Next CVO Meeting October 18, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, October 18th at 7 PM in the Prescription Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen Ave in Chicago. Parking will be validated.

The agenda will include a presentation, a welcome for new members and a discussion of all the events and special deals for Veterans Day, November 11th.

As usual, there will be refreshments.

See you at the meeting!

Against Privatization of the VA? Come to the CVO Meeting this Wednesday

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, February 15th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. We are going to refocus CVO on fighting efforts to privatize the VA. The current Secretary of the VA has stated that he’s for a “hybrid” VA – party private, part public (as it is). This is an effort to further privatize the VA!
We need to fight this!

We are asking all Organizational Members to send a representative to this meeting to coordinate our efforts. Of course, all Individual Members should attend as well.

There are a number of other things on the agenda as well. Dues are due! Only $10 a year for individuals; $50 for organizations. Nominations for the Board of Directors will be in March; elections in April. Join now so you can nominate and vote in the elections.

Parking will be validated.

We’re having pizza!! Come and join us!

Upcoming CVO Meetings 2016

CVO Meetings 2016Happy New Year!  Mark your calendars for upcoming 2016 CVO Meetings.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturdays, 10:00am at Jesse Brown VA Hospital, 820 South Damen Avenue (2nd Floor Conference Room).

CVO Veterans Affairs Committee will meet immediately following the regular CVO meetings

Coffee and doughnuts will be served!

CVO June 21 2014 Meeting Photo

CVO meeting June 21 2014

Picture from the June 21st CVO meeting.
In order from the left: Bruce Parry, Francine O’Connor, Dale Tippett, Dick Klopp, Alan Van Bladel, Cecil Johnson. In the back on the phone is Abundio Zaragoza.

National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago hosted the Coalition of Veterans Organizations’ June meeting. VVA311 was represented by Dick Klopp, Alan Van Bladel and Dale Tippett. Vietnam Veteran Bruce Parry chairs CVO and at the meeting Bruce presented a new power point presentation about CVO. Also pictured are Francine O’Connor and Cecil Johnson. The Coalition of Veterans Organizations is a group of individuals and member organizations whose purpose is to advocate and educate veterans and the public on issues that impact veterans and their families. During the past year CVO has been moving their meeting sites to different parts of the city to encourage attendance.