Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County awards luncheon, March 16, 2019 photos

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County 44th Annual Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon on March 16, 2019, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Congratulations to Dr. Willie Mack  (CVO Chair) and Dr. Mark Weiman, who were awarded the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award for 2019 in recognition of continued support of Veterans and Veteran Affairs.

Next CVO Meeting April 18, 2018

The next meeting of CVO will be held at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in the 2nd floor Conference Room on this Wednesday, April 18th at 7 PM.

We will hold elections to the Executive Committee.

Angela Turner-Susberry will make a presentation to veterans showing that they need to take care of their arrangements in advance, thereby taking the burden off their families. They can share this information with their family and friends.

Donald Evans of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) which organizes workers at Jesse Brown, will make a presentation on the Right to Heal Campaign. Bruce Parry will update the members on the Right to Heal meeting held on this past Saturday and on other activities involving CVO.

As usual, pizza will be served. Parking will be validated.

See you Wednesday!

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County awards luncheon, March 24, 2018 photos

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County 44th Annual Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon on March 24, 2018, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Stanley Porter, USMC awarded VACCC Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award

Willie, Stanley, and Bruce

Willie, Stanley, and Bruce

On March 24, 2018, the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County (VACCC) awarded Stanley Porter, United States Marine WWII, the Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award at the annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago.

Mr. Porter is a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was one of the original African American Veterans admitted into the Marine Corps. And was trained at the segregated camp of Montford Point in 1942. For the remainder of the war, he served in combat as a 90mm anti-aircraft gunner in the Pacific, including on the Marshall Islands.  Mr. Porter has remained active both within the Montford Point Marine Association, Chicago Chapter 2, and within the Coalition of Veterans Organizations.  In 2011, Mr. Porter was active veteran advocate and exemplifies the finest attributes of the veteran’s movement through his selfless service to other veterans.

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Next CVO Meeting March 21, 2018

The next meeting of CVO will be held at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in the 2nd floor Conference Room on this Wednesday, March 21st at 7 PM. The Executive Committee will meet before hand at 6 PM. All are invited. Executive Committee members are encouraged to be on time.

CORRECTION: There will not be an Executive Committee meeting on March 21, 2018 CVO meeting.

LaShun James will make a presentation on Addus Homecare for Veterans. This is an important medical issue for Veterans, so be sure to come and hear LaShun.

Also, nominations will be held for the Executive Committee. All nominations must be made at this meeting. The elections to the CVO Executive Committee will be held at the April meeting.

As usual, pizza will be served. Parking will be validated.

See you Wednesday!

VAC of Cook County Annual Luncheon 2017 Photos

CVO at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Luncheon, on March 18, 2017 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center.  Frank Thompson (CVO’s Veterans Against Violence Committee) receives the Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award from the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County.

Veteran Resource Picnic July 1 2016

VETERANS ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Of Cook county
Please join us at our

Veteran Resource Picnic

Friday JULY 1, 2016
10:00 A.M.
McKinley Park
3900 S. Western
on pershing road

East of Swimming Pool & Basketball Court
Chicago, Illinois

We will provide LARGE BBQ grill
Hot dogs, Hamburgers & soda

Please bring your own Table & Chairs

Feel Free to bring your own BBQ Grill, food & drink

Donations Welcomed

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VAC of Cook County Luncheon March 26, 2016

CVO at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Luncheon, on March 26, 2016.

Next CVO Meeting February 21, 2015

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will meet on this Saturday, February 21st, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM in the Prescription Conference Room of Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen) on the second floor. Parking in the garage will be validated.

It’s Black History Month, so we’ll have a presentation by the 555th Parachute Infantry Association. They represent the first African American Paratroopers. We’ll have displays and a presentation. Be sure to be there!

We’ll also hear from the City Treasurer, Kurt Summers. We’ll discuss the upcoming CVO Fundraiser on May 2nd, The NWVU Gala and the VACCC Corned Beef Dinner, both on March 21st and CVO nominations at the March meeting. We’ll collect dues, and hear from our committees.

As always, coffee and donuts will be served.

See you there!