We’re cancelling the September CVO meeting

Unfortunately, we’e going to have to cancel the September CVO meeting due to a number of complicating factors.

The next CVO meeting will be on Wednesday, October 18th at 7 PM in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. We’ll send out our usual reminders, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, autumn is starting; Enjoy!

Next CVO Meeting June 21, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be at 7 PM on this Wednesday, June 21st in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen).

The agenda will include a follow-up on the recent VA Town Hall meeting and the continuing struggle for VA Dental Care for all veterans.

As usual, light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.

See you there!

Next CVO Meeting May 17, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, May 17th, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago).

The Veterans Against Violence Committee will meet just before our CVO meeting, at 6 PM, in the same room. If you want to participate in Veterans Against Violence – end the violence in our communities – show up for this meeting!

The key presentation at the CVO meeting will be by Mark Wyman, who will be discussing expanded health care for veterans. Mark is running for Congress and is a West Point Grad and veteran.

We will also be discussing dental care for veterans.

Other agenda items include the elections to the CVO Executive Committee, the GoFunMe Fundraiser, the fight against veteran homelessness and the fight to stop VA privatization.

As usual, light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.

See you there!

Next CVO Meeting April 19, 2017

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations will be on next Wednesday, April 19th at 7 PM in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago.

We’ll have a presentation by Dr. Anne Scheetz on health care of the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition and have a full discussion of VA Privatization and CVO’s campaign against it.

We’ll discuss having a Fundraiser to get the money to help reach out goals.

There will be discussions of upcoming events and the new History Brochure, which we’ll have at the meeting for the first time.

As always, refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.

Next CVO Meeting January 18, 2017 Update

The next meeting of CVO will be at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 18th in the 2nd floor conference room of Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago. 2017 is here and it is a rebuilding year for CVO. We will discuss revamping CVO and bringing it back up to speed.

We will also have Cynthia McKee as our featured speaker, a Veteran Service Officer from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs to talk about Veterans’ Benefits and answer your questions.

“Representatives from Sunshine Homecare, including a doctor, will make a presentation on and do a screening for Hepatitis C. Hep C kills more people than HIV each year and the vast majority of people with Hep C do NOT KNOW they have it. Come out and volunteer to be screened. Results will be given to the individual at the meeting.”

Don’t forget that it’s a new year and it’s time for Individual and Organizational dues. Individual dues for a year are just $10. Organizational dues — which include one Individual membership — are only $50 for the year.

In case of inclement weather, call our voicemail at 773-243-2335 and we’ll let you know if the meeting has been changed.

UPDATE: Instead of coffee and donuts, we will have pizza and cheesecake for everyone’s pleasure!

Come out and support CVO!!

Next CVO Meeting November 16, 2016

The next meeting of CVO will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, November 16th, at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Hospital.

There will be a limited number of Chicago Wolves tickets available, for their Nov. 19 “Salute to Military Families Night,” and coupons good for a free haircut. First come, first served.

As usual, coffee and donuts will be available.

Come out and support CVO!

Next CVO Meeting October 19, 2016

The next meeting of CVO will be on Wednesday, October 19th at 7 PM at Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

The agenda will include the continuing process of building and improving CVO, reports on homelessness, Veterans against Violence and more.

As usual, coffee and donuts will be served.

Come out and support CVO!

Next CVO Meeting September 21, 2016

The Next meeting of CVO will be this coming Wednesday, September 21st at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago). CVO is rebuilding; be part of it and come out to the meeting!

Coffee and Donuts — as usual — will be served!

We need help with the Newsletter. If you have Publisher, Illustrator, InDesign or even Pages, and can help lay out our Newsletter every other month, we need your help. Please let Bruce know at Bruce@CoalitionofVets.org that you’re willing to step up. He’ll give you all the details.

See you at the meeting!

Next CVO Meeting August 17, 2016

CVO has a new meeting day and time: We’re meeting on Wednesday, August 17th from 7 to 9 PM at the Jesse Brown VA in the 2nd floor Conference Room. As usual, parking will be validated.

The agenda will include a CVO history by Bruce Parry, former CVO Chair and a thorough discussion of the future of CVO: New People, New Energy, A New Way Forward!

As always, coffee and donuts will be served, even though it’s at night.

Make sure you attend this important, CVO-changing meeting!

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