District Service Officer Update

Just got off a video conference about COVID-19 vaccinations at Hines VA. Much thanks for the invitation from VSO Steve Fixler & VA Public Affairs Officer Tanya Schusler for letting me participate. I’ll summarize the meeting as we know there is keen interest in this subject. 
• Hines VA is the only facility near us that has the vaccine. Mainly as they have the proper resources to keep it.
• Hines shall be prioritize distributing limited supply to staff and patients most endangered. They are still developing best practices age/heath problems etc.
• After those most in need get this other veterans that are enrolled at Hines are eligible. They shall get a call from them. PLEASE DO NOT CALL HINES VA (understandable to say the least) they shall call you. 
• There is COVID research going on at Jesse Brown VA if one is interested in volunteering. See link
• Hines has the Pfizer vaccine and there are two injections needed 21 days apart.
• At this time there is no information on the other VA’s getting the vaccine. 
Please see attached for FAQ sheet.
Look for all of our service officers to be invited to attend the Yearly Service Officer Training which shall be on line shortly after the new year conducted by Department Service Office Director Derek Giffin. This is an absolute must for our post service officers to help stay up to date in their position. 
Please note also the change in our workshop changed to 1 May. This date will be solid.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to all of our comrades, Dutch
4th District Meeting 28 Feb 2021 13hr00 Host All American  Post 1337 Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 660, 601 N Main St, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
District Service Officer report for this 25 October Meeting.
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• The 4
th District Minutes 23 August Meeting  download pdf
• 4th District 2020-2021 Roster download PDF file  Please note this is the latest version. 
• 1 May 2021 Date Change Saturday Veterans Benefits Workshop– Registration 0800-0900  VFW Post 1197 645 S. River St., Batavia, IL 60510. workshop website .
Dutch DeGroot 4th District VFW Dept. of Illinois Service Officer
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