United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

United Veterans Council of Santa Clara CountyUnited Veterans Council of Santa Clara CountyUnited Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

Pardon Our Dust: Renovating Our New Website

United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

United Veterans Council of Santa Clara CountyUnited Veterans Council of Santa Clara CountyUnited Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

Pardon Our Dust: Renovating Our New Website

About Us

2017 San Jose Veterans Day Parade

Formed in 1922

The UVC was formed in October of 1922 and is composed of delegates from those veteran organizations, and their auxiliaries, chartered by the Congress of the United States and/or recognized by the State of California. The UVC is a non-political and non-sectarian organization established to promote the goals and objectives of all veteran organizations for the common good and welfare of all veterans, their dependents, widows, orphans, and citizens of the United States.

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Our Primary Mission

The primary mission of the UVC is to support veterans and active duty military members, and their families, particularly those with disabilities.  The organization will embrace diversity while leveraging varying abilities to meet the needs of veterans of Santa Clara County. The organization will be fully transparent in social and county activities that favorable impact both veterans and the community in whole.  We’ll make the necessary investments in personnel, systems and processes for continued growth and organizational distinction. This will be achieved through Administrative excellence, Innovation, Communication and Execution while building team cohesion.

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Our Goals

The goal of the UVC is to support veterans, through their respective organizations, and to further the exchange of information or ideas for improving service to veterans and their families. The UVC promotes veteran activities and provides a sense of respect and esprit de corps for all veterans and recognition of their sacrifices. The UVC is designed to pass on a sense of loyalty while adhering to Warrior Ethos, Our Country, and Respect for all veterans.Additionally, the UVC shall:


  • Support veterans by providing information on legislation, or other actions, that impact veterans within various Santa Clara County veteran organizations;
  • Conduct proper annual service and ceremony on the day designated by the U.S. Government such as Memorial Day. To honor all veterans, from all wars, who’s made the ultimate sacrifice for their country; “All Gave Some; Some Gave All”
  • Support local patriotic observances such as Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and other city or county patriotic observances.
  • Be the organizational lead for planning and execution of the Veterans Day Parade conducted downtown San Jose as one of the largest in Northern California to honor all those who have served, and those continuing to serve their country.


The UVC promotes education of youth and their civil obligation for social awareness and the promotional of programs in the betterment of the veteran community in Santa Clara County.

Our Team

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Ray Watts - President

Rose Herrera - Vice President

Rose Herrera - Vice President

Retired Army Colonel and CH47D helicopter pilot with a combined 30yrs of enlisted and commission officer service leading up to 650 service members and support organizations. Assigned positions of increased responsibilities including serving as the States Aviation Officer and Brigade Commander. Deployed to Iraq 2010 coordinating strategic and tactical use of Army rotary wing assets.  Liaison for 22 US state coalition Army forces including synchronizing rotary wing lift assets for two SECDEFs and various Congressional leaders. Currently servicing as the Sales Director for aPriori Technologies in San Jose, CA.


 

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Rose Herrera - Vice President

Rose Herrera - Vice President

Rose Herrera - Vice President

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Colin Stark - Secretary

Rose Herrera - Vice President

Dennis Foggie - Judge Advocate

  

Colin Stark is a native of Indiana and enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard in February of 2000 as an Intelligence Analyst. In 2006 CPT Stark deployed to Ramadi, Iraq for 16 months as an Infantry Platoon Leader and was in charge of two Iraqi Police stations in Ramadi and Fallujah  After deployment Colin moved to Los Gatos, CA to volunteer in a yearlong church program and study for the GMAT with the goal of attending Santa Clara University’s (SCU) MBA program. Currently serving is an Army Reserves Captain and Assistant Professor of Military Science at Santa Clara  University. He’s also a Senior IT program Manager with HPE residing in San Jose with his family.

Air Force veteran stationed at Kindley Base Bermuda, Assigned to HQ USAFE in Germany. Upon discharge

Dennis Foggie - Judge Advocate

Wayne Heimsoth - Sergeant at Arms

Dennis Foggie - Judge Advocate

Air Force veteran stationed for two years at Kindley Air Force Base Bermuda, Assigned to HQ USAFE in Germany. Upon completion of assignment was discharged and returned to United States. Transitioned to civilian employment with a globally recognized energy company and assumed roles of greater responsibilities after 35 years of exemplary employment joined the American Legion. Held key positions supporting veteran programs in various chair positions and culminating as the post Commander for several years. Concurrently serving as the District 13 Judge Advocate and the Vietnam Veterans Association (VVA) board member.

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Steven Thompson - Treasurer

Wayne Heimsoth - Sergeant at Arms

Wayne Heimsoth - Sergeant at Arms

Steve is a Native Californian born in Marin County, grew up in SOCAL joined the US Navy in 1965. Served as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with the USMC 3rd Force Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam. Assumed positions of increased responsibilities, while holding several key leader hospital positions in Finance and Operations.  Undergraduate degree in health administration from Cal State Northridge with an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga.  Proud member of the Darwin J. Thomas memorial chapter 201, Vietnam Veterans Association (VVA) and DAV Chapter 11 in the position as Secretary/Treasurer. Culmination in my current role as the UVC Treasurer. 

