IN RECOGNITION OF The Veterans’ Mentor Group of Outagamie County, Wisconsin

July 30, 2019
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July 30, 2019

Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the hard work, dedication, and outstanding service of Veterans’ Mentor Group in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Since its creation in 2015, Veterans’ Mentor Group has assisted countless veterans in Northeast Wisconsin navigate the struggles of transitioning to civilian life. The group’s success is evident as 3 graduates of the program are now members of the group’s leadership team. Along with founding members Bill and Beverly, Thomas Barrett, Scott Hutchings, Michael Gawel and Rodney Schreiber work to ensure Outagamie County Veterans feel supported and connected. I am confident its members will continue to help many more veterans as the program grows.

Veterans’ Mentor Group consists of volunteer veterans and partners within Outagamie County who share and understand the experiences of military service. The group assists veterans with their basic needs, as well as engaging in socialization and reintegration back into their communities. I am proud to have a veteran-run organization in my district that strives to help fellow veterans. The volunteers of Veterans’ Mentor Group truly demonstrate what it means to engage in selfless service.

The Veterans’ Mentor Group also assists the Veteran Treatment Court in Outagamie County and increasing veterans’ awareness of resources and benefit programs. Bill Trombley along with Beverly Weber, Todd Raley, and Jason Laber worked hard to ensure this support program for veterans in Outagamie County became a success. Their efforts and commitment are integral in creating this successful program.

Madam Speaker, I urge all members of this body to join me in applauding Veterans’ Mentor Group, its board, and its veteran volunteer mentors for their service to veterans in Northeast Wisconsin. Thank you, Madam Speaker. I yield back.

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