NEWSLETTER

Midway Chapter 16
PO. Box 1774, Salina, Kansas 67402-1774

 Issue: 6                                    June 20

OFFICERS:  President – Fred Fanning 785-201-7824; Vice President – Gary Keil; 785-822-4131; Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-785-08394: Treasurer: - Roger Thull 785-827-7981; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956.

****HAPPY FATHER DAY AND FOURTH OF JULY.****   BE SAFE!

CHAPTER MEETING: The June 12 meeting is CANCELLED.  It will be a while before things get back to normalcy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We all are aware of the social spacingrequirements. In the past, at our meeting at the Senior Center, our attendance numbers were 15 to 18 people. Based on these figures, the room that we use will not work. When you receive this Newsletter, let us know if you would or would not attend meetings under COVID-19 risk. Your opinion is essential to our planning on what we should do.  Please call one of the Chapter Officers (President, Vice President, or Secretary) at their phone number listed above on this Newsletter or e-mail the President at fredefanning@gmail.com or Secretary at vinex2@att.net.  Your replies and suggestions are appreciated.  

 

REST HOME/SICK/RECUPERATING:    William Long in Pinnacle Park, 2936 Georgia Ave, Dorothy Armster, and Roger Thull.Keep these individuals in our thoughts and prayers.

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

FINANCIAL REPORT:  Our chapter financial survival depends onFree Will Donations from the members who attended our meetings. When we established our budget for 2020, we set a monthly Of Free Will Donation of $140, give or take.  April, May, and June no income.  We spent $49.00 for postage for mailing April, May, and June monthly newsletters.  At the end of March, we paid $99.00 for our website, which is in our Budget.  We received $31.00 from two members to receive the chapter newsletter by UPS mail. The checkingaccount balance is $1271.11.  

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD): June 1 marks the start of PTSD Awareness Month, a full month dedicated to raising awareness about the treatment options available for PTSD. The National Center for PTSD focuses on this cause throughout the year, and call on Veterans, families, and friends in June to pledge to raise awareness and spread the word about the many different effective PTSD treatment options.

 

VA ENCOURAGES THE USE OF TELEHEALTH TO PREVENT COVID-19:  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Veterans who need same-day urgent care for a minor illness or injury may use V.A. and its in-network community urgent care clinics. Also, they can use the video and phone options to their providers while reducing potential exposure. Veterans who need immediate care may have the opportunity to use telehealth (phone- or video-based visits) instead of in-person visits at V.A. or in-network community clinics. Telehealth allows Veterans to conveniently access health care at home while reducing their exposure to COVID-19. Veterans have increased the use of phone or video appointments by more than 800% in a matter of weeks. (source: blogs.va.gov.)  

NEWSLETTER:  Annual Newsletter fee of $14.00 is due by July 31, 2020, please pay it to receive a monthly Chapter Newsletter via the Postal Service. Please make your payment to The Enlisted Association Chapter 16 and mail it to the above address listed on this Newsletter. The $14.00 fee is for postage and printing cost. Thank you for your support.  Note, that the Monthly the Newsletter is on the Chapter Website www.midwaychapter16.org.

CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP: TOTAL: 52 members - Five out of State (Sulphur LA, Raytown MO, Farmington NY, Great Falls MT, and Skiatook OK); eleven outside Saline County (2 in Wichita, Ellinwood, Independence, Rossville, Formoso, Newton, Abilene, Derby, Bennington, and Ellis). Thirty-six live in Salina. This year, sixteen membership are up for renewals. According to the TREA Bylaws, a non-veteran spouse can be a TREA member; so, surprise your spouse (sign him/her up). Could you help us to increase our members? 

4TH JULY QUOTE: “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

                                                     

UNITED WE STAND

 
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