January 2018

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

 MEAL: Marinated Chicken or Swiss steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, corn, fresh fruit, wheat bread, cheeseburger soup

PRESIDENT’s COMMENTS:  Hope that you all had a wonderful and a Very Merry Christmas and did enjoy a Wonderful New Year’s Celebration:
First, and foremost the budget requires a good review:
1.  Storage Unit - citywide $513.00 a year versus VFW at this time, the cost annually is unknown, Temperature Control, Access. VFW appears to be a container airtight approximately 42'x92” subdivided into storage spaces that required each area to be locked and is only accessible when the VFW is open like citywide.

2.  We WILL review the budget again for any problem areas.                                                                                     

3.  I congratulate all of you for studying this budget even it is a small budget, but it is our budget. And all organizations need a budget. Our 2017 year has proven just how effective this is. I am proud of all of you, and I salute you; as we look forward to 2018 and not afraid to show others how to do things.  

Your - President Richard (Dick) Trow.

 

 2017 DEPARTED MEMBERS: Our sympathy goes out to the families, and friends of the following deceased members: Virginia Whitman, Earl Schaeffer, Robert Maxey, Richard Martin, Nelson E. Lundgrin, Galen Shirk, and Cyril P. Herrman.

 

REST HOMES;  William Long, Taft Yates Sr., and Dale Jenner.

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS:  William Berndt (USAF) and Russell Carter (USMC).

 

REMINDER:  Please remember to renew your TREA membership. Help us to help you.  2017 Membership/Gains/    Losses/Reinstated: Deaths 7; Non-Renewals - 3; Rejoined – 1; Transfer-in – 1; New Members – 4;

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: as of 31st   December - 57. Our membership is decreasing.  We thank all  the members who renewed their TREA membership in 2017 and the four veterans who joined our chapter in 2017. 

 

DECEMBER MEETING TIDBITS:   A. Holzmeister installed the new 2018 Chapter Officers. Visitor Nelson Newell Army Veteran was acknowledged and welcome to our meeting.  Meeting attendance drawing: J. Price, D. Armster, E. Gier, and P. Holzmeister were the winners.  Members voted to donate $25 to the Sunflower Adult Day Care. Copies of the proposed 2018 Chapter Budget were handed out for discussion. There were several suggestions on how to reduce the budget. It was decided to finalize the budget at our January meeting. President R. Trow and Secretary W. Vinyard gave a briefing on the November 28th meeting with the Salina Director of Parks and Recreation on Sunset Park Memorial Veteran Bricks. Treasurer report for Nov 10 to Dec 8 was an ending checking balance of $1307.75.

 

THIRD VETERANS CRISIS LINE (Vet suicide prevention): 100 employees expected to be hired to staff the new call center - VA is opening a third Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) call center in Topeka, Kansas, the third such center nationwide. The location is on the campus of VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System. The new call center, expected to open this fall, will give VCL the additional capacity as VA expands the "automatic transfer" function, Press 7, to its community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) and Vet Centers. In December, there was a job fair to fill the openings. For more information or apply at the new call center visit: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478700400 or www.usajobs.gov and search for announcement No. 10046052. The positions are open to applicants with prior comparable experience or a master's degree in a health science, such as mental health, social work or psychology.  

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR WISH QUOTE:   Another fresh New Year is here. Another year to live! To disappear worry

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