Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser – Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Please join us for this term’s big fundraising event.

With the flyer, 50% of your proceeds will be donated back to the VFSA. Flyers have to be printed. You can follow this link to print the flyer. You may also pick up a flyer from the Veteran Center at the EMU South.

We will also get together at 6pm that day to eat some pizza as a group.

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Place: Papa’s Pizza, 1577 Coburg Rd, Eugene, Oregon 97401
Time: All Day Event, Pizza Social at 6 pm

Thank you for helping us raise funds for the UO student veterans.

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Munchies from Veterans – Baked Goods Fundraiser

BrowniesThe VFSA is holding its first Fundraising Event of the Year, lovingly called ”Munchies from Veterans.”

You can enjoy some baked goods in exchange for a donation and enter for a chance to win a warm sweatshirt that showcases your support of the UO student veterans.

Find us at a table in front of the Duck Store at the corner of 13th & Kincaid.

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ASUO Senate approves funding to send 8 veterans to the 2014 SVA Conference

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to show your support. We are very grateful that the ASUO Senate approved our request to send 8 veterans to attend this year’s Student Veterans of America Conference.
There, our vets will learn new skills and enrich not only the VFSA program but our community as a whole.

Here is a photo from the post-senate-speech pizza celebration with a majority of the supporters who could make it.

Thank you!
Post-Senate Speech Pizza

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VFSA Senate Speech – SVA Funding

EMU Walnut RoomPlease support your fellow student veterans by attending our senate hearing. We are asking for a larger chunk of money to send a group of our very own veterans to the National Conference of Student Veterans of America in January.

There, they will attend workshops, lectures, and meet face-to-face with other student leaders and bring back the knowledge and expertise we need to make our organization more visible on our campus and our community and reach the goals we have set forth for this year, such as Priority Registration for Student Veterans.

Date: THIS Wednesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Place: EMU Walnut Room (see attached map)

Dress Code:
Speakers & SVA Conference Attendees: Please dress business casual.

General Audience: Please sport a military or VFSA shirt to support us.

We are going to have a social meeting afterwards.

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans DayWe would like to thank each and every one of our service men and women for their hard work and dedication during their past, present, and future service.

We have many activities planned this week to honor each other. You can find more information about 2014′s Veteran Awareness Week here.

Happy Veterans Day!

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Veterans Awareness Week, November 10-14, 2014

Vet Week 2014Monday – Wednesday, Nov 10-12, 2014

Write Postcards to Deployed Service Members
Time: 10am to 3 pm
Place: EMU Upper Amphitheater

 

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Remembrance Day National Roll Call
Time: 8am to 5pm
Place: EMU Amphitheater

VOLUNTEER to be a 15-minute reader: http://uodos.uoregon.edu/nationalrollcall.aspx

Official University Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony
Time: 11 am
Place: Agate Hall Auditorium

Speakers include Interim President Scott Coltrane, University of Oregon Tillman Scholars, and Dr. Chuck Kalnbach.
Refreshments will be served

 

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Resume workshop
Time: 12 – 2 pm
Place: EMU South Veterans Center (Mac Court)

The workshop will be led by Clarice Wilsey of the UO Career Center and Scott Nowicki from StateFarm.


Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Lunch Hosted by the Veterans and Family Student Association
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Place: EMU South (McArthur Court) Lower Level, near the UO Student Veterans Center

If you liked to volunteer during one of our events, please email coordinator Stacey at uoveterans@uoregon.edu.

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Looking for much-needed volunteers for UO’s Veterans Week

Help neededPlease help us with next week’s Veterans Week events by signing up to be a volunteer during one of the 3 major parts:

1) On Veterans Day, Volunteers are needed to read the names of the service men and women who have fallen during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for this year’s Remembrance Day National Roll Call.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are needed to read names.

The Roll Call will take place in the EMU Amphitheater and each reader will be given a 15-minute time slot beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending around 5:00 p.m. Sign-up to be Volunteer: http://uodos.uoregon.edu/nationalrollcall.aspx

2) We are looking for help staffing the postcard-writing table Monday through Wednesday of that week from 10 am – 4 pm.

3) Please help set up chairs in Agate Hall on Monday, November 9th from 2-4 pm.

To sign up for the tabling and setup events, please email Stacey Vasquez at UOVeterans@uoregon.edu.
Thank you!

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Stanford Tailgate Info

Join us for the VFSA tailgate before the Ducks play Stanford in Saturday’s Football game.

The tailgate is graciously hosted be fellow vet Fred. Please bring a side dish and your drink of choice. VFSA president Matti will cook meats for us.

Date: Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Time: 11am (NOT at 8 am as seen in the picture below), lunch at 1pm
Place: Masonic Lodge (across from Autzen), spaces R-15, R-16, and R-17; consult the map below
What to bring: side dish, BYOB
What will be there: meats, some beer

If you get lost, feel free to call Vice President Ed 303-803-5566 for directions. Kick-off is at 4:30pm. Autzen opens at 3pm.

tailgater

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Thursday Fun Day – October 30, 2014

Our first Thursday Fun Day is going to take place at Putters in Eugene for dinner and laser tag on a self-pay basis.Laser Tag
It is open to all veterans and their family members. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Meet at the Vet Center at 5:45pm
Place: Putters, 1156 Hwy 99N, Eugene, OR 97402
Cost: pay on yourself; $6-10 per Person

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Learn about CIA career opportunities

Join two of the west coast CIA recruiters who are returning to the University of Oregon campus on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to talk about exciting career opportunities (e.g. paid internships) the CIA has to offer.  The info session is open to all student veterans and takes place in our center. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2014
Time: 4 pm
Place: Veteran Center, EMU South

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