By Terrance Manuelito
LCO Tribal Aging/Veterans Services Director
Boozhoo to you all, Thank you for taking the time to read some updates regarding the LCO Elder Services Center. I recently attended the Spring County/Tribal Veterans Conference in Racine, WI earlier this month and received a lot of great information and resources for LCO, during that week I also traveled to Madison, WI to take part in the “State of the Tribes address”, I was part of the LCO Honor Guard which included Gary Quaderer Sr., Vernon Martin, Rich Bartold, and myself, it was my first time taking part in a significant event and I was honored to be a part of all eleven tribal color guards and tribal leaders.
One of the presenters at the Racine Veterans Conference I got the chance to meet is Jon Weiler, Executive Director of the Highground Veterans Memorial Park located in Neillsville, WI, The LCO Elder Services center would like to extend an invitation to our elder tribal community who would like to participate on a trip to the Highgrounds Veterans Memorial tentatively scheduled on Thursday May 23rd, or Friday May 24th, we will have Bryan and Doreen transporting and assisting with the travel accommodations to also include lunch before the event. If you or someone you know may be interested please contact Doreen Wolfe at (715) 957-0027, we will also be setting up a sign up sheet here at the LCO Elder Center, there is limited seating so please the sooner or better with letting us know. This will be one of many events we want to setup for the upcoming warmer months so please stay tuned and if you have any recommendations, please do not hesitate to let us know, Miigwech!
I also recently attended the LCO Amvets Post 1998 meeting and we are in the planning stages for the LCO Kinnamon Memorial Day Service planned for Monday May 27th, 2019 at 11am, our planning committee consists of Faith Smith, Val Barber, Gary Quaderer Sr., Fred Jack Sr., and myself, I am in the process of updating the flyer so unfortunately it will not be in this month’s LCO Elders Association issue.
As always, please contact me or the LCO Elder Services Staff with any issues and/or concerns that you may have, Thank you and enjoy the weather, (715) 957-0077, Terrance.Manuelito@lco-nsn.gov
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