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Where to Find Us:

CCVC Board of Directors


Chief William Carl (President)



Cpt Torrey V. Searles

(Vice President)



Cpt James Albert (2nd Vice President)


Tina Patrick Anastasio

(Public Relations Officer)




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)



SSgt JB Holmes, (Chaplin)



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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:


Helpful Suicide education is also provided here.


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



Upcoming Events:

The next CCVC meeting will be April 17th at 7pm.  Location is City Hall - 735 8th Street S. Naples FL 34102.

3020 62nd ST SW 3


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. 


NTRC’s Operation Strides is an Equine-Facilitated Therapeutic Horsemanship program 

On Thursday, August 8th and Thursday, August 29th, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center will be hosting Operation Strides. Operation Strides is an Equine-Facilitated Program for military service veterans. Please help us spread the word!


Thursday, August 8th is for veterans only and we will meet from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at NTRC. There we will be time at the end to meet for a meeting in our meeting space after with snacks and refreshments.

Thursday, August 29th is for veterans and the families. We will meet from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at NTRC and will have food and refreshments in the meeting space after for everyone to gather and enjoy.  


This program is offered as a FREE service to our veterans.

Operation Stride’s equine-assisted activities are interactive and challenging. This program is devoted to improving the lives of our military service men and women.

Closed toed shoes are required to participate. There will be no riding of the horses all of the interaction will be ground-work based.


Benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship:

Opens an improved line of Communication with family 
Restores a Strong Bond with your family
Gain Confidence
Manage Anger 
Reduce Anxiety
Work Together as a Team

Develop Strong Interpersonal Relationship Skills

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center * 206 Ridge Drive, Naples FL 34108 * 239-596-2988