AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

The Waverly Ladies’ AMVETS Auxiliary held an informal meeting on Wednesday,
February 16, 2022. Because we did not have enough members to hold a formal meeting. Please, mark your calendar for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. for our meetings. Most of the time we are able to conduct meeting in an hour. Bring new ideas for projects to be done the community, schools, and hospitals.

Amy presented information about Waverly Shell Rock’s project graduation that had
been sent to the WAVP requesting donations. After a discussion it was decided that
$100.00 would be donated the Waverly Shell Rock Project Graduation. This will be
added to the annual donation list.

A discussion was held about the Americanism coloring contest as the information will
need to be distributed to the schools prior to the March meeting. Amy shared that there
are 731 children in grades kindergarten through four in the three W-SR elementary
schools and St. Pauls. After a discussion, a decision was made to keep the prizes the
same as they were last year; $1.00 for each entry in the K-1 coloring contest, and a
$20.00 first place, $10.00 second place, and $5.00 third place award for each grade
level in the 2-4 poster contest. The material will be distributed to the
schools the week of March 7, so the children have spring break to work on their entries. 

Other dates to keep in mind: 1st Friday of the month, starting in April volunteers will once again be able to travel to IVH in Marshalltown for Bingo and helping in the craft room. Volunteers will need to attend new training for facility and also be fully vaccinated. If you would like to be on the list of volunteers, contact Wanda Benning or myself. We will have a day in March, yet to be determined, that we will go for the training. April is the time we do our 6-month reports. If you have volunteered in the community, schools, churches, or hospitals, donated to Trinkets and Togs or Goodwill, or made monetary donations, you can submit the items to me by email Estimate value of donated items but be specific on hours and monetary donations. SEC (State Executive Committee) meeting will be held April 2-3 at the WAVP here in Waverly, A recognition dinner, honoring our State Commanders and Presidents will be Saturday night and meetings will start at 9 am Sunday morning. If you would like to learn more about what is being done throughout the State for our Veterans, this would be a great opportunity for you to learn more.

Thanks for all you do! 

Mary Steinbach, President AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79 Waverly, Iowa 319-230-9318