*First I would like to congratulate Mary Steinbach for a successful recognition dinner and thanks go out to everyone who helped set up, take down and clean up the hall. Many thanks also to those that donated food items, worked in the kitchen and just let Mary know, “we appreciate her”. I want to add a personal “thank you” to Sandy K. Dietz, Patty Kaiser, and Sally O’hare for the tasty chili and kitchen help on Sunday. I heard so many positive remarks on the facility from our visitors that came from all over the state.
*That said: AMVETS is considering holding their State Convention here in 2018. In order for this to run smoothly and effective, several items regarding staffing, hours, accessibility, and a few minor details will have to be addressed. This again is an activity that brings people from all over the State and frequently National Officers from “anyplace USA”, hoping these items can be addressed.
*Reminder to all: AMVETS meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (7:00 PM), AMVETS Auxiliary meets the 3rd Wednesday (7:00 PM) and the Sons are working on scheduling a monthly meeting. These meetings are there for YOU. Several people have commented or had questions for me that I do not have answers for, and this is YOUR opportunity to present them to AMVETS WAVP board members. The floor is always open for honest discussions and questions and your concerns are probably shared by more than just you. Nobody can fix or address items that they don’t know about, so come to a meeting, or write them in a signed letter and present them.
*The box of items collected for the Iowa Veterans Home was delivered the first Friday in January and was greatly appreciated. Thanks to ALL that donated, whether large, small, many or one item, they will get used.
*Please check the calendar, facebook (Amvets Post 79), website (www.amvets79.us) for February updates on a regular basis. Items of interest right now: Super Bowl Sunday activities, Valentine’s Day, plus meetings and meals.
*REMINDER: The countdown continues towards Post elections, and if you are interested in getting involved, either a little or straight to the top, come to the meeting in February. Due to a commitment at the Iowa Veterans Home followed with a visit to the Iowa City VA Hospital, I will not be present at February’s meeting, so a great time to express yourself. I have commented before, but in case you missed it, “I will not continue as Post Commander and it is time for young ideas”.
*I would like to express my “Thanks” again for the support over the last seven years and may all of you stay safe. I am saddened to hear that several of our AMVETS family have had encounters with the ice, some serious and some just “oh sh_t”. No matter what the encounter, it hurts and our prayers go out to those more serious. Please let us know how you are doing or if some help is needed.
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