Meeting Notes

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November

Service Officers Report: HB-299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act bill stalled in the Senate. The Bloomingdale Post Office was renamed the Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office. FYI: Tom Cullerton is the Chairman of the Illinois Veterans Affairs Office.

Community Relations Report: The service held on Veterans Day at Trinity Lutheran Church was very well received. Veterans at the Trinity clinic were given information and direction to help resolve their veteran problems. Extra clothing and snack food items from Trinity were delivered to the Jesse Brown Center. Move-in essentials (15K) were picked up from our local schools and delivered to the Jesse Brown center.  A Pilot Pete’s fundraiser is scheduled for December 12th.. The proceeds will be donated to the Hines Food Pantry. Our Post provides 90-95% of the move-in essential items for Hines Hospital. A motion was made, seconded and passed to purchase 10 beds and mattresses for a veteran’s program at Hines. Anyone wishing to donate household items can contact Hines Hospital (1-602-702-7658). 

Our Post was awarded a VFW Community Service Award from the National VFW organization. 

A wheelchair is available for a veteran. Contact the Community Relations officer for details.

Veteran’s Affairs: Bill Wolff is a recipient of the Illinois Bicentennial Honor 200 Award. It is an award honoring 200 veterans who have gone above and beyond to help fellow veterans and the community. He helped to collect and deliver items for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Twelve pallets of supplies were delivered to North Carolina.

Good of the Order: Two trailer loads of merchandise were delivered to the National Home for Children. 

New Business: The Hines Spinal Ward visit will be at 7:00p.m.
on December 5th  

 

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