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VAC MEETINGS SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2016

Coming Up

Here are the future dates of our Various VAC meetings at the Lafayette Public Library, Southside, on Johnston Street, near the Mall. These dates will cover through December 2016.

The library has opened up the 3rd room at the library, across from our meeting room, to sign-in Veterans into the VA system. This will take place from 4-7 pm on our meeting dates.

The only exception to the time for the sign up is in October, which will be from 4-6pm ( as there is a previously scheduled meeting for the Library).

 

Here is the future schedule:

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH 

**PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held in LAKE CHARLES @ :

 VFW Hall at 5676 Lake Street

 at 6:00 p.m.

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The remainder of the meetings will take place at the South Regional Library Branch off Johnston St. in Lafayette.

SEPTEMBER   22, 2016, Thursday 

OCTOBER   27, 2016, Thursday

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 TUESDAY***

**Please note: due to the Thanksgiving holiday the November VAC meeting will be held on a TUESDAY instead of a THURSDAY**

The VAC will NOT  hold a monthly meeting during the month of DECEMBER 2016 due to the Christmas holidays.

Veteran sign-up…………………. 4:00 pm -7:00 pm*
* except October which will be 4:00pm -6:00pm; the sign-up room will start in July.

VAC monthly General meeting… 7:00 pm-8:30 pm * 

*note: These meetings can last till 9:00 pm if need be

Hope to see you there!!!!

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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!

Lafayette CBOC Voluntter 232 help

Volunteers are needed in the new Lafayette CBOC.

For more information or to pick up a Volunteer application to be considered, please contact:

MS. RAE LOGAN, Community Volunteer Liaison

at (337) 205-6008

*Volunteer Applications can be faxed or  picked up at : 232-Help

You may also click the link below to download and print the Volunteer Application.

Completed forms may be mailed to:

Rae Logan

1005 Jefferson St.

Lafayette, LA 70501

 

To Download the Volunteer Application Please click the link below:

Volunteer Application

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NOVEMBER 2016 VAC Meeting Held in Lake Charles

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VAC NOVEMBER MEETING to be held in LAKE CHARLES….

 The details of the location and time of the meeting is below. Please pass on this information to every veteran and spouse you know so that everyone within the Lake Charles and surrounding area gets a chance to attend.

We all want to have the very best of medical care for our veterans. The Coalition, working closely with the VA, seeks to improve all aspects of Veterans Healthcare. The Coalition continually assesses it’s mission in order to focus on the needs of the Veterans. These needs are reviewed with the VA leadership on a state, regional and national level.

Our meeting will take place at the

VFW Hall at 5676 Lake Street on

WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2016

 6:00 p.m.

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PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS CARE PACKAGE DRIVE

My fellow veterans and friends: The Patriot Guard Riders are once again ready to make their visits to nursing homes in our area for the Christmas Season. However, this year their donations are running a bit short due to oilfield lay offs and the recent flood. I ask each of you (provided you can) to consider supporting them in this great cause.

The area they visit (starting at the end of October) is from Texas border to Opelousas to Franklin, LA. 28 nursing homes are on their list where veterans reside. They spend time with the veterans at each nursing home and do about 6 visits each weekend. I certainly applaud them for their dedication to veterans.

If you can help in any way, please follow instructions on the attached note or give Robert or Sue Lebon a call (337-356-4579). If you can’t reach them, please feel free to contact me on my cell 337-278-4460.

Thanks in advance for your support of this great cause and thank you Robert, Sue & PGR for what you do for our veterans!

Aubrey Milligan
USAF & USA VeteranPGR Brochure (2)

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Veterans Action Coalition Helping Veterans Better Understand Benefits

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As Seen on KPLC…

 

for the full story click the link below

Veterans Action Coalition Helping Veterans Better Understand Benefits

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One Easy Way for Veterans To Simplify Their Healthcare

For the full story click the link below:

One Easy Way for Veterans To Simplify Their Healthcare

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VAC Mission Statement

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Mission Statement of The Veteran’s Action Coalition of South Louisiana

Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Veterans Action Coalition of Southwest Louisiana is to assure all local veterans obtain the highest quality medical care available. In addition, the Coalition functions to promote and support other veteran programs in southwest Louisiana.

Objectives
1. Encourage all veterans to sign up for VA privileges
2. Obtain enlarged, improved medical clinic facility in the Lake Charles CBOC area
3. Insure quality medical care at any clinic available to the veterans of southwest Louisiana
4. Obtain better specialty care to minimize long distance travel to other VA facilities
5. Utilize local physicians to help assure specialty services for veterans
6. Keep veterans informed of health and other issues through Monthly/Quarterly medical presentations, website and media
7. Inform, promote and support veteran activities not related to medical issues
8. Adjust objectives and direction of VAC efforts as needed in response to major changes in local, regional or national VA system

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Flood Relief for Guardsman

Flood Relief for Guardsmen:

Secretary Strickland stated that the LDVA will be issuing rapid military family assistance fund checks of $750.00 to our Guardsmen (and other service members) in support of flood relief.

Go to this web address and fill out the single page application:

Flood Relief Military Family Assistance

This fund is supported through donations from Louisiana Citizens through their income tax filings so it is a perishable fund.

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Federal Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by Historic Flooding

From Senator Vitter’s office

click on the link below for more information

Federal Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by Historic Flooding

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Federal Assistance for Individuals and Families Impacted by Historic Flooding

From Senator Vitter’s office

for more information click the link below:

Federal Assistance for Individuals and Families Impacted by Historic Flooding