January 2020

 

NEWSLETTER

Midway Chapter 16

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

Issue: 1                                   January 2020        

              HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 OFFICERS:  President – Fred Fanning 785-201-7824; Vice President – Gary Keil; 785-822-4131;

Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Treasurer: - Roger Thull 785-827-7981; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956

MEETING DATE/LOCATION: January 10, Salina Senior CenterAT 1:00 pm, Board Room        

MEAL: Tater Tot Bake, Green Beans with Bacon & Onions, Lava Cake, Wheat Bread with Butter, and Tomato Basil Soup

 

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS:  "Hello everyone and welcome to 2020. This is a new year and a new decade. I hope you all have a healthy and satisfying year. I look forward to serving you as your president and building on the fine work of Dick Trow. I hope to see all of you at our monthly meetings at the Senior Center the second Friday of each month or Bayard’s Cafe any other Friday." Regards, Fred Fanning email fredefanning@gmail.com

 

CHAPTER HISTORY:   In July 1970, Chapter 16 became an affiliate of TREA. Back in the day (1963 to 2011), TREA was called The Retired Enlisted Association, and all elected officers were retirees. However, in 2012 changed to The Enlisted Association to accommodate all enlisted veterans. The 2020 Chapter Officers accomplished a historic first, as three of the officers (2) Army and (1) National Guard are veterans (not retirees). For our group, it is an unmatchable new beginning. We salute our new leadership with a big THANK YOU.

REST HOME: William Long, room 221 Pinnacle Park, 2936 Georgia Ave.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Loni Pruitt, Chief Operations Officer - CKF Addiction Treatment and Friend to Friend, Salina, KS.

NEWSLETTER:  We are accepting articles for the February Newsletter by January 30, 2020. E-mail article to vinex2@att.net. If you know a person for Guest Speaker at one of our meetings, provide their name, title, and phone number. Your support in making our meetings and Newsletter an exciting and eye-catching one is appreciated.  

NEW MEMBER: We welcome aboard Steven Bender of Salina, Army/Navy veteran, recruited by William Quinley. 

MEMBERSHIP: As of this writing, there are 12 memberships requiring renewal. Currently, we have 59 members; if we lose 13 members, we would be at an all-time low of 47 members. If you missed place the TREA application form, a copy is in the TREA Voice magazine, or you can call the chapter Secretary at the phone number on this Newsletter. And you will be mailed a renewal application. Please rejoin our chapter for another successful year by renewing your membership.  If you have renewed, we thank you for doing so and appreciate your continued dedication to our cause. 

 

DECEMBER MEETING TIDBITS:   For Christmas, there were seven drawings, $5 given to all attending members and their spouses to pay for their meal. The Senior Center provided two of the prizes. The drawing winners: Bill Quinley, Cayla Sondegard, Ronald Sondegard, Art Ramirez, Ramona Keil, Rachel Holt Fikes, and Wardene Stewart. Guest speaker Amber Shippy Friend to Friend Project, Salina KS gave a presentation about the Friend to Friend, which is to eradicate loneliness of senior people and others. Under Salina Shares, an individual can be a Friend to a Friend volunteer. President R. Trow administered the oath to install the 2020 officers, and they received a Chapter 16 name tag. New President Fred Fanning gave a summation of the Chapter old 2019 and 2020 budgets. Suggested and discussed for the Chapter to have a recruiting booth at the 2020 Sunflower Fair, Tony’s Pizza Events Center in September. Rosie Walter, Director of Saline County Department of Senior Services, received a $100 donation. Treasurer S. Wagner reported the chapter December financial status, a checking balance of $672.18.

NEW YEAR QUOTE: “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” —Gilbert K. Chesterton

UNITED WE STAND

 
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