March 2018



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

                                                       Issue: 3            Date: March 2018

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 DATES/LOCATION:  March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November  9, December 14. Salina Senior Center AT 1:00 pm, Board Room  

MEAL:  Chicken cordon blue, w/baked potato or Sunday night special, carrots, fruit cocktail, wheat bread and Chicken and noodle soup.   

PRESIDENT’s COMMENTS:  We have the Honor of the Saline County Property Tax Assayer (Guest Speaker), and I wish to give you all a chance to come up with your questions concerning your Property Tax a just how it affects you. I do feel much honored that he has said yes to come and visit with our group, and so I would like you all to think ahead and come with your sincere questions. Property Tax issues, we rarely get the chance to have a conversation with an evaluator of our property. Believe that we are all fortunate to have him visit us and open himself up to us. You are a great group, and I am gratified to be your President. And Be sure to Thank Bill Vinyard for this speaker.


GUEST SPEAKER: Sean Robertson, RMA, Office of Saline County Appraiser (Real and Personal Property).


NEW MEMBERRoger A. Burch, Army Veteran recruited by Charles Delaney. We welcome back Millie Moye.


DEVOTIONS FOR:     In Rest Home - William Long and Taft Yates Sr.


MARCH BIRTHDAYS:  Miles Hiyane, Donald Lear, Larry Perea, and Clarence Schneider.

HEADSUP: Saturday, 14 April 2018, 0900AM – 1200PM for a special Retiree Appreciation Day at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, KS. More information will be forthcoming.

KANSAS STORIES OF VIETNAM WAR:  The Salina Public Library is sponsoring a project for oral histories for Vietnam and Era's veterans. Several events are planned, the first event was on Feb 27th at 6:30 in the Prescott Room of the Library, a Memoir Writing Workshop for Veterans. An English Teacher from Lenexa will do the workshop. It is important that we write down our experiences for the future generations, our Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Other events include an Art Exhibit from March 16 to April 13 by Vietnam artist Jim Nelson. There will be an Art Reception with Jim on March 22.  On March 26th, a Community Conversation about the Vietnam War. Panelists will be Pastor Loren Houltberg, a Vietnam Veteran, Dr. Anita Specht, Professor of History at Kansas Wesleyan, and myself, a Vietnam Veteran in 1967. Oral Histories will also be recorded for the Library of Congress. Our next Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) meeting on March 17, I plan to invite Barbara Mulvihill of the Library to visit with us and open the meeting up to the public. Members will be receiving a newsletter with meeting information. Nonmembers should contact me (, and there will also be something in the Salina Journal prior to that date. (Jim Deister, President of VVA Chapter #809, Salina)

REMINDER:  Please remember to renew your TREA membership. Help us to help you. 


MARCH MEETING TIDBITS:   Attendance drawing winner was Wardene Stewart ($20 gift Card). President R. welcomed new member Fred Fanning; who received a TREA patch. Guest Speaker, Joe Kvacik, Salina Fire Prevention Officer gave an in-depth talk about fire emergency boxes for residential and commercial buildings. President R. Trow and Secretary W. Vinyard gave an update on the Sunset Park Memorial Brick Expansion.  Treasurer S. Wagner gave the Jan 12 to Feb 9 2018 report with an ending checking balance of $1606.32.


SAINT PATRICK’S DAY QUOTE:  “If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for”. –Patricia Lynch

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