Bremer County VA State of Affairs
The 2015 calendar year is over and we’re continuing to break records in relation to how busy our office has been. You’re doing your job, veterans and family, as you’re getting the word out that there’s benefits to be had and, most likely, you’re eligible for some! In the past five years, we’ve seen a 292% increase in overall office contacts and 90% increase in benefits delivered to the veterans and their family members in Bremer County!! We can’t tell you how our new staff have affected your overall benefits yet because the Geographic Distribution of Expenditures (GDX) Report from the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t come out until the spring but we’re anxiously awaiting that report to be released and will ensure to let you know, good or bad, how our new Bremer County Veterans Affairs staff is doing. One thing we know, at present, we’re certainly much busier than we were two years ago! As is always the case, don’t be afraid to let us or the County Commission on Veterans Affairs is doing. Our Commission represents the veterans of Bremer County and if they do not know how we’re doing, they can’t help make changes to the program. Remember, we work for you, the taxpayers of Bremer County. We are NOT state or federal employees and changes can be made if we need to make them.
2016 TEE Tournament Registration
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Veterans Training, Exposure, and Experience (TEE) Tournament!
Each year, hundreds of disabled Veterans from across the country participate in this annual event, one of the nation’s top adaptive golf events for blind and disabled Veterans. This year’s event will again occur in Iowa City, Iowa from September 12-16. While golf is the featured event, participants also can develop new skills and confidence through participation in other adaptive sports activities including bowling, kayaking, horseback riding, tandem biking, fishing and Frisbee golf.
Registration ends on July 1, 2016. Any Veteran with visual impairments and other disabilities receiving care at any VA medical facility is eligible to apply to attend the TEE Tournament. The event is hosted by the Iowa City VA Health Care System, with sponsorship support from Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) and many others.
Veteran Virtual Job Fair
• Create an account, complete your profile and register for the event
• On the day of the event, log in and get in line at employers’ virtual booths to be connected with recruiters in quick chat conversations
• After 8 minutes of conversation you will have the option to rate the conversation and type notes and will then be connected with the next available employer
After the event ends you will be able to look back at your conversations and notes for follow up!
Agendas and Minutes
- Bremer County Commission on Veterans Affairs Agenda February 9, 2016
- Bremer County Commission on Veterans Affairs Minutes, January 12, 2016
Board of Supervisors Agenda, January 27, 2016