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We had our Iowa planning meeting yesterday with food and bowling after. 15 people attended. We have 4 yellow ribbons to attend,
~Feb. 22rd- Van Meter- Host Jennifer Lohner and Sherry. We will make blankets and hygiene kits. Jennifer Lohner to provide materials needed. I will get list of hygiene products needed. Place and time still TBD.
~March ?- Cynthia to get with Veteran’s home to see what we can volunteer to do. If not, we will pack goodie bags for deploying guard units.
~March 28th- Cynthia will be meeting with the Nebraska chapter. Everyone is welcome to join me!
~April 11th- Hard Rock Cafe in Sioux City at noon- Barb Heeren will be the host and provide the activity. I plan on spending the night Sat and welcome whomever would like to join me!
~May- Laurie Ann Norris will see what Puppy Jake has for us to volunteer doing
~May 25th- Volunteer at the Gold Star Memorial day event. Early one 5am. Cynthia will be spending Sunday night in DM if anyone wants to meet for dinner??
~June ??- Air Guard Family day. We will set up cookie decorating. Everyone will need to bring frosting and items to top cookies with. Time and date stil TBD.
~July off- Unless someone has something fun to do!
~Aug 8th- Jessica Frye Zagar to host. We will gather up our Auction boxes as our fundraiser
~Sept. 26th- Wendy Moraine-Scott to host in Harlen to visit the Veteran’s museum. Time and place still TBD
~Oct. 17th- Cynthia to host in Cedar Rapids. She will find a place to volunteer at. Time and place still TBD.
~Nov. 14th- Laura Butler to host in Elkhart? packing holiday boxes to our chapter loved ones. Place and time still TBD.
~Dec. 19th- Wreaths Across America and Mission Elf. Judy Gardner and husband has offered their home for lunch and wrapping! They live close by and we will get to meet the huge gorillas in their yard!
We also have 3 members with cancer and 1 who’s husband is homebound that we are going to send encouragement packages to.