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Commander’s Call

Well it’s June, l think, one day it is 40 and the next it is 70 or 80.

I would like to thank everyone that has helped with any of the Memorial events. Those that helped putting up and taking down the Avenue of Flags and the small flags at the graves in seven cemeteries, also the crosses for Flanders Field. lt takes many volunteers to plan and hours of work to make it happen. Thank you to everyone who gave their time.

Thank you to all the Auxiliary Presidents and the Daughters of the Revolution for their  part in the Memorial Day activities. I would also like to thank the Amvets Auxiliary for the lunch they prepared and served.

My term as Commander is coming to a close and the new Commander will be taking over. This will be my last news letter.

Thank you.

Bob O’Hare, Commander

2019-2020 AMVETS Officers

Commander    Ron Ihde

1st Vice Membership    Steve Van Helten

2nd  Vice Programs    Ed Abben

Adjutant    Jon Kaiser

Finance    Carl Benning

Judge Advocate    James  Brandau

Historian    Steve Van Helten

Service  Officer    Bob O’Hare

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter

Reminder, we voted to change to start time for our AMVETS Auxiliary meetings. Starting in June the meetings will start at 6:00pm.

Scholarship winners: The two local Auxiliary scholarship winners were Hanna Fanter and Katie Wichman. The Sharon Sebilsky Memorial scholarship winner was Samantha Edwards. 

I want to Thank all the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary who worked to make the Memorial Day activities successful.

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or

2019-2020 AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Officers

President  Donna Fischer

1st Vice President  Mary Steinbach

2nd and 3rd Vice President  Vicky Green

Secretary  Amy Slaba

Treasurer  Sandra Miller

Sgt. At Arms  Amy Slaba

Chaplain  Nancy Edwards

Parliamentarian  Veronica McKenzie

Hospital Chair  Wanda Benning

Americanism Officer  Amy Slaba

Scholarship Chair  Nancy Edwards

Sons of AMVETS News

We will be looking to build programs for the upcoming year. If you have ideas for projects, programs we can sponsor, or fundraising ideas, I would encourage you to attend the Sons of AMVETS meetings. Our main project is the can collection bin at the WAVP. Through this program we are able to present sclholarships to deserving High School Seniors with plans on furthering their education.

Chaplain’s Corner

“You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” – Unknown

When you replace ‘lose’ with ‘learn’ in your vocabulary, the thought of failure becomes less daunting and lets you focus on growth.

As we move into the new year as AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of AMVETS, we have a set of new officers and new members. Officers should not be afraid to start something new, build new programs for the growth of our membership, bring Americanism learning back into the schools, and awareness of the purpose of our organization through the community. We welcome all new members, encourage involvement by attending meetings and volunteering. Working together will build a better AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of AMVETS.

Commander’s Call

Just thinking out loud here, but maybe we have got winter behind us. Wasn’t Easter Sunday a great day?

We lost another member of the Amvets family, Past Commander Donald Leisinger. He will be missed.

May 8th at the Amvets meeting is the date to submit your name for one of the officers position on the Amvets board. My second term as Commander will be up in June. I will not be submitting my name nor will I except any position. It’s time to bring some new blood into the group with new ideas and take the Amvets into the future.

Let’s remember at the WAVP we have a Breakfast ( Second Saturday ), Fish Fry( Third Friday ), Steak fry (three Saturday’s a Month) and Thursday night meals.

There is a short order grill and special meals put on by Gail and Meredith. These meals are great. We can compete with anybody.

If there are any Question or concerns Call (319) 404-2311 or Email me at

Thank you.

Bob O’Hare

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

The Waverly AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary has 14 new members, 97 renewals and 32 Life members for a total of 132 members.

After a vote, the meeting time will be changed to 6:00 starting in June and the quorum will now be five members rather than six.

Once again, thank you for supporting our Thursday food nights. From the profits and donations, we are presenting scholarships to 3 area students. Waverly Shell Rock awards breakfast will be May 8. Breakfast at 7:00. Awards presented beginning at 7:30.

No parade in Waverly for Memorial Day. The WAVP will have a program and will be serving lunch.

We Still have a few Offices that need to be filled when we elect officers this month. Contact me if interested.

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or

Chaplain’s Corner

On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.