Meeting Notes

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Notes of Interest

                     

Meeting Notes: The following positions are available in our Post: National Home and Veteran Affairs Officer. If you plan to attend the National or State VFW convention, please let our Quartermaster know as soon as possible.

Our Post will partner with the Glendale Heights VFW Post to co-sponsor a blood drive on May 25th at the Glendale Heighta VFW Post.
The hours will be from 3 until 7p.m.

 Our Post will be out distributing poppies on May 22-23 at Jewel and Walmart. Move -in essentials were delivered to the Jesse Brown Center. The Bloomingdale community once again contributed to the homeless veteran’s campaign. The Rose Parade has been cancelled this year. 

Service Officers Report: May 1st Batavia VFW Post seminar about understanding veterans’ benefits has been cancelled. If you need to file a claim contact your local service officer.

There are a couple of additions to the agent orange list: Bladder cancer, Parkinsonism Disease, and Hypo-Thyroidism.

The National Archives will digitize the list of Blue Water Navy ships.

All meetings at the Bloomingdale Library have been cancelled thru May.  Check your e-mail for information on our next meeting

 
FYI: You can file an initial claim (that has not been previously decided by the VA), by submitting Form  21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits. 
 
Information and resources on the Blue Water Navy Act, eligibility, and how to file a claim, can be found online. 
 

There is a Hines V.A. Hospital Advocacy group that deals with any issues a veteran might have with their health care
Phone 1-708-202-2716.

For a listing of Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:
https//www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/illinois-state-veterans-benefits.html

New Business: Final nominations for elected officers were held at our Post meeting.All individuals nominated, will assume their positions at a formal ceremony before taking office. Officers nominated include:

Commander: Cliff Hall     Sr. Vice Commander: Brandt Leischner
Jr. Vice Commander: Wesley Nebel  Quartermaster: Dave Burdick
Chaplain: Spero Argyris

Safety Officer: If you get a COVID-19 vaccination, take a picture of your vaccination card on your smart phone as a record of your immunity. Do not post your information on-line for people to view.

Good of the Order: On May 4-5th there will be a Veterans Adminisration seminar on-line, and the presentations will include veteran homelessness and veteran suicide.
The Jesse Brown V.A, Center is accepting men’s clothing and furniture items.

If you live in the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center area and need a walker, wheel chair or other items, contact them. There is no cost for these items.

Membership: An online App for your smart phone,VFW mobile recruiter is available for those wishing to join VFW Post 7539.
Go to the App store and get the App. 
Make sure you put in our Post number 7539 to join. 

 

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