Focus Group 9/16/09
|Our host, The Hamilton County
Veterans invited the Noblesville Chief of Police, Kevin Jowitt to
make a few opening remarks. Chief Jowitt took the opportunity to
welcome the veterans who attended, and with Veterans day just a week
away, thank them for their service to our country.
|The turnout was
exceptional. We had 86+ veterans hear from Social Security,
Veterans Administration, National Cemetery Administration, Indiana
Veterans Home, State Health Insurance Assistance Program and County
Veterans Service Officer.
In the middle of everything was Lynn Epperson, HCV Secretary, who manned the
sign-in table and saw to it that everyone signed in, picked up a name
badge and got a copy of the Seminar Packet. We offer a
special word of thanks to Lynn; she came early and stayed late - from setup to cleanup.
The morning opened with Wayne Long (HCV Treasurer) leading us in the Pledge and followed by Chief Jowitt. Joy Seifert, Indianapolis VAMC Chief of Benefits, was the first speaker to take the podium and the morning concluded with Jay Kendall, Mami County Veterans Service Officer. In between we heard from John W. Williams, Social Security, Larry Miller, SHIP State Trainer, Elfrieda Robinson, National Cemetery Administration and Antonio Stewart (and Melissa Durr), Indiana Veterans Home.