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Where to Find Us:

CCVC Board of Directors

 

Chief William Carl (President)

239.370.5428 

WCARL1722@aol.com

 

A1C Jordan Tompkins 

(Vice President)

239.384.5191 

Tompkins.j89@gmail.com

 

Cpt James Albert (2nd Vice President)

518.527.7279

captainjimalbert@gmail.com

 

Tina Patrick Anastasio

(Public Relations Officer)

239.398.6167

Tinasellsnaples@gmail.com

 

OPEN (Treasurer)

000.000.0000

WCARL1722@aol.com

 

SSgt Erica Florio (Secretary)

239.370.0036

Erica.Florio11@gmail.com

 

Capt. Jack R. Fulmer (Safety Adviser Officer)

239.207.7290

jackhd90@hotmail.com

 

CSM James Reginald Burch (Sergeant at Arms)

906.393.0055

csmskyjumper1@yahoo.com

 

SSG Brian Sorrels

(Operations Officer)

239.821.0647

sgtsorrels3@yahoo.com

 

SGT Frank Kerr (Assistant Ops Officer)

239.877.2926

fkerr7079@gmail.com
 

 

SSgt JB Holmes, (Chaplin)

239.304.5258

jgrizzly1@gmail.com

 

 

 

Website Email

:Erica.Florio11@gmail.com

 

Membership

Please complete the online application form.   

"Voting Members are only open to 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

 

Collier County Veterans Council
527  107th  Ave N
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 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

 

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,

 

This is the fourth quarter newsletter of 2018 due to difficulties beyond our control we did not have the 2nd and 3rd quarter newsletter and like all our previous ones I wish all of you and your families the very best that life has to offer.

 

It’s almost Thanksgiving Day and I want to give “Thanks’”, to each and every one of our volunteers who helped in all of the event Ceremonies Memorial Day, National Flag Day, the 4th of July and Veterans Day just to name a few. This year has had a lot of events that the veteran’s council’s Board of Directors has been asked to be part of outside of the regular events as mentioned and they all should be proud of what they do, in fact this year the board has been part of more events in the history of the Collier County Veterans Council. In the year of 2018 the Men, Women and Children of Collier County really displayed respect to our local veteran community service members, those serving all across our country and those serving overseas.

 

The Board of Directors has a lot to offer our civilian and veteran communities. This year we had to say good bye to a few of our good friends and veterans on the board of directors making room for our current board of directors. The council is blessed just like all of the military branches of service when one person leaves there are many more looking to join up.

 

What you can see here are veterans always looking to be part of something bigger than themselves. It’s a creed the veteran community is born with which only needed hard work, exercise with a little spit shine and polish to shine above all others. To bring it in terms you may understand better, you must give a lot of Blood, Sweat and Tears to achieve success well deserved.

 

As the president of the council I am in the best position of the Board because I have the opportunity to work with a community of veterans who truly care about the country and the men and women who live here. Look around if you know someone who suffers from PTSD, Suicide or Homelessness I guarantee they will give it their all to find the proper direction to get them the help they are in need of.

 

I know from experience the pride of a veteran or even a civilian in need is extremely hard to ask another for help. It’s the people like you reading this post who can see when someone is in distress and just needs you to report it. Please don’t pass bye a person who needs help thinking “Why should I get involved?” I ask you to try asking yourself “What’s stopping me from helping?”

 

Drop your ego and put yourself in his or her position. I can honestly tell you that all our board members here check there ego’s at the door before leaving the house, because like you they never know when they may be of help to somI am taking a moment to bring up a 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 the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.  You can also text 838255 or go on the website at www.veteranscrisisline.net to chat.  We need to be there for one another, and we vow to never leave anyone behind.

 

I am looking forward to what 2019 has in store for us all.

 

With warm regards,

William Carl, CCVC President

 

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The next CCVC meeting will be Dec 19th, 2018 at 7pm.  Location is 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