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AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Our membership drive is almost complete for the year. We just have a few more ladies to renew and have gotten a few new members. We are always looking for new members, so if you know of someone that would qualify as an Auxiliary member, invite them to come to our next meeting in January to learn more what we do as an organization.

We had taken a little time off, not having meetings in November and December, and also not preparing our normal Thursday night meals, but will be refreshed and ready to go again in January. We still have projects we are working on, including gift bundles for Veterans at Bartels and possibly ones for kids in need at LSI.

Many of our members have experience health issues these past few months, and we pray for them, pray for the health of all, and ask God to give us strength, health, and happiness in the coming year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mary Steinbach-AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President.



Chaplain’s Corner

It’s All Good

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was good and there was evening and there was morning the sixth day. Genesis 1:31

As the days get shorter it is helpful to remember that everything God made was good. It is easy to forget that even the night is good. It is easy to forget that God created the storms and even the wild animals we occasionally see. When someone gets on our nerve it is easy to forget God made every one of us and indeed made us goo.

So during theese days of waiting and preparing for Christmas let us remember that everything God has made is good. And that includes us!

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you wre born I consecrated you” I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

There are few things that bring as much joy as the image of a baby’s first ultrasound on the screen for the first time.

The ultrasound machine, as we know it today was first used to detect flaws in ships. Then in the 70s the doctors started using it to observe babies in the womb. Until then there was no way for the doctors to observe the baby. However, it says in Jeremiah that God knew us even before we were born.

Pearl Harbor a Date Which will Live in Infamy

15 Navy Medal of Honor recipients, 2,00 8 Navy personnel killed in action, 51 Navy Cross recipients, 3 Navy ships lost (Arizona BB 39, Oklahoma BB 32, Utah AG) 2,008 Navy, 16 Army personnel killed in action, 109 Marines killed in action, and 68 Civilian casualties, 18 Navy ships reparied and returned to service (California BB44, Wes Virginia BB48, Maryland BB46, Downes DD375, Pennsylvania BB38, Nevada BB36, Tennessee BB453, Helm DD388, Helena CL50, Honolulu DL48, Raleigh CL7, Cutliss Vestal AR4, Oglala CM4, Soloyama YT9, Cassin DD372, Shaw DD373, Floating Drydock YFD2)


Sons of AMVETS

I wish to thank everyone who have renewed their membership for the 2021. As always, we are looking for members to attend meeting, getting involved in ways that  the Sons of AMVETS can work together for the WAVP and for our Community. We do a lot for providing scholorships, but know if we can work together we can do more.

John Mohlis, Sons of AMVETS Commander.

Commander’s Call

The membership meal and meeting were a great sucess. The people that came really wanted to be there. Thanks to “you all” that is a southern expression. The meal was great. Put this date on your calendar for next year. My true stories were a great sucess receiving standing ovations. I may tell the same stories again next year.
Thanks to all who have already paid their 2021 dues! The membership cards have been mailed (or will be shortly) to the members who have renewed their 2021 membership.
As the number of active militaries are decreasing, your membership in all veteran service organizations becomes more important. The impact of your voice through these organizations is more critical than ever. As veterans’ needs continue to grow, your collective voices need to be heard.
At our recent membership dinner, we recognized several 40-, 45-, and 50-year continuous AMVETS members.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the AMVETS steak fries, this is a key part of our local fundraising.
Last weekend I had to make a trip up to Portage Wisconsin. I went thru Prairie du Chien and took highway 60 along the Wisconsin river. If you have ever driven that road you will understand some of this. I had no idea this trip would be such an educational eye opener. The first thing I learned was a series of curves. I know I traveled at least 8 miles and only got 1/2 mile closer to Portage.
Then there were these signs that say watch for falling rocks. Well that went along for a while.
Then I was watching so much for falling rocks that I just drove right in the ditch.
The next sign was “boats landing” boy I put on the brakes and pulled over to see them. I had no
idea that boats could fly.
Next, I had to make q pit stop, so I pulled into a wayside and found a sign that said the toilets
were closed because of the virus. Now these toilets were what we used to call back on the farm
” one hollers”. I had no idea the corona viruses were hiding in there to jump on you. I had a face
mask with me which you should wear one if you use one of these ” johns” but not to protect
against the virus. I don’t know how the virus could survive in one of these. As far as social distancing, I have never gone to a social event in one of these outhouses.
Some men shave their heads to look tough and macho. I shaved my head and ended up looking like a very large thumb!!!! 
These remarks were made especially for WILL KURTT if you see him ask him if he read this. 
Commander RON IHDE with some remarks from CARL BENNING
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AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79 News

Vote!!!! This is the biggest and most important thing you can do to secure the rights and benefits for our members, Veterans and their families.

Thank you to those members who have renewed for 2020-2021. We have gotten a few new members and wish to welcome them to the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary family. We are always looking to add family, so if you have someone who qualifies (Mother, wife, widow, sister, daughter,step-daughter,granddaughter, grandmother, female veteran – of an AMVETS member or a deceased Veteran) invite them to join. Dues are currently $25.00 per year.

Sally O’Hare volunteered to take on the role of 2nd and 3rd Vice incharge of Childwelfare and Community Service, and was accepted after a vote. Thank you Sally!

Americanism chair, Amy Slaba, has received many entries for the coloring contest that was distributed to the schools. Entries will be displayed at the WAVP during the week of Veterans Day. Each entry receives $1.00 from the Auxiliary as a prize.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have been unable to volunteer at the Iowa Veterans’ Home and it seems unlikely that will change yet this year. We miss volunteering, spending time with the residents of IVH and the monthly Bingo. There will be a collection box at the WAVP for any donated items we can collect and deliver to IVH. Just some of the items needed are:

New Clothing
Clothing items must have tags or be sealed in original packaging.
Clothing sizes M-4X in plain colors and shoes size 7 through 13 are requested.
 Sweatpants, Sweatshirts,  T-shirts, Underwear, Socks (black or white)  Shower shoes, Stocking hats*  Gloves *
*indicates a seasonal item

Hygiene Items
Hygiene items should be new/unused, unexpired/fresh, alcohol free, individually packaged and factory sealed, and trial or travel size (3 oz. or less).
Body lotion, Body wash, Denture cleaner, Denture adhesive, Deodorant, Disposable razors, Hairbrushes, Hair combs, Mouthwash (alcohol free), Nail clippers (finger/toe), Shampoo, Shaving cream

Thank you to the ladies preparing the serving our Food night fundraiser meals. We will be taking a break in November and December due to the Holidays.
There will be no meeting in November or December. My mistake for not getting this information to the WAVP before their calendar was posted. The AMVETS calendar is correct.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 6:00. Consider joining us at the meeting to learn more about what we do, and what we can do for our community and our Veterans and their families.

Wishing all a Blessed Thankgiving filled with family and great food.

Mary Steinbach-AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President 319-230-9318

Sons of AMVETS

Membership dues of $35.00 for 2020-2021 are now being accepted and maybe mailed to Sons of AMVETS PO Box 93 Waverly, Iowa. We appreciate all past support and look forward being able to continue working for our Veterans and their families within the community.

John Mohlis-Commander

Chaplain’s Corner

Sometimes a song from the past will hit home for issues we face today. 


Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try
No hell below us Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people Livin’ for today

Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too
Imagine all the people Livin’ life in peace

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will live as one
Source: LyricFind