Next CVO Meeting February 21, 2018

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations will be held in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 7 PM on this Wednesday, February 21st.

The Executive Committee will meet at 6 PM in the same location. If you want to attend and see what the Executive Committee does, arrive at 6 PM.

The Agenda for the Membership Meeting will include a presentation on “The Right to Heal Campaign,” a campaign against the increasing privatization of the VA. We will also have reports on the Veterans Against Violence Campaign, the CVO struggle for Dental Care for Veterans and other issues of importance to Veterans and their families.

Light refreshments will be served. Parking will be validated.

Come out and support CVO!

Next CVO Meeting January 17, 2018

Happy New Year!!

The first meeting of CVO in 2018 will be held on Wednesday, January 17th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Hospital at 820 S Damen Ave in Chicago. Arrive early if you are interested in the committees and catching up on what CVO is doing; members of the Executive Committee will be there by 6 PM.

The agenda is really exciting! We’re going to start with a presentation by veteran activist Aaron Hughes on the Right to Heal Campaign. Then we are going have Bill Luna back to make another presentation on Latino veterans. We will also be giving out coupons for free haircuts at the Hair Cuttery.

In case of inclement weather, be sure to call us at 773-243-2335 to get the latest meeting information.

As usual, parking will be validated and pizza will be served!

See you on the 17th!

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Next CVO Meeting November 15, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on this Wednesday, November 15th, at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. We meet in the 2nd floor Prescription Room (far north section of the building). Parking in the garage may be validated.

The agenda will include a scheduled presentation entitled “Mexican Americans in America’s Defense”, reports from selected committees: (Executive, Homelessness, Newsletter, Veterans Affairs, Legal Support), and helpful information. Bring your ideas to strengthen CVO and all veterans. You may renew your 2018 membership online (www.coalitionofvets.org/membership/ ) or at this meeting. CVO brochures are available and refreshments will be served! The following meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2018.

Come ready to network and fellowship with active veterans.

Willie Mack
CVO Chair

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!