General news about the Armed Forces and Department of Defense.
The Veterans Council of Collier County is the umbrella organization of the 20 veterans groups that exist in
Collier County, Florida.
The Veterans Council is comprised of representatives from each group and meets the 3rd Thursday 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.
CCVC Board of Directors
Chief William Carl, USCG
Alexander Leoni, USMC
Pastor Ed Brandt, USARNG
Larry Lathrop, USMC
Frank Kerr, USA
(Sergeant at Arms)
Jason Lindsey, USMC
Vidal Sanchez, USMC
non-voting board members
Joan Mary Madonna, M.Ed (Secretary)
Wendy Lehn, IXG3
The Veterans Council enjoys the generous financial support of its contributors. If your organization would like support the Veterans Council and its four public patriotic ceremonies, please mail your annual $50 donation to:
Collier County Veterans Council
527 107th Ave N
Naples, FL 34108
If you would like to publicly introduce yourself to the Board of Directors and their gallery of patriots, please contact us to have your name placed on the upcoming meeting agenda.
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:
Helpful Suicide education is also provided here.
"In all you do, do with all your might. Things done by half measures are never done right."