December 2019

          ISSUE: 12                    December 2019               MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!! 


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;

MEETING DATE/LOCATION: December 13, Salina Senior Center AT 1:00 pm, Board Room 

MEAL:   Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, peaches, dinner roll, and broccoli cheese soup 

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS: 2019 was an exceptional year in the chapter, but Christ is the center OF all accomplishments. Chapter 16 MEMBERS are so dedicated and a family within itself. With the upcoming Holidays, we should celebrate and enjoy the Holidays with our families, which is genuinely the right thing to do.  I feel blessed to have been the President for the past years as we move on. I see many amazing days ahead filled with fresh ideas under the leadership of the new 2020 officers.  They will be installed this month.

Thank You, Richard (Dick) Trow, President TREA CH-16


SECRETARY COMMENTS: The elected 2020 chapter officers: President – Fred Fanning (Army veteran), Vice-President – Gary Keil (Army veteran), Treasurer – Roger Thull (Army National Guard veteran), and Secretary William Vinyard (Air Force retiree). I am enthusiastic and look forward to working with the new officers.  And confidently believe their guidance will emulate in moving forward in an innovative direction with creative ideas. They have the sanctification and full support of the former chapter officers. We thank the outgoing officers and remaining appointees Chaplain and Sergeant of Arms for their devotion, leadership, and the many chapter accomplishments from 2015 through 2019.  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to Vickie Guillot for expertly being the administrator of our chapter Website.


CHAPTER MEETING/CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Our lunch is our get together for the Holidays. As a Holiday Gift to everyone who attends, each person (member and spouse) will be given $5.00 by the chapter for the cost of the lunch. Also, there will be FIVE drawings for a $20 gift card. As usual, invite a veteran friend. SO COME ON OUT!


GUEST SPEAKERS:  Amber Shippy, Financial Advisory Edward Jones, and Friend to Friend, Salina KS.  Loni Pruitt, Chief Operations Officer - CKF Addiction Treatment


BIRTHDAYS: Charles Carmin, Lothar Maaser, and Fred Fanning. 


REST HOME:  William Long, room 221 Pinnacle Park,2936 Georgia Ave.

SPECIAL THANKS: We thank all of you for your 2019 of "FREE WILL DONATIONS” to the chapter fund at our monthly meetings. WHICH helps pay for our chapter's expenditures and endures. As you know, we do not receive any rebate funds from TREA HQ.  We continue to survive, remain stable, and the only TREA chapter in Kansas.  All of you are EXTRAORDINARY.

NO CHANGE:   One key result of the TREA National Convention in September, the spouse of any honorably discharged enlisted personnel are still eligible for regular membership.  Surprise your spouse with a Christmas gift, a TREA membership.


RESPECT THE COLD WEATHER:  Cold-Weather Tips - Stay indoors during the storm, walk carefully on snowy and icy walkways, avoid overexertion when shoveling snow (going at it too hard can bring on a heart attack − a leading cause of death in the winter), winter car and home furnace maintenance; change the batteries in fire and carbon monoxide alarms.


NOVEMBER MEETING TIDBITS: Attendance drawing – S. Wagner won a $20 gift certificate. President R. Trow introduced guest speaker Glenn Knak, a master woodcarver since 1979.  G. Knak had on hand eight wood sculptor scenes of all branches of the military services that pertained to World Wars I and II. He gave a summary of each of the sculptors. Treasurer S. Wagner reported the chapter November financial status of a balance of $1367.80. 


CHRISTMAS QUOTE: Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" "Christmas isn't just a day; it's a frame of mind." "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection."

  July 2021  
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