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Veterans Legislative Seminar on October 8th


          For Immediate Release: October 5, 2011

Contact:  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (856-853-3395) or Freeholder Giuseppe (Joe) Chila (856-853-3382)

Veterans Legislative Seminar on October 8th


(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Joe Chila, liaison to the Office of Veterans Affairs invite veterans and their families to the annual Veterans Legislative Seminar this Saturday, October 8th from 9 am until 12 noon, at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, 1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell.  Coffee and danish will be served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

This free event will feature invited guest speakers and an open forum where veterans can ask questions of their federal and state representatives. 

 This year’s invited guest speaker is William Thompson, Legislative Director, NJVFW.  Mr. Thompson will speak on pending legislation that may affect veterans and their families.

 Freeholder Director Damminger said, “This seminar offers our veterans an open line of communication with their representatives.  Our veterans get to ask questions directly to their elected representatives about issues that are impacting them Washington and Trenton, and our elected officials get to hear directly from the veterans about issues that they are facing.”   

 Confirmed attendance includes NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger who will moderate the event, Freeholder Joe Chila, Congressman Frank LoBiondo, NJ Senator Fred Madden and  Senator Don Norcross.

 “We hold this legislative seminar each year so that our veterans have access to their representatives,” said Freeholder Joe Chila, liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs.  “The demographics of our veterans is really changing so everyone learns something at this seminar.  The veterans learn about what is taking place and the legislators and elected officials learn about the priorities of our veterans’ communities,” stated Freeholder Chila.