Collier County Veterans Council "Honoring All Who Serve"
Collier County Veterans Council"Honoring All Who Serve"

Upcoming Events:

The next CCVC meeting will be April 15th at 7pm.  Location is Naples City Council Chambers, 735 8th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102. Veterans Council meetings will be held there for the forseeable future. All veterans are encouraged to attend. Please, arrive 20 minutes early in order to visit with other members of the gallery. If you would like to address the Council and membership, contact President CPO William Carl to have your name added to the agenda.

 

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The Collier County Veterans Council

recurring events

The Veterans Council conducts several public patriotic ceremonies throughout the year.  They include Memorial Day, Indedpendence Day parade, Veterans Day, and Flag Day(June 14).  Council members staff these events by organizing speakers, setting up venues, speaking to crowds, and performing patriotic rituals.

In addition, we gather to support funerals of veterans in Lee and Collier Counties.  We also volunteer to staff veteran-related fund raisers and special events.  Our monthly meetings provide a friendly forum where veteran groups can make public announcements, network, and support each other with information.  They are given a platform to announce their upcoming events, recent successes, and invite veterans to support their cause. 

Combat Infantrymen's Association is hosting a dedication of their monument in downtown Fort Myers this Saturday, February 29th. It will last from 10-11am. The address is 2031 Jackson Street, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL, 33901.

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.

To register for these instructional golf lessons, contact Michelle Goda at mogda@pgahq.com or call 561.537.5809

They are scheduled for Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm from March 18th through April 22d. 

https://www.sfpgagolf.com/pga-hope/

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Reenergizing Veterans Through Adventure and Challenge.

Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Our veterans courses are open to active duty servicemen and servicewomen and veterans of all conflicts who have deployed as a part of their service.  All applicants to our veterans courses will be asked to verify their service with their DD-214 for veterans or deployment documentation for active duty military members.

Collier County Veterans Expo at New Hope Ministries

February 22, 2020 at 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples. 

Over 50+ vendors and services for veterans and family members onsite!
-Local Services
-Aid and Attendance
-TBI and PTSD Information
-Burial Benefits
-Surviving Spouse Benefits
-VA Healthcare Sign-Up
-Veteran Organizations
-Compensation Benefits
-Education and Employment
-Homeless Assistance
-Elder Care Services
-Service Dog Info
-Collier County Services
-Hospice Care/Palliative Care

Operation Outdoor Freedom from the Florida Department of Agriculture

View the schedule and apply to participate

Outdoor Freedom is an endeavor of the Florida Forest Service that provides recreational opportunities to wounded veterans. Participants must be Florida residents (as defined in s. 379.101(30)(b)) who are honorably discharged military veterans with either a service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs or be a Purple Heart recipient.

Events can be accessed from the list, calendar, or map below. Click on the name for basic information. You may apply once for each event.

 

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