Veterans Group Events

Are you or someone you know a veteran that may enjoy getting together with other veterans? The Verona Vets Group meets monthly on the second Thursday at 3 PM for coffee, discussion and guest speakers. In addition to our monthly groups, our vets plan trips throughout the year with the assistance of Becky and Julie. This spring we went to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Other things that are on our schedule already for 2019 include a pontoon ride, a baseball game and an out-of-town day trip. All vets are welcome to join us for our monthly group and/or trips. Contact Julie Larson for more information and to get on our mailing list.

Vets Group changes in 2020

 

Please look over the list of ideas for 2020. We can use this to help plan for next year.  Please click here for the current list of ideas.

 

Below is information that was discussed at yesterday’s (Nov 14, 2019) Vets meeting, for reference, and also for those that were not able to come to the meeting.

 

New in 2020 many of the senior center groups will transition to being self-run like Man & Woman Talk (formally Man Talk). In January the Verona Vet’s group will transition to a self-run group. We are excited that you all get to take this on your own as you have all been big contributors to the planning.

 

Becky Losby will serve as the senior center contact for Vets group and the senior center will continue to support the Vet’s Group in the following ways:

 

        • Have a room reserved on the second Thursday of each month from 3 – 4pm. This time can be adjusted or changed as need (please give us at least one week’s notice)
        • Have coffee a donuts (or another snack as requested)
        • Support with trips (such as coordinating with center-wide trip volunteers or possibly getting a bus scheduled)

 

We also discussed in the meeting the idea of having a phone tree to deliver information to the group such as illness, death, celebrations or reminders.

December

Vets Christmas Party!

 

Thursday, December 12 11:00 AM

Sugar River Pizza

RSVP by Friday December 6, 2019 – call (608) 848-0440

November  Regular Meeting

 

  • Thursday, November 14 3:00 PM

Please join us for our Veterans Program
Monday, November 11!!!

 

Flag Raising Ceremony at 11:00 AM
Lunch at Verona Senior Center – 11:30 AM
Recognition Program begins at 12:30 PM 

Quilts of Valor Presentation begins at 1:15 PM

 

Please call the Senior Center at 845-7471 by NOON Wednesday, November 6 to RSVP.

We will provide veterans with a FREE lunch this day. Please identify the military branch you served in when making your reservation. All other meals are $5.

If you have any questions, please call the Verona Senior Center 845-7471.

 


 

Quilts of Valor program for Veteran’s Day

Sugar River Quilts of Valor will be awarding quilts to veterans who have served in time of war regardless of place of deployment. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit service organization which follows guidelines to make quality quilts that are awarded in a ceremony to the veteran. If you are a veteran and have not been awarded a Quilt of Valor and would like to receive one, please pick up a Veteran Request/Information form at the Senior Center.

Sign up now!!!
All completed requests for the quilts must be returned no later than 3:00 PM on Thursday October 24.