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Commander’s Call

A new year and so much work for all of us to do. I’m talking about recruiting new members. This is not hard work in fact it’s interesting to find out about people who have served, to listen to their experiences and give them the opportunity to join and support fellow veterans.

      RECRUIT!  RECRUIT! RECRUIT!!!!

I would also support an effort by the WAVP to eliminate the remaining  few bucks on the debt for this great building. Would you all join me on both counts?

For those needing to renew for 2020, please send dues to AMVETS Box 93 Waverly, Iowa 50677

News happens all the time. Follow us on Facebook “like” our page and also follow the WAVP Facebook page for upcoming events and news.

Thank you. Ron Home # 319 276 4662 Cell # 319 290 6762.

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 mjonlyu@outlook.com

2020, New Year, new goals, same passion of working for our Veterans and their families. As I have been collecting dues for the year 2020 I have had numerous ladies comment on why? I can’t volunteer like I use to, I never go to the WAVP, go to the dinners, fish fry, steak nights, etc. Dues are not used for the privilege to attend these events, these events are open to the public. Dues are used to help fund our Auxiliary ladies traveling to the Iowa Veterans Home to volunteer entertaining Veterans there, make donations to various Department and National projects like: St. Jude’s Hospital for Children, PAWS with a Cause, John Tracy Clinics, Ronald McDonald House, Honor Flight, LSI Lutheran Services of Iowa (Bremwood), and so much more. We are able to offer scholarships to High School Students to further their education, buy school supplies and books for those in need, but most importantly protect the benefits and rights of those that are serving in the military and those that had made the commitment to serve. Our Auxiliary is there for our Veterans and their families. We work hard in our community, volunteering wherever and whenever we can. The old saying “Many hands make light work” could also hold true to  paying your dues each year. More members, more dues, more ways we can work together for our Veterans and their families.

A thank you goes out to all who have paid their dues. If you have not done so, please consider doing so soon. It’s not too late.

Dues this year are $25.00. You can pay dues by mailing them to me:

Mary Steinbach

901 7th Ave. NW

Waverly, Iowa. 50677

I am also asking that if you know of someone who would qualify as a member, invite them to join us. Donations are always welcomed for any of the projects we sponsor. You may also send them to the above address, ear-marked for the certain project.

Another big “Thank You” to all who donated items for the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Jean, our hospital representative for IVH, and the ladies who travel to Marshalltown once a month to volunteer reported that the items were appreciated and needed. The ladies who volunteer there help in the craft room, write out birthday cards to be given for those with birthdays during the month, and then host a bingo party in the afternoon. If you would like to be a part of this day of volunteering, they go the first Friday of each month. Give Jean a call @ 319-269-3371

We waited together, now let’s work togethe

Chaplain’s Corner

A Prayer for Hope in the New Year 

Dear Lord, As a new year begins, we look to You for our hope, joy and peace. Give us the courage to do all that You ask of us.

Thank You for the smiles and laughs and songs and prayers all shared in 2019. And thank You for the promise of Your presence as I travel through 2020. 

We ask that you will guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you above all else. We ask that you will open doors needing to be opened and close the ones needing to be shut tight.

We pray for your protection over our families and friends. We ask for your hand to cover us and keep us distanced from the evil intent of the enemy; that you would be a barrier to surround us, that we’d be safe in your hands.

Dear God, Thank you for helping us to make it through this difficult year. Thank you that you’ve carried us through the uncertainty of deep waters, through the flames of trials, and through the pain of hard losses. We are constantly aware of how much we need you, your grace, your strength, your power working through even the toughest days. 

We ask this in the powerful and mighty name of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Commander’s Call

Our commander, Ron, lost his wife earlier in November. Please keep him and the rest of the family in your prayers as they work through this difficult time. His message of last month still holds true: Recruit!!!

Recruiting, I hope you all know what that is and are doing some. For those needing to renew for 2020, please send dues to AMVETS Box 93 Waverly, Iowa 50677 by December 31th.

We need members in all the units we are eligible to join. As veterans we must work together and help get the job done.

RECRUIT! RECRUIT! RECRUIT!

Thank you. Ron Home # 319 276 4662 Cell # 319 290 6762.

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79

The AMVETS ladies Auxiliary would like to invite you to their annual Holiday Hors D Oeuvres Party, December 19th starting at 5:30. This is open to all members, VFW American Legion, and Marine Corps. Bring a dish to share and join us in a night of fun and fellowship. Maybe Santa will show up early! So be good.

Christmas, the season of giving and rejoicing, make time for yourself and consider taking a few hours to spend time with someone in a care facility or one that lives alone. Your gift of time will bring joy and happiness and doesn’t cost a thing. Here’s wishing you all a wonder Christmas and a Blessed NEW YEAR. Cheers.

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 mjonlyu@outlook.com

Dues this year are $25.00. You can pay dues by mailing them to me:

Mary Steinbach

901 7th Ave. NW

Waverly, Iowa 50677

Chaplain’s Corner

Festival of Lessons and Carols at All Saints’ Chapel
ROBBIE CAPONETTO

God, our Creator, we offer this humble prayer on Christmas Day. We come to worship with a song of thanks in our hearts—a song of redemption, a song of hope and renewal. We pray for joy in our hearts, hope in our God, love to forgive, and peace upon the earth. We ask for the salvation of all our family members and friends, and we pray your blessings on all people. May there be bread for the hungry, love for the unlovable, healing for the sick, protection for our children, and wisdom for our youth. We pray for the forgiveness of sinners and abundant life in Christ. Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love and power. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

–Rev. Lia Icaza Willetts