Dear Advocates:

Kalamazoo County is blessed to have a great veteran’s service office that is helpful in finding resources that veterans may not know about (269-373-5361).  Our August program covered a range of veteran’s benefits and services and was full of important information.  We thank presenters Pete Green, Kalamazoo County VSO, Peter Dickow, Sen. Gary Peters office, Tammy Taylor representing Rep. Julie Rogers and Jim Stephanak.  Jim invites veterans and spouses of all ages, no matter where they live, to join the group he coordinates each 2ndThursday of the month at the Portage Community Senior Center, 12:00-1:30 p.m. for lunch, fellowship, and guest speakers.  Call 269-329-4555 for reservations one week before.  You do not need to be a member of the senior center to participate.

KCASI’s September 19 program features Kalamazoo County Clerk Meredith Place and League of Women Voters and KCASI member, Denise Hartsough, informing us about the November 8 election, its security, ballot questions, and more.  You do not need to be a member to attend program meetings.  Here is a flyer you can send to others or post.


Judy Sivak, President

Danna Downing, Secretary

Jan Livesay, Treasurer

Kellie Cody, At-Large

Ros Robbert, At-Large

Frank Cody, Legislative Chair

Joyce Stout, Past President