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!

Very Short Notice: CVO Action: Stop Cutting the Budget on the Backs of Veterans!

Very Short Notice: CVO Monday Action: Monday, Oct 21 at 10 AM on the 5th Floor of the County Building in Chicago

CVO is conducting an action to support the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission (CC VAC). We will meet at 10 AM on Monday, October 21st on the 5th Floor of the County Building, 118 N. Clark Street. We will try to meet with the Finance Committee Chair, John Daley in Room 567 and have them increase the budget of the CC VAC instead of cutting the budget on the backs of veterans!

The CC VAC provides immediate funds for veterans in need for transportation, utilities, rent and other assistance. It is a crucial link in helping the veterans most in economic crisis.

The budget of the CC VAC has been cut 25.8 percent since 2012. Cook County is allocating about $1.13 per veteran (a budget of $276,404 in 2013 for 244,059 veterans in Cook County). DeKalb County has a budget of $555,000 for only 7,042 veterans: about $79 per veteran! Will County allocates $721,052 for 41,000 veterans or about $17.59 per veteran! Does Cook County value its veterans less than these other counties!

Cook county is trying to balance its budget by cutting the budget for the most vulnerable veterans. We need to protest this injustice and to have the Finance committee recommend an increase in the budget for the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission.

Come out and make this action a show of veterans solidarity. We need to build unity and fight this injustice!

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