Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Summer has officially started and our Auxiliary is still hard at work throughout the community. Just recently we were able to help a local female veteran get back on her feet. Thank you to those helping at the June Food night and those contributing desserts. We will have another Food night on July 25th, serving burgers, baked beans, chips, and an ice cream treat. By supporting our Food Night Fundraisers we are capable of contributing to our Department and National projects and giving local scholarships. As AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary members, if you are not able to attend meetings or be active on any of the projects, as least come and support us on our Food Night Fundraiser. Meals are usually only $8.00, plus you get to spend time with other great Auxiliary Ladies!

We will be having a meeting on July 17th and not one in August. At the July meeting we will pay tribute to Past President, Donna Fischer. Meeting time is 6:00 at the WAVP. 

Department of Iowa President, Brenda Taylor, will be here for the Heritage Day Parade. Local Auxiliary members are asked to walk behind the convertible in showing support and recognizing AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79. If you are able to be part of the group, meet at the starting point, the sale barn parking lot, by 10 am on July 20th.

At the AMVETS Department Convention held in June, Waverly AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary was awarded numerous Certificates of Achievement including: Gavelier Award for most signing new members, Department Hospital Chairman’s award, Child Welfare Award, Iowa Department Award for signing most renewals, Past Department President’s award for 5 or more new members, Past Department President’s Award for bringing back former Auxiliary members! Although it is nice to be recognized for the work we do through the Auxiliary, it is more rewarding to know that as an organization we continue to support Veterans and their families.

Also at the Conventions I am proud to announce the donation that was made, from the Department of Iowa, to the Des Moines VA Therapy Gardens. This garden is being built to help Veterans with their physical Therapy, using natural terrains, sidewalks, uneven ground, and will also provide a quiet outdoor space for gathering thoughts and calming fears. Most physical therapy is only done indoors on flat floors. This gardens helps with getting back into a regular society and learn to move in the real world. If you would like to know more about how you can help, contact me Mary Steinbach Department of Iowa Hospital Chair 319-230-9318 or email me @ mjonlyu@outlook.com

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter

Reminder, we voted to change to start time for our AMVETS Auxiliary meetings. Starting in June the meetings will start at 6:00pm.

Scholarship winners: The two local Auxiliary scholarship winners were Hanna Fanter and Katie Wichman. The Sharon Sebilsky Memorial scholarship winner was Samantha Edwards. 

I want to Thank all the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary who worked to make the Memorial Day activities successful.

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

2019-2020 AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Officers

President  Donna Fischer

1st Vice President  Mary Steinbach

2nd and 3rd Vice President  Vicky Green

Secretary  Amy Slaba

Treasurer  Sandra Miller

Sgt. At Arms  Amy Slaba

Chaplain  Nancy Edwards

Parliamentarian  Veronica McKenzie

Hospital Chair  Wanda Benning

Americanism Officer  Amy Slaba

Scholarship Chair  Nancy Edwards

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

The Waverly AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary has 14 new members, 97 renewals and 32 Life members for a total of 132 members.

After a vote, the meeting time will be changed to 6:00 starting in June and the quorum will now be five members rather than six.

Once again, thank you for supporting our Thursday food nights. From the profits and donations, we are presenting scholarships to 3 area students. Waverly Shell Rock awards breakfast will be May 8. Breakfast at 7:00. Awards presented beginning at 7:30.

No parade in Waverly for Memorial Day. The WAVP will have a program and will be serving lunch.

We Still have a few Offices that need to be filled when we elect officers this month. Contact me if interested.

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

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Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

Membership Chair Mary Steinbach reported that we currently have seven new members, 99 renewal members, and 21 life members for a total of 127 members. Our quota for the year is 146 members and there are 12 members who have not yet renewed.

Please be thinking of someone to take over second and third vice for the upcoming year.

At the April meeting we will talk about a new starting time for AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary meetings.

The scholarship information has been distributed to the schools. Scholarship forms are due April 17th.

The deadline for the current six months’ reports is April 15. A time will be set at the next meeting to complete the reports.

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary National President, Barbara Valley will we visiting Iowa in April. The Waverly AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary has extended an invitation to her to visit the WAVP and join us for a meal on April 10.

The Honor Flight variety show will be held on April 13th. Tickets are available for purchase at HyVee.

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

As of our January meeting the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary had 4 new members for a total of 122 members. The AMVETS Auxiliary did not meet in February due to the bad weather. We will have a lot to report at our next meeting. We will also have a Draping of our Charter in memory and to honor our past local Presidents who are no longer with us.

We have scholarship forms available now for the local and Department of Iowa Ladies Auxiliary. If you would like a form, contact Nancy Edwards or one of the officers and we will make sure to get you the form. Forms are also available at the High School Office.

In March, the ladies will be serving our “famous” Beef and Noodles meal on March 28th. Our food night meals help fund our scholarship fund and also the many project in which we donate. Plan to attend. We thank you for your past support and am grateful for your continued backing.

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

The new Auxiliary year has started out with a bang. Most of the existing members have renewed their membership, with only a few who have not. I am asking for your help, if you know of anyone that would qualify as a member, invite them to a meeting to learn more.

To be eligible for membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary one must be:

  • Related to a member of AMVETS.
  • Related to a deceased veteran who could have been eligible for membership in AMVETS.
  • A female veteran.

