October 2017




                                            Midway Chapter 16, P.O. Box 1774   

                                                     Salina, Kansas 67402-1774

                                         Issue: 10                      Year:  OCTOBER 2017


President - Richard Trow 785-577-3442; Vice President – William Whitman; 785-488-2814;  Treasurer – Vacant; Recording Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956


Meal at the SSC: Chili Dog or Philly Cheese Steak, Mac n Cheese, Peas, and Cookie


PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS:   As I Review the last month before the election of new officers for CH-16 I see several items we need to take care of:
(1) Parade is Oct-07-2017, which will be forming up at 2:00 PM on North Santa Fe. TREA will be meeting at the Masonic Center.  Bill Vinyard will be getting you all together as I will not be present. Believe that we have four cars that are in the Parade. I along with my Son will be in Ellinwood, Ks. for our Installation into the Sons Of The American Revolution (Bennington Chapter which is named for the Battle of Bennington Vt.) this is a small chapter which meets in Salina.  (2) Giving away our chapter Old Flag TREA (Yellow one with The Retired Enlisted Association) still in the process of contacting our Longer-Term Members who were under this Flag; all have to be polled to get the final disposition. (3) 2018 Budget which does require some adjustments before we all vote on it. We need to clean these up before the next Administration are installed.  I Thank You all for your support.  I would like to see you all at the Parade, hopefully this one will be larger yet. Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween. May God Bless You All, See you at the next meeting.

 Your President TREA CH-16, Richard T. Trow


TAPS:  Earl Schaeffer passed away on September 16, 2017. He was an Air Force retiree (MSgt), a chapter member since 1982, and a survivor of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.   Keep the Schaeffer family in your thoughts and prays.


 NEW MEMBER:  We welcome Army retiree (SFC) Robert Wickwire of Salina as a new member to join our chapter.


GUEST:  Our guest speaker is Russ Sharff (military retiree), Veterans Employment Representative of Kansas Works.  On October 7, at the Veterans Appreciation Day Event, Masonic Center two Kansas Veterans Services Representatives will be available to answer questions and help with claims.

SICK/REST HOME: Virginia Whitman, William Long, and Taft Yates Sr.


OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS: Dorothy Armster, James Davis, and James Jones.


FLU SHOT: Flu season is starting early this year so protect yourself and love ones by getting your flu shot.  People over 65 and people with inflammatory forms of arthritis are at increased risk for flu complications, so act soon. This month the Salina VA clinic will be giving flu shots.


DO THE RIGHT THING “VOTE”:   As most of you know, the 2017 Saline County election start soon.  Listed is voting information: Oct 18 advance voting by mail begins (application); Oct 24 advance voting at Saline County Clerk’s Office; Oct 31 last day voters may apply for  mailed advance ballots for the general; Nov 6 advance voting closes at noon; Nov 7 general election (polls open 7am to 7pm).

FORT RILEY  (RAD):  The Annual RAD, October 20, at the Riley's Community Center Building, 446 Seitz Rd,  7:30AM-3:30pm.  This event is for military retirees and spouses, widowers.  There will be door drawing prizes and speakers to update us on pertinent Fort Riley and TRICARE information. Attachments 1 and 2 contain the RAD Schedule of Events and Dinner Reservation Form.


THIRD VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY: On Oct 7, 3:00pm parade starts.  This is Saline County way of acknowledgment of all Veterans in the area. After the parade at the Masonic Temple will be a charity auction, dinner, USO show, and dance. Tickets for the dinner and dance are available. Attachment 3 contains information about the event.


FINANCIAL REPORT:  The third quarter checking financial report as follows: beginning balance of $1623.03; income of $475.00 (Free Will Donations, Newsletter fees, and memorials); expenses of $529.37 (postage, gift cards, certificate of appreciations, picture frames, and donations to Fort Riley RAD, Veterans Appreciation Day, and Senior Center); current checking balance is $1568.66.


DAV CHAPTER 11 OCTOBER 23 MEETING: - The DAV meeting is at 7:00pm at the VFW. The Wichita DAV Auxiliary will conduct a briefing about the programs, support, and service they provide to veterans and their spouses and will answer questions and help with VA claims.


SEPTEMBER MEETING: Meeting prize winner was Charles Delaney ($20 gift card). Guest Speaker Sylvia Rice Director of Visit Salina spoke about the things that the City of Salina has to offer visitors, companies, and accommodations for events.   Members agreed to have vehicles in the Veterans Day parade and a recruiting booth at the Fort Riley RAD. D. Armster and M. Stewart volunteered for the 2018 election of officers committee.


HALLOWEEN QUOTE: You know its Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare… BOO!

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