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!

Next CVO Meeting August 16, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, August 16th 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 Veterans Against Violence Committee will meet at 6 PM before the meeting. If you want to participate with this committee, be sure to show up at 6 PM in the Prescription Room.

We will also continue the discussion of feedback from all Member Organizations on what they need and expect from CVO and the direction of CVO in the future. Further, we will continue our discussion of Veterans Dental Care.

We will have a sheet where attendees will put in their names as well as those of their State Senators and Representatives. The purpose will be to have a list of who is represented by whom, but it will also show who does and does not know who their legislators are.

REMINDER: If you have not already done so, please contact your State Senator and Representative, asking them to sign on as cosponsors for Senate Bill 922 and House Bill 1803, to provide dental care for veterans. In addition, please spread the word to the members of your organizations, and please tell the members of your organizations to do the same. If these bills die in committee, for a lack of support, we will have only ourselves to blame.

As usual, there will be light refreshments.

See you at the meeting!

Next CVO Meeting July 19, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, July 19th 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 feedback from all Member Organizations in attendance on what they need and expect from CVO and the direction of CVO in the future. Further, we will continue our discussion of Veterans Dental Care. There will be a presentation about a program where veterans who dropped out of high school to enlist, can now get their diplomas.

We will have a sheet where attendees will put in their names as well as those of their State Senators and Representatives. The purpose will be to have a list of who is represented by whom, but it will also show who does and does not know who their legislators are.

REMINDER: If you have not already done so, please contact your State Senator and Representative, asking them to sign on as cosponsors for Senate Bill 922 and House Bill 1803, to provide dental care for veterans. In addition, please spread the word to the members of  your organizations, and please tell the members of your organizations to do the same. If these bills die in committee, for a lack of support, we will have only ourselves to blame.

As usual, there will be light refreshments.

See you at the CVO

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!

Jesse Brown VA Veterans Town Hall and Memorial Service

Veterans Town Hall ⇒ November 9

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will conduct a Town Hall Event to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The facility operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in the Lakeside (downtown) area and Auburn Gresham (south side) community of Chicago, a clinic in Chicago Heights, IL, and the Adam Benjamin, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point, IN, which serves four counties in Northwestern Indiana. VBA, Regional Office, officials will attend.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, Second Floor, Damen Pavilion, 820 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

Memorial Service ⇒ November 20th

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will be hosting a memorial service on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   We will be honoring the life and memory of all recently departed Veterans and employees.  All are welcome to attend.

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center, Second Floor, Damen Pavilion, 820 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

For more information, contact us at: (312) 569-8602 or (312) 569-6328. News media should contact the Office of Public Affairs at (312) 569-6402.

Veterans Strike Force Events for November 2016

Support Veterans Strike Force By Attending their Two Upcoming Events:

Strike Force Veterans Day | November 11, 2016

Please Veterans Strike Force as they remember and give thanks to those who served. Family and friends are invited to spend time commemorating and celebrating our veterans.

The commemoration will close with a light lunch and music provided by In Full Swing, a 15 piece swing band.

November 11, 2016 – 11AM – 1PM
Jesse Brown VAMC

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Veterans Strike Force presents A Tribute to the Veterans | November 12-13, 2016

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!!!!!

A TRIBUTE TO U.S VETERANS A NIGHT OF MUSIC FEATURING MELBA MOORE, THE FABULOUS DRIFTERS, RONN EASTON AND MANY OTHER GUEST!

Sat, Nov 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – Sun, Nov 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

Cost:    $35 – Show Only | $50 – VIP Dinner and Show

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