Chicago Memorial Day Parade 2014 Photos Part I

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations marching at the Chicago Memorial Day Parade, May 24, 2014.
Photos courtesy of Dale Tippett.

ABC7 broadcast of the 2014 Memorial Day Parade

Watch Coalition of Veterans Organizations march in the 2014 Chicago Memorial Day Parade on May 24.  ABC 7 Chicago salutes the nation’s veterans with the broadcast of Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade, one of the largest annual Memorial Day Parades in the country.

Watch The entire Broadcast from ABC 7 Chicago below or at http://abc7chicago.com/society/abc7-broadcast-of-the-memorial-day-parade/75017/

CVO Awards Luncheon 2014 Photos

On May 17, 2014, The Coalition of Veterans Organizations held their Annual Fundraiser and Awards Luncheon at the Japan Hibachi Grill, Burbank, Illinois.

Awards were presented to:

Rochelle Crump (CVO Executive Board Member 2006-14) receives award from Bruce Parry (CVO Chair)

Rochelle Crump (CVO Executive Board Member 2006-14) receives award from Bruce Parry (CVO Chair)

Rochelle Crump, recognized for her outstanding works for being a founder of CVO, and serving on its executive committee from 2006-2014, leading in every aspect of CVO work.

Her guidance, dedication and service helped make CVO the organization it is today.

 

 

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presenting award to David Rogers

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presenting award to David Rogers

David Rogers, was recognized for his outstanding works including being a founder of CVO, serving on its executive committee since 2006 and leading CVO, particularly in working to end homelessness. His dedication and service helped make CVO the Organization it is today.

 

 

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Bruce Parry, CVO Chair, presents the Certificate of Appreciation to Joe Bazil. Joe was unable to attend the awards luncheon at which it was awarded.

Joseph Bazil, was recognized for his outstanding work on behalf of CVO and Veterans for making resources and facilities available to veterans. For fostering veteran cooperation, employment and networking, and for generally being most helpful to all veterans and veterans organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presents award to Joe Kerwer (CVO Webmaster)

Bruce Parry (CVO Chair) presents award to Joe Kerwer (CVO Webmaster)

Joe Kerwer, was recognized for his work as the CVO webmaster, designing and maintaining CVO’s website, email, twitter, and facebook page. He has also been the CVO graphic designer and photographer. His dedication and service have created the CVO presence in cyberspace.

Memorial Day Parade 2014

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We hope to see everyone at the Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 24th. We are Number 19, which means we will DEFINITELY be on TV this year!

Meet up at 11 AM on Wacker Drive between State and Wabash. Again, we are No. 19. Look for us, our signs and our vehicles there. View Map

Everyone is invited! Bring family and friends. You can walk or ride. The Parade is lots of fun and should be over by 2 PM or so. Be on time, we’ll be kicking off early this year due to our low number!

Come out and have fun!!!


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March 2014 CVO Meeting

CVO will be holding its regular March meeting on Saturday, March 15th at the Austin Community Resource Center (the Old Austin YMCA) at 501 N. Central Avenue in Chicago. You asked that we move the meetings around, so we’re holding this one on the West side. Future meetings will be in other areas. The meeting will be from 10 AM to 12:15 PM. Please be on time since we only have the venue for the designated times!

Of course, Coffee and Donuts will be served!

Bring your Individual Dues ($10) or Organizational Dues ($50) to be a member in good standing!

Save the Date! We’re having our Annual CVO Fundraiser on Saturday, May 17th from Noon to 4 PM at the Japan Hibachi Grill at 76th and Cicero. It’s Armed Forces Day! We’ll have live entertainment, an awards ceremony, door prizes and raffles all afternoon! The food there is great! Don’t miss it! Put it in your calendars now and come out and support CVO and veterans. We only have one fundraiser a year and this is it! Tickets are only $25 per person.

We need your support to make CVO the very best we can be! Come and support us at both events!

Bruce Parry
CVO Chair

CVO Members to Sell in Orland Park Carson’s‏

This is a CVO & NWVU Fundraiser!

We have deposited money for at least 100 books. I reported accounting for 125 sold and that entitles CVO & NWVU to sell more books in the Orland Park Carsons on Sunday November 10 from 6 to 8 PM.

Please come out to Carson’s on Sunday and support the CVO & NWVU fundraiser!

Connie Edwards
CVO Recording Secretary & NWVU

Stand Down For Women Veterans October 26 2013

National Women Veterans United

Montford Point Marine Association

SAVE THE DATE & DONATE!
Contact: (312) 458-9130 – To donate, volunteer,
participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran.
Pre- Veteran’s Day Stand Down
For
Women Veterans

Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Location:
MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOC.
7011 S. Vincennes Ave
Chicago, IL

Resources, Raffles, Clothes, Food etc.
FREE! FREE!

NEED:
New and clean gently used clothes, shoes, belts, purses, jewelry, monetary gifts, raffle gifts, non-perishable food

WANTED:
Sponsors for Breakfast and Lunch!

Donation Drop off Dates:
Every Friday & Saturday
Beginning: Friday, September 6, 2013
Ending: Saturday, October 11, 2013
Friday’s 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Drop off location:
Montford Point Marine Association
7011 S. Vincennes Ave Chicago, IL

Contact: (312) 458-9130 – To donate, volunteer,
participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran.

Download Flyers Below

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Next CVO meeting moved to Saturday, Aug 31st

Due to a number of conflicts, the next CVO meeting will be held on Saturday, August 31st from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Montford Point Marine Association at 7011 S Vincennes in Chicago. This is instead of meeting on the third Saturday of August as we normally do.

We will send out regular reminder emails and make reminder telephone calls during the week prior to the meeting.

See you there!

Memorial Day Parade 2013

We hope to see everyone at the Memorial Day Parade
on Saturday, May 25th. We are Number 91.

If you prefer, you can meet at Montford Point Marine Association (7011 S Vincennes in Chicago) at 7:30 AM and ride a school bus to and in the Parade. They are asking a $3 donation to defray costs. You can also board the bus on Wacker after it arrives. CVO will pay the $3 for any CVO member who needs it.
Meet up at 11 AM on Wacker Drive between Clark and LaSalle. Again, we are No. 91. Look for us, our signs and our vehicles there. View Map


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Everyone is invited! Bring family and friends. You can walk or ride. The Parade is lots of fun and should be over by 2:30 PM or so.

Come out and have fun!!!