AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79 News

Vote!!!! This is the biggest and most important thing you can do to secure the rights and benefits for our members, Veterans and their families.

Thank you to those members who have renewed for 2020-2021. We have gotten a few new members and wish to welcome them to the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary family. We are always looking to add family, so if you have someone who qualifies (Mother, wife, widow, sister, daughter,step-daughter,granddaughter, grandmother, female veteran – of an AMVETS member or a deceased Veteran) invite them to join. Dues are currently $25.00 per year.

Sally O’Hare volunteered to take on the role of 2nd and 3rd Vice incharge of Childwelfare and Community Service, and was accepted after a vote. Thank you Sally!

Americanism chair, Amy Slaba, has received many entries for the coloring contest that was distributed to the schools. Entries will be displayed at the WAVP during the week of Veterans Day. Each entry receives $1.00 from the Auxiliary as a prize.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have been unable to volunteer at the Iowa Veterans’ Home and it seems unlikely that will change yet this year. We miss volunteering, spending time with the residents of IVH and the monthly Bingo. There will be a collection box at the WAVP for any donated items we can collect and deliver to IVH. Just some of the items needed are:

New Clothing
Clothing items must have tags or be sealed in original packaging.
Clothing sizes M-4X in plain colors and shoes size 7 through 13 are requested.
 Sweatpants, Sweatshirts,  T-shirts, Underwear, Socks (black or white)  Shower shoes, Stocking hats*  Gloves *
*indicates a seasonal item

Hygiene Items
Hygiene items should be new/unused, unexpired/fresh, alcohol free, individually packaged and factory sealed, and trial or travel size (3 oz. or less).
Body lotion, Body wash, Denture cleaner, Denture adhesive, Deodorant, Disposable razors, Hairbrushes, Hair combs, Mouthwash (alcohol free), Nail clippers (finger/toe), Shampoo, Shaving cream

Thank you to the ladies preparing the serving our Food night fundraiser meals. We will be taking a break in November and December due to the Holidays.
There will be no meeting in November or December. My mistake for not getting this information to the WAVP before their calendar was posted. The AMVETS calendar is correct.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 6:00. Consider joining us at the meeting to learn more about what we do, and what we can do for our community and our Veterans and their families.

Wishing all a Blessed Thankgiving filled with family and great food.

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