Next CVO Meeting May 16, 2018

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S Damen in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. The meeting will start at 7 PM, but refreshments and CVO leaders will be there at 6 to discuss issues with anyone who comes early. Also, the pizza will be hotter then, than during the meeting.

The key agenda point will be a presentation and discussion around the 1932 Bonus March, the Civil Rights Campaign of the 1950s and 60s, the Human Rights Campaign, the original Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, and the new “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” of today. CVO is participating in the Poor People’s Campaign on Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day). Find out all about it!

Pizza will be served. Get parking in the garage validated as you enter from Ogden Ave.

See you on the 16th!

Next CVO Meeting April 18, 2018

The next meeting of CVO will be held at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in the 2nd floor Conference Room on this Wednesday, April 18th at 7 PM.

We will hold elections to the Executive Committee.

Angela Turner-Susberry will make a presentation to veterans showing that they need to take care of their arrangements in advance, thereby taking the burden off their families. They can share this information with their family and friends.

Donald Evans of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) which organizes workers at Jesse Brown, will make a presentation on the Right to Heal Campaign. Bruce Parry will update the members on the Right to Heal meeting held on this past Saturday and on other activities involving CVO.

As usual, pizza will be served. Parking will be validated.

See you Wednesday!

Next CVO Meeting March 21, 2018

The next meeting of CVO will be held at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in the 2nd floor Conference Room on this Wednesday, March 21st at 7 PM. The Executive Committee will meet before hand at 6 PM. All are invited. Executive Committee members are encouraged to be on time.

CORRECTION: There will not be an Executive Committee meeting on March 21, 2018 CVO meeting.

LaShun James will make a presentation on Addus Homecare for Veterans. This is an important medical issue for Veterans, so be sure to come and hear LaShun.

Also, nominations will be held for the Executive Committee. All nominations must be made at this meeting. The elections to the CVO Executive Committee will be held at the April meeting.

As usual, pizza will be served. Parking will be validated.

See you Wednesday!

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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Season’s Greetings!! No December 2017 CVO Meeting

All the Best from all of us at CVO! We wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Special New Year!

We will not be meeting in December. The next meeting of CVO will be on Wednesday, January 17th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. We will send out reminders in January.

In the meanwhile, be safe and enjoy the holidays!

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

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!

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 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!