Friday, October 21, 2011

California Action Plan for Reintegration of Veterans

October 20, 2011

Dear Friend:

California veterans can now get personal assistance in obtaining state and federal benefits, thanks to the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet).

CalVet works with individual veterans to assess their needs, answer their questions, and help them get connected with the benefits they have earned and deserve.

To get started, just fill out a simple registration form, and a Veterans Services representative will contact you to begin providing personal assistance. To download a form, click here or visit the CalVet website at You can also obtain a postage-paid mail-in version of the registration form by calling CalVet at 1-877-741-8532.


Barbara Boxer
United States Senato

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 19, 2011 Meeting Invitation to the Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families

Oct 19, 2011 Meeting
Invitation to the Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families
Employment Development Department
320 Campus Lane
Fairfield, CA 94534

Wednesday October 19, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT

You are invited to the Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families meeting.

The Napa and Solano County Collaborative is an open forum promoting the exchange of information and resources for the care of military, veterans and families. We support building fully integrated partnerships of Federal, State, Local, and Community Services.

Please feel free to invite someone and to forward this invitation. We appreciate community support to get the word out for our Collaborative and expand our knowledge of veterans' services and resources in Napa and Solano County. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this great networking opportunity.

Following our guest presentations, we invite all attending to briefly introduce their organizations, announce upcoming events, services, programs and resources. Please bring at least 30 business cards and brochures to offer to other attendees.

Lunch Provided

For questions or to RSVP, please email or contact Lisa Rich at 707-260-9749

Lisa Rich
Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families
707-260-9749 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 707-260-9749

California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and Families, Oct. 22, 2011-10am to 12Noon

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND: Saturday, October 22 · 10:00am - 12:00pm

California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and Families
Brandman University - Sacramento Valley Campuses
3001 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 250, Room 118
Roseville, California

The Collaborative is an open forum promoting the exchange of information and resources for the care of our military, veterans and families. Interested service providers, veteran organizations and community programs that provide support for active duty, veterans, the National Guard and Reserves, wounded warriors and military families are encouraged to attend. The region includes Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Tuolumne, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties. The meeting provides networking and an informational program to facilitate our working together.

Please distribute far and wide. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this great educational and networking opportunity.

10:00 a.m. Opening/Welcome – Bobbi Park, Sacramento Valley Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC) CalVet Connect, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Services Division.

10:05 a.m. Self-introductions: (your name and the organization you are representing.)

Guest Speakers

10:15 a.m. Guest Speaker: Dave Mahler, President and Founder, USA Together.

11:00 a.m. Announcements: Upcoming Events, Services, Programs and Resources. (Bring business cards and brochures to share.)

In collaborative partnership with the vision of the California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and their Families: "Building fully integrated partnerships of Federal, State, local and community." ~ Mary Ellen Salzano.

Directions: From Interstate 80, take the Eureka Road exit. Turn left on Lava Ridge Court and follow to roundabout to find parking lot. Enter double doors; take the stairs directly to your right or the elevator to your left.

2011 Sacramento Valley Collaborative Dates:
December 10 - Guest Speaker: Paige Jenkins, Women Veterans Advocate

We are currently looking for 2012 guest speakers... please contact

Friday, September 23, 2011

SACRAMENTO: Forgotten Angels...CALL FOR SUBJECTS /PARTICIPANTS for Active & Retired Military Women

FORGOTTEN ANGELS - A Matter of Honor is a Fine Art Photography Exhibition and Documentary Film which is scheduled to Premiere March 1st-June 12th 2012 in Washington D C at The Women In Service to America Memorial Museum at Arlington

SWORDFISH is looking for additional women to be interviewed in photography and film Award winning Writer/Director/Producer Ann P Meredith grew up in Sacramento and is completing her 25 year project here in the area.

If you are willing and able to meet with us - Ann and Linda - to tell you story please contact us directly at 415 623 9048 or email to set up a half hr/45min appointment.

Interviewees needing to remain anonymous will be accommodated.

We are looking for women of all races, ages and military experiences including all ranks and job titles. ANGELS need a well to interview women of Hispanic and Asian heritage, anyone who is an amputee, and anyone who is an MST/military sexual trauma survivor.

We want to meet you and hear your stories that can be shared with others as the show travels nationally. ANGELS' Vision is to help give a real face and a voice to women in the military.

Ann's Aunt Martha Jane Adkins served in Korea as a Navy radio operator

Ann's father was a career man in the Air Force, retiring at Mc Clellan AFB

and Ann, herself is a survivor of MST

Please Call us!


Thank you,

Ann P Meredith

SWORDFISH Productions

mobile 415 623 9048

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Attn Veterans: Gold Country Stand Down September 27, 28, 29 Placer County

Any Placer County Veteran, especially the Homeless Veterans and their families and significant others are sheltered throughout this event.

Included for all attendees: food; personal care (haircuts, personal care supplies, clothing); picture ID services; health care screening (HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis C, etc.); health care services (actual health care professionals will provide services); eye care; dental care; VA benefits counseling; general benefits counseling (Social Security, Food Stamps, local health and human services); substance abuse counseling & recovery groups; mental health counseling; legal services; employment services (job referrals, employment counseling); housing services (referrals to programs); spiritual services; activities to empower homeless veterans and create a “community” (town meetings, tent leaders, open mike, entertainment, graduation)


Roseville Fairgrounds

800 All America City Blvd.

Roseville, CA

Friday, March 18, 2011

American Legion CORN BEEF and CABBAGE DINNER in El Grove

Fundraiser Sponsored by the Elk Grove American Legion Post #233
Date: March 20, 2011. Bar opens at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm
Address: The Elks Lodge at 9240 Survey Rd, Elk Grove
Cost: Adults:$15.00, Kids 5-12yrs $7.00, Children under 4 eat FREE
Contact: Ron Artis (916)-667-8345 or cell# (805)-844-0881
Tickets will be available at the door if you don't want to purchase ahead of time. Public Welcomed. There will be plenty of raffles, live band for entertainment and a 50/50 drawing