We have membership applications available and one is also available on the website. There are many ways available to be an active member, volunteering throughout the community, at hospitals and care facilities, and in our schools. We also support National project like: St. Jude’s Hospital, Paws With A Cause, and John Tracy Clinics for the hearing impaired.

We would like to thank the ladies who donated bars and helped out at our Thursday Night Food Night. Although the weather wasn’t the greatest, we were able to raise some money for our scholarship fund. On February 28th we will have another meal featuring 4 types of soup, fruit salad, a variety of breads, and birthday cake for dessert.

Speaking of scholarships, each year we are proud to be able to award at least one scholarship to a deserving High School Senior. The past few years we have been able to award more than one. Scholarship forms can be found at the High School or through one of local officers. If you know of a future graduate, encourage them to apply. One of the stipulations is to be related to an AMVET.

Please continue to support AMVETS, the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS, and the WAVP events.

We Waited together, not lets work together

Mary Steinbach 1st Vice President AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #79 Waverly, Iowa

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

I would like to Thank everyone who came to the WAVP to the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Christmas hors d’Oeuvres party on December 20th. Thank You again for supporting the AMVETS Auxiliary.

The Winter Department of Iowa State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Evansdale AMVETS Post (706 Colleen Avenue). The meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. with a Joint Opening with the AMVETS and Sons. Please let me know if you are interested in attending the Winter SEC meeting. This would be a great opportunity to experience the Department  AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary meeting.

If you have not paid your 2019 dues to the Auxiliary, they are $25.00. Not much when you realize what your dues do to help our Veterans. With your membership, it gives the Auxiliary strength in numbers when presenting issues to our congress to preserve Veteran’s benefits. Locally it helps with WAVP activities and being able to communicate with our members.

Dues may be sent to:   Mary Steinbach

  901 7th Ave. NW

  Waverly, Iowa 50677

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work TogetherIf you have an email address please send it to Mary Steinbach mjonlyu@outlook.com to receive the calendar and news online.

Auxiliary News

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

As of November 21 The AMVETS Auxiliary had 139 members. The AMVETS Auxiliary will not be meeting in December. The Auxiliary will be hosting a Christmas hors d’Oeuvres party on December 20th. Everyone is welcome. Please bring an hors d’Oeuvres to share. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Year! May your Christmas be filled with joy and special moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would love to have you as an Auxiliary member. Would you consider this? Dues right now are just $20.00 per year but will be going up to $25.00 if paid after January 1st. Not much when you realize what your dues do to help our Veterans. With your membership, it gives the Auxiliary strength in numbers when presenting issues to our congress to preserve Veteran’s benefits. Locally it helps with WAVP activities and being able to communicate with our members.

Dues may be sent to:   Mary Steinbach

                                        901 7th Ave. NW

                                        Waverly, Iowa 50677

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

If you have an email address please send it to Mary Steinbach mjonlyu@outlook.com to receive the calendar and news online.

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary completes six-month reports on all our programs. These reports are then sent on to the Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and then sent on to National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Items that can be reported are – Mileage if driving someone to Doctors appoint for example. Include mileage. Refreshments donated in connection with an activity. Cash donations which benefit an activity which reflects the basic programs of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, i.e. Child Welfare, John Tracy Clinic, Day Care Centers, etc. New materials donated. Price of homemade items, gifts and any type of prizes plus time involved. Blood donations, the amount given. Any type of Used Materials donated to Good Will, Trinkets and Togs, etc. Lodging if provided for military service personal, children and adults as a gratis service. Also, we can report Youth Volunteers if the youth is related to an AMVETS or a member of the Auxiliary. Please list their names. Reports can be given to any one of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary officers or I am usually home during the day you drop items at my house. 304 7th St SW, Waverly. If I am not at home, leave your report in my mail box.

We will have an Auxiliary meeting Wednesday, November 21st even though it is the day before Thanksgiving. Please attend if you are available.

 

We would love to have you as an Auxiliary member. Would you consider this? Dues right now are just $20.00 per year but will be going up to $25.00 if paid after January 1st. Not much when you realize what your dues do to help our Veterans. With your membership, it gives the Auxiliary strength in numbers when presenting issues to our congress to preserve Veteran’s benefits. Locally it helps with WAVP activities and being able to communicate with our members.

Dues may be sent to:   Mary Steinbach

                                        901 7th Ave. NW

                                        Waverly, Iowa 50677

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

Donna Fischer 319-352-1358 or dmfischer1948@gmail.com

Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Brenda Taylor and First Vice President Carol Finger will be our guests at our Membership Dinner, Oct 10th.

If you have attended the funeral of an Auxiliary member please let our Chaplain Nancy Edwards know. Her phone number is 319-573-3451. Also let our Chaplain know if she should send a Symphony card or Thinking of You card to someone you know.

We would love to have you as an Auxiliary member. Would you consider this? Dues right now are just $20.00 per year but will be going up to $25.00 if paid after January 1st. Not much when you realize what your dues do to help our Veterans. With your membership, it gives the Auxiliary strength in numbers when presenting issues to our congress to preserve Veteran’s benefits. Locally it helps with WAVP activities and being able to communicate with our members.

Dues may be sent to:   Mary Steinbach

                                        901 7th Ave. NW

                                        Waverly, Iowa 50677

We Waited Together, Now Let’s Work Together