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NEWSLETTER

Midway Chapter 16, P.O. Box 1774, Salina, KS 67402-1774

Issue: 6            Date: June 2018           WWW.MIDWAYCHAPTER16.ORG

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 

2018 MEETING DATE/LOCATION: June 8, 2018. Salina Senior Center AT 1:00 pm, Board Room 

MEAL:  Marinated Chicken or Lemon baked Tilapia, rice pilaf, Prince William vegetables, Mandarin oranges

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS: Hope you all had a superb Memorial Day and honored all veterans. Our last meeting everyone was willing tohave a Recruiting Table at Central Mall, and it was great to hear.   Buthow many of you are willing to devote a couple of hours speaking withvisitors about our organization? You are the reason for Chapter 16, andthe reason that the officers you have elected to keep trying to expand themembership numbers.  Working a recruiting table requires wear ofTREA uniform to SHOWS YOUR SUPPORT FOR TREA CHAPTER16, and THAT YOU ARE PROUD.  I cannot think of anyone other thanOfficers, and Past Officers being the only ones to volunteer to workrecruiting table.  At the Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) lastyear, I had to man the recruiting table the whole time except for about anhour. I had purchased a RAD meal ticket and did not get to use it. In2016, at Central Mall, and past RADs, only the officers, relieved me.For three Years, I have attended the RAD and have missed 80-90% ofthe Program. THE POINT IS THAT YOU ARE CHAPTER 16, ANDYOU ARE THE ONES THAT ARE THE BEST RECRUITERS OFALL. YOU ARE THE BEST TO GET THE RECRUITMENT UP,"YOU AND YOU ALONE.”  So when you say you want a recruitingtable be ready to say; “I WILL MAN THE TABLE, AND I WILLRECRUIT."  ARE YOU THAT PERSON???

Proud to be your President, R.T.TROW (Dick)

 

REST HOME:    William Long and Taft Yates Sr.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:   As most of us know, 2018 elections are three and six months away. Saline County 2018 election dates:  Primary Election - Tuesday, August 7 and General Election – Tuesday, November 6.  Thus, our Guest Speaker is Jamie R Allen, Saline County Clerk/Election Officer.

 

NEWSLETTER: To keep receiving the monthly Chapter Newsletter by Postal Service mail you must pay an annual fee of $14.00 no later than by July 31st.  The $14.00 fee is for postage and printing cost. If you do not want to receive a Newsletter, please let us know. To receive monthlyNewsletter by E-mail just contact us at vinex2@att.net. Hence, there is no fee for Newsletter by E-mail, and quarterly we send the newsletter to all members regardless if didn’t pay. Also, the monthly Newsletter is posted on our Website www-midwaychapter16.org.  We do this to keep members informed.

 

BIRTHDAY IN JUNE:  Ronald Brown and Betty Brown, Ella Gier,Johnny Hull, William Merkle, and James Price.

 

MAY MEETING TIDBITS: The meeting attendance drawing winner was Rachel Fikes (a $20.00 gift card). Guest Speaker was Rosie Walters, Director of Saline County Senior Center. Honorary member Fredrick Ramirez presented to her a Chapter 16 Certificate of Appreciation. Also,Nelson Newell congratulated and thanked her. Discussions were: chapter fund-raisers (raffle), chapter recruiting booth, and 2019 support local JROTC at St John’s Military School. Updates were given on Sunset Park Memorial Expansion and Veteran Appreciation Day for 2018. Treasurer S. Wagner gave the Treasurer report from April 13 toMay 11 a checking balance of $1898.37.

 

TOP STATES FOR MILITARY/VETERANS: Top ten states for military retirees are: Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, Alabama, South Carolina, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska, Idaho, and Texas.  Kansas is ranked number 28. WalletHub performed an analysis on our nation's military community by comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their ability to provide a comfortable military retirement.  This survey was based upon economic environment, quality of life, and healthcare.

   

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