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NEWSLETTER

Midway Chapter 16

P.O. Box 1774, Salina, Kansas 67402-1774

Issue: 4               April 2019 HAPPY EASTER

OFFICERS:  President – Richard Trow 785-577-3442; Vice President – William Whitman; 785-488-2814

Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Treasurer: - Shirley Wagner; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956

2019 MEETING DATES/LOCATION: April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 at the Senior Center Board Room, 1:00 PM.   

MEAL: BBQ Rib let Sandwich or Fried Cod Fish plank sandwich, mac-n-cheese, carrots, pears, and loaded potato soup

   

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS:   The Raffle, as well as the drawing, went very well, and it appeared that all enjoyed this outstanding example of group togetherness for an exceptional event. As members, we continue to enjoy each other and share in different challenges we all grow in our friendships. I am very proud of you all and so gratified to be your President along with all our Officers WE all Salute you.   As I understand we accomplished everything, we needed to. Now we look forward to planning on having a get together for us all to enjoy. The locations are Carver Center, Flywheels, Christ the King Lutheran Church lunchroom, or Dinner at a Restaurant we need to decide. To refresh memories: We have a motion and a Second to have an outing minus the bugs, let's get together and think about just where.   Now is the time for us to remember those members we have lost along with those we have gained and thank the LORD for this.  Let's Celebrate those new present/past members we are growing, and it is our membership that has created this. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL.

Richard (Dick) Trow, President Chap -16 TREA

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  Guest speaker is Rebecca Sharpton, KS VA Service Representative.

 

DO THE RIGHT THING:  Renew your TREA membership by phoningTREA HQ at 1-800-338-9337 or mailing in renewal application with your payment. If you misplaced your application contact us, we would gladly send you one ASAP.

 

REST HOME/SICK:   William Long  

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS:  Reid Williams, Richard Trow, and Cynthia A. Brinley. 

 

IRWIN ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (IACH):  The Irwin Army Community Hospital will conduct Retiree Health Fair to showcase healthcare services available to Retirees and spouses on April 26, 2019,starting at 0900 AM to 1200 pm. It is open to Retirees from North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas for health and benefits information, immunizations, and health screenings.  The legal team from Fort Riley’sJudge Advocate General’s Office will be on location with wills and power ofattorney documents. 

 

FORT RILEY RETIREE APPRECIATION DAY (RAD):   The results of Oct 21, 2018, RAD that was on a Saturday revealed that the turnout was highest thus far a total of 403 attendees.  IACH administered the following immunizations: 172 flu, 28 pneumonia, 26 TDAP, and 8 zoster shot.  The 2019 RAD date is Oct 12th, Saturday.

 

VA TO OFFER NEW KETAMINE-BASED NASAL SPRAY FOR DEPRESSION:  The newest FDA-approved medication to treat severe depression, a nasal spray based on the anesthetic (and misused hallucinogenic party drug) ketamine, will soon be available to veterans treated within the Department of Veterans Affairs. In a move that may help thousands of former service members with depression that has not improved with other treatments, VA officials announced March 19 that the department's doctors are now authorized to prescribe Spravato, the brand name for esketamine, a molecular variation of ketamine. The treatment will be available to veterans based on a physician's assessment and will be administered only to patients who have tried at least two antidepressant medications and continue to have symptoms of a major depressive disorder. (read more about the offering at www.military.com)

 

MARCH MEETING TIDBITS:  Rachel Fikes won the attendance drawing ($20 Gift Card). The TV drawing occurred, and Natalie Bonilla won the 55-inch HD Samsung TV.  Roger Thull sold her the ticket. Treasurer Shirley Wagner gave the Treasurer report with an ending balance of $1323.19. Other issues discussed/briefed: Salina Veteran’s Day Activities in 2020, St Johns Military Academy JROTC graduation in May, and chapter picnic or dinning out. 

 

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