On behalf of our Board of Directors, I hope you will take a few minutes to look over the following information pertaining to the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Iowa Chapter. In an effort to promote our mission, our Chapter is involved in the following:
- Providing a National Service Officer to assist veterans with their claims with the Veterans Administration.
- Sponsoring members who attend the Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games; Midwest Bass Fishing Tournament; Winter Sports Clinic; Turkey, Deer, and Archery Deer Hunts; weekly bowling and other sporting and recreational events.
- Providing funds for patient programs at the Des Moines VAMC, Iowa City VAMC and the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
- Providing funds for medical personnel to attend special training seminars to deal with the care and treatment of spinal cord injuries and dysfunctions, so that they can better serve paralyzed veterans.
- Providing funds for foundations and corporations who promote finding a cure and/or improving the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries or dysfunctions.
- Providing education and advocacy to improve accessibility to public and private institutions for all disabled individuals.
- Sponsoring social activities for our members and their families. Family Time events give the veteran and his or her family, neighbors, and friends a chance to participate.
A lifetime membership with the Iowa PVA is completely FREE and you will receive a free subscription to your choice of either the PN (Paraplegia News) or SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine plus our Chapter newsletter and more. Please fill out the membership application and return it to our office along with a copy of your DD214 or a copy of your VA Medical Card and a statement from a physician confirming your spinal cord injury or dysfunction. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (515)277-IPVA (4782) or toll free at (888)909-4782.
We thank you in advance for taking the time to consider a membership with the Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Jon R. Schneider, President