We started our July meeting with the draping of the charter, honoring Donna Fischer’s life as an Auxiliary member. Donna’s brother Jim, and sister in-law, Michelle, and good friend, Julie Anderson were in attendance. Donna will truly be missed from our Auxiliary.
There will be no Auxiliary meeting in August, due to AMVETS National Convention held in Louisville, KY. Mary will be attending the week-long event and will share the experience at the September meeting. September is the kick off for the membership drive. At the meeting we will discuss the membership dinner held in October. An invitation has been sent to our new Commander to attend the September meeting, introducing himself and talk about his goals for the 2019-2020 year. I encourage a large turnout at the meeting supporting him and our Auxiliary.
On July 20th we were honored to have Brenda Taylor from Central City, the Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President, along with her PRO, Connie Silver, be part of the Heritage Day Parade. Mary Steinbach drove Wanda Benning’s convertible with Madam Taylor. Afterwards Mary and Amy took them to lunch downtown and did a little shopping. Then it was to the WAVP where once again we were honored to host 8 officers from National Sons of AMVETS and two Department of Iowa Sons of AMVETS officers. John Mohlis, local Sons Commander, gave them a tour of the WAVP. All were impressed with the building and the ability to bring 4 Veterans organizations together under one roof, working together for the benefit of Veterans and their families. It was a joy meeting with them before they had to depart to Evansdale for a steak supper.
Please keep the following members in your prayers: Shirley Wehrhen who was hospitalized and Marge Dietz. If you know of any members that are ill or just needing a “Thinking of you” encouragement card, Contact Chaplain Nancy Edwards 319-573-3454 with the information.
A BIG thank you for those helping with the July Food night of grilled hamburgers. We served almost 60 meals. A special thank you the the grill masters-Bob O’Hare and Carl Benning. The August food night will be held on Thursday, August 22. The menu will be grilled
pork loin sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, white Texas sheet cake and Jello
poke cake. Through you continued support of the food night, the Auxiliary is able to fund local, State, and National projects including scholarships and the White Clover Fund.
The White Clover is the official flower of AMVETS.
The white clover is a perennial with trifoliate green leaves, stems that root at the nodes and white flowers. Occasionally, the plant produces a four-leaf aberration.
It is a four-leaf clover symbolizing the four states in which the
four branches of U.S. Armed Forces were drawn.
Four leaf clovers can be found around the world and traditionally represent good luck for those that find them.
The White Clover is symbolic of the universal struggle for freedom. It means “Remember Me.”
Donations are used to support and assist local veterans in the area in need, whether that means providing meals and transportation to a homeless veteran, funding an entertainment program for patients at the local VA medical center or helping the family of a local veteran support themselves.
Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or firstname.lastname@example.org