Next CVO Meeting January 17, 2018

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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 he 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!

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 June 21, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be at 7 PM on this Wednesday, June 21st in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen).

The agenda will include a follow-up on the recent VA Town Hall meeting and the continuing struggle for VA Dental Care for all veterans.

As usual, light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.

See you there!

Next CVO Meeting May 17, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, May 17th, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago).

The Veterans Against Violence Committee will meet just before our CVO meeting, at 6 PM, in the same room. If you want to participate in Veterans Against Violence – end the violence in our communities – show up for this meeting!

The key presentation at the CVO meeting will be by Mark Wyman, who will be discussing expanded health care for veterans. Mark is running for Congress and is a West Point Grad and veteran.

We will also be discussing dental care for veterans.

Other agenda items include the elections to the CVO Executive Committee, the GoFunMe Fundraiser, the fight against veteran homelessness and the fight to stop VA privatization.

As usual, light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.

See you there!

Next CVO Meeting April 19, 2017

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations will be on next Wednesday, April 19th at 7 PM in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago.

We’ll have a presentation by Dr. Anne Scheetz on health care of the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition and have a full discussion of VA Privatization and CVO’s campaign against it.

We’ll discuss having a Fundraiser to get the money to help reach out goals.

There will be discussions of upcoming events and the new History Brochure, which we’ll have at the meeting for the first time.

As always, refreshments will be served.

Parking will be validated.