AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Scholarship winner, Rachel Jebe and her family attended the July meeting where she was
presented with her $500.00 award. Rachel will be attending the University of Iowa in
the fall where she will be majoring in actuarial science and minoring in accounting. Her
AMVETS connecting  is her grandfather, James Jebe.  The other Scholarship winner, Gentry Eick was unable to attend the meeting. 

Membership Chair Mary Steinbach had nothing new to report, but encouraged everyone promote the Auxiliary and recruit new members.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have been unable to volunteer at the Iowa Veterans’
Home. The IVH regularly posts a want/need list on their Facebook page. It was
suggested that you could purchase these items from the Marshalltown HyVee online
and have them delivered to the Veterans’ Home if you’d like to donate. Mary is going to
look into whether or not Walmart provides a similar delivery service. Please view “Latest News” to see a message from Betsy Randall from Volunteer Services at Iowa Veterans Home concerning their updates and a list of items needed at the home.

Chaplain, Nancy Edwards reported that sympathy cards were sent to the Eavon Woodin
for the loss of her son, Curt and Sandy Lahr for the loss of her father, Kenny Miller.
Donations were made to the Department scholarship fund their memories. A get well
soon card was sent to Jean Lanske who fell and hurt her back.

Thank you to the members volunteering for the Food Night in July, preparing and serving the food.  The menu was barbecue beef sandwiches, homemade chips, pasta salad, and brownies. The meal was available both for carryout and dine in.
The menu for the August 27, food night will be meatloaf, baked potatoes, cucumber salad,
and dessert.  We will be raising the cost of the meals to $9.00. With the rising cost of meat and other food items, we feel this necessary. This is still a wonderful value for a “Home Cooked” meal, and a wonderful night to spend with your friends a the WAVP. The menu for the September 24, food night will be grilled hamburgers,
potato salad, cucumber salad, and a dessert.

There will be no meeting in August.