AMVETS Commander
Bob O’Hare

Bob O’Hare Commander    Phone   319-404-2311

Since Commander Bob O’Hare is in sunny Texas, I will attempt to make everyone aware of current and upcoming events.

As many of you are already aware, the NFL has rejected a Super Bowl program ad by the national AMVETS organization.  The ad was very simple; a flag carried by an honor guard, the AMVETS emblem, and two words at the top of the ad “Please Stand”.  It was because of these two words the NFL rejected the ad.  The same ad has been approved by the NBA and the NHL.  For all details and the national commander’s response to the NFL, simply google “AMVETS NFL.”

If there are any questions regarding AMVETS membership, please e-mail

Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2018.  For details on these $2000 scholarships, simply google “Iowa AMVETS scholarships”.

Upcoming Meetings:
     Iowa Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, April 4 10am at Iowa Veterans Home
                              July 11 at Gold Star Museum in Camp Dodge   (these meetings are open to the public)
     AMVETS State Exec. Committee, April 21-22 at Richmond
    AMVETS State Convention, June 8-9-10 at Marshalltown
     Waterloo Honor Flights, May 22, late Sept., early Oct.

  Waverly Connected – Feb. 22 – 7:30 am at WAVP

This is a Chamber sponsored program and will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our facility to all Chamber members.  WAVP will provide coffee and rolls, followed by a brief program, and will conclude by 8:30 for tours of the facility.  If you would be willing to assist in any way, please notify Carl Benning or Bob O’Hare.

Please review the calendar for all upcoming events, participate in them, and even better, assist with any of the events you are able!

Submitted by Carl Benning