Annual NEK Veterans Summit

4th Annual NEK Veterans Summit

The 2016 NEK Veterans Summit will be held March 12, 2016 at Lyndon State College. The purpose of the summit is to bring veterans, their families, and veteran service organizations together to build relationships, stronger connections, and an enhanced regional support network in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire.


Tentative Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 12th

8am – 9am: Summit check-in and hot breakfast buffet

9am – 10:30am: Opening remarks and welcome from Thom Anderson and VSC Chancellor Jeb Spaulding. Keynote address by Jon Turner, Vermont Veterans Farmer Coalition, with special guest appearances from Anthony Droz and Earl Granville of the Veterans Expeditionary Team

10:30am – 12:00pm: Exhibitor booths and morning breakout sessions for women veterans, suicide prevention, PTSD and the family, and Veteran Camaraderie

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 1:25pm: Summit Address by Director Alfred Montoya of the White River Junction VA Medical Center

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon breakout sessions for veterans benefits, latest research on PTSD and TBI, student veterans, employment opportunities for veterans, and entrepreneurship and business planning

Later that afternoon, head up to the 3rd Annual Ian Muller Rail Jam at Q Burke Mountain Resort from 3:30pm – 9pm!

-Live music

-Ski & snowboard competitions

-Presentation of the annual Ian Muller Memorial scholarship

Sunday, March 13

9:00am – 4:00om: Enjoy a day on the slopes at Q Burke, with free lift tickets for all veterans and their immediate family members (proof of service required).

For Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12, The Q Burke Mountain Resort is offering a “stay and ski” package at a discounted rate for anyone attending the Summit. The new luxury Hotel has an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, valet parking, and a bar and restaurant. There is a two-night minimum with rates starting from $148 to $213 per night. To make reservations, please contact the Q Burke Mountain Resort reservation desk at 866-966-4820 and mention the Summit.

Thank you to our generous sponsors


-Vermont Veterans Fund

Gold Eagle = $1,000 – $2,999

-VFW Post 793, St. Johnsbury, VT

-Warrior Spirit Ranch, Inc.

Silver Star = $500 – $999

– Vermont Combat Veterans Motorcycle  Association (CVMA 26-1)

-Vermont Business & Professional Women, Inc.

-State of Vermont, Dept of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

-Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont

-Vermont Technical College

Bronze Warrior = $100 – $499

-John Des Groseilliers, Vermont Ambassador, U.S. Army Reserve

-Thom Anderson

-VFW, State of Vermont

-American Legion Auxiliary Post 30, Lyndonville, VT

-American Legion Post 76, Barton, VT

-American Legion Post 41, Whitefield, NH

-Mr. an Mrs. Norman York

-Let’s Grow Kids

-Denis Hamel

-Bill Morison

-Vermont Veterans Home

-Bob and Diane Homes

-Cabot Creamery Cooperative

-Vermont Veterans Outreach

-Sterling College

-Roger Heilig

Leather Chevron = $25 – $99

-Jerri Ryan

Special Gift

-14th Star Brewery



We are happy to release two videos which were produced by LSC Student Dave Cowley with assistance from Zach Perry. They really encapsulate the essence of what the Summit and Ian Muller Rail Jam are all about.

NEK Veterans Summit Video

Ian Muller Rail Jam Video

Thanks again to all of the veterans, presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors who make the Summit and Rail Jam possible. We look forward to seeing you again this year!



Thom Anderson, Associate Provost and Advisor to the LSC Veterans Club
Vail 356
802 626-6346