Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter

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

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

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

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 mjonlyu@outlook.com to receive the calendar and news online.

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.

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