*June is here and school is out, summer vacations scheduled, camping and fishing trips planned and children enjoying their time off and Waverly’s parks. As you drive through Waverly or any community, please be observant for children, especially in areas of parks, pools, sports fields and construction sites, which is most of Waverly. We know their minds are not on safety, so our extra precautions are needed.
*More THANK YOU’S to hand out: Donations towards the grill include the families of; Bob Davidson, Richard Miller, Bob O’Hare, Larry Williamson, Jim Darrah and many others. Thanks to Bev Besh for his spaghetti dinner and Bill Decker for stepping up and assisting Bev. A special Thanks to my Grandson, Dain Ferguson, who helped at the breakfast and Bev’s dinner. I would hope more young adults would be willing to come and help for an hour or two, as our customers enjoy seeing and visiting with them. Thanks to Darwin & Connie Ramker for offering to purchase Red Solo cups for outside sales. Thanks to Bob & Sally O’Hare for stepping in and doing the cleaning so I could go to Minnesota for the annual cemetery maintenance of family grave sites.
*The license for outside sales has arrived and an area set aside for this, but (always a but) the weather needs to start cooperating. We will be scheduling a steak fry, but no firm date set at this time, so keep in touch. Willing to help with one, please leave your name at the Canteen or contact me.
*Effective June 1st, the Canteen hours will be extended on Fridays and Saturdays for 1 hour with a closing time of 10:00 p.m. These hours are set by the Food & Beverage Committee and not by the bartenders, so please accept the announcement of “Last Call”.
*The Department of Iowa AMVETS will be having their State Convention in Marshalltown on June 12, 13, 14 with election of State Officers on Sunday June 14th. A tradition started during my term as Department Commander, when we have our Convention in Marshalltown, the Sons of AMVETS and now with the AMVETS Riders host a barbeque at the Best Western and a bus load of Veterans from the Veterans Home are our guests. What a great time visiting with these Veterans and do they ever enjoy getting out and visiting and eating.
*If you are interested in getting a replacement AMVETS membership card, the simplest way is to go on line. Go to the AMVETS National site – www.amvets.org – Member Center – Update Membership Information & Login – Utilize your membership number and then click – My Shopping Cart – Merchandise Store – ADD TO CART. While on this site check your information and correct it. Problems, contact me and we will try to solve it together at the Canteen computer.
*Recently several members of our AMVETS family have had an argument with their bathroom. A smart suggestion by my wife was going to Menards and getting a couple of suction cup handles for our shower. These are not designed to support your weight, but will help you maintain your balance. Will have one at the Canteen for you to look at or try at the Canteen. Other places may sell these, so check that out, but they could make the difference between a slight slip or a fall.
*Please check the boards at the Canteen for information regarding the information of a WWII Boeing B-17 bomber coming to Waterloo from June 12-14, 2015. This is the same aircraft that was in Waterloo last year and was a huge success. A chance like this does not come around too often, so “go for it”.
*As I end my 10th year (not consecutive) and start my 11th as Post 79 Commander, I want to thank the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of AMVETS for all the wonderful things they do. The hours they volunteer, dollars they contribute, scholarships they offer, plus many other activities are just a few of the things that make me proud as I continue for one more year.
*From my family to all of you, “Have a safe and enjoyable summer’’.
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