Eugene D. Graff
Veterans Service Officer
The Sherburne County Veterans Service Office provides guidance and
assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors in applying for
veterans benefits provided by the State of Minnesota and the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition we provide transportation to the Minneapolis and St. Cloud
VA medical centers to those in need of this service. We also provide
referrals to a variety of other public and private programs and work
closely with veterans organizations concerning programs & changes.
- Old Glory Run/Walk
May 18, 2013
Cold Spring Baseball Park
Cold Spring, Minnesota
Opening Ceremony - 9:45 A.M.
5K Run/Walk- 10:00 A.M.
1K Kids Fun Run - 11:00 A.M.
Awards Ceremony - 11:30 A.M.
Lunch and Beverages
Join us for the 6th annual event as a participant, volunteer or spectator.
Proceeds to benefit MN Disabled American Veterans.
Please see attached for sponsorship opportunities, registration form and contact information. Same day registration will not be offered.
- Military Appreciation Event
June 1, 2013
10:00 A.M. - Noon
Stearns History Museum
235 - 33rd Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
We Love Our Soldiers (Present and Past)
Tours of the museum, root beer floats, and an outdoor scavenger hunt on the plaza (or indoors in the gallery if it rains).
Free for active duty military, veterans and their families, as well as members of the Stearns History Museum.
All others: $5 for adults and $2 for children.
- MN Military Teen Summit
June 23, 2013 - June 25, 2013
You Don't Have to Be Super to Be a Hero
Who: Military Connected Teens ages 13 to 18 years old
Location: Hotel in the North Metro Area
Service Members are our nation's visible heroes, but what about the hidden heroes who stand behind them? The Minnesota Military Teen Panel believes that our military teens are heroes too!
A national speaker will kick off this year's Summit, where teens will attend leadership workshops, while connecting with other teens who family members are in the military.
Open to the first 50 teens.
OMK Program Fee: $20/youth.
Please see attached for request for waiver of fee.
Registration Due June 5th.
MN Military Teen Summit Registration Form
- Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK) Retreat
July 21, 2013 - July 23, 2013
SAVE THE DATES!
WHO: Youth who have completed 6th - 11th grade at the time of retreat
WHAT: Speak out for Military Kids (SOMK) Retreat
WHERE: Elk River Holiday Inn & Wild Woods Water Park
WHEN: Sunday, July 21 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 PM, 2013
WHY: To meet other young people, help tell others about what military families go through during mobilization and deployment and HAVE FUN!
PRICE: $15 program fee. Please see attached for requirements to request a fee waiver and for additional information regarding the retreat.
All registration forms must be returned by noon on Monday, July 1st and space is limited to 20 participants.
- Free Legal Assistance For Sherburne Residents
Sherburne County Law Library
Sherburne County Government Center
13880 Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
Contact: John McCooley
The Sherburne County Law Library is expanding its service for the citizens of Sherburne County. Beginning in May 2011, residents who want to meet with an attorney for a free consultation will be able to do so.
Please see attached for dates and times of this expanded service.
- Military Kids Toolkit
SUPPORT MILITARY CHILDREN IN YOUR SCHOOL
The Military Kids Toolkit is an electronic kit that includes the "Military Kids: Peer Support Initiative" curriculum, website links and training.
You can help your students with the tools available to support military children in your schools.
The Military Kids Toolkit is free.
- Minnesota DAV Donor Connection Program
The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota has established the Donor Connect Program to connect veterans and their families in need of used durable medical equipment with medical equipment donors. The goal of the program is to build better lives for all Minnesota veterans and/or family members.
The Donor Connect Program Manager can be reached at (651) 210-1161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veterans' Law Clinic
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION FOR VETERANS
Family Law, Child Support, Employment, Social Security, Housing
Not for Criminal Issues
Schedule or Walk-in
Contact Central Minnesota Legal Services
Toll Free: 1-800-622-7773
Clinic Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Clinic Times: 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Clinic Location: St. Cloud VA HCS, Building T-100
- Summer Golf Instruction
All applicants must receive care from the St. Cloud VA Health Care System
Every Thursday May 16th - June 20th @ 4:30 - 6:30
Every Thursday July 18th - August 22nd @ 4:30 - 6:30
Every Tuesday May 14th - June 18th @ 4:30 - 6:30
Every Tuesday July 16th - August 20th @ 4:30 - 6:30
Questions concerning these classes should be directed to:
Brett Jagodzinski (320) 252-1670 Ext 6663