Great events before the Fall Term starts

The new Veterans Program Coordinator Stacey Vasquez shared these great events with us.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2014

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose misison is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces. WWP works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

All proceeds from the Crocker Family and Friends Golf Tournament are being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

WHERE: Diamond Woods Golf Course
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 7; shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.
WHAT: 18-hole 4-person scramble
COST: $85/golfer, includes green fee, lunch, and cart
PRIZES: sold at event for various prizes
GOODIE BAGS: including mulligans and strings, putting contest on the turn for a new putter!
WIN $10,000 for hole-in-one on hole 7!
Various other hole-in-one prizes on the other par 3′s
Hole sponsor: $100 Sole Hole Sponsor: $250
QUESTIONS: Call Linda Crocker at 541-602-6796

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Veterans Appreciation Picnic

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hendricks Park, East 19th Ave. to Fairmount Blvd. (behind U of O campus), turn right on Fairmount Blvd. and left on Summit; then look for balloons
Sponsored by Veterans Treatment Court
RSVP TO DANIELLE AT 541-682-6672

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Eugene Vet Center Open House

190 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR (enter parking lot from Pearl Street)
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learn about the many ways we serve veterans
Meet our staff of Master’s level therapists, outreach personnel, and dedicated front office workers
Find out how to make appropriate referrals
Take a tour of our facilities and enjoy refreshments

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Have a great summer!

We wish you a great summer, y’all. We’ll be back in the Fall term.

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Final rounds of VFSA Elections June 3, 2014

Thank you for attending last week’s presidential vote. Every Vote CountsMatti Cone will be our new leader for the 2014-2015 academic year.With a new president elected, it is now time to elect the remaining positions. Therefore, the VFSA will be holding our final rounds of election this Tuesday, June 3 at 6:00 PM at the Veterans Center. The Veterans Center is located inside of MacArthur Court, which is currently known as EMU South. For those who remember, MacArthur Court was our previous basketball arena.

Quick info:

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time: 6 pm
Place: Veteran Center inside of MacArthur Court (the old basketball arena), also knows as “EMU South”

Just like last week, we are going to provide enough pizza to go around. So please join us to meet the candidates and cast your vote. Your vote matters in shaping the future of the VFSA.
See you Tuesday!

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2014-15 VFSA Election this Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Election Day 300x300The Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA) will be holding an election this Tuesday, May 27 at 6:00 PM at the Veterans Center. The Veterans Center is located inside of MacArthur Court, which is currently known as EMU South. For those who remember, MacArthur Court was our previous basketball arena.

Quick info:
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 6 pm
Place: Veteran Center inside of MacArthur Court (the old basketball arena), also knows as “EMU South”

We encourage you to come to the Veterans Center and listen to the candidates’ future plans for VFSA, the Veterans Center, and the Veteran Community at the U of O as a whole before casting your vote.

This is a great opportunity to come and meet fellow veterans and find out what the Veterans Center and VFSA is about. More importantly, this is your chance to shape the Veterans program here at the University of Oregon. Join your fellow student veterans and family members in the Student Veteran community and let your voice be heard.

We hope to see you  many of you on Super Tuesday!

 

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Fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza Parlor – November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26 – Fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza Parlor

Please join us for our Fall Fundraising Pizza Party at Papa’s Pizza on Coburg Road. When you bring this flyer, 50% of the value of your purchase will be donated to the VFSA. The fundraiser is going ALL DAY long.
Student Veterans and their families are also invited to join us for dinner at 6:30 pm. We will provide some pizzas or you can purchase your own, which will go towards VFSA Fundraising.
Please be sure to print this flyer: Papa’s Pizza Flyer, November 26

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Time: all day; dinner at 6:30 pm
Location: Papa’s Pizza Parlor; 1577 Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR

Let’s make this another successful fundraising event for our student veterans. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Happy Veterans Day!

We would like to thank each and every one of you for your hard work and dedication during your past and future service.

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

Happy Veterans Day!

 

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Veteran Awareness Week, November 11-15

Honor each other and those who came before us during one of these events:

Monday, November 11
8 am to 5 pm  - Remembrance Day National Roll Call, EMU Amphitheater, more Info
11 am University Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony, Ford Alumni Center Ballroom

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, November 12- 14
10 am to 4 pm Write Postcards to Deployed Service Members to thank them for their service, EMU Upper Amphitheater

Wednesday, November 13
12 pm to 2 pm – Lunch hosted by the Veterans and Family Student Association, UO Student Veteran Center
2 pm to 4 pm – Soldier Stories: Readings about Military Service, UO Student Veteran Center

Thursday, November 14
5:30 pm to 7 pm – 5k Run for Remembrance, meet at the UO Student Veteran Center

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We’re OPEN for Business

Welcome new and returning student Veterans and family members. We hope you had a great summer.

Our Fall Term activities will be announced soon. In the meantime, stop by the UO Student Vet Center to study, read, use computers, learn more about the VFSA, or simply hang out.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

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Congratulations Class of 2013!

We congratulate the Class of 2013 and especially celebrate our graduating VFSA members. Some of our Graduates shared a little bit about themselves with us. Their mini-profiles can be found here.
If you liked to be featured, please leave a comment below or email Marina at mgross@uoregon.edu.

Pictures from the 1st ever VFSA Graduation ceremony at the Eugene Hilton can be found here.

Congratulations Graduates!

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Get VA benefit help – June 6, 1-4pm

Get your VA benefit questions answered and get help processing a claim. Joby Reiley, Veteran Service Officer for Lane County Veterans Services, will answer your questions and give guidance.

Date: Thursday, June 6
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Location: UO Student Veteran Center (SVA), the home of the VFSA, located next to the UPS Store in the EMU.

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