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Veterans Voice Council Meeting 11.15.2018

We got a lot accomplished this past week! We got our new banner made, new cards came in, and we had the Veterans Day Celebration/ground breaking at the VA Long Beach.

Veterans Voice Long Beach
Veterans Voice at the ground breaking for the new mental health facility
Trains Veterans Voice
Model train exhibit at Veterans Day Celebration
Car mustang Veterans Voice VA Long Beach
Car show at the VA Long Beach celebration
Veterans Voice business cards
Cards are looking snappy!

Today the banner was unveiled and we started getting info for possible grants we may receive. The social is tomorrow in the patio behind the cafeteria, not the last Friday. December the social is next to last Friday as well. As usual it starts at 0830.

Join us next Thursday at 0800, room K-102, bldg. 128.

Veterans Day Celebration at VA Long Beach

We had a great time at the Veterans day celebration/ground breaking at VA Long Beach! The ground breaking was for the new mental health facility being built. Great attendance and the Veterans Voice Council was out in force….

Veterans Voice at ground breaking

Veterans Voice Council mustang car show
Sweet car show!

Veterans Voice Meeting 11-1-18

We’re still plugging away at tasks around the VA Long Beach! We’ve added a few members and have some new volunteers. Here’s what else is going on-

  • Ground breaking for the new metal health building
  • We are planning a BBQ for SCI for the 14th of November. Any volunteers would be appreciated.
  • On the 9th at 9am, food service begins in the “egg” for employee appreciation day.
  • The social last month was a success

Veterans Voice Meeting September 6 2018

Still getting things done! Here’s what happened at the meeting

  • The social went well! Remember it’s the last Friday of every month. Spread the word.
  • Water donations are still welcome!!
  • We are getting T-shirts made! Anyone who wants one, please contacts us with a size. They will feature our new logo on the front and “Veterans Helping Veterans” on the back.

See you at the next meeting!

Veterans Voice Meeting August 30, 2018

Here’s what we discussed at today’s meeting

  • Still need to get a laptop or tablet for the guys in Bldg. 150 so they can pay bills when the first hits. Any donations would help.
  • We need water for HUDVASH and the PIER. If anyone can donate a case of water, greatly appreciated.
  • The social is tomorrow, Friday August 31 2018, from 0830-1030 in the courtyard behind the cafeteria.
  • October 25 2018 we are BBQing for the guys at the PIER. Starts 1130, food served at 1200. It’s for the guys at the PIER.
  • The VA will be closed on Monday September 3 2018 in observance of Labor Day.
  • Fleet Week starts this Friday in San Pedro. Stop thru and check out the ships!

See you next Thursday!

Veterans Helping Veterans

Here are some great photos from members, of members, helping Veterans and the community.

Larry at the Fred Jordan Mission

Jim and Jim Representing Vets Voice!

Darryll is the Man!

Helping out in the Long Beach VA

We are always looking for volunteers to help out at events. Contact us at info@veteransvoicelb.org for more information!

Veterans Voice Meeting August 23, 2018

We had a great meeting today! Logo presentation and confirmation on tonights meeting with Lt. Col. Martin. Also a BBQ at the PIER at 11am.

  • Meeting with Lt. Col. Martin tonight at Los Alamitos Air Base, 6pm. Map below. At the gate, let the guard know you are there for a meeting with Lt. Col. Martin and you’re heading to building 1001. There’s covered parking.
  • We decided on a finalized logo. We can proceed with shirts and other printed materials. Image below.

Hope everyone can make it to the meeting tonight. Well worth the time and trip for this awesome info on Veterans benefits

Basic Directions

Veterans Voice Meeting August 16 2018

We’re moving forward and have some great things planned for the Long Beach VA! We are the Veterans Voice Council. New logo in the works and a great team to keep this great organization going. Here’s what we were talking about at todays meeting-

  • Every third Thursday we (Jim Brancucci) do a breakfast at the Fisher House. Todays breakfast will be next week, Thursday. Stop by and help out!
  • For our next BBQ at the PIER, we were discussing chili dogs. Great idea and changes up the burger thing.
  • We are trying to get computers for Vets at the hospital to use. They need to do things like check email, pay bills, etc…. Volunteer services is willing to lend us one or two for the day, but need to be returned close-of-business. Any old laptops that could be donated to Veterans Voice Council would be greatly appreciated!
  • Any help with escorts or running the tables is greatly needed. It’s an hour. It’s helping fellow Vets navigate the Long Beach VA. To lend a hand, contact us at info@veteransvoicelb.org for info on how to help.
  • It looks like the kiosk trouble will plague us for a little while longer. It can’t really be fixed without doing something that would enable vets to check-in anywhere for an appointment in another building. Then when the Vet is called, they aren’t there yet. Still need to work out the travel pay section with the kiosks.
  • The social on October 26 2018 will include VSOs from various groups. Stop by and get some questions answered!
  • Darryl is now our Public Relations representative! Karl is now our Social Relations representative!

See you next Thursday at 8am in K-102!