Meeting Notes

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Service Officers Report: The Department of Veterans Affairs will not act on the Blue Water Navy Bill until the first of the year. The bill expands benefits to children born with Spina Bifida due to a parent's exposure in Thailand.  
If you are a Blue Water Navy veteran and have conditions that may be attributed to Agent Orange file a claim with a Service Officer.

For a listing of Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:

Community Relations Report: Our Community Relations Officer purchased 99 meals for the veterans at Hines and the Jesse Brown facilities. These meals came from a donation to our Post with the intention to use these funds to help our hospitalized veterans.


Unfinished Business: An Honor Flight program out of McHenry Illinois is looking for individuals to go on a four-day trip to Washington D.C. The flight leaves from Mitchell Field near Milwaukee Wisconsin and there is no cost to the veteran. You must have a companion, no spouses. The companion cost is $1400. The price includes transportation, airfare, food, and lodging.

New Business: The Character Counts presentation of the colors will be held on Tuesday October 8th at 6:30 p.m. in front of the gazebo. Our Post was recognized for its safety program and received a 1st place award from the State VFW Headquarters.

Good of the Order:  A Post member's son, who is in the Illinois National Guard, will be commissioned as an officer in August at Springfield Illinois.
He currently serves in the Illinois National Guard. 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.


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