Monday, April 30, 2012

Scholarship Fundraiser

CVO, and its member organization National Women Veterans United (NWVU) are on a mission and need your help to raise a $1,000 for one scholarship to a graduating ward of the state. CVO is supporting this effort with a $100 contribution and I have decided to contribute personally as well. We hope that you will, too. Give what you can: $100, $50 or even $25. We need to raise $1,000 quickly. Please make checks out to NWVU and mail them to:
NWVU, PO Box 20149, Chicago IL 60620.

For more information, please email or call Rochelle Crump, NWVU President and CVO Co-Chair at
or 773-895-8015.

Thank you for your consideration.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rochelle Crump Nominated for General Motors Hero Program

Chicago (August 8, 2011)– Chicago resident Rochelle Crump is one of five finalists selected for General Motors’ Our Town, Our Heroes program due to her work with the National Women Veterans United, and organization that honors service women and female veterans. Beginning August 8, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite hero at . The hero will be announced on August 14, 2011. Crump’s friend Sharon Buchanan nominated her for the Our Town, Our Heroes program, describing her as a true champion of our nation’s veterans by working tirelessly to ensure that all veterans are treated with respect and have access to all entitlements.
Beginning August 8th. The hero will be announced on August 14, 2011. You can vote at

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Volunteer with CVO June 11, 2011

CVO is calling on volunteers to come out Saturday, June 11th from 11 AM to 1 PM at 348 East 77th Street in Chicago. We are going to clean up a house that will become transitional housing for homeless veterans. The work will be light. Hamburgers and hot dogs with soft drinks and water will be served to the volunteers.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chicago Memorial Day Parade 2011

We invite you to march with CVO in the Memorial Day Parade on

Saturday, May 28th at 11 AM on Wacker Dr. in downtown Chicago.

Form up on Wacker Dr between Franklin and Wells
no later than 11:30 AM.

CVO is number 153 in the parade.

■When Sat, May 28, 2011 Starts @ 12 Noon
■Where State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren State St. & Lake St. Chicago, IL 60602 (map)
■Description The parade will step off at 12:00 pm and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

This year's Grand Marshal will be General Raymond T. Odierno, United States Army, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command.

Friday, May 13, 2011


The Chicago Slaughter Indoor Professional Football team is graciously
offering 4 FREE tickets to veterans that would like to attend this Saturday,
May 14th night game. Please print flyer and redeem tickets at Sears Center

Download flyer here

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CVO Spring Fling 2011

Fundraiser Dinner, Show and Dance for the Coalition of Veterans Organizaitons

When: Saturday, April 9th, 6 to 10 PM

Where: Irving Park Lutheran Church 4057 N. Harding in Chicago

(1 block N of Irving Park, 1 block E of Pulaski) FREE PARKING IN CHURCH LOT (Pulaski and Belle Plaine) (CTA Blue Line; Irving Park exit Irving Park #80 Bus, Pulaski #53 Bus)

Food: Prepared by Chef Charles 'Smudge' Coleman

Entertainment: Blues by Bobby 'Slim' James and his Variety Blues Band. Plus DJ Calvin Perry

Cost: All this for just $20 Ticket Donation

FOOD-FUN-MUSIC-PRIZES and much, much, more...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CVO Mayoral Forum on CAN TV

These are the dates for the broadcast of the CVO Mayoral Forum.

  • Sunday, January 30th at 5:00 PM on CAN TV 19

  • Wednesday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM on CAN TV 19

  • Friday, February 11th at 12:00 PM on CAN TV 21

Please pass this on and watch the broadcast of the CVO Mayoral forum on CAN-TV