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*I want to express my thanks to everyone that contributed to the success of our Men’s membership dinner; Hy-Vee for the food, Auxiliary ladies for serving and tending bar, Sons for raffle prizes, my Officers for assistance, and to all that attended. We set up seating for 80 and there were only a few empty seats, and a special “Thank You” to our new members.
*Since the last newsletter we lost another AMVET member. Some of you may remember Thomas Meyne when he worked at the old post as bartender and bar manager. Regards go out to his family and friends.
*Please check with the VFW manager regarding December activities, but at this writing, instead of AMVETS steaks on the last Saturday of December, a New Year’s Eve steak evening is being planned. It will be operated as a normal Saturday steak night, with call-in required and a cut-off of 90 people. It will take place in the lower level with no entertainment, but plans are being discussed, so anything is possible.
*Reminder: the order for bricks to be placed at our Waverly Area Veterans Tribute will need to be placed by March 15th 2014 for installation this coming year. Any questions, contact me.
*Flag sales: AMVETS will continue to have flags and flag poles for sale. You may contact Carl Benning or me with requests or questions.
*Korean War Veterans: NOTE-the Bremer County VA has 100 copies of “Korea Reborn-A Grateful Nation” for Korean War Veterans only. If you are not on file, bring your DD214 or proof of Korean War service and you may receive one of these books free. First come, first served until gone. I am hoping that a couple may be donated to AMVETS for the future Veterans Library.
*I ask our AMVET family to extend a welcome to the following new members:
AMVETS-James Smith (Commander VFW Post)-Richard Pursell-Hank Bagelmann-Jim Butzlaff-Al Charlson-Bill Ellinger-Wm. Frank Miller-Mark Phillips- and a transfer request from Larry Betts.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
President Mary Steinbach (319-352-5059) firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to thank these ladies for donated pumpkin bars for the men’s membership dinner: Wanda Benning, Sandy K. Dietz, Joyce Schmidt
and those that helped in the Kitchen: Amy, Donna, Jean & Wanda.
If you have were unable to attend the membership dinner and have yet to pay your dues, you may send them to our membership
Jean Lanske -1st Vice
416 4th St. SW
Waverly, IA 50677
Dues, if paid before December 31, will be $15. After January 1st, they will increase to $20. If you have not paid dues yet, please continue to support the AMVETS
Auxiliary and send payment before the end of the year.
As you gather around you holiday table with family, or surrounded by friends to toast the New Year, remember those serving our Great Nation and are not able to be with family and friends. Pray for them, thank them for their service , and ask God to watch over them.
AMVETS Chaplain Larry Wiliamson Christmas Day
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace. Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)
"Wise men still seek him." "Jesus is the reason for the season." "Put Christ back in Christmas." When it comes to sound bytes, the
church has a few of its own. No doubt you have seen or heard these statements or said them yourself. While it may be true that "wise
men seek him," wiser folk follow him. And when you think about it Jesus isn't the reason for the season; you and I are. Our sin and
rebellion is the reason that he was born. Jesus is more the answer to the season. The last declaration, "Put Christ back in Christmas,"
no doubt originated to counter the growing commercialism and the fact that many people abbreviate Christmas as "Xmas." For a lot
of us, "Xmas" just goes to far. But consider this: The national cross of Scotland is the saltier or St. Andrew cross, which is simply a large
X. So when we see "Xmas," the word" Christ" may be missing but the cross is still there---which is, after all, the reason for his birth.
Special New Year’s Eve Steak Fry
Amvets will not have the regular Saturday night steak fry, but will have one on December 31.
They request that you call in your reservations before December 30 so they can plan seating and decorations. Seating is limited to 90.
No entertainment is planned at this time