AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79

We have reported having five new members, 84 renewal members, 1 member who rejoined, 21 life members, and one honorary member for a total of 111. Our quota for 2021 is 121. The membership drive officially ended on December 31, 2021, but we can
continue to recruit new members for this year through the end of May. 
Americanism chair, Amy Slaba, reported that there were a total of 34 entries for the
coloring contest this year. A committee consisting of Mary, Sandy Dietz, Sandy Miller,
and Amy met to judge the entries and to hang them in the post. We gave out a total of
$113.00 in prizes which broke down to 28 $1.00 prizes for the coloring contest entries,
three $20.00 first place prizes for the poster contest, two $10.00 second place prizes for
the poster contest and one $5.00 third place prize for the poster contest. In December
we reached out to Bartles and we put together a gift bag for all 16 veterans that
lived there . Mary and Amy went shopping a purchased the goodies to put in the bag.
HyVee donated paper bags which Sandy Miller decorated. Mary, Sandy Miller, Wanda,
and Amy met and put the bags together. Wanda delivered them to Bartles to be
distributed to the residents.

Chaplain, Nancy Edwards has moved to the Cedar Rapids area, so we will be looking
for a new chaplain. 
The January SEC meeting was postponed to March 21, 2020, due to COVID
restrictions. It will be held in Cedar Falls.

The January food night will be held on Thursday, January 28. The menu will be chicken
and noodles, glazed carrots, and brownies. Thank you all the ladies helping to prepare, serve the meal and clean up. We are always looking for individuals to help for the meals. 2-3 hours the night of the meal, and you get to see many members and a warm feeling of doing something for the community. Call me if you would like to get involved.

In February the menu will be meat loaf, baked potatoes, green beans and a dessert. The March menu will be beef and noodles, layered lettuce salad, and dessert.

We received ten, $10.00 WAVP gift certificates from the Sons of AMVETS again this
year. These are usually given as door prizes at our membership dinner, but since that
was not held this year it was decided that they would be given to the individuals who
help out with our monthly food nights.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 6:00

Please stay safe, stay strong, and stay healthy

Mary Steinbach, President AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 319-230-9318