AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

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Membership Chair Amy Slaba shared that we currently have 108 members, 102
renewals and six new members, which is two short of the quota of 110. There are
currently seven members from 2021 who have not renewed. If you know of someone that would qualify as a member, please contact Amy or myself for an application or the form may be found on the website.

Americanism chair, Amy Slaba, reported that 20 Christmas care packages were packed
and delivered to Bartles during the holiday season. Mary and Amy went shopping to
purchase the items for the bags. Sandy, Wanda, Cheryl, Sally, Mary and Amy met and put the bags together and Wanda delivered them to Bartles. Amy also reminded everyone that when reporting for Americanism, they should be sure include the time spent at funerals, visitations,
memorial services etc. for veterans and monetary donations made as memorials for

Hospital Chair, Wanda Benning, reported that the Salute to Veterans and the Foreign
Food Fair will be held again this year at the Iowa Veterans Home. These will be held in
each unit rather than as one large event this year.

The winter SEC meeting was held this Sunday, January 23, in Evansdale. 
The National President will be in Iowa February 11 – 13. Mary will pass on an invitation
for her to attend the WAVP breakfast on that Saturday, February 12. Mary will be setting up a tours of Retrieving Freedom and Lutheran Services Iowa, Bremwood Campus, which is one the Department projects this year.

The January food night was held on Thursday, January 27 with the menu of
Beef and Noodles, glazed carrots, ciabatta rolls, and brownies. Ice cream can be
added to brownies for dine in orders. 

A donation box for the Iowa Veterans Home will be put out at this time and the donations will be taken down in March when they go down for the Foreign Food Fair.  All toiletry items will need to be full size, and unopened.

Thank you to all Auxiliary members for help with the gift bags at Christmas, prepping and serving the Auxiliary Food night, and to all Auxiliary members that have renewed their dues for 2022. Dues paid help fund the various projects for the year and validate us as a Veterans service organization. We could exist without YOU!!

Mary Steinbach, President 319-230-9318