July 2021

 

OFFICERS:  President – Fred Fanning 785-201-7824; Vice President – Gary Keil; 785-822-4131; Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-827-8394: Treasurer: - Roger Thull 785-827-7981; Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956.

 

MEETING DATE/LOCATION: July 9. 2021, 1:00 PM Salina Senior Center, Boardroom

MEAL: French onion chicken, scalloped potatoes, seasoned broccoli & cauliflower, diced pears, or jambalaya soup 

 

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS:  Hello to each of you. I hope you have remained safe and healthy during this pandemic. I encourage you to attend future meetings as soon as you feel safe. The restrictions are off at the Senior Center, and we can get back to our meetings with over twenty people there. Secondly, I encourage each of you to recruit for TREA and our chapter. We have two new members, and we need eight more to meet our goal of ten by the end of August. We can do this if we speak to veterans we know. I hope to see you at our next meeting on July 9, where we will have fellow member Taft Yates as our guest speaker. Have a happy Independence Day with your friends and family.

Regards,

Fred Fanning

 

WELLNESS:    Dorothy Armster and James Jones. Keep them in your heart and prayers.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:  Member Taft Yates (retired Army SFC). 

BIRTHDAYS IN JULY:   John Geisler, Michael Llamas, and Ervin Ray. 

MESSAGE FROM THE BROWNS:   Ron and Betty Brown said they would like to be in Salina to attend our meetings. But they can'tmake a move back.  Whenever they visit Salina, they will stop by to see all of us.  They still think of us often.

REMINDERS: TREA Membership is open to spouses. If your spouse is/was a TREA member or eligible to be a TREA member, you qualify for your own TREA membership.  Join today!  Most importantly, please renew your TREA membership to help chapter 16 remain the only TREA chapter in Kansas.  

FORECLOSURE:  VA Secretary Denis McDonough's statement on the department's extension of moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions, as well as new mortgage repayment assistance to help stabilize vulnerable households. As the nation emerges from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, estimated millions of Americans remain in need of mortgage and rental assistance. To provide continued relief to the Veteran and service member community — the Department of Veterans Affairs is extending by an additional month — the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums through July 31. (VA.GOV/OPA/PRESSREL /6/24/21)

TIDBITS OF JUNE MEETING: Guest speaker J. Bathon summarized his 14 years in the U.S. Navy. He handed out info guides about his business, ink pens, and JAB IT PC logo decals. Also, he talked about the different types of services provided by his business and that his company gives a 10% discount to veterans. There were two drawings: 1. by the chapter in which Roger Thull won a gift card, and 2. by the speaker, J. Bathon, a JAB IT PC business T-shirt won by W. Quinley. The chapter continues to plan a catered Veterans Day dinner on November 11 at the Carver Center. Also, to have a recruiting booth at the Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day event on October 23. Treasurer Roger Thull gave the June financial report of $1180.11 in the checking account. W. Quinley volunteered to fill the chapter Sergeant of Arms position.

JOBS: VA, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans; their spouses develop skills needed in tech sector jobs. The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Salesforce Military to offer programs to help Veterans and spouses build skills and employment options in the tech-driven economy. (VA.GOV/PRESSREL 6/10/21)

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WISH: May our country always be successful and blessed with many more years of independence.

UNITED WE STAND

 
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