*We have successfully completed winter, and now look forward to seeing the effects of spring and warmer weather. It is nice, when having coffee at HyVee, hearing people talk of walking outside again, seeing robins, or getting their bulbs or seeds ready. Another sign that spring is here, is the arrival of trucks full of fertilizer, soil, yard displays, getting ready to setup in various parking lots. So AMVETS family, it is that time if you are traveling; start a little earlier because we live in farm country and that means “huge tractors and equipment” also traveling the roads. If you start 15 minutes early and that tractor appears ahead of you; you save yourself an anxiety attack and possibly a life. To all, including me; drive safe, be smart and late today is better than late forever.
*To Bob & Sally O’hare, Wanda Benning and Waverly HyVee for assisting and providing the food for the Foreign Food Fair at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. We served over 90 residents and some family members at this annual event. The residents that participate are appreciative, but those of us that volunteer receive the real blessings of these events. The VSO volunteers also get to visit with each other, sharing thoughts, ideas or kind words and because there is no pay, everything is from the heart. Jean and I just want to say “Thanks” to everyone.
*Information: The WAVP is now the guardian/representative of the Waverly Area Veterans Tribute. The Tribute board felt that with the opening of the new Post and their board it was time to transfer that responsibility. The Tribute board will have one final meeting shortly to finalize this action, but the finances and responsibility are now upon the WAVP board. Any questions, concerns or brick requests should be sent/given to any of the following: Carl Benning, Roger Metzger, Richard Miller. My thanks to everyone that was involved with this project.
*FYI: There are several items of information that was provided by the Department of Iowa and National AMVETS available. Please review the links noted below and clicking on them will direct you to the site. Especially if you are a golfer or Rider.
- Department April Newsletter
- Recognition Dinner Des Moines
- BWC Packet (Because We Care) from National
- Clarksville Golf (AMVETS 2 person)
- Service Foundation Fundraiser (Poker Run)
- Operation Engage America
*Reminder: The election of Officers will be held at the May meetings for AMVETS, AUXILIARY and SONS. With the completion of the WAVP and a Manager, there is a lot less pressure on the VSO’s, so a great time to get involved.
*Reminder: AMVETS will be hosting a steak fry April 1, 2017.
Marshalltown IVH will hold their Spring Carnival April 22, 2017
Marshalltown IVH will hold their Volunteer Awards Program April 26, 2017.
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