Thursday, January 19, 2017

Veterans Events & Announcements 1/19 to 2/19

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there is no new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html 

If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military-events

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"Special Thanks to ABC Warehouse!" As many of you know I volunteer at the Metro Airport Freedom Center, something like a USO. We currently have served over 325,000 troops, dependents, and veterans. Recently our fridge died and it was the great folks at ABC Warehouse that stepped forward and supplied the center, free of charge, a nice new fridge! Just wanted to acknowledge their generosity.

"Veterans & Social Security" This info might help some vets get an increase in your monthly SSA check. This only applies to veterans that served between 1957 & 1968 and who retired before 2002. Since the SSA uses the last 35 years of employment to determine how much your benefit will be, the vets in the mentioned group can have about $12,000 added to their income summary for their years in the service. That could make a difference in how much your benefit check will be. For complete info see the SSA webpage dedicted to this issue.

EVENTS!

"Thursday, January 19, 2017" Soldier Angels will be hosting another in their series of free food for vets at the American Legion Joe Louis Post 375 (Parking Lot) 19486 Sherwood Street Detroit, from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, In Partnership with Gleaners Food Bank https://soldiersangels.formstack.com/forms/detroitmfd. You must register in advance at the website or call 210-629-0020. See flyer for more details.

"Friday, January 27, 2017" The Student Veterans of America (SVA), U of M Ann Arbor Campus, if hosting their 8th annual Benefit Dinner at the Rogel Ballroom in the Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM . All proceeds will benefit the Washtenaw County Vet Treatment Court & Region 9 VCAT. For more info see flyer. To get tickets click here.

"Friday, January 27, 2017" There will be a Macomb County Community Veteran focused hiring event from 9AM till 1PM at Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp. Open to the public, no registration required in advance. See flyer for more info.

"Wednesday, February 1, 2017" Southfield VFW 2645 is hosting its monthly Spaghetti Dinner social from 5 till 7PM at the post, 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield, rear entrance. $7 for all you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread, & salad. For more info call Don at 248-971-5844 or see flyer.

"Tuesday, February 7, 2017" Southfield Human Services will be hosting the first Tuesday of each month Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc., to provide supportive services to veterans that are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. This take place at Southfield City Hall, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, from 1 till 3PM. This is open to all vets in Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, Saginaw, Lapeer, & Genesee Counties. For more info call 248-796-4540 or seeflyer.

"Sunday, February 12, 2017" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (www.mimths.org) is hosting another in their lecture series and book review, "A Victim No More," A story of struggle, healing, and restoration by Sgt Stephanie J. Shannon - Best Selling Author of Battling the Storm Within and Founder and CEO of Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment. Takes place at the museum, Stevens Dr, Eastpointe, starting at 2PM. Admission by donation.

"Wednesday, February 15, 2017" The Macomb Community College Veterinary Program will be providing a long list of free services to veterans' dogs & cats, from 11AM till 3PM. For a complete list of free services see flyer. This is by reservation only at 586-286-2096 or email to francisL@macomb.edu.

"Saturday, February 18, 2017" Camp Liberty will be hosting its annual "Diamond & Spurs" Gala at the Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft Road, in Livonia from 4 till 10PM. Visit Camp Liberty for more information. See the registration flyer on their website for complete details for you which is also on line at https://camp-liberty.org/event/diamonds-spurs-camp-liberty-gala/.


--   Tim Wirkus  USAF 66-70  VFW 2645  Life Member  VVA 154 Life Member  DAV 19 Life Member  AM Legion 328 Member  Sfd Vet Commission Member

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