April 2014 CVO Meeting

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The next meeting of CVO will be on Saturday, April 19th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago. Parking validation will be available. The agenda will include taking our program to our elected representatives, the May Armed Forces Day CVO Fundraiser, and CVO participation in the Memorial Day Parade. Continue reading

Time to renew your CVO Individual / Organizational Membership

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Thank you for your continued support of CVO. Your membership in the Coalition has been an important part of our work. We hope you will renew your membership in 2014. CVO Individual / Organizational Membership runs on a calendar-year basis. Organizational memberships are just $50 and for that, you get one member representative. Individuals memberships are only $10. Continue reading

Eight FREE Cubs tickets for veterans – Apr. 8 & 9 night games

A patriotic member of the Union League Club of Chicago has tickets to Cubs vs. Pirates games (four tickets to each game) coming up next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (7:05 p.m., Apr. 8 and 9) at Wrigley Field that he wishes to donate to veterans. Ideally these tickets would be given to/claimed by veterans who otherwise would not be able to attend. Continue reading

Alderman Balcer’s Resolution on Veteran Suicide

Ald. James Balcer (11th), a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Marines Corps, sponsored a resolution calling for a hearing on “the alarming rate of suicide amongst veterans,” and the Human Relations Committee will hold that hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Council Chamber. Continue reading