Upon retirement Chuck held many positions with the City of Garden Ridge to include: Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, the revitalization of Paul Davis Park, Chairman, Water Board, Garden Ridge Veterinarian, member of the mobile security force, revitalization of City Hall. Since retiring, he has remained extremely active in the San Antonio community working tirelessly to support his community, the Army Veterinary Corps, Army Medical Department, and the Uniformed Veterinary Medicine Association.
He enjoyed a yearly fishing vacation to Alaska for 50 years out of 51. He made yearly trips to South Dakota for pheasant hunting until the weather and pesticides intervened. He continues his many volunteer activities including the Army Medical Museum, Men’s Garden Club of San Antonio, Political Action Committees, the Lion’s Club and all things Aggie. He has been known to lose his voice while screaming support of his alma matter in front of the TV. He is looking forward to celebrating his 100th birthday. Happy Birthday BG Elia!