AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318

With the changes we have all had to make in our lives due to the Corona virus, the cancellation of the Department of Iowa and the National AMVETS Conventions, elections of local, Department, and National Officers cannot be held. Because of this, current officers will continue until elections can be held in 2021. Locally our Officers are:

President-Mary Steinbach 1st. Vice President-Mary Steinbach 2nd/3rd Vice President-Vicky Green Americanism Officer-Amy Slab Chaplain Nancy Edwards Secretary-Amy Slaba Treasurer-Sandy Miller Hospital Chair and Food night Chair- Wanda Benning Parliamentarian-Veronica McKenzie.

Unless an officer is unable to fulfill the duties of the office, someone can be appointed to finish out the year.

We will be conducting our normal meeting in June on the 17th at 6:oo at the WAVP. If there is an interest, we will include a Zoom link to the meeting for those unable to attend the meeting. If this is something you would be interested in, contact me at 319-230-9318 or email at

We did have a trial Zoom meeting in May and talked about a few things we are still able to do as an organization. There currently is no updates as to when the “Red Coat Ladies” will be able to volunteer at the Iowa Veterans Home. Hopefully soon. We talked about future food nights on Thursday. Right now we will postpone our regular Thursday until September. Please continue to support the WAVP volunteers doing the food nights. Another subject was awarding scholarships. We didn’t receive any applications, but the AMVETS received 4. They will sponsor 2 of the applicants and the Auxiliary will sponsor the other 2. During the meeting in June we will vote on the amounts of the scholarships. You will also not on the website a tab has been added to include the applications forms for all the local, most of the Department forms, and links to all the National Scholarship forms. This should make it easier for students to access the forms.

Please keep the families of: Patricia Howell, Helen Burman, Shirley Werhren, and Betty Porter, as we have lost these Auxiliary members this past few months. 

Stay healthy and safe.

Mary Steinbach