At our last CPN Veterans Organization meeting we made some historic advancements in updating our bylaws.

First, change in the bylaws is one that has been discussed for several years and affects many CPN members and their spouses. The change was proposed and passed unanimously
to allow veteran spouses of CPN members to join the CPN Veterans Organization. Many spouses of CPN members who were veterans have been asking to be a part of the CPN Veterans Organization and now their requests can be granted.

I do believe that these new veteran members will prove to be an asset to the organization as they have been to the Tribe. Migwetch.

The second item that was addressed in the meeting was the dues required by those members who lived outside the immediate active membership area. These members felt that certain adjustments should be considered for the dues paid by those living outside the contingent counties of Pottawatomie County. It was proposed and passed unanimously that their dues be reduced to $10 per year starting in June 2016. That is the due date for the dues each year. I believe these changes will make for a better veterans organization and show a
growth for the future. Migwetch.

On 26 September 2015, we will hold our Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial Banquet. Many people have worked diligently to make this event happen, but it was a labor of love and honor to be a part of something that was long overdue.

Remember the CPN Veterans Organization meets every month on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m., or as soon as you can get there, in the North Reunion Hall on the Potawatomi Powwow Grounds. All CPN and spouse veterans and their families are welcome. A meal is provided.