University of Iowa Veterans Association (UIVA)

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The UIVA is a student organization geared toward providing opportunities for Veterans, Guard and Reservists, as well as spouses and dependents that attend the University of Iowa.

Weekly Meetings: Spring 2020

4:30 p.m. Mondays via Zoom

Email President Jessica Cupps (jessica-cupps@uiowa.edu) for the secure meeting link

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UIVA Weekly Meeting Notes

UIVA Meeting Notes

UIVA Meeting Jan 27 

Welcome Back everyone! 

If you are not in the GroupMe please ask another UIVA member or someone on the exec team. Important info will be messaged through GroupMe 

Elections:

- If interested in running for a position, please contact one of the exec team members 

Spring Fundraiser:

-March 7th 

-Jess has updates – still need volunteers 

-Contact Jessica-cupps@uiowa.edu if interested in volunteering  

Duties:

-Kyle and Paul door to door 

-Matt Whittle corporate contacts 

-Matt Miller ROTC /Veterans alumni w/Paul 

UISG Updates from Dimi:

- Office hours:  

- First and third Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 (UIVA Computer lounge) 

- Second and fourth Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 (UISG office) 

-VA registration initiative – healthcare – VA disability support group? 

-If interested, please contact damaris-mirea@uiowa.edu 

Events: 

- Hawk the Vote 

- Climate crisis parade in Des Moines Feb 1st free at noon 

 -Females: 5-day retreat in IC after school May 18-22 applications due Feb. 7 

- Multicultural ball 

- Deputy city liaison (get with Dimi, guide to not being rich (yet), CLAS committee – required class/elective for sustainability,  

 - PTSD support group – talk to Dimi 

- VA Disability Support group 

Updates on move with IVETS 

- No longer a part of CDE or DDEI (part of university registrar) 

- Still have the space in mall 

- Office hours switched to 8-4:30 

- Fall semester – moving out between May and August to Calvin hall 

- Any questions/issues? - talk with Matt Miller 

Military Ball: 

- Dates tbd 

Parent's Night Out February 29th 5-9pm.

- Volunteers (1 per child):

- Meagan, Paul, Dimi, Matt W, Jake, Liz, Jessica, Tucker (maybe)

Fundraiser

Flyers will be printed this week 
Alumni List of ROTC, Student Vets, and Faculty:

- Will be created during the upcoming Center for Advancement Meeting 

Corporate Sponsors

- Will use flyers

- Potential sponsors: Leash on Life, Iowa City Tire, Dodge Street Tire, Nodo, Cedar Ridge, Grinnell Mutual, RSM, Zebra, Big Grove, Chomp, Hills Bank, Spoco, Lincoln Financial, Aegon, Broncos - professional football teams (?), Hartland, Knight Eagle, Dupont, Collins United Technologies, Pita Pit, Lowe's, Menards

In-Person Donation Requests

- Will use flyers

- Small donation baskets

- Table (Sammy and Paul)

- Start requesting this weekend 

Food

- VFW catering through HyVee 

Tables 

- 8 foot table $150

- 6 foot table $100

- sponsor tickets

Military Ball 

- April 18 

Veteran Employer Meet Up February 19th 10 - 11 am

Tough Mudder

- Paul, Meagan, Marina, Dimi, Jake, Matt W, Sam, Danielle, Randy, Kallie

Elections

UIVA Executive Team elections start April 6th 

- President, V.P., Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Director, Student Veteran Constituency Senator (UISG), Army ROTC Liaison, Air Force ROTC Liaison

 

 

**Parent's Night Out February 29th 5-9pm.

- Volunteers (1 per child):

- Meagan, Paul, Dimi, Matt W, Jake, Liz, Jessica, Tucker (maybe), Marina

Fundraiser 

Volunteers for food transport:

- Marina

Military Ball 

- April 18 

- Price TBD

Veteran Employer Meet Up February 19th 10 - 11 am

*****CANCELED

Tough Mudder

- Neola, Iowa (3 hours away)

- April 25

- Garwin, Iowa (1.5 hours away)

- June 13

Woolstock, Iowa (2.5 hours away)

- August 1

- Paul, Meagan, Marina, Dimi, Jake, Matt W, Sam, Danielle, Randy, Kallie

Quad Cities Bix

- Mile 

- July 25

Camping Trip

- Coralville Reservoir

- Hannen Lake 

- Kent Park

- April 4?

Elections

UIVA Executive Team elections start April 6th 

- President, V.P., Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Director, Student Veteran Constituency Senator (UISG), Army ROTC Liaison, Air Force ROTC Liaison

Fundraiser 

March 7th
Volunteers for food transport:

- Marina

PTSD Awareness Event

- Local veteran will attend a meeting to speak about a potential PTSD awareness event to take place July 4. 

Military Ball @ IMU

- April 18 

- Price $35

- Please email tucker-trefz@uiowa.edu if interested in attending and TO FILL OUT THE RSVP FORM

- Currently signed up to go: Paul, Jake, Sam (+roommate), Siena, Dimi

Camping Trip?

- Coralville Reservoir

- Hannen Lake 

- Kent Park

- April 4? 

- April 11?

Elections

UIVA Executive Team elections start April 6th 

- President, V.P., Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Director, Student Veteran Constituency Senator (UISG), Army ROTC Liaison, Air Force ROTC Liaison

Aspen Dental Mouth Mobile

- free dental work

- April 21 9AM - 3PM 

- Location: 2515 Corridor Way (the Mall)

- Contact joshua-brown@uiowa.edu if interested

- would like 30 people

April 3 TLC event

- 3:30

- Location TBD

- Information covering University Counseling services 

 

**Questions or want to join the UIVA groupMe contact tucker-trefz@uiowa.edu

Elections

UIVA Executive Team elections start April 6

- President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Director, Student Veteran Constituency Senator (UISG), Army ROTC Liaison, Air Force ROTC Liaison 

Vote UISG Elections

- Josh Brown is running 

Martin Acosta Fundraiser 

- Cousin to Alex Garcia (UI Student)

- Injured in Afghanistan 

- Plan to make a donation as a club 

- GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/martin-acosta-recovery-expenses

All of the following are canceled: 

- Military Ball, Camping trip, Aspen Dental Mouth event

 

**Meetings will still happen over Zoom Mondays at 4:30!!

Meeting ID: 982-685-965

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, May 25, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, June 1, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, June 8, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, June 15, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, June 22, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, June 29, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 6, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 13, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome