Contact Us
Make My Homepage

UMPI Club Hosts Veterans Info Night

Local veterans will get a one-stop opportunity to learn about all the veterans benefits and programs available to them on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Campus Center.

ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Members of the newly-organized UMPI Student Veterans Club are hosting a Veterans Information Night. This free event is open to all veterans in Aroostook County.

“We’re hosting this event because we’ve heard from veterans that they don’t know what benefits or programs are available to them until it’s too late to use them,” Kaitlyn Belanger, President of the UMPI Student Veterans Club, said. “There are so many opportunities available to veterans through local organizations. Getting that information to those who need it proves to be one of our greatest obstacles, but by gathering a group of knowledgeable speakers, we’re hoping to facilitate the dissemination of a lot of good and important information.”

The event will include presentations delivered by representatives with the Maine Department of Labor, United Veterans of Maine, the Bureau of Maine Veterans’ Services, and the VFW. In addition, information tables will be set up to provide details about organizations such as the Maine Military and Community Network, the Presque Isle Career Center, the Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion.

The UMPI Student Veterans Club was founded in September 2016 to help not only veterans on campus, but also their families, as well as students interested in learning more about military life post-graduation. The club’s goal is to create a support system for the military community on campus, as well as to reach out to the greater military community in Aroostook County through events such as this information night.

“We’re hoping that by providing information about these groups to a new generation of veterans, we can add new energy to groups like the VFW and keep those veterans communities vibrant and robust,” Belanger said.

The snow date for this event is Tuesday, March 21. For more information, contact Belanger at kaitbelanger@gmail.com.

Best of 101.9 The Rock

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1019therock.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOZI 101.9 FM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOZI 101.9 FM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.