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October 2019

 October 2019  

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 

2019 MEETING DATE/LOCATION: October 11, Salina Senior CenterAT 1:00 pm, Board Room 

MEAL:  Meatloaf, Au gratin potatoes, green beans, ice cream, bread,and tomato basil soup.

CHAPTER NEWSLETTER:  Please let me (editor Bill Vinyard) know if you have useful information that you would like printed in our chapter newsletter. Also, if you know someone to invite as a Guest Speaker at one of our meetings, send to me at vinex2@att.net or call at 785-787-0655.  Your involvement is appreciated.

GUEST SPEAKER: Amanda Otto, CEO Big Brothers, and Sisters of Salina will speak to us at the October meeting.  

 

REST HOME:   William Long in Pinnacle Park, Room 211, 2936 Georgia Ave. 

SICK CALL: Tammy Fanning had surgery on Sept 25 and is in recovery mode. We wish her a quick recovery.

BIRTHDAY IN OCTOBER: Happy Birthday to Dorothy Armster and James Jones. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEPTEMBER MEETING: Nelson Newell won the attendance drawing a $20 gift card. The guest speaker was John Ethridge, Angel Care Home Health serving Hutchinson and surrounding areas. He spoke to us about the available services provided by Angel Care. Moses Stewart presented J. Ethridge with a Chapter Certificate of Appreciation. Member Cynthia Brinley of Wichita reported on upcoming events honoringVeterans in Wichita. And if you are a Veteran and use the VA health care system, then you should set up a MyHealtheVet account so you can access your VA medical records online and track your VA transactions. Fred Fanning, Nelson Newell, and Roger Thull volunteered for the Nomination Committee for our election of officers for 2020 (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer). We appeal to you to give a thought on filling one of the officers' position; NEW ELECTEES bring on new ideas for our chapter. Shirley Wagner gave the treasurer’s report, a balance of $1559.73.

 

SOON A SENIORS IRS TAX FORM: Filing an IRS tax return is likely to be simpler next year for at least 10 percent of the 150 million American who do so. That's because there'll be a new 1040 form designed specifically for older Americans, age 65 and up, in time for filing their 2019 taxes in 2020. The new Form 1040-SR should allow seniors to file taxes without the usage of an accountant. It also uses large print and removes shading around boxes that received complaints from some older tax filers. So, what's the downside? Using Form 1040-SR doesn't allow you to itemize. Seniors who still operate a small business will need to continue filing on standard Form 1040 with Schedule C, which details expenses and profits.

 

FLU SHOT: Fall is here; thus, Flu season is around the corner so protect yourself and loved ones by getting a flu shot. There is a SENIOR FLUvaccine that can help provide stronger flu protection for people 65 or older. It helps strengthen your body’s immune response against the flu, so ask for the Senior Flu Shot. As of this writing, the Salina VA clinic is scheduled to give flu shots.

 

VOTE:   Some 2019 Saline County General Election voting information: October 29, last day to apply for an advance ballot by mail, Nov 2 in-office voting 10 AM to 2 PM, Nov 4 advance voting in office ends at noon, Nov 5 general election day (polls open 7 AM– 7 PM).  

 

FORT RILEY RETIREE APPRECIATION DAY (RAD):  The 2019RAD is October 12, at the Riley's Community Center Building, 446 Seitz Rd, 7:30 am-3:30 pm.  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 military information.


HALLOWEEN QUOTE: “Halloween, is the one time that you can dress up in a costume and give children candy, and no one will think you’re creepy.” BOO!

 

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