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Below you will find information about events that are happening around the Twin Cities related to veterans issues or awareness. 

HVA has no affiliation with these events and makes no statement of advocacy of these events by including information found below.

If you know of an event in the community that would be a great post here, please email the information to vets@hamlinesba.com, thank you!

MSBA CLE Dec 9th

posted Nov 10, 2011, 10:10 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association

SPONSORING SECTION(S): Administrative Law and Criminal Sections and Military Law Committee

TITLE OF CLE: Military Veterans and Service Members in the Minnesota Criminal Justice System

DESCRIPTION: Are you representing a veteran or service member in the Minnesota criminal justice system?  If you are what are the unique challenges they face?  What tools are available for you in helping your client?

Attorney John Baker, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and is Chair of the MSBA Military Law Committee, and attorney Sharon Clark-Williams will be discussing what those unique challenges are and will give you the tools to help your client.   This 2 hour seminar will help you understand what combat stress issues are including: post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.  It will also help you properly identify your client as a veteran and understand military documents and lingo.  There will also be a discussion about the impact of collateral consequences of certain criminal charges on active duty and reserve service members.  Judge Charles Porter, retired Navy Captain and the presiding judge for the first Veterans Court in Minnesota, will share a review of the Veterans Court one year after its creation.

This program is particularly timely with the draw down of troops expected in Iraq at the end of 2011.

DATE: December 9, 2011

LOCATION: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500

Minneapolis, MN 55402

START TIME: 11:30 a.m.

END TIME:  2:00 p.m. 

LINK TO CLE NOTICE: http://www.mnbar.org/sections/criminal-law/12-09-11.html 

MAC-V Benefit Event

posted Sep 19, 2011, 12:44 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association

You are cordially invited to the MAC-V 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Fort Snelling Officer's Club on September 23rd!! All proceeds of the 4th Annual MACV Benefit Event support veterans and their families who are in need.

Individual tickets are $50 each, with half of the cost tax-deductible. (See attached sponsorship form for additional sponsorship information.) Tickets available for purchase at http://www.mac-v.org/fundraiser2011.html. If someone cannot use a computer, they can call HQ at 651-291-8756 and order tickets by phone.

MISSION To provide assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises.

6:00 pm Appetizer Reception with Live Music by Tom Hipps Trio

7:30 pm Dinner with Welcome & Brief Program Followed by Live Music by Tom Hipps Trio

About the Tom Hipps Trio: Enjoy timeless rock and pop artists like Nat King Cole, Sam
Cooke, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Elton John, Hall & Oates, and Sting – to name a few!
Address: 934th Fort Snelling Officer's Club, 395 Hwy 5 & Post Road, Saint Paul, MN 55111

September at Hamline

posted Sep 9, 2011, 7:54 AM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Sep 9, 2011, 7:57 AM ]

 The Veterans Advocacy Committee is planning a couple of activities next week that we hope you will participate in.  The first is an information table in the Giddens Learning Center lobby in the morning on Monday September 12th.  Feel free to stop by between classes and pick up information on Hamline’s veterans programs or speak to members of the Veterans Advocacy Committee.

The second is a barbeque that will be held on that afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Hedgeman lawn (by Hedgeman Center, Hewitt Avenue).  The inclement weather location will be Sorin A/B.  If you are planning to attend, please reply to this message by noon Friday Sep 9th, so we can get the right amount of food.  Hope to see as many Hamline students veterans there as possible.

You are probably also aware that this Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  While I’m sure we will be discussing the topic at the barbeque, there is no formal commemoration planned.  Hamline’s Wesley Center, however, is organizing the following activities.  Thanks to Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, Hamline Chaplain and member of the Veterans Advocacy Committee, for providing this information.
Reflections on September 11th Ten Years After, at noon in the Bush Student Center Chapel, led by  Megan Dimond, Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life Programs, Rola Alkatout, Student Co-leader of Multi-faith Student Alliance, Rev. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, University Chaplain. All are welcome!  Contact mdimond01@hamline.edu, ralkatout01@hamline.edu
Volunteer Opportunity with Minnesotans Standing Together: Remembering, Healing, Hope  September 11th Ten Years After
Students can volunteer for this public ceremony at the State Capital Mall, organized by the Minnesota Council of Churches in collaboration with other community groups    Meet 1:45 at the Bishop, following the Reflections in the Chapel.  For more information see http://www.minnesotansstandingtogether.com/    If you want to volunteer, contact mdimond01@hamline.edu, ralkatout01@hamline.edu
Video Viewing for Reflection on September 11th, BSC HUB, 7pm-9pm    
We will be viewing the video made by Valarie Kaur, who spoke at Hamline two years ago, entitled, Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath.  Kaur was a 20 year old college student when after Sept 11th she set out across the country with her cousin, Sonny, to document hate violence against her Sikh community.  From Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her journey confronted the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis--racism and religion, fear and forgiveness--until she found the heart of America--halfway around the world.  And where have we traveled since then?  Viewing and discussion led by Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud.  Contact nvictorinvangerud01@hamline.edu. More information can be found at http://www.hamline.edu/HUPopUp.aspx?id=2147515843

St. Thomas Veterans Association Golf Event

posted Oct 8, 2010, 3:51 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Oct 8, 2010, 3:53 PM ]

All University of St. Thomas & Hamline Veteran Students are invited to the golf outing this Saturday at 2PM at Highland National Golf Course, just East of the St. Paul UST Campus.

 * Hosted by Veteran Students for Veteran Students.
 * 9 holes with golf cart with GPS $28. Food, drinks and BEER will be for sale at the course.
 *** The deadline for RSVP has been extended until Saturday Morning at 9AM. RSVP tojone6784@stthomas.edu<mailto:jone6784@stthomas.edu>
 *** Spouses, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, etc. are welcome to join us.  (See attached flier for further details, address, etc.)
 * Prospective UST Student Veterans are also welcome

Shrapnel Happens 5K Run/Walk 2010

posted Sep 13, 2010, 2:11 PM by Hamline Law Veterans Association   [ updated Sep 13, 2010, 2:16 PM ]

Proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund (SFF), a nonprofit organization providing financial assistance and quality of life solutions to service members injured in Post-9/11 combat or training, and their families. So, bring your family and friends out to honor those who have served by completing this 5k course which circles the park.


Memorial Park 

Richfield, MN  


November 6 

9 AM Start  

ENTRY FEE: $25 pre-registered/$30 race day (See attached Registration form)


This is a paved 5k course that circles the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park; Starts near Pavilion, 

Finishes near Charles Lindbergh Statue.  


Proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund (SFF), a nonprofit providing financial assistance and quality of life solutions to:   

•   Marines and Sailors as well as members of the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard who have served in support of  

Marine forces, when they become injured in post 9‐11 combat or training, and their families  

•   Help defray the expenses incurred during hospitalization, rehabilitation and recovery  

•   Assist with the expenses associated with the purchase of specialized equipment, adaptive vehicles and home  


•   Educate the public about the special needs of our wounded service members and their families  

SFF has provided assistance to over 4,000 service members  


Learn more about the SFF at http://www.semperfifund.org/ 

Race Registration & Info: http://shrapnelhappens.zapevent.com, 651-890-2277, 


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