Events

Apr
17
Wed
April 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The next meeting of CVO is on this Wednesday, April 17th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago. It will be in the second floor Conference Room.

The agenda will include a report about the advances in the struggle for Dental Care for all Veterans, the Bill (HR 96) that calls for that, and our radio and TV efforts to get the word out. There will be more, of course!

The elections to the CVO Executive Committee will be held at the May meeting. Pay your Individual dues ($10) or Organizational dues ($50) in order to vote!

As usual, refreshments will be served.

Parking in the garage will be validated. Get the validation at the front desk as you arrive!

See you there!

May
15
Wed
May 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, May 15th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA at 820 S Damen in Chicago.

We will be holding elections to the CVO Executive Committee at this meeting! You must be a member to vote.

Also on the Agenda: CAN-TV. We will discuss hosting a regular show, in rotation with other Veterans groups, on CAN-TV. Volunteers to get trained and participate in this project need to be at this meeting.

We’ll also discuss the latest developments in getting HR 96 – Dental Care for ALL Veterans – voted on and passed in the House of Representatives.

… and MORE!!

As usual, we will have refreshments. Parking in the garage will be validated. Get your validation when you arrive!

See you there!

Jun
19
Wed
June 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, June 19th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA at 820 S Damen in Chicago.

Our Chairman and Treasurer will be absent, so the election of officers will take place at the Board meeting to be held at 6 PM on July 17, prior to the regular meeting.
We will discuss the latest developments in getting HR 96 – Dental Care for ALL Veterans – voted on and passed in the House of Representatives..… and MORE!!
As usual, we will have refreshments. Parking in the garage will be validated. Get your validation when you arrive!

See you there!
Jul
17
Wed
July 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital

The next meeting of CVO will be held this Wednesday, July 17th, at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Show up early to make sure we begin on time and to get refreshments!

The Agenda will include presentations of Member Organizations and Committees. We will discuss the plans for CVO for the next year and how each of us can participate.

As always, refreshments will be served and parking in the garage will be validated. Get your parking validation at the main desk when you arrive to help keep it simple.

See you there!!

Sep
18
Wed
September 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital

The next meeting of CVO is this Wednesday, September 18th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

Anthony Travis will be making a presentation on the tax system and how it affects veterans and what we need to do about it. Anthony is a dynamic speaker and has studied the Illinois tax system in detail.

As usual, refreshments will be served and parking in the garage will be validated. Get your validation at the front desk when you arrive!

See you there!

Oct
16
Wed
October 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital

The next meeting of CVO will be this coming Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Hospital (820 S Damen in Chicago).

The agenda will include a presentation by Adam Winters, the Veterans representative from Rep. Quigley’s office (5th District). We will also discuss a major fundraising event in the spring of 2020 with Thaddies Holloway..

The CVO Executive Committee will meet in the Conference Room at 6 PM. All Executive Committee members should arrive early (5:45) to make sure the meeting starts on time and we have enough time to conduct the business at hand.

As usual, parking in the garage will be validated. Get your parking validation at the front desk when you arrive.

Refreshments – including pizza – will be served.

See you at the meeting!

Nov
20
Wed
November 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
November 2019 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago).

On the agenda will be a presentation about the new Poor People’s Campaign, a discussion of holding a major fundraiser next spring, and more.

Refreshments will be served. Parking in the garage will be validated. Get your parking validated at the front desk when you arrive.

See you there!

Jan
15
Wed
January 2020 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 2020 CVO Meeting @ Jesse Brown VA Hospital

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

We’re back! And the next CVO Meeting is at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 15th at the Jesse Brown VA in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. The presentation will be about Native American Veterans. The presenter will be Joseph Podlasek. Mr. Podlasek is a citizen of the LCO Ojibwe Tribe in Northern WI and is of Polish descent. After 14 years of leadership services to the Native and cultural communities in Chicago and at national levels, his focus is on creating awareness and cultural education through education programs in the, arts, veterans and fatherhood services. Be sure to come out and learn about the Native American veteran heroes!

