MIWVE - Has
successfully hosted Michigan Women Veterans Conferences since 2016 with the
support of our partners, sponsors, friends and supporters over the years.
We are so grateful!
However, it has come to our attention that a 2022 "Michigan Women Veterans
Conference" has been scheduled in June 2022 by the MVAA - Michigan
Veterans Affairs Agency.
(RET) US Army - Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon announced verbally and posted a
notice on the printed programs that were handed out at our last conference in
2019 in Southfield, MI. In which MVAA's staff was present, honored as a speaker
and a resource vendor at our last conference in 2019.
It was respectfully
requested that others specifically in the women veteran's community in Michigan
to refrain from the use of MIWVE's brand, the names of our conferences, events
and programs and etc... in any capacity.
We have worked hard to
build this brand in Michigan due the COVID-19 Pandemic our conferences and in
person events have been put on hold until further notice.
On April 1, 2022, our
organization's attorney notified MVAA's Director via letter mailed through
USPS. Requesting that MVAA change the name of their conference to avoid
consumer, supporter and sponsor confusion and out of respect for the hard work
that MIWVE has done for the women veterans and veteran's community at large
over the years.
However, our request
was not granted it was dismissed, disregarded and deemed not important. Due to
this lack of acknowledgement and no response to our request unfortunately MIWVE
has to officially notify the public and the veteran's community that it is not
affiliated or associated with MVAA's Michigan Women Veterans Conference or
anything else in regard to this organization.
We hope that the
Michigan Veterans Community at large will apply the military core values of
loyalty, duty, respect, courage, honor, integrity and selfless service while
serving within our communities at large and towards each other.
We have faith that God
will continue to grant us favor, wisdom, resources and give us continued
success as we humbly serve those in need of empowerment and our services within
What empowers you,
let's pass it on! God bless, Happy Spring and Stay safe!
Phone (810) 373-5744