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Contact: Whitney Joachim, 319-270-2320

Feel good about giving back by donating blood on

May 21 at the Waverly Area Blood Drive.

Waverly, IA for immediate release — Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.

The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood on Monday, May 21 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Waverly Area Veterans Post, 1300 4th street, Waverly IA.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in their community and throughout the nation.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

This is a sample of a raffle ticket that is used as a fundraiser for the Department of Iowa AMVETS. Between now and the Convention in June, if you are approached to purchase a set, do so to Help the Department of Iowa AMVETS. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00

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Iowa Veterans Home to Hold Agent Orange & Toxic Exposure Town Hall Meeting

The Iowa Veterans Home will host a Agent Orange and Toxic exposure Town Hall meeting for Vietnam Veterans and families. The event will be held at the Iowa Veterans Home on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center. The meeting will consist of two sessions. The morning session is scheduled from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. with the afternoon session for 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Story County, Chapter 1102 will host the event.

All Vietnam War veterans and their families are invited to talk about all health effects they are experiencing because of wartime exposure to Agent Orange and Toxic Exposure. All modern day warriors are encouraged to attend. The Town Hall is part of a campaign that was started eight years ago by the Vietnam Veterans of America to raise awareness of toxic effects of the herbicide Agent Orange and other toxic chemicals that were widely sprayed during the war.

“We are honored to be able to be part of this event for Vietnam Veterans and their families. The exposure of Agent Orange containing a cancerous element called dioxin has already claimed the lives of many Vietnam Veterans throughout the years to include their children and now their grandchildren. We wanted to afford the VVA of Story County, Chapter 1102 the opportunity to host this Town Hall meeting at IVH. We want to continue to educate our Veterans and their families,” said Commandant Oujiri. Agent Orange was made with tetraclorodibenzodioxin, or dioxin for short, and is a potent cancer causing agent. Several publications have been published to show increased rates of Leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, soft-tissue sarcoma and chloracne in people exposed to it and may be associated with other cancers and neurological disorders as well. With the exception of liver cancer, these are the same conditions the Veterans Administration has determined may be associated with exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin, and are on the list of the conditions eligible for compensation and treatment. Vietnam Veterans of America organizations believe that their children and now grandchildren of exposed veterans also are suffering from cancer, birth defects and other health impacts. There was 22 million gallons of sprayed Agent Orange used in Vietnam. The use of this chemical has left many Vietnam Veterans sick and disabled. Military personnel who were involved in storage, mixture and transportation including aircraft mechanics, and actual use of the chemicals were probably among those who received the heaviest exposures.

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With changes at the WAVP, a current, full calendar is not available at this time. This is the information I have for AMVETS:

01-10-2018 AMVETS Meeting 7:00

01-17-2018 AMVETS Auxiliary meeting 7:00

01-20-2018 Recognition Dinner for Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Mary Steinbach Social hour starting at 5:00 Dinner and program at 6:00

01-20-2018 Committee Meetings for AMVETS:

  12:30PM Finance Committee

  1:00PM Service Foundation

  1:30PM Membership


Hosted by Waverly Post 79 at the WAVP

Joint Opening 9:00AM and meetings until about 12:00

01-25-2018 AMVETS Auxiliary Food night: Beef and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed carrots, and Dessert $8.00

You may go to the WAVP website to view their calendar for more details or check back often to see newly added events. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that things will run as normal come February.

This is an invitation for all AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of AMVETS




We are looking on starting a Junior AMVETS program in Waverly!

What is the Juniors AMVETS Organization?
Junior AMVETS organize youth programs, Americanism Programs, Drill Teams, Service Programs
and assist the AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary organizations in their service programs.
Junior AMVETS are organized on the Local, State and National Level. 

Junior AMVETS eligibility requirements:

Junior AMVETS are the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren of AMVETS, deceased members of AMVETS, members of the Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS and servicemen and servicewomen who are deceased and who would have been eligible for AMVETS membership. Age eligibility for Junior AMVETS is from the age of five to, and including seventeen years.

Age requirements for Junior AMVETS officers:

President: 11 years to 17 years

Senior Vice President: 11 years to 17 years

Junior Vice President: 11 years to 17 years

Secretary: 11 years to 17 years

Treasurer: 11 years to 17 years

Sergeant at Arms: 5 years to 17 years

Chaplain: 5 years to 17 years

Public Relations Officer: 5 years to 17 years

Parliamentarian: 11 years to 17 years

If you have an interest in starting a Junior AMVETS program in Waverly, please contact Mary Steinbach or call 319-230-9318

If there is enough interest, our plan us to have an informational meeting in January

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Did you Know: With your paid membership you have benefits for discounts and offers  for car rentals, Travel and lodging, home and office supplies, cell phone plans, USAA banking, credit, financing, insurance and more! You can get a complete list of details and programs at

Recognition Dinner for State AMVETS Sons Commander George Cummings and Riders President Natalie Cummings will be October 14th in Cedar Falls Post #49. AMVETS Combined SEC meetings are October 15th at AMVETS Post #49 in Cedar Falls with Joint session starting at 9:00am

Today’s Promise:

Contribution- I will earn the help I need in advance by helping other people now and repaying the help I receive by serving others later

Just some friendly reminders

The Iowa AMVETS Fall Golf Tournament will be held at Plum Creek Golf Course in Fredericksburg Iowa on Saturday September 23, 2017. Originally the tournament was scheduled for September 9th but now has been rescheduled for September 23, 2017. The 2 person best shot tournament will have a 10AM shotgun start. Scoring will be Flighted and there will be special hole prizes. Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 27 teams that sign up. The registration fee is $40 per person which equals $80 per team. Registration fees are available on the Department website.

The Des Moines Homeless Veterans Stand-down will be held beginning on Friday evening September 15, 2017 at 5PM and run through Sunday noon on September 17, 2017. This is one of the premier stand-down events around the Country. AMVETS is a principal sponsor of this event and Des Moines Post 2 and Cedar Falls Post 49 have supported it for many years. This year the event will be held at E12th and Des Moines St which is the former site of Des Moines General Hospital immediately north of the State Capitol. Approximately 1600 veterans are served each year through this event, receiving, medical, mental health, or spiritual counseling, meals, clothing, haircuts, VA benefit or job counseling, as well as a festival like entertainment event on Saturday evening. As in past years, it takes many volunteers to pull this event off. Volunteers may contact Kimberly Neal at 515-669-3732 if you would like to assist with this event.

AMVETS Department of Iowa State Convention, June 9 – 11

AMVETS Department of Iowa State Convention, June 9 – 11

Download by clicking on the links:
Convention Rules
Convention Agenda

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Revalidation Forms 
Revalidation forms for the 2017-18 year are due to the State Office prior to State Convention June 9-11 2017  if you wish to be seated on the Convention floor.    This year you will be required to submit a copy of your current 990 form or receipt that it has been filed,  with your revalidation form.

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