October 2018


        Midway Chapter 16,

P.O. Box 1774, Salina, Kansas 67402-1774

Issue: 10                                  October 2018

OFFICERS: President – Dick Trow-785-577-3442, Vice President– Bill Whitman 785-488-2814, Treasurer – Shirley Wagner, Secretary - Bill Vinyard-785-787- 0655, Chaplain– Moses Stewart-785-827-5956 

                  MEETING LOCATION/DATE:   SALINA SENIOR CENTER (SSC) at 1:00 pm – Oct 12  

MEAL: Open faced turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes w/gray, green beans, pears, wheat bread, and potato cheese soup


PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS: I am very Grateful to be your President, but we have a lot of things we must get accomplished before 2019.  Now for the record, our Vice President Bill Whitman will remain in office but is presently experiencing some Medical Issues, which places him in a situation of limited mobility. His wife Anita is in long-term care at the Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center, KS where Bill's mother had stayed.  I am thinking of how we can assist. And at present, I can only ask that we pray for Bill and stand ready for him and his delightfulWife.  17-Oct-2018 at the Senior Center Fried Chicken is on the Menu, and Nelson Newell has spoken with the Director of the Senior Center, and she approved for us to have a recruiting table before and during lunch. It is the Wednesday after our Friday meeting. All we need are volunteers to assist. I told Nelson that I felt we should have 4-5 people at the table. Nelson has done a terrific job of recruitment, and I look at this as a Salute to Nelson. At our October meeting, I will have something that I feel I must share with all of you. Your Humble Servant, Dick Trow President CH-16 TREA


OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS: Dorothy Armster, James Davis, and James Jones. 


REST HOME:    William Long, Pinnacle Park   Retirement Home, 2936 Georgia Ave, Salina 

NEW MEMBERS:  We welcome aboard Ernest Elkleberry and Roger Thull of Salina, Army Veterans recruited by Nelson Newell.


REMINDER:  If you have a Military Identification (ID) with your Social Security Number on it will become obsolete. And requiresreplacement, and if you have a Veterans Affairs (VA) ID card, the new issued military ID card will have the same DOD member ID number that is on your VA card. In Salina, you can get your ID card replaced at the DEERS/ID Section, Eckert Hall, 2850 Scanlan Ave phone 785-646-6610. You must bring two forms of identification; but is not limited to Military ID, Driver’s License, SSN Card, Birth Certificate, School ID with Picture, State ID, Passport, etc. If you are adding or removing a spouse, you need the marriage license/divorce decree.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SEPTEMBER MEETING: Wardene Steward won the attendance drawing a $20 gift card.  Guest Speaker was Phil Coleman of Salina, Management & Sales Consultant and Motivational Speaker. He talked about seminars and motivational thoughts for successful living and working. He handed out key point’s literature and answered questions. N. Newell presented him with a Chapter Certificate of Appreciation. Members voted to sponsor 5 St John’s Military School JROTC cadets with TREA medal and Merit certificate and to give one cadet $75 cash award. B. Vinyard gave an update on the Sunset Park Expansion Project. Shirