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Where to Find Us:

CCVC Board of Directors

 

Chief William Carl (President)

239.370.5428 

WCARL1722@aol.com

 

Cpt Torrey V. Searles

(Vice President)

 

 

Cpt James Albert (2nd Vice President)

 

Tina Patrick Anastasio

(Public Relations Officer)

 

 

(Treasurer)

Vacant Position

 

 

SSgt Erica Florio (Secretary)

 

 

Capt. Jack R. Fulmer (Safety Advisor Officer)

 

 

CSM James Reginald Burch (Sergeant at Arms)

 

 

A1C Jordan Tompkins

(Operations Officer)

 

 

SGT Frank Kerr (Assistant Ops Officer)

239.877.2926

fkerr7079@gmail.com
 

 

SSgt JB Holmes, (Chaplin)

 

 

Website Email

:Erica.Florio11@gmail.com

 

Membership

Please complete the online application form.   

"Voting" Memberships are only open to members of the Board of Directors. If you do not fit in this category, please check the "Associate Member" box. 
Then, mail your annual membership dues to our mailing address:

 

Collier County Veterans Council

527 107th Ave N

Naples, FL 34108

 

Mail the dues there. Applications may also be handed to the Treasurer before the monthly meeting.

 

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

 

Helpful Suicide education is also provided here.

 

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

-Unknown

 

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.

 

We bring all groups together for networking and fellowship in an otherwise fragmented community.  We each have our allegiances, but are fighting the same battle.  United we stand.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

 

For additional information call 239.478.7441

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4th Quarter President's Newsletter

To all our friends and Members of the Collier County Veterans Council,

Welcome to our first quarter newsletter of 2019 and like all the previous letters I wish you and your families the very best.

We have started this year off with a bang…. Habitat for Humanity is building 44 homes to help lower income families and have asked us for help to find veterans who may need an affordable home. Last year ended with a Veteran home build and the Veterans Council was called to be a keynote speaker at the event. Three of your CCVC Board of Directors helped to present this honorable event.

In the year of 2019 I am asking all the Men & Women to please keep a close watch for a veteran who may be searching for an affordable home. Time and time again we watch families lose their battle to get an affordable home and end up homeless. Let’s make this our dedicated duties to not let this happen. With the help of Habitat for Humanity we can be successful.

Our Board of Directors has a lot to offer our civilian and veteran communities. This year lets all welcome a new member of the Collier County Veterans Council Board of Directors 1Sgt Joseph A. Bare our newly appointed treasurer. Joseph is a US Army combat veteran and is looking forward to meeting all of you. Make it your personal promise to attend some of our monthly veteran’s council meetings at City Hall. Our meetings have so much information to share with the veteran community.

What you will see here at our CCVC meetings are veterans always looking to be part of something bigger than themselves to always volunteer.

 

If you know someone who suffers from PTSD, Suicide or Homelessness I guarantee we will give you information and the tools to find the proper direction to get them the help they need. Please don’t pass by a person who needs help thinking “Why should I get involved?”

 

I ask you to ask yourself “What’s stopping me from helping?” I know from experience the pride of a veteran or even a civilian in need it is extremely hard to ask another for help.

 

Be that bigger person don’t look the other way,

Don’t be afraid of failing, If you are really trying to help, It’s only when you turn your back and do nothing, for a brother or sister in need is when you really fail.

 

I am taking a moment to bring up another topic that is very sensitive but serious.  Post traumatic stress disorder is an epidemic that is sweeping our country. PTSD does not discriminate.  It is an issue for active duty, veterans, reservists and family members. We want to help end the stigma surrounding PTSD and provide resources for the men and women suffering from this invisible wound.  

 

By addressing the whole family unit, we can help end the war that people face on a daily basis. There are many organizations locally that are also working very hard to make life worth living.

 

If anyone has thoughts of suicide, or has a family member in crisis, please call:

 

Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 & Press 1

 

or

 

Text to 838255

 

or

 

Go to the website at: www.veteranscrisisline.net/CHAT to chat.

 

We need to be there for one another, and we vow to never leave anyone behind.

 

As we now have started 2019 I am looking forward to what it will bring the veteran community.

With warm regards,

William Carl, CCVC President

 

 

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The next CCVC meeting will be March 20th, 2019 at 7pm.  Location is Naples City Hall 735 8th Street S Naples FL 34102.

3020 62nd ST SW

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Quote of the Month

The Power of Attitude:

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.  A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.  It is a catalyst...a spark that creates extraordinary results."



We now have a donate button for our organization.  Donations are always greatly appreciated!  100% of the donations go right back out into our community.  This allows us to continue to hold events in the county and help veterans whenever we can.  We thank you for your continued support.

 

Collier County Veterans Council is a 501(c)(3)  Our EIN is 82-1947585