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Commander’s News

December 7th is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Lets bow our heads for the sacrifice that so many made I have been absent from my duties after my surgery on November 7th so I don’t have much for the news letter. I would like to Thank Carl Benning for covering me will I was absent. The AMVETS donated $150 to LZ Phoenix and $150 to Iowa Veterans Home from the money selling raffle tickets on membership night. We have 25 members that have not paid their 2019 dues. Please send your dues to Carl Benning or myself. AMVETS PO Box 93 Waverly, Iowa 50677.

Veterans Day, we at the WAVP lost a great Marine, Roger Metzger. He was involved in so many things. He reminded me of the ever ready bunny. People have no idea how many hours Roger put in. Things just got done. Semper Fi my brother. You will be missed. Lets step up and volunteer in Rogers honor. He has left big shoes to fill.

 

 

December 8th WAVP Breakfast 7:30 till 10:00 O’clock.

December 12th AMVETS meeting 7 PM.

December 20th Amvets Ladies Aux. Hors D’oeuvres 5:30 PM.

December 21st WAVP Fish Fry 5:30 till 7 pm.

December 22nd Amvets Steak Fry 5:30 till 7 PM.

Any questions or concerns:

Bob O’Hare, Commander

Auxiliary News

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

As of November 21 The AMVETS Auxiliary had 139 members. The AMVETS Auxiliary will not be meeting in December. The Auxiliary will be hosting a Christmas hors d’Oeuvres party on December 20th. Everyone is welcome. Please bring an hors d’Oeuvres to share. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Year! May your Christmas be filled with joy and special moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would love to have you as an Auxiliary member. Would you consider this? Dues right now are just $20.00 per year but will be going up to $25.00 if paid after January 1st. Not much when you realize what your dues do to help our Veterans. With your membership, it gives the Auxiliary strength in numbers when presenting issues to our congress to preserve Veteran’s benefits. Locally it helps with WAVP activities and being able to communicate with our members.

Dues may be sent to:   Mary Steinbach

                                        901 7th Ave. NW

                                        Waverly, Iowa 50677

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

If you have an email address please send it to Mary Steinbach mjonlyu@outlook.com to receive the calendar and news online.

Sons of AMVETS

Sons of AMVETS commander  John P. Mohlis Cell Phone 290-7524

Please get Son’s membership checks to us before December 15, 1918 for 2019 membership.  Send to Box 615, Waverly, IA  50677  Attn:  Jim Trask. 

I encourage all members to attend our meetings to discuss projects we can support and activities which the Sons can be involved. Volunteers are always needed for the Fish Fry, Steak nights, or hosting our own Steak night. We have a beautiful facility. Consider attending events sponsored by the WAVP or the other organizations. Where else in town can you get a steak meal, done the way you like, reasonably priced, cocktails and many beer selections, and great people?

Two suggested projects would be needs for the LZ Phoenix house or Retrieving Freedom. To get more information on this, or other ways the Sons of AMVETS are supporting our Community and Veterans and their families, please plan to attend a meeting and get involved. Our main project has been the can collection bin. Through this we have been able to generate scholarships for deserving graduates. Their future is America’s future!

Remember our Veterans for the service they have done and are doing for our freedom.

Chaplain’s report

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials…Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:2,12, RSV

Lord our God, be with us. Touch us with your Spirit so that our hearts may receive something from you. Let us find joy even in a life of struggle and temptation. Let us find joy in every need we face, even in the agony of death. Protect us through your Word, and let it always be a light to us so that we can follow you and do your will. Be with us on all our ways. Guide everything with your hand until the goal for all humankind is reached and we may rejoice over all the trials and testing because in the end the glorious prize can be won. Amen.

