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Happy New Year from the Sons of AMVETS. 

As an organization, we thank you for your continued support through your membership and the donations of cans and bottles. If you have not renewed your membership, you can do so by sending the $35.00 dues to AMVETS PO Box 93 Waverly, Iowa 50677. Please consider attending meetings to learn more about what we do and bring ideas for projects that the Sons can support, 

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Dear Lord, We are so grateful for America, the land of the free and the brave. Thank you, Lord, for America! We are thankful for our leaders in our land, and ask that you would direct their paths as they serve the people of America. Please give them your wisdom and direction, so that they may strive for peace and harmony throughout our land and abroad.
 
Dear Lord, please bless our great armed forces and protect them as they protect and guard the freedoms we so enjoy today. Thank you for these dedicated men and women and their families as they serve all over your world, Lord. And Lord, a special thanks for all our Veterans and their families as they continue to have a love for America, so much so, that they were willing to give their all to keep us free.
 
Father, would you bless our families, our neighbors, our friends, and our nation with your loving kindness and may we all have a deep desire to love one another as you love us. As we together this Holiday season, remind us, Oh Lord, what a gracious and loving Heavenly Father you are and may we have joyful and grateful hearts for all you have done for us. It is in your precious name we pray.
 
Season Greetings from John, Jim, and all the Sons of AMVETS of Waverly #79

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Dear Lord, We are so grateful for America, the land of the free and the brave. Thank you, Lord, for America! We are thankful for our leaders in our land, and ask that you would direct their paths as they serve the people of America. Please give them your wisdom and direction, so that they may strive for peace and harmony throughout our land and abroad.
 
Dear Lord, please bless our great armed forces and protect them as they protect and guard the freedoms we so enjoy today. Thank you for these dedicated men and women and their families as they serve all over your world, Lord. And Lord, a special thanks for all our Veterans and their families as they continue to have a love for America, so much so, that they were willing to give their all to keep us free.
 
Father, would you bless our families, our neighbors, our friends, and our nation with your loving kindness and may we all have a deep desire to love one another as you love us. As we together this Holiday season, remind us, Oh Lord, what a gracious and loving Heavenly Father you are and may we have joyful and grateful hearts for all you have done for us. It is in your precious name we pray.
 
Season Greetings from John, Jim, and all the Sons of AMVETS of Waverly #79

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Thank you to those attending the membership dinner. If you still need to pay your 2022  send $35.00 to AMVETTS attention Sons. PO Box 93 Waverly, Iowa 50677. TheSons of the Amvets will have a meeting in November. We would like to have more Sons attend to plan future projects.  There has been an improvement in how the can bin is being used, but there is still glass being put in the main bin.  It is a lot of volunteer work put into this fundraiser so please do your part so it can be continued. 

Remember our veterans. 

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The membership dinner for AMVETS and Sons of AMVETS will be held October 13, 2021 at the WAVP. Social time will start at 6 with dinner served at 6:30. Dues may be paid that night.

There will not be a regular meeting in October.

Because of your continued support to the can collection bin, located at the WAVP, the Sons of AMVETS have help funding the renovation of the boat dock. We do ask that you follow rules posted on the bin. Cans and bottles accepted and only glass beer bottles if in the original cases. Please do not use the bin for trash. We do appreciate the donations

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 There will not be a meeting in September. Look for more information on the Sons of AMVETS membership drive and dinner coming in October.

Please keep all of our soldiers in your prayers as we mourn the loss of another tragedy.  God bless all who have served to protect this country and those who are currently serving.

We salute you.

Jim Trask

Keep our veterans, service members, and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

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The Sons of AMVETS, as its name implies, is a nationwide organization comprised of the sons of American veterans who are members of AMVETS or a deceased veteran who would have qualified to be an AMVETS member. The Sons play an active role in promoting AMVETS’ legislative agenda, providing services to hospitalized veterans and supporting charitable initiatives. Take a look into your past to see if you can become a member of Sons of AMVETS, or know someone who can join and get them involved.
www.sonsofamvets.org

Upcoming events at the WAVP are Saturday steak nights, a monthly fish fry, and a monthly breakfast. Remember these? We also have Food Nights on most Thursdays, hosted by the various Service Organizations involved with the WAVP.

As we start a new year, please remember our veterans, past and present, along with their families, and what they have contributed and sacrificed for the freedom we have today. Not only does the Sons of AMVETS support our military families, we also work hard in our community and award scholarships.   

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The Sons of AMVETS are proud to annouce that Isabella (Ella) Canny has received the $500 Al Bock memorial college scholarship. Ella was selected based on her essay, her involvement with Retrieving Freedom, and a volunteer at the WAVP. Ella’s parents are Dave and Cyndi Canney.  Her grandparents are Carl and Wanda Benning. Ella will attend Wartburg College. She is pictured with Sons Commander, John Mohlis.

Could you be a leader?

Have you ever been inspired by a leader in our organization? Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” or “I have ideas I would like to share?” Being a leader does not always mean becoming an officer. It starts with your dedication on helping veterans, veteran families, and participation in your community.

Good leaders are reliable, have good communication skills, are open-minded, patient, willing to learn, and willing to teach. The benefit of becoming a leader is the reward of knowing you make a difference. Leaders bring fresh ideas to the meeting, learn more about the Auxiliary, and work closely with prospective members and assisting them with obtaining the necessary paperwork that proves their eligibility.

Sadly, if an Auxiliary has no one ready to fill its leadership rolls, it may close. This has been the case across Iowa this year. Make it a priority to cultivate future leaders. Reach out to friends and family that are eligible. Use our youth, supporting their projects in the community, and they may become future leaders in our Auxiliary.

Submitted by Mary Steinbach AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79, president

The above articles was written for the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, but it needs to be a part of the AMVETS and the Sons of AMVETS. Without the growth of AMVETS, both the Auxiliary and the Sons of AMVETS are limited to growth in membership. Every member should be recruiting AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of AMVETS future members.

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 John wants to thank  Dita Boorom, Norma Groen, Genie Schmidt for the work they do keeping up with the landscaping, flowers, and gardens around the WAVP.

The Sons will be awarding scholarships again this year. Your continues support of the can box at the WAVP makes this possible. Watch for more news about the scholarships in the upcoming newsletter. 

The Sons of AMVETS are looking for a few Sons members to get involved with the various projects. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and talents. A big way would be  becoming an officer and attending the meetings. Contact John to find out more.

John Mohlis, Sons of AMVETS Commander emohlis12@gmail.com 319-290-7524