About Our Veterans Council

"Strength in Unity"

 

 

Established September 04, 1985, by Executive order 1985-80

The Veterans Council of Duval County, or VCDC, was chartered to unify the Veteran’s organizations of Duval County, Florida, providing solidarity in communications of the veterans’ viewpoints and a means for disseminating information on the issue before local, state, and national legislative bodies that affect veterans, their families, and surviving spouses.

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Who We Are

Our Council Officers

Our Veterans Council Officers are voted into two (2) year terms by the Council Members. Here are our 2020-2022 VCDC Officers:

David Trotti

David Trotti

Chairman

David P. Trotti has resided in Jacksonville since 1973 and graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1987. He went on to attend Jacksonville University from 1987 through 1990, and University of North Florida in the fall of 1990 before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. While serving our country, he served in our American Embassies in Vienna, Austria and Dar Es Salamm, Tanzania. He earned the rank of E-6, Staff Sergeant.
Rich Possert Jr.

Rich Possert Jr.

1st Vice Chairman

Rhonda Hart-Sparks

Rhonda Hart-Sparks

2nd Vice Chairman | Membership Coordinator

Vacant

Vacant

Secretary | Historian

George Tatlas

George Tatlas

Treasurer

Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Sergeant-at-Arms

Zane Coonce

Zane Coonce

Chaplain

Dan Bean

Dan Bean

Judge Advocate

Steve Spickelmier

Steve Spickelmier

Immediate Past Chairman

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to join the VCDC?

We welcome all veterans’ service organizations, active duty or reserve component military servicemembers, military or retired military associations, and quasi-veteran’s organizations, including organization and individuals that advocate for, or are friends of veterans, or any honorably discharged veteran, whose interest is the welfare of Veterans and their families, to join us.

When are the monthly meetings?

Our monthly meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7pm/1900. If there is a special meeting, the Council will notify all Members of the date and time via email.

Where are the monthly meetings?

All monthly meetings will be held at the American Legion 137 “Moon Building”, located behind the Post and their swimming pool. If the monthly meeting will be held somewhere else, the Council will notify all members via email. The address of American Legion 137 is:

5443 San Juan Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32210

How can I join the Veterans Council of Duval County?

Fill out the membership form located HERE. Print out the membership form and bring it with you when you attend the next monthly meeting, and present the filled out membership form along with your annual dues to the Treasurer or 2nd Vice-Chairman/Membership Coordinator. The Council Members will make a motion to accept you as a member. You can also email the form HERE prior to attending your first meeting.

What areas are included in Duval County?

Jacksonville, Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Baldwin, Florida.

Where can I find all applicable documents for the VCDC?

We have our Executive Orders, Constitution, Standing Rules, as well as meeting agendas, minutes, and audio files on our Documents page. Click HERE to go there!.