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Commander’s News

February News Letter The middle of January and Mother nature has let us know that yes we do live in Iowa, single digit temperatures with snow and wind. I would like to thank all the people that volunteer their hours doing work preparing for all the events at the WAVP. We could not have all of these events without your help. I want to especially recognize the Color Guard, who participated in three funeral in three consecutive days. Beryl Peck’s funeral was Monday the 14th, James Miller was Tuesday the 15th and Don Dietz Wednesday the 16th. These three men gave many years of service to the AMVETS and VFW.

I would like to address closing the WAVP and canceling the fish fry January 18th and 19th. The decision was made listening to the weather reports on TV and radio. with that said, in hind sight the decision would have been different. Agree or disagree life goes on.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. 319-404-2311 or bobohare201 Bob O’Hare, Commander Post #79

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

The new Auxiliary year has started out with a bang. Most of the existing members have renewed their membership, with only a few who have not. I am asking for your help, if you know of anyone that would qualify as a member, invite them to a meeting to learn more.

To be eligible for membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary one must be:

  • Related to a member of AMVETS.
  • Related to a deceased veteran who could have been eligible for membership in AMVETS.
  • A female veteran.

We have membership applications available and one is also available on the website. There are many ways available to be an active member, volunteering throughout the community, at hospitals and care facilities, and in our schools. We also support National project like: St. Jude’s Hospital, Paws With A Cause, and John Tracy Clinics for the hearing impaired.

We would like to thank the ladies who donated bars and helped out at our Thursday Night Food Night. Although the weather wasn’t the greatest, we were able to raise some money for our scholarship fund. On February 28th we will have another meal featuring 4 types of soup, fruit salad, a variety of breads, and birthday cake for dessert.

Speaking of scholarships, each year we are proud to be able to award at least one scholarship to a deserving High School Senior. The past few years we have been able to award more than one. Scholarship forms can be found at the High School or through one of local officers. If you know of a future graduate, encourage them to apply. One of the stipulations is to be related to an AMVET.

Please continue to support AMVETS, the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS, and the WAVP events.

We Waited together, not lets work together

Mary Steinbach 1st Vice President AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79 Waverly, Iowa

Commander’s News

Well I hope everybody had a very good Christmas and New Year. Now we start out with 2019. Hard to believe. Did anybody make a New Years Resolution to do more volunteering this year? lf so my phone number is (319) 404-2311. Or you can E/Mail me at Don’t forget we have the breakfast on the second Saturday of every month. The fish fry is the third Friday of every month and the Amvets steak fry is the forth Saturday of every month. The Amvets Family lost another member Paul Hogue. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Paul, however I was part of the Honor Guard at his Funeral. It was a very nice service and I met his wife and loving Family.

I will be away from my desk the week of December 24th if you have a question or concern while I’m away give Carl Benning a call. Questions or concerns my phone # 319-404-2311.

 Thank You Bob O’Hare Commander Post # 79

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or

I would like to Thank everyone who came to the WAVP to the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Christmas hors d’Oeuvres party on December 20th. Thank You again for supporting the AMVETS Auxiliary.

The Winter Department of Iowa State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Evansdale AMVETS Post (706 Colleen Avenue). The meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. with a Joint Opening with the AMVETS and Sons. Please let me know if you are interested in attending the Winter SEC meeting. This would be a great opportunity to experience the Department  AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary meeting.

If you have not paid your 2019 dues to the Auxiliary, they are $25.00. 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 TogetherIf you have an email address please send it to Mary Steinbach to receive the calendar and news online.

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