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. Veterans who applied under the Blue Water Navy Bill are still waiting to be compensated. 

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

Community Relations Report: The Department of Veterans Affairs recognized Joe Palmer our Community Relations Officer,  for his work on behalf of our veterans with a congratulatory letter. He reported that if you have clothing you wish to donate to a veteran, make sure the items are clean and in good shape. Also please take those donations to a facility yourself.


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. 

Good of the Order: . Our Post received thank you letters for all of the packages our Post sends to veterans. 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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