Commander’s Column

November News Letter
well it,s time to write the news letter again. lt’s finally a nice
sunny day in October and boy the weather that we have been
having it’s anybody’s guess what November is going to be’
veterans day is fast approaching . November 11 is a Sunday
this year. So with everybody going to church, the program will
start at 1300 instead of 1100 ( it will be 1100 in California)
A light lunch will be served.
This year marks the 100th year since the end of World War L.
There will displays of WW L memorabilia. The main speaker
will be Mr Jim Vowels, Waverly Shell Rock. He will speak on the
history of the drum and fife corps that led troops into battle
during WW L. Waverly shell Rock is the only high school
known to have a drum and fife corps in lowa.
As November approaches we give thanks to our veterans
and remember the families that have lost their loved ones
so we can enjoy the freedoms we have.
Commander Bob O’Hare

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary completes six-month reports on all our programs. These reports are then sent on to the Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and then sent on to National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Items that can be reported are – Mileage if driving someone to Doctors appoint for example. Include mileage. Refreshments donated in connection with an activity. Cash donations which benefit an activity which reflects the basic programs of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, i.e. Child Welfare, John Tracy Clinic, Day Care Centers, etc. New materials donated. Price of homemade items, gifts and any type of prizes plus time involved. Blood donations, the amount given. Any type of Used Materials donated to Good Will, Trinkets and Togs, etc. Lodging if provided for military service personal, children and adults as a gratis service. Also, we can report Youth Volunteers if the youth is related to an AMVETS or a member of the Auxiliary. Please list their names. Reports can be given to any one of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary officers or I am usually home during the day you drop items at my house. 304 7th St SW, Waverly. If I am not at home, leave your report in my mail box.

We will have an Auxiliary meeting Wednesday, November 21st even though it is the day before Thanksgiving. Please attend if you are available.

 

We would love to have you as an Auxiliary member. Would you consider this? Dues right now are just $20.00 per year but will be going up to $25.00 if paid after January 1st. Not much when you realize what your dues do to help our Veterans. With your membership, it gives the Auxiliary strength in numbers when presenting issues to our congress to preserve Veteran’s benefits. Locally it helps with WAVP activities and being able to communicate with our members.

Dues may be sent to:   Mary Steinbach

                                        901 7th Ave. NW

                                        Waverly, Iowa 50677

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

Sons of AMVETS

Sons of AMVETS commander  John P. Mohlis Cell Phone 290-7524

A big Thank You to all attending our membership dinner on October 10th. If you have not renewed for the 2018-2019, please do as soon as possible. 

I encourage all members to attend our meetings to discuss projects we can support and activities which the Sons can be involved. Volunteers are always needed for the Fish Fry, Steak nights, or hosting our own Steak night. Consider attending events sponsored by the WAVP or the other organizations. 

Two suggested projects would be needs for the LZ Phoenix house or Retrieving Freedom. To get more information on this, or other ways the Sons of AMVETS are supporting our Community and Veterans and their families, please plan to attend a meeting and get involved. Our main project has been the can collection bin. Through this we have been able to generate scholarships for deserving graduates. Their future is America’s future!

Remember our Veterans for the service they have done and are doing for our freedom.

Chaplain’s Corner

As we observe Veterans Day this year, let’s pray for the safety of the almost 200,000 U.S. troops who are currently deployed overseas in 177 countries and for the countless veterans and civilians right here on our soil who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD affects an estimated 12 to 20 percent of non-injured veterans and 32 percent of veterans who have been in combat. It’s a debilitating illness that can result when a person lives through a traumatic event such as war. The condition is often either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and people who have no experience with it often don’t understand it. The slightest sound, smell, or movement can trigger flashbacks and cause a person with the condition to relive the trauma.

PTSD is associated with a high suicide risk and can be difficult to treat. 

Veterans with PTSD often face additional difficulties that compound their suffering. For example, people who oppose the U.S. government’s military involvement may criticize or even attack veterans who served in conflicts. And there is still a stigma regarding behaviors that may be interpreted as mental illness. Soldiers on active duty often keep silent about their PTSD symptoms because they fear that they will be considered weak if they seek treatment.

This Veterans Day, and every day, you can contribute to the healing process by praying for friends and loved ones suffering from PTSD and by encouraging them to seek treatment and to reach out to the Lord for help. Proclaim the Good News — no, the Great News — that God’s grace can enable veterans and civilians alike to conquer PTSD and rebuild their lives.