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Wayne Heimsoth - Sergeant at Arms

Wayne Heimsoth - Sergeant at Arms

Wayne Heimsoth - Sergeant at Arms

  

Army Specialist 4 in Personnel Management from 1966 to 1968. Transferred to the 8th Infantry Division headquarters in Kreuznach, Germany. Completed military assignment and enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with honors. After graduation went to work for Bechtel engineering and assumed various roles of increased responsibility in Europe and Kuwait.  Held management positions in Information Systems for several companies, including the Hayward Police Department. Ending my professional career in public education with the Campbell Union High School District through retirement. Currently, residing in San Jose.

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Bill McCorquodale - Lead Chaplain

Liz Carbaugh - Social Media Team Leader

Liz Carbaugh - Social Media Team Leader

Bill McCorquodale has lived in San Jose area since 1969. He has been married to his wife Chris for 46 years, they have two children and 6 grandchildren. Bill is a retired Minister who currently serves the Veteran community as Chaplain for the United Veterans Council, the Veterans Supportive Services Agency (VSSA), the American Legion Post 858, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Bill is a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran serving from 1968 to 1974 with duty throughout the Pacific.

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Liz Carbaugh - Social Media Team Leader

Liz Carbaugh - Social Media Team Leader

Liz Carbaugh - Social Media Team Leader

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Fran McVey

Liz Carbaugh - Social Media Team Leader

Fran McVey

President Emeritus

Our Signature Event

Annual Memorial Day Tribute

San Jose Veterans' Day Parade

San Jose Veterans' Day Parade

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May 25, 2020

San Jose Veterans' Day Parade

San Jose Veterans' Day Parade

San Jose Veterans' Day Parade

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November 2020

Events

3/28/2020

Vietnam Veteran BBQ

11am - 2pm

VA Facility 5855 Silver Creek Valley Place, CA 95138

Event Details

3/28/2020

Vietnam Veteran BBQ

Veterans of the Vietnam War is hosting an appreciation BBQ in recognition of the heroic service.  Music by Dave Sandoval, door prizes, and s...

Event Details

11am - 2pm

VA Facility 5855 Silver Creek Valley Place, CA 95138

Weekly

Bingo for Veterans

12noon - 3pm

American Legion Post 564 2120 Walsh Ave Santa Clara, CA 95050

Event Details

Weekly

Bingo for Veterans

Weekly event to socialize with veterans  and local community residents

12noon - 3pm

American Legion Post 564 2120 Walsh Ave Santa Clara, CA 95050

3rd Monday of the Month

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 201

6pm - 8pm

Holders Country Inn 998 S. De Anze Blvd San Jose, CA 95129

Event Details

3rd Monday of the Month

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 201

Monthly Meeting for Vietnam Veterans - Non Hosted -Dinner starts @6pm meeting immediately after.

6pm - 8pm

Holders Country Inn 998 S. De Anze Blvd San Jose, CA 95129

4th Tuesday of the Month

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11

5pm - 6pm

American Legion Post 854 958 Homestead Rd Santa Clara, CA 95050

Event Details

4th Tuesday of the Month

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11

Monthly Meeting for Disabled Veterans

5pm - 6pm

American Legion Post 854 958 Homestead Rd Santa Clara, CA 95050

04/07/2020 Tuesday

Monthly UVC Meeting (April)

7pm - 8pm

Willow Glen Library: Community Room

Event Details

04/07/2020 Tuesday

Monthly UVC Meeting (April)

Agenda TBP

7pm - 8pm

Willow Glen Library: Community Room

More Events

Monthly Events

3rd Monday of the Month

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 201

6pm - 8pm

Holders Country Inn

Event Details

3rd Monday of the Month

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 201

998 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose 95129

Non-Hosted Dinner - 6pm ; Meeting 7pm

6pm - 8pm

Holders Country Inn

4th Tuesday of the Month

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 11 Monthly Meeting

5pm - 6pm

American Legion Post 854

Event Details

4th Tuesday of the Month

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 11 Monthly Meeting

958 Homestead Road, Santa Clara 95050

5pm - 6pm

American Legion Post 854

Our Proud Partners

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Contact Us

PO Box 26517 San Jose, CA 95159

We love our Veterans, so feel free to Visit or Contact Us at any time.

 

United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County

Willow Glen Branch Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave, San Jose, California 95125, United States

Every First Tuesday of the Month, 7 pm to 8 pm in Community Room.

UVC Covid-19 Response

Coronavirus Response

UVC Adherence and Support of Santa Clara County health directive ISO of the Corona Virus outbreak in the county.

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