Focus Group 9/16/09
June 24, 2010
4th Annual Veterans Health Benefits Seminar
American Legion Post #500
|The 4th Annual Veterans Health Benefits Seminar was a special mix of new faces and old friends.
experience with the first three Seminars in Speedway taught us that the
optimum number of Seminar guests for Legion Post 500 was 75 to 80.
We had 77 RSVP to attend, 15% were unable to attend and an
unregistered walk-up of more than 20+ for a total of nearly 90 guests.
Limiting attendance to about 90 allowed each guest the opportunity to
receive indiviualized and special attention from the speakers during
Miller from SHIP, Tom Hyatt from Veterans Funeral Care, Jennie
Gatchell, Roudebush VAMC and Lori Turpin Hendricks County VSO spoke
again this year. There were some new faces too. John
Williams and Charo Boyd from Social Security, Tony Stewart and Tamara
Coy from the Indiana Veterans Home and Michelle Mayer (below left in
flowered blouse) of Attorney General Zoeller's Office all took the
podium. Ms. Mayer took some time during a break to answer
specific questions on special issues.
three ladies pictured above right, Donna Surrett, left,
(Congressman Carson), Tresa Baker, center, (Congressman Burton) and
Emmy Huffman, right, (Senator Lugar) have been at each of the three
prior events in Speedway. When all other avenues fail, our elected
officals are there to help, and these ladies are the first line of