Of course, refreshments will be served and parking in the garage will be validated. Be sure to get your validation at the front desk as you arrive.

Other agenda items will include the struggle for Dental Care for Veterans, CVO business and future plans.

See you there!

May
20
Wed
May 2020 CVO meeting via Zoom
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
May 2020 CVO meeting via Zoom

Reminder: The next meeting of CVO will be on Zoom at 7 PM on THIS Wednesday, May 20th.

CVO is online! CVO – like all organizations should – is protecting its members in this period of home sheltering and social distancing. We will continue to meet and work for veterans and their families! We are doing this by continuing to meet in ways that utilize the technology available to carry out the CVO mission: The Coalition of Veterans Organizations is a group of individuals and member organizations whose purpose is to advocate for and educate veterans and the public on issues that impact veterans and their families.

We hope you will take the time to attend this meeting. There are no transportation difficulties, so the time for the meeting is only the time you will be online. Seeing each other face to face using the video feature gives the meeting a personal feel and makes what we’re doing real. Please give it a shot.

The agenda will include a presentation and discussion of our ongoing homeless work. Board Members LaTanya Gamblin and Cmdr. Frank Thompson have been visiting homeless encampments and providing food, masks and gloves.

We will also have nominations for the CVO Executive Committee. Elections will be held at the June meeting (Wednesday, June 17th). The current Executive Committee will recommend nominations and nominations from the floor will be accepted.

Needless to say, we won’t have refreshments at the meeting, but the good news is you can bring your own! Enjoy the comfort of your home while meeting with CVO!!

Here’s the information on Zoom:

For new users, Zoom is a video-conferencing software that is easy to use and very reliable. Members can also call in from their phones without video. We are aware of the recent security concerns and have taken steps to ensure the security of the meeting, including implementation of a password to enter the meeting and having a trained host for the meeting that can enforce appropriate standards of conduct for all attendees.

To join, just click on the following on your computer, your smart phone or your tablet. All you need is an Internet connection:

Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/6857448800?pwd=K1V6eHRha2R4Y25rbXBybzl2MlNOdz09

The first time, it will ask you to download Zoom. Allow this or join on your browser. Join with video.

If you prefer to only use the telephone, call one of these numbers and when asked, put in the Meeting ID and password followed by the #.

1-312-626-6799 or 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 685 744 8800 Password: 357489

If you want to use the Zoom App, you can download it from www.zoom.us on your computer or from the App Store on your phone or tablet. To join the meeting, select “Join” and put in the Meeting ID and password above.

See you on Wednesday, May 20th at 7!! Be well and be safe!!

Jun
17
Wed
June 2020 CVO meeting via Zoom
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
June 2020 CVO meeting via Zoom

The next meeting of CVO will be on Zoom on this coming Wednesday, June 17th at 7 PM. Information for connecting on Zoom is below.

This is the election meeting! We will hold elections for the CVO Executive Committee.

We will also have a discussion and presentation of Illinois Joining Forces, an important veterans coalition in Illinois that CVO is a member of. In a related discussion, we will discuss recruiting volunteers for our CVO Committees.

Additionally, we will soon be facing the possibility that the Jesse Brown VA will allow us to have face-to-face (f2f) meetings in the not-too-distant future. If so, we will discuss how we might go to hybrid meetings that will allow people to show up at the VA or connect and participate via Zoom.

Getting into Zoom: To join, just click on the following on your computer, your smart phone or your tablet. All you need is an Internet connection:

Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/6857448800?pwd=K1V6eHRha2R4Y25rbXBybzl2MlNOdz09

The first time, it will ask you to download Zoom. Allow this or join on your browser. Join with video.

If you prefer to only use the telephone, call one of these numbers and when asked, put in the Meeting ID and password followed by the #.

1-312-626-6799 or 1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 685 744 8800
Password: 357489

If you want to use the Zoom App, you can download it from www.zoom.us on your computer or from the App Store on your phone or tablet. To join the meeting, select “Join” and put in the Meeting ID and password above.

See you on Wednesday, June 17th at 7!! Be well and be safe!!