AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

Mary Steinbach
Local 2016-2017 President and
State 2016-2017 President

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or

First of all, please note that my e-mail address has changed. Please remove the other address and add this one to your address book.

We have had a great end of 2016 with the opening of the WAVP, our membership dinner, and welcoming many new members to our AMVETS family.

*As we move into 2017 I encourage your continued support to our many projects and events. The Auxiliary sponsored meal nights raise money for our local scholarship program and various donations made to local, state, and national veteran programs. Locally we have made donations to the Bremer Co. VA for upkeep of the van used to transport veterans to the Iowa City VA for appointments and to the Veteran’s homeless shelter. Our Auxiliary is proud to be one of the volunteer groups to the VA Home in Marshalltown. The first Friday of the month they travel to Marshalltown to spend the day helping in the craft room and then escorting residents to and from Bingo. We have made donations to help with their Christmas celebration, Foreign Food Fair, Carnival Days, and other events they have planned throughout the year. Our own Jean and Ted Lanske both serve as hospital reps. for State AMVETS and State Auxiliary. So very proud of them.

*Please keep collecting Hy-Vee receipts, pop tabs, and Box Tops for Education as well as receipts for donations to Trinkets and Togs and Goodwill and volunteer hours to be reported for Child Welfare and Community Service. Also, anyone volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, etc. please keep records of hours, mileage, and donated expenses. We report that in our hospital reports.

*As you see, there are many things the AMVETS Auxiliary does throughout the year. I encourage you to attend our meetings, bring ideas for fundraisers and ways to support our veterans.

Child Welfare

Child Welfare projects benefit only children up to age 18 and are as unlimited as your imagination. We assist children with many needs such as clothing, school supplies, and medical supplies: sponsor projects in orphanages, children’s homes and Scouts. John Tracy Clinic is our National Program.

Community Service

Any program that benefits adults and children in the community is considered Community Service.  AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is an essential part of the community by contributing to the welfare of all citizens. Our service work in the community is a testimony to our compassion for our neighbor. Paws With a Cause, our National Program provides assistance dogs for Veterans with disabilities.


The Hospital Program of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is diversified in so far as it is carried on in all types of hospitals providing health care to the physically and mentally ill; this includes nursing homes and medically staffed convalescent home, but unified in its objective to bring cheer and diversion to the hospitalized Veteran, their dependents and the community it serves. The bulk of our voluntary service is given in VA Medical Centers across the country where there is something for all to do. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a National Program reported under Hospital.

We waited together, now let’s work together.