Don")
Members Folders Members & Associates Meetings Calendar eNews & Minutes Events Calendar

Mayors Joe Hogsett & Steve Collier Mayor Hogsett & Rees Morgan Don Hawkins, Mayord Greg Ballard & Russ Eaglin Thomas Harris, Sen Evan Bayh & Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins opening speaker at the Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event Mike Hamm, Sammy L. Davis and Don Hawkins Jerry Morgan, Mayor Hogsett & Ken Hall
Heather  Harvey presenting Don Hawkins with a Certificate of Appreciation from Congressman's Carson's Office for 10 years of Service for MACV members

Congratulations to MACV for 10 years of service to our Veterans Services community.
VSC & MACV's Commemorative Challenge Coins celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event are now available at VSC, MACV meetings, or online.  Please visit our Donate Page to place your order for immediate delivery.  Thank You.
10th Anniversary Coin

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

Lawrence Flag
www.cityoflawrence.org


Southport

Mayor Jim Cooney
Jim Cooney
Mayor
(317) 786-5489

Southport Flag
www.Southport.in.gov


Speedway

Grant Kleinhenz, Town Manager of Speedway
Grant Kleinhenz
Town Manager
(317) 246-4100

Speedway Flag
www.speedwayin.gov


MACV's Purpose, Mission & Goals

MACV's Purpose:

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.

MACV's Mission:

To Network with, Partner and Support, Marion County Veteran Service Organizations and Service Providers that offer goods, services, programs and benefits to our Veterans, Military, and their Families.

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.


Committee Members & Management

MACV is guided by a seven (7) member Executive Committee.
No less than five (5) members of its Executive Committee must be Veterans.
Current Executive Committee Members were re-elected on Nov21 to serve thru 31Aug22.
As of the 1st of December 2021 the MACV Logo/Trademark is owned by Veterans Support Council, Inc.
MACV is an advisory & networking organization only.  MACV will never ask you for money.


Executive
Committee Member
Chair
Marines
Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
Hawkins@Veterans.ooo
(317) 632-0500


Executive
Committee Member
CoChair
Air Force
Charlie Russell
Charlie Russell
charlieru@aol.com
(317) 872-2800


Executive
Committee Member
Marines
Jerry Morgan
Jerry Morgan
jlmorgansemperfi@aol.com
(317) 946-7020


Executive
Committee Member
DAR
Bonnie Wooden
Bonnie Wooten
woo10.bjk@gmail.com

(317) 727-1605


Executive
Committee Member
Marines
Stacy Dieckman
Stacy Dieckman

stacydieckman@gmail.com
(317) 344-9767


Executive
Committee Member
Air Force
Dave Sassman
David Sassman

indywiz1645@gmail.com
(317) 313-3710


Executive
Committee Member
Army
Thomas Harris
Thomas Harris

teharris87@yahoo.com
(317) 294-9392


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Coordinators

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
Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
Hawkins@Veterans.ooo
(317) 632-0500


Committees
Coordinator
Ron Sukenick
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Speakers
Coordinator
Dave Sassman
David Sassman

indywiz1645@gmail.com
(317) 313-3710


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


Social Media
Coordinator
Kimberly Duff
Kimberly Duff
kduff@voain.org
(317) 650-5358


  • 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.

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 the 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
MACV meetings are always on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and runs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
 

Zoom Meeting Information for HRH, HHOOT, VSC or MACV meetings,
click on: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85760790928?pwd=cDVteXRDcU1vQ3R0NjNQZllkZHBKZz09
 
(password "Don")
  • January
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • February
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • March
    Indiana Veteran Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available

  • April
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available

  • May
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • June
  • Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • July
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • August
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian Std Ave
    Zoom also available
  • September
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • October
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • November
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available
  • December
    Indiana Veterans Center
    777 N Meridian St
    Zoom also available


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 Committee Members, Chair & CoChair are automatically MACV Members;
    • 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 any 12-month period to remain a MACV Associate and remain on our active email 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 who 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 Executive Committee Members (A total of 7, 4 which are VSC Directors):

  • Serve for one year.
  • Review recommendations from MACV Members on potential MACV Advisors.
  • Select future MACV Executive Committee Members.
  • Appoint a MACV Chair & CoChair once a year.
  • Appoint the MACV Coordinators as needed.
  • Appoint the Chair of MACV's Steering Committee 

MACV Management - 

  1. Chair
  2. CoChair

MACV Executive Members - 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 Sub-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: Veterans Support Council, Inc. (VSC) is responsible for any and all funding and promotions of all MACV's major Projects.



For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • New - dial 988 - By dialing 988 your call will be immediately routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
    • The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) is always available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.,
  • 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-(866) 211-9966 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence, dial 1-(800) 332-7385 in Indy for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran, or a family member of a Veteran, in search of information on how to get goods or services you/they may need, you can dial 2-1-1 or contact one of the Service Providers or Veterans Organizations listed on our "Resources" page.
  • Cellphone users in Marion County may now dial 3-1-1 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

Please Note:

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

Disclaimer:

  • This is a private website and is NOT affiliated with any U.S. government or U.S. Armed Forces agencies.
  • We reserve the right to monitor the content of this website and regret that some suggested or recommended resources may not be accepted for one reason or another.
  • The information and organizations listed on this website do not necessarily mean that we endorse their information, data, or their resources.  We have done our best to include information and resources that benefit our Veterans, the Military Community, and their Families.

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