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

more info


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

more info

 

Strike Force Veterans Day

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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

820 S Damen Ave.
Chicago Il 60612

Kizer Conference Center
2nd Floor of the Damen Pavilion

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!