Manatee County Veterans Council
Manatee County Veterans Council

Why we do what we do... Come join us to make a difference.

The Manatee County Veterans Council stood up in 1985 and a couple of the charter members are still available as continuity advisors.  We are a not-for-profit 501 c (19) Veteran Organization made up of all volunteers serving our 40,000 plus Veteran community as their advocate. While not all inclusive, 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, Goodwill Manasota, Turning Points, Merchant Marines, Ladies Auxiliary, Riders, Sons, USFSM, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Manasota Elks, Sarasota County Veterans Commission and the list goes on...

We help articulate and champion our Veterans' 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 key.

We DO NOT conduct fundraisers and we rely 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 many, the oath taken to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States is an oath for LIFE.

Come join our team--YOUR TEAM. 

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
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
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.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [364.6 KB]

In late October 2013 our Council revised and modernized this website.  This website has been visited:

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Created by: Carl Hunsinger