Next CVO Meeting September 18 , 2019


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

Anthony Travis will be making a presentation on the tax system and how it affects veterans and what we need to do about it. Anthony is a dynamic speaker and has studied the Illinois tax system in detail.

As usual, refreshments will be served and parking in the garage will be validated. Get your validation at the front desk when you arrive!

See you there!

American Legion Giles Post # 87 Open House

You are cordially invited by the Commander and members of the George L. Giles Post #87 for Food, Drinks, and Fellowship to Celebrate their:

Open House and 100th Anniversary Gala.

Open House

When: Saturday, August 17, 2019
12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

100th Anniversary Gala

When: Sunday, August 18, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: George L. Giles Post #87
The American Legion
5745 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60621

Tickets Available at the Giles Post #87
$50.00 per person ~ $450 for 10 Tickets

Information: Ticket Purchase or Questions

Contact: Commander Ashley Shine, Jr.
773-363-2920 or 773-742-6003


Contact: Kenny S. Grizzard ~ 773-330-4576
Contact: Colonel Scoot ~ 708-250-2040


Veterans for Unification Meeting August 3, 2019

Veterans for UnificationJoin Veterans For Unification at their next meeting on August 3, 2019. Veterans For Unification is an Organizational Member of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations.

Veterans for Unification
August Meeting

August 3, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM

Oak Park Public Library

Second Floor, Small Meeting Room
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL
(Click for directions)

Phone (708) 383-8200

1 block West of Oak Park Ave and about 3 blocks east of Harlem

Street & Indoor parking – WC Accessible – Public transportation: contact RTA


Linda Chapa LaVia
Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Dr. Mark Weiman D.M.D
A presentation about the dental bill H.R.96



Refreshments & Camaraderie

There will be refreshments available.

We look forward to seeing you.

Please arrive early.


For More Information Call: 847-827-0835

Veterans for Unification is a not for profit 501c (3) Organization. All Donations are tax deductible.

Dues are only $20 a year for a great cause: Please join us today.

This organization welcomes all veterans and those who support veterans.

Send your check or money order to:

Veterans for Unification
805 Lake Street #198
Oak Park IL 60301

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Next CVO Meeting July 17, 2019

The next meeting of CVO will be held this Wednesday, July 17th, at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Show up early to make sure we begin on time and to get refreshments!

The Agenda will include presentations of Member Organizations and Committees. We will discuss the plans for CVO for the next year and how each of us can participate.

As always, refreshments will be served and parking in the garage will be validated. Get your parking validation at the main desk when you arrive to help keep it simple.

See you there!!

Next CVO Meeting June 19, 2019

The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, June 19th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA at 820 S Damen in Chicago.

Our Chairman and Treasurer will be absent, so the election of officers will take place at the Board meeting to be held at 6 PM on July 17, prior to the regular meeting.
We will discuss the latest developments in getting HR 96 – Dental Care for ALL Veterans – voted on and passed in the House of Representatives..… and MORE!!
The Veterans Affairs Committee Report is below.                          

As usual, we will have refreshments. Parking in the garage will be validated. Get your validation when you arrive!

See you there!

Memorial Day Dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants To Offer Free Entrée To Active U.S. Military Members And Veterans On Memorial Day.

In recognition of Memorial Day, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants across the nation will thank active U.S. military members, members of the National Guard, and veterans for their dedication by offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée on Monday, May 27.

Reservations are highly encouraged as tables fill up quickly. Active military, National Guard members, and veterans can visit to find a location near them and to book their reservations.