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May Newsletter

       NEWSLETTER

MIDWAY CHAPTER 16

        P.O. BOX 1774
Salina, KS 67401-1774
              ISSUE: 5        

  MONTH:   MAY 2017


Chapter 16 Officers: President – Richard Trow 787-577-3442; Vice President – William Whitman 785-488-6442; Treasurer – VACANT: Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Chaplain – Moses Stewart.  MEETING DATE:     May 12th, 1:00PM in the Salina Senior Center, Board Room. Meal -Chicken Cordon Bleu, baked potato, asparagus, dinner roll, and cherry bread.

 

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS:  In the not too distant future, the Election of Chapter Officers will occur.
 1.)  IAW our By-Laws the President has reached the tenure of the office.
 2.) We are in need of a Treasurer, as of now we have divided the duties up.   So Far, our efforts have worked out very well. Action needs to occur.
 3.) Events are upcoming: Summer/Fall Chapter Picnic, October -Veterans Parade, Ft. Riley RAD, and Committee for the Election of Officers Chapter   16.
This is a can-do Chapter, and we have very good people in this Chapter. We are a positive group that cares about our fellow Veterans and their families.
I HAVE SERVED THIS CHAPTER WITH PRIDE, AND I AM VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!! Your President, Richard (Dick) Trow

Thank You Ladies And Gentlemen.

 

Image result for military taps clipartTAPS: Galen C. Shirk (Retired MSgt USAF) of Salina died April 18th.   He was a life time member of TREA Chapter 16. Please keep the Shirk family in your thoughts and prays.

 

MAY IS NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH. May is a special month for both those in and out of the military. For service members and veterans, it's a chance to pay tribute to supportive families and spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and honor the memory of those who have sacrificed for this nation on Memorial Day. For the general public, the entire month provides an opportunity to say thanks to all those, past and present, who have contributed to the U.S. military. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by THE past and present service members.

 

REST HOME: Virginia Whitman, Taft Yates Sr., and Cyril Hermann.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

  

BIRTHDAY IN MAY:   Duane Snyder and William Vinyard.

 

APRIL MEETING TIBITS: Meeting attendance drawing winner was Dorothy Armster, who won $20.00 gift card. Guest Speaker was Jason Cage, Salina City Manager. He spoke on many issues such as Salina’s proposed Capital Improvement Sales Tax, Dog Park, New Town Field House, electronic waste disposal, etc. Members asked a lot of questions in which J. Cage answered.  His visit was well received by all. He was given a Chapter 16 Certificate of Appreciation.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:  Vice President Bill Whitman gave the Treasurer report from March 10th to April 14th chapter checking ending balance of $1340.97.

  

MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY 2017: National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday (May 12th). The History of Military Spouse Appreciation Day originating in the United States during 1984, at the height of the Cold War. It was created by President Ronald Reagan, who wanted to raise awareness about just how much spousal commitment helps military personnel get through the worst of times. The holiday takes place the Friday preceding Mother’s Day. America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset.  They are the silent heroes who are essential to the strength of the nation and they serve our country just like their loved ones.  America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset.  They are the silent heroes who are essential to the strength of the nation and they serve our country just like their loved ones.

 

DID YOU KNOW? VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs.

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY QUOTE!  A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. “Honore de Balzac”

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