AMVETS Auxiliary News, March 2016

Mary Steinbach- AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President 2015-2016

Mary Steinbach- AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President 2015-2016

Mary Steinbach 319-230-9318 or

*A big thank you goes out to those of you that supported the Auxiliary’s Food night and our Valentine’s Steak night. Together we were able to raise money for our scholarship fund. Also, thanks to the ladies (Ted and Carl also) for their time, donations, and help for these events. Although it does take some planning and time, it is rewarding to know that we are helping someone furthering their education. March food night will be Chicken and Noodles over biscuits, green bean casserole, and dessert.

*As Ted mentioned in his post, we are always looking for new members. As of right now we are 1 shy of reaching our quota for membership.


Related to a member of AMVETS, i.e. wife, widow, mother, grandmother, daughter, step-daughter, granddaughter, or sister not less than 18 years of age, related to a deceased Veteran who would have been eligible for membership in AMVETS or Female Veteran.

*We are fast approaching the time for our 6 month reports.

Child Welfare

Child Welfare projects benefit only children up to age 18 and are as unlimited as your imagination. We assist children with many needs such as clothing, school supplies, and medical supplies: sponsor projects in orphanages, children’s homes and Scouts. John Tracy Clinic is our National Program. We support JTC with our nationwide donations which provide correspondence courses for hearing impaired preschool children. For more information please visit                                                   

Community Service

Any program that benefits adults and children in the community is considered Community Service. AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is an essential part of the community by contributing to the welfare of all citizens. Our service work in the community is a testimony to our compassion for our neighbor. Paws With a Cause, our National Program provides assistance dogs for Veterans with disabilities. Check out PAWS on the web at 


The Hospital Program of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is diversified in so far as it is carried on in all types of hospitals providing health care to the physically and mentally ill; this includes nursing homes and medically staffed convalescent home. The bulk of our voluntary service is given in VA Medical Centers across Iowa. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a National Program reported under Hospital. Donations made thru AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary make it possible for children with catastrophic childhood diseased, mainly cancer, to be treated without regard to race, religion, creed, or the ability to pay. Please visit St. Jude on the web at


A positive Americanism program is basic to the objectives of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary: the intent is lost unless all members actively participate as purposeful citizens. “Americanism is the unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and posterity”. Author Unknown.

*If you have volunteer hours, made monetary donations, donated used items, collected Hy-Vee receipts, box tops for education, or Milk Moola to benefit our schools, recorded mileage for volunteering, transportation for those in need, or any other items that might fall under one of the categories above, Please get that information to us.

Super Bowl Chili Cook Off Winner Sandy Shinn-Runner Up Pam Czerwiec

Thank you to all who brought Chili and other food too share.

Thanks for those participating in the pool – doubles pool winners were Jim Bublitz and Jamie Hinders.

Thank you also to this year’s chili judges.