Where to Find Us:

Collier County

Veterans Council

 

Chief William Carl (President)

(239) 370-5428 

WCARL1722@aol.com

 

SGT. Frank Kerr (Communications NCO)

(239) 877-2926

fkerr7079@gmail.com

 

Cpl Ted Moore (Secretary)

239.848.8508

ted.moore@collier-county-veterans-council.org

 

 

Website Email: CCVCVets@gmail.com

 

Membership

Please complete the online application form.  Then, mail your annual membership dues to our address:

2705 Horseshoe Drive

Ste 204

Naples FL 34104-6191

 

You will be contacted once your application has been registered.  If you would like to introduce yourself to the Council, please contact us to have your name place on the upcoming meeting agenda. If you have immediate business for our attention, we will add it to the agenda as well.    

 

 

 

Veteran Suicide Prevention

If you, or a veteran you know, may be thinking of contemplating suicide please call The Veterans Crisis Hotline at:

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

or go to their website at:

Veteranscrisisline.net

 

“Suicide doesn’t stop the pain it just transfers it to someone else!”

-Unknown

 

January's Presidential newsletter.

Chief Carl in Petaluma, California
To All our Members of the Collier County Veterans Council,
This is the first of many newsletters that I will publish on our website. I would like to wish you and your family a prosperous, healthy, and happy new year. “Thank You”, to every volunteer who helped make this year such a success. Your work is deeply appreciated. I am proud to be in such a respected position with a Board of highly honored people I call family and friends.
    2017 has a lot to offer our veteran community. This Board will keep you posted in areas of health, family events, and discounts offered to veterans as soon as we are notified. This is one more way we support our community. We invite you to scroll through our website. Both Frank and Ted are updating and improving it for your convenience. Click through the tabs and buttons to see how Frank and Ted have proudly spent hours adding and enhancing content throughout.
     I have received more than a few calls about not having a meeting in December and I did listen to points that were conveyed to me about our members who are seasonal and spend Dec – April here in sunny Naples that want to attend our meetings before they return to their residence in another state. My reason for this break was to give our members and volunteers time to spend with family and friends to regroup with new ideas and plans for the New Year.
     A few of our members have asked me, “Do the Board members get paid?” and “If so, why then would you take a break for a month?” To clarify for those who do not know, this is an all volunteer organization. The Board members have stepped up to the plate to keep the CCVC running. They do so for the benefit of the greater veteran community. None of the position are paid. The Secretary receives a small stipend for recording and transcribing our meeting minutes. The Council survives on the few donations we receive from outside clubs and individuals as well as member dues. These funds are used for supplies and equipment for our events and ceremonies. Without the generosity of the Veteran's Services Office, Moose Lodges, or the Daughter of the American Revolution, we would have very few resources. I want to thank each of our supporters for all they do to keep the Council working.
     Another question I’ve been asked is “Why doesn’t the website have a donation button” in order to expedite contributions. It is followed by “Is the Council a 501(c)(3) which makes my donation a tax deduction?” We are working on these problems presently. We hope to have some answers in the next few weeks.
     I am excited to announce that the Mayor of Naples, Bill Barnett, will attend our January 18th meeting. He would like to share in honoring our friend, Joan Colosimo, with a commission of the Kentucky Colonel. The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to our community, state and nation. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a voluntary philanthropic organization. I hope many of you will attend. Together, we can make 2017 a great year!

With warm regards, 

William Carl, CCVC President

Welcome to Collier County Veterans Council.

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The Veterans Council of Collier County is the umbrella organization of the 13 veterans groups that exist in Collier County, Florida.
 

The Veterans Council is comprised of representatives from each group and meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

 

For additional information call (239) 860-0009.

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Support the work of the Veterans Council by donating through this convenient button:

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We are looking for Honor Guard Volunteers!

We are looking for Volunteers from each service to form an Honor Guard.

If interested, you must have a Dress Uniform and Regular service uniform.

Please contact us by email at CCVCVets@gmail.com.

Quote of the Month

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
-- George Washington  



                   Chief William Carl Biography 

(Left to right: Chief Willaim Carl and  SSG Freddie Vasquez)

 

William "Black Knight" Carl

Chief Carl recently retired after a combined tenure of over 30 years of active duty and reserve service.  His career included 7 combat tours to Iraq while attached to two deployable tactical units, U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 and USCG Redeployment Assistance Inspection Detachment Teams 10 and 11.

He is the recipient of the Army Meritorious Service medal among dozens of other ribbons and awards. His duties included a variety of tactical combat leadership duties such as:  Surveillance and reconnnaissance of enemy post positions, intelligence and reporting threat engagements, force protection measures, contingency planning, critical team coordination, and maritime security patrols. Chief Carl is a member of several military groups including the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Assn., American Legion post 135, VFW, AMVets, ROA, FRA, and the ESGR.

 

Those interested in the Collier County Veterans Council can can contact him at (239) 370-5428 or send him an email to WCARL1722@aol.com.