Senator Mark Kirk Wants You To Join Him for the Illinois Veterans Unemployment and Resource Fair

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Mark Kirk U.S.
Senator for Illinois

August 08, 2013
Dear Friends,

Did you know that last year 51,965 Illinois veterans were unemployed?

We can and must do better in helping America's heroes find good paying jobs.

Next week, Congressman Aaron Schock and I will host an Illinois Veterans Employment and Resource Fair to give veterans new opportunities and resources for finding a job. Below are the details:

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14th from 9:00am to Noon


VFW Post 5917 holds regular monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of each month. Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 pm at the Post Home, 201B Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, IL.

The August meeting will be August 26. All VFW members are welcome to attend, as well as non-member veterans.

Mark your calender!


VFW Post 5917 is teaming with the Bolingbrook Knights of Columbus for another Blood Drive, through Heartland Blood Centers.

It will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Bolingbrook Fire Station #5, 1900 W. Rodeo Dr, across from the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

Come donate some much-needed blood, or come out and help register donors and make sure they have a snack after donating.

During the evening of Saturday, August 10, the Knights of Columbus will hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1501 W. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL

WalMart Is Hiring Veterans

Wal-Mart has a program for hiring Veterans.

Click on the link below and scroll down to their title "WalMart will hire any *honorably discharged* veteran who wants a job with us in his/her first 12 months off active duty."

Scroll down to "". Click on this and follow the onscreen selections.
(copy and paste the above into your address line)

Navy Veteran Elected to Lead the VFW

Louisville, Ky., July 25, 2013 — Members of the nation’s largest organization of combat veterans have elected U.S. Navy and Vietnam veteran, William A. “Bill” Thien, to lead the 1.6 million member organization.

William A. “Bill” Thien, a resident of Georgetown, Ind., was elected VFW National Commander on July 24, 2013, in Louisville, Ky., during the 114th VFW National Convention.

Hardees Presents Post 5917 with a check for $1000

Hardess restaurant is opening August 1, 2013 at 200 N. Bolingbrook Dr. The Grand Opening is scheduled for August 8 at 12:30pm.

Hardees will be presenting the Post with a check for $1000. All members are requested to attend the Grand Opening, wearing your cover, to show support for the Post and appreciation to Hardees.

The following is the full article from the Bolingbrook Patch, July 30, 2013

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VA Announces $300 Million in New Grants to Help End Veterans’ Homelessness

July 13, 2013

Initiative Targets 120,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of nearly $300 million in grants that will help approximately 120,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants have been awarded to 319 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


Continuous members who pay their dues by September 1, 2013 will be entered into a drawing in September where one member will be selected to receive a Life Membership.

Continuous members who pay their dues by October 1, 2013 will be entered into a drawing in October where one member will be selected to receive a Life Membership

Continuous members who pay their dues by November 1, 2013 will be entered into a drawing in November where one member will be selected to receive a Life Membership


In This Issue:
1. VFW Heads to Louisville for 114th National Convention
2. IB Testifies on Veterans Funding and Reporting Bills
3. House VA Subcommittee Clears Veterans' Bills
4. VA Committee to Discuss MST Care and Treatment
5. Salute the Korean War 60th

Meat Raffle ~ Saturday, July 27, 2013 ~ Noon-5pm

Hampton Park Social Athletic Club is holding a MEAT RAFFLE at BOLINGBROOK GOLF CLUB, Saturday, July 27, 2013, Noon to 5:00pm.

Raffle Tickets are $1.00 each for all meat items. See details on the attached flyer.

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