UAW Region 1

Veterans Council

Scheduled meeting dates for Region 1 Veterans Council for the remainder of 2013 and 2014 are as follows:

  • Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held at Region 1 Headquarters located at 27800 George Merrelli Dr., Warren, MI 48092.

Upcoming Events:

  • September 14, 2013 GLNC, Civil War Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
  • September 15, 2013 UAW Region 1 Veterans Council Car Show
  • October 15-17, 2013 Satnd Down (more info to follow).
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We are pleased to announce that UAW Region 1 will be hosting our 14th Annual Car Show to be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013, with all proceeds are used to help area Veterans and their families.

The Region 1 Veterans Council organizes clothing drives for homeless veterans and distributes gifts to the veterans at the Detroit V.A. Hospital. The Council is also involved in fundraising for the Michigan Vietnam Memorial in Lansing and the Veterans Memorials in Pontiac and Warren.

Region 1’s veterans are actively involved in sending phone cards and care packages to our deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Veteran’s Council is an intricate part of society displaying respect for the veteran’s contribution to our country. Each veteran deserves this acknowledgement; this is why it is so important to help replenish their funds. Please join us in our endeavor.

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UAW Local 400 - Romeo Engine Plant presents the "High Five Tour" supporting Wounded Warriors - Monday, August 12, 2013 at 701 East St. Clair Street, Romeo, MI. The event  is to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors, There will be a Car Show with prizes. Registration 9:00a.m. There will be On-site Registration — $15.00 Judging begins at 5:00p.m.

Show your support by signing the vehicle, which features a 5.8L Specialty Hand Built Romeo Engine. Commemorative T-shirts will be sold at the event. There will be a DJ, food, fun and games in the East parking Lot.

100% of ALL proceeds raised during this event will go to the Wounded Warriors Family Support Project. For more info go to :

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The UAW Region 1 - 13th Annual Car Show hosted by the Veterans Council was held Sunday, September 16, 2012.  It was a huge success!

There were vehicles showcased from many eras, makes and models. There was fun for the whole family - music, food raffles and prizes.

We hope that you will enjoy our slideshow of the event. (Please click link below.)

See you next year!

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Please join us, for the Grand Unveiling Ceremony, of the Heart of America Memorial. The Heart of America Memorial is being dedicated in honor of the Macomb County heroes who have given their lives, serving our country, in the Global War on Terrorism.

The ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., in front of the Macomb County Administration Building, 1 S. Main Street, Mount Clemens, Michigan.

This event is proudly sponsored by UAW Local 400. To RSVP please call UAW Local 400 (586) 731-6270 ext. 24 or email

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Brother John L. Jourdan, the Chairman of the UAW Region 1 Veterans Council; a friend of all veterans; John was known as the veterans’ veteran.

John departed July 25, 2000, leaving a legacy of accomplishments. He served as Chairperson for our Council from June 15, 1991 to July 25, 2000.  Read more >>>>

The following is the 2011 meeting schedule for the Veterans Council.  All meetings will be held at Region 1.  Tuesday meetings will start at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Read more >>>>

The UAW Region 1 Veterans Council was formed with the desire and the hope to create a place within our UAW that our Veterans could come for help and guidance with any and all situations. Read more >>>>

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