Next CVO Meeting January 16, 2019

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Due to the scheduling of CVO meetings and the dates of the holidays this year, CVO will not meet again until the third Wednesday of January: January 16, 2019. We’ll meet, as usual, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of Jesse Brown VA. The CVO Executive Committee will meet at 6 PM before the membership meeting.

Have a great holiday season. We’ll send out reminders as always before the next meeting.

Next CVO Meeting October 17, 2018

The next meeting of CVO is this Wednesday, October 17th at Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago) at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Come at 6:30 to ensure your pizza is hot and to talk with Executive Committee Members.

The agenda includes a return by Bill Luna and his presentation on the history of Mexican American Veterans. Bill has made a dynamic presentation on this subject before and you can be sure there will be a lively discussion.

We will also have an update on Veterans Dental Care and the introduction of S 3133, the Senate version of the House bill calling for Dental Care for all veterans.

As usual, pizza will be served. Parking in the garage will be validated; get the validation when you arrive.

See you there!

Next CVO Meeting September 19, 2018

The next CVO meeting will be held at Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago) on this Wednesday, September 19th, at 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Show up at 6:30 PM to chat with the Executive Committee members and have some hot pizza.

We will memorialize and honor our fallen comrade and CVO Co-Founder David Rogers.

The agenda will also include a presentation on “Home Funding Options for Veterans” by Marcus D. Jefferson. Fundraising will also be on the agenda, plus Dental Care for Veterans and our Hyde Park office and the grant with the University of Chicago.

There will be pizza. Garage parking will be validated; get the validation when you arrive at the front desk.

See you there!

Next CVO Meeting August 15, 2018

The next CVO meeting will be held on this Wednesday, August 15th, at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 820 S Damen in Chicago. Arrive at 6:30 to chat with Executive Committee members.

The agenda will include new information on the Jesse Brown VAMC, the Accelerator Program and the interns for CVO, Announcements of upcoming events, a report from the Veteran Affairs Committee and more.

As usual, pizza will be served. It will be hotter at 6:30 if you arrive early. Parking in the garage will be validated; get it validated at the front desk as you arrive.

See you at the meeting!

Next CVO Meeting July 18, 2018

The next meeting of CVO is this Wednesday, July 18th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

The agenda will include planning CVO’s direction for the coming year, an update on our Fundraising Campaign (donate here), and more.

As usual, parking in the garage will validated (get it validated on the way in) and pizza will be served.

We look forward to having you join us!

Next CVO Meeting June 20, 2018

The next meeting of CVO is on Wednesday, June 20th at 7 PM at Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

The agenda will include an update on the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and an update on the CVO Flipcause Fundraising Campaign. We will also talk about the struggle against VA privatization.

Additionally, we will have a report on the fight for Dental Care for veterans. Attendees are encouraged to bring in any article, email, or other communication from a national veterans’ organization regarding HR 4556 on Dental Care. We need to see what other organizations are doing about this issue.

As usual, pizza will be served and parking will be validated.

Come and support CVO!

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!