Manatee County Veterans Council
Manatee County Veterans Council

Together we can make a real difference...

The Manatee County Veterans Council stood up in 1985 and a couple of the charter members are still actively available as continuity advisors.  We are a not-for-profit 501 c (19) Veteran Organization made up of all volunteers advocating for and serving our 40,000 plus Veteran community.  Our membership includes the local American Legion posts, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Veterans (AMVETS), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), KWVA, DAV, Desoto Marine Corps League Det 588, Goodwill Manasota, Turning Points, Merchant Marines, Ladies Auxiliary, Riders, Sons, USF Sarasota-Manatee, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Manasota Elks, Sarasota County Veterans Commission and the list goes on...

We help articulate and champion our Veterans' and Veteran Organizational needs with our government officials at all levels, Veteran friendly businesses, support to include a more direct benefits referral process.  In many cases, we discovered that many public school students, business and non-veteran 501c3 organizations are not aware of what we do and can do as Veterans once we no longer wear the uniform. We are not just advocates for Veterans; we advocate for their families and all youth, Veteran related or not.

Bottom line; we connect local Veteran support organizations with each other through a spoke and hub operation. Much more can be done as a team than can be done singularly--working together is the key to success.

We DO NOT conduct fundraisers and we rely only on community donations to help cover our operating cost with zero salaries taken.  Imagine that; donating time, experience and the passion to help others for simple gratification.  For manyof us, the oath taken to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States is an oath for LIFE.

Come join our team--YOUR TEAM.  ~~ Carl Hunsinger

About the Manatee County Veterans Council

MCVC - Who we are, what we do and our goals
The attached document is a brief description of what the Manatee County Veterans Council does, why we exist and what are our goals within our Veteran community.
MCVC - Who we are.pdf
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Membership Application for MCVC
If your organization qualifies as a Veteran Organization or has a Veterans Committee much like the Manasota Elks or Goodwill Manasota you should join our Veterans Council. At the very least, come join us at one of our monthly meetings to see what kind of connection opportunity you will quickly discover. We meet the third Thursday of each month except December. We meet at the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th Street West, Bradenton Florida at 11am sharp. Meetings last about one hour.
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