Midway Chapter 16, P.O. Box 1774
Salina, Kansas 67402-1774
Issue: 6 Year: June 2017
Chapter Officers: President – Richard Trow 785-577-3442; Vice President – William Whitman; 785-488-2814; Treasurer - Vacant; Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; Chaplin – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956
MEETING LOCATION/DATE: SALINA SENIOR CENTER at 1:00pm – June 9th
Meal: Cinnamon Roll French Toast w/Sausage or Bacon, Scrambled Eggs or Omelet Bar, Fresh Fruit Salad, Juice
PRESIDENT COMMENTs: The Main Stay of my Comments for this month of June is for us all to work on getting our members to start coming back to our meetings and share with us their particular experiences along with ideas and concerns so this chapter can move forward and concentrate on recruiting more members. As most of us RECALL THOSE FAMOUS WORDS THAT President JOHN F. KENNEDY STATED: "ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU—ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY." These were remarkable words from a great President who firmly believed in this Country.
Thanks Your, President TREA Chapter16, Richard Trow (DICK)
GUEST SPEAKER: Martha Tasker, Director of the Salina Utilities. She will talk about Salina Water and Waste System, future projects, and the contaminated grounds at Schilling.
HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAYS: Ronald Brown and Betty Brown; Ella Gier; Johnny Hull; Dale Jenner; Nelson Lundgrin; William Merkle; James Price; Leonard Williams; and Virginia Whitman.
REST HOME or SICK: Virginia Whitman, Cyril Herman, and Taft Yates Sr. Dick Martin with a serious illness. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
PREAPPROVAL NEEDED FOR RETIREE SEEKING WORK WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT: Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency— or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For an example, retired, Airmen the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the appropriate Military Personnel Center & Family Readiness functions as the administrative manager for Foreign Government Employment program.
TRICARE's NURSE ADVICE LINE: TRICARE officials suggest that people should consider calling the Nurse Advice line first before deciding to see a doctor. This is due to some older adults have many health issues and may not know whether they need to see a doctor or administer self-care. The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line provides access to care, especially after hours and when traveling. Nurse Advice line is 1-800-874-2273.
DEFENSE FINANCE & ACCOUNTING SERVICE (DFAS) ADDRESS CHANGED: The DFAS mailing addresses for retired and annuitant pay changed May 1st. Mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service will be sent to Indianapolis where it will be processed and sent electronically to the DFAS facility in Cleveland. The difference is the ZIP codes. New Addresses are: DFAS, U.S. Military Retired Pay, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-12 and DFAS, U.S. Military Retired Pay, 8899 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-1300.
FINANCIAL REPORT: The Treasurer report from May 10th through June 9th with an ending checking balance of $1399.48 and expenditures of $112.77 (for postage, gift card, two chapter banners, picture frame, and appreciation certificate).
NEWSLETTER: To keep receiving the monthly Chapter Newsletter by USPS mail you need to pay an annual fee of $14.00 no later than by July 31st. The $14.00 fee is for postage and printing cost. If you do not want to receive a Newsletter, please let us know. If you prefer to receive a Newsletter by E-mail just E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name. Hence, there is no fee for Newsletter by E-mail, and quarterly we send the newsletter to all members regardless if they have paid or not. We do this to keep members informed.
MAY MEETING TIBITS: The meeting attendance winner was Rachel Fikes who won a $20 gift certificate. President R. Trow briefed on a few of the Articles in the Chapter By-Laws and Robert’s Rules of Order. The members voted to make Fredrick Ramirez a member of the chapter according to Article III Section 4 of the By-Laws and presented him with an Honorary Membership Certificate. The new chapter banner was revealed to the members. Discussed was what to do with the outdated chapter flag. Members voted to have a drawing for the old flag, among the members with the earliest membership join date.
DID YOU KNOW? The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to adding and retaining veterans to their workforce. Whether you are a vet interested at working at VA or a Vet that already works there – VA for Vets will have something for you to find and advance your dream career. Visit the website www.fedshirevets.gov
SAFETY TIP: Don't use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child. Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom. If possible, eliminate stagnant water, such as in bird baths or fish ponds, in your yard.
2017 PAY INCREASE: Military pay saw a 2.1 percent increase for 2017, compared to 2016 levels. The military pay increase apply to active members of the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Visit website www. Military. Com articles on Pay Raise and SGLI/VGLI.
SUMMER QUOTE: “In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” ~Aldo Leopold