Where to Find Us:

Collier County Veterans Council

 

Chief William Carl (President)

(239) 370-5428 

Email: WCARL1722@aol.com

 

SGT. Frank Kerr (Communications NCO)

(239) 877-2926

Email: fkerr7079@gmail.com

 

Website Email: CCVCVets@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

 

Veterans invited to apply for entrepreneurship program

Southwest Florida veterans can apply now at www.veteransflorida.org for the second installment of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. The deadline is Dec. 14 for all veterans interested participating in the free program. The Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University is a network partner of the program.
Veterans who are either FGCU students or non-students, have been honorably discharged or active duty or are Reserve/National Guard are welcome to apply.
The next session begins in January. Interested veterans can apply online before Dec. 14.
Open house for the course is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Emergent Technologies Institute, an off-campus FGCU building at 16301 Innovation Lane off Alico Roadsouth of Fort Myers.
The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program provides students with both academic coursework specific to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and ongoing mentorships with business leaders in the community. The program is funded by a grant given by the state of Florida to seven Florida universities and colleges to provide a program free of cost to veterans.
Throughout a 15-week period, participants work in a hybrid of campus and online entrepreneurship training and attend in-class training every other Saturday. The curriculum covers topics ranging from learning to raise funds to implementing a business. At the end of the course, the participants pitch their proposals to an investment committee with hopes of receiving seed funding to implement their business idea.
For more information, email Amy Ridgway at aridgway@fgcu.edu.

2016 Veterans Day Ceremony in Cambier Park

This year's Veterans Day Ceremony was a delightful success.  It was a pleasure to present our program to such an enthusiastic crowd.  We were particularly pleased with the Boy Scouts, the High School Band, and the student readings from Gulfview Middle School.  We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped organize and manage this year's ceremony.  Please accept our heartfelt appreciation:        

Jewish War Veterans Post 202                   Boy Scout Troop

Cub Scout Pack                                        Gulfview Middle School

Bob MacDonald                                        

JROTC from Barron Collier, Golden Gate, Gulf Coast, 

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 Wedneday of each month.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

 

For additional information call (239) 860-0009.

Collier County Veterans Councils Mission

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Our mission at the Collier County Veterans Council is to perform all military functions with honor in Collier County. This Includes Memorial Day, 4th of July Parade, Flag Day Ceremony, Veterans Day, Funerals, Charity Events for Veterans Orginizations, and above all assisting Veterans in finding sources to help veterans.

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We are looking for Honor Guard Volunteers!

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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 "Blackknight" Carl

Chief Carl recently retired with a total of 30 plus years in the military active duty and reserves combined with  7 tours under his belt while attached to two deployable tacticle units USCG PSU 307 and USCG RAID Team 10 and 11.

Army Meritorious Service medal holder with various ribbons and awards. Performed a variety of tactical combat leadership duties such as:

Surveillance and reconnnaissance of enemy post positions, intelligance and reporting threat engagements, force protection, contingency planning, critical team coordination and Maritime security. Chief Carl is a member of various military groups and orginizations including the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Assn., American Legion post 135, VFW, Amvets, ROA, FRA, ESGR and many more.

 

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