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Veterans Conference to focus on caring


PORTSMOUTH —Service Credit Union will host the 7th Annual Seacoast Veterans Conference, which provides a unique opportunity for veterans to meet New Hampshire service providers and agencies specializing in providing benefits and specialty services for veterans and their families.

The event takes place April 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the credit union’s corporate office located at 3003 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth. This is the fourth year the credit union has hosted the event.

Retired Brig. Gen. Carolyn Protzmann will serve as the master of ceremonies. Guest speakers include Brig. Gen. Laurie Farris, chief of staff of the New Hampshire Air National Guard, and Dan Marcek, owner of Vetflix, a Brookline company specializing in interviewing veterans and sharing their stories through film.

This year’s conference theme is “From your lips to our ears ... A caring outreach response.” The event will feature a video presentation by Vetflix, followed by an interactive discussion on the military experience.

The afternoon will include demonstrations of alternative health practices, such as vibrational gongs, acupuncture, Reiki and Tai Chi.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide important tools for veterans in the state,” Protzmann said. “Service Credit Union, Long Term Care Partners and others take a leadership role in supporting the military community by supporting this Veterans Conference year after year.”

“We are pleased to be able to support our local veterans and their families through this event,” said David Van Rossum, president/CEO of Service Credit Union. “It is an honor to host this conference which is an important resource for those who have served. This event will make them aware of the special services and service providers available to them.”

For more information on the event, please visit http://www.seacoastveteransconference.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/SeacoastVeteransConference/.

Established in 1957, Service Credit Union was founded to assist military personnel at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth. Since then, SCU has grown to more than $3 billion in assets and provides financial services to more than 240,000 members.

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