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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.

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

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

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

Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Brenda Taylor and First Vice President Carol Finger will be our guests at our Membership Dinner, Oct 10th.

If you have attended the funeral of an Auxiliary member please let our Chaplain Nancy Edwards know. Her phone number is 319-573-3451. Also let our Chaplain know if she should send a Symphony card or Thinking of You card to someone you know.

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

Waverly #79 AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

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

National AMVETS Convention was August 6 – 11 in Orlando, FL. Mary Steinbach and I attended. We had speakers from Freedom’s Foundation, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Paws With A Cause. Very informative convention.

I want to thank everyone who comes down to the WAVP and supports the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Thursday food nights. With the money we raise we are able to give donations to National, State, and local projects. We also can give out scholarships to local students.

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

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

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

I would like to thanks the AMVETS Auxiliary Ladies who participated in the Heritage Days parade. It is always good to see the AMVETS Auxiliary recognized in the Community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National AMVETS Convention is June 6 – 11 in Orlando, FL. Mary Steinbach and I will be attending from Waverly. I encourage everyone to join us at our Auxiliary meeting in August. Mary and I will share our experience attending the National Convention and all that we have learned.

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

Donna Fischer
2018-2018 AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President
Waverly #79

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

The Department of Iowa AMVETS Convention was held June 8, 9, 10 In Marshalltown. Brenda Taylor from Central City was elected President. I was elected 2nd Vice President, Child Welfare. My project this year will be the Lutheran Services in Iowa the Bremwood campus. Mary Steinbach was elected 3rd Vice President, Community Service. Mary’s project this year will be the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City. Mary was also appointed Hospital Chairman. Amy Slaba was appointed recording secretary. Jan Lanske will continue as the Hospital Representative for the Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Waverly AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary won the Hazel Vondracek American award and the Depart Hospital Chairman’s award. Marj Reinhardt won the Past Department President’ award for signing up five or more new Auxiliary members. Wanda Benning won the Hospital Memorial award.

At our June Auxiliary meeting we presented scholarships to –

Emily Archibald, Valparaiso University, Indiana; Biochemistry major; will be a freshman; had to work on our meeting night; from Waverly.

Maria Kuiper, second year scholarship, will be a sophomore at U of I, Journalism and Social Justice major, from Waverly.

Samantha Edwards. University of Wisconsin -Platteville, will be a freshman, Software Engineering major; from Mt Vernon, IA.

I would like to Thank all the Auxiliary Ladies who gave their time and donated food for our monthly food nights. With all that you do we were able to give these scholarships.

The Auxiliary will be participating in the Heritage Days, July 21st. Meet at the sales barn at 10:00. Walkers should plan to wear Patriotic Shirts.

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

June AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or mjonlyu@outlook.com

The beginning of June is the beginning of a New Auxiliary Year and the election of new officers. I am proud to present our new Officers for 2018-2019!

It has been my pleasure to serve as the local AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President for the past few years and will continue to work for the Auxiliary as their membership chair. Please welcome Donna Fischer as the new President and continue to support the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, our food night fundraisers, work we do within the community, hospitals, and supporting our Veterans.

We will be presenting scholarships during our June meeting. At the W-SR awards breakfast, 3 of our Auxiliary members were present for award a local Senior with one of the scholarships. Emily Archibald was the recipient. Present were Nancy Edwards-scholarship chair, Donna Fischer-2nd-3rd Vice, and Mary Steinbach-Auxiliary President. Congratulations Emily.

I want to thank all the Auxiliary ladies who gave their time or donated goods for our monthly food night fundraisers. With all that you do, we are able to give our scholarships, donate for our various project, and support our community and our Veterans. THANK YOU!

Another big Thank You goes to those participating in the Memorial Day parade and Services. Aside from the heat, it was a great day to remember those that had paid the ultimate price for peace.

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or mjonlyu@outlook.com

April was a busy month for many Auxiliary members. A group of ladies attended the Honor Flight Variety Show in Waterloo on April 14th. The dinner show was filled with wonderful entertainment, a good meal, raffles, silent auction, and more. Money raised from the night is used to send more Veterans to Washington DC to tour and see the various war memorials.

April is our service report month, and I am very pleased with what was turned in to report. I know more auxiliary members do tons of volunteering. In the upcoming months, I will report on the various items that can be reported. Please take note, record what you do, and turn those items into me or one of the Auxiliary officers.

April 21 and 22 was our quarterly AMVETS meeting in Richmond, IA. Saturday was the recognition dinner for Department of Iowa Commander, Kevin Reece with meetings on Sunday. It was a very productive weekend, rapping up another year, and looking forward to State Convention in June.

One of our own, Donna Fischer traveled to DC as part of the Sons of AMVETS on the Hill. Donna and several other Department auxiliary members joined the Sons of AMVETS when they spoke on Capitol Hill. She shared their legislative priorities: suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury, toxic wounds, and veteran treatment courts.

May is election month! Please consider becoming an officer, or simply attending more of the Auxiliary meetings.

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Mary Steinbach
Local 2017-2018 President and
Department of Iowa 2017-2018
President

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or mjonlyu@outlook.com 

Forms for the Auxiliary scholarships have been taken to the High School for our local, Department, and National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. If you have anyone needing a form you can get them also by contacting me.

In April we will be completing our 6 month’s service reports. Anyone collecting Hy-Vee receipts, box tops for education,  donations to Trinkets and Togs or Goodwill, Hospital or care facility Volunteer hours, blood donations or other items to be reported for Child Welfare, Community Service, Hospitals, or Americanism-please get those items to one of our officers or myself by  April 7th so we can add them to our reports. Our reports are sent into our Department of Iowa and also are reported to National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and are used to show what our Auxiliary members are doing for their communities, our Veterans, and their families. It is important to show our Government officials work being done through AMVETS protecting the rights and privileges of  our Veterans.

Last month we had the honor of hosting National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President, Marvel Ruppel. She attended the Fish Fry on March 16th and enjoyed meeting and talking to our auxiliary members. She was also impressed when given a tour of our building. We wish Madam President a successful year.

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79

Front row: President-Mary Steinbach 2-3rd Vice-Donna Fischer
Hospital-Wanda Benning Historian-Jan Iverson
Back Row: Secretary-Amy Slaba Chaplain-Nancy Edwards
Stg. Of Arms-Marlene Fasse Treasurer-Sandy Miller
Parliamentarian-Veronica McKenzie. Not Pictured 1st Vice Jean Lanske

Forms for the Auxiliary scholarships have been taken to the High School for our local, Department, and National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. If you have anyone needing a form you can get them also by contacting me.

In the message below, National President Marvell Ruppel will be touring the WAVP on March 16th and attend the fish fry. This is a great way to show off what we have done at the WAVP and the work that AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79 in Waverly is doing. Please stop in, introduce yourself, and meet our National President. It was an honor to meet National Commander Polk in January and I am thrilled that our National President Ruppel will be touring Waverly, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, and IVH in Marshalltown.

There are a few ladies that have not renewed their membership for 2018. Remember that your $20.00 due does more than support our local community and our Veterans, it also gives us a bigger voice in Washington to assure that our Veterans receive all the benefits they deserve for protecting our country and defending our rights. Please reconsider renewing your membership.

National President Marvell Ruppel will be coming to Iowa.

You are invited to attend any activity.  She would like to meet as many Auxiliary members as she can.  Please let President Mary know you are coming so we can anticipate the numbers.  Mary’s phone number is 319/230-9318 

March 16 mid afternoon –  Arrive by car from Wisconsin and check into Clarion Hotel in Cedar Falls

March 16 evening 5:30   Fish Fry dinner at the WAVP (Waverly Area Veterans Post)

March 17 morning 9:30 –  Travel to the IVH

March 17 11-00-1:45 –  Attend the Foreign Food Fair at IVH and meeting following

March 17 around 3:00 –  May stop at the Evansdale AMVETS Post for drink and tour

March 17 6:00 –  Attend corn beef and cabbage dinner at the Cedar Falls AMVET Post

March 18 –  Breakfast to be determined

March 18 after breakfast-  Madame President will travel home 

Madam President Marvell Ruppel is from Cedarburg Wisconsin.  Her project this year is replacing the lamp post at the Freedom’s Foundation. Marvell believes in the values of equality, freedom and working together to build a better future for our children.  Her theme for the year is “Never Forget.”

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or mjonlyu@outlook.com

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together