OFFICERS:  President – Fred Fanning 785-201-7824; Vice President – Gary Keil 785-822-4131; Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Treasurer: - Roger Thull 785-827-7981; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956 

2021 MEETING DATE/LOCATION: April 9 at the Salina Senior Center Board Room, 1:00 PM.  

MEAL: Smothered Pork Chop, Corn Bread Stuffing, Peas & Carrots, Apple Sauce, and Chicken Tortilla Soup

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: Hello again, everyone. I hope you are keeping safe and healthy. I hope you are getting your vaccine or maybe have gotten both shots. We have been meeting in person at Bayard's for three weeks and plan to continue. Join us for lunch if you can. We will also have our first face-to-face meeting, April 9 at the Senior Center. I hope to see many of you there. We plan to have lunch followed by our monthly membership meeting there. Thanks to all of you that have renewed your membership, and we would greatly appreciate the rest of you renewing yours when you get the notice from TREA.

Regards,

Fred Fanning

 

GET WELL WISHES:    Nelson Newell is recovering from heart surgery.  Dorothy Armster is at home. Please continue to pray for their comfort and welfare.

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS:  Reid Williams, Cecil Grimsley, Richard Trow, and Cynthia A. Brinley.

FINANCIAL REPORT:   One expenditure of  $99.00 chapter website fee. Our check account balance is $898.11.   Free Will Money Donations will be greatly appreciated.  Please make your check payable to TREA Chapter 16 and mail it to the above address on this Newsletter. 

MEMBERSHIP: Please, do the right thing and renew your TREA membership. If your phone number or address has changed, let TREA Headquarter know or let us know, and we will contact TREA.

SALINE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEMO: If you receive a vaccine elsewhere, please contact us to remove your name from the registry. It is preferred for both your first and second vaccines to be from the same organization. However, please contact the local vaccine providers to inquire about available second doses if that is not possible. A list of all the vaccine providers and what vaccine they offer is available at vaccinefinder.org.

ROBOT SECURITY DOGS: Tyndall Air Force Base's 325th Security Forces Squadron has received its first set of semi-autonomous "robot dogs," which it wants to use as extra security around Florida Panhandle installation, according to a news release. Dubbed "Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles," or Q-UGVs, the new robots, which can crouch low and creep into shallow spaces, were delivered last week, the service said. The droids were created by Ghost Robotics and Immersive Wisdom. "They can patrol the remote areas of a base while defenders can continue to patrol and monitor other critical areas of an installation." 

(source March 30, 2021, Military.com)

VA STUDY WILL PUSH CONGRESS TO PASS SERVICE DOG GRANT PROGRAM:  A measure reintroduced in the Senate would order the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay for and provide service dogs to veterans suffering from mental health issues, following years of fruitless attempts. The Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers, or PAWS, Act, introduced by Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., would require the VA to create a grant program to pay for and provide service dogs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health ailments. (source March 29, 2021, Military.com)  

 

EASTER DAY QUOTE:   "That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs."

– L.M. Montgomery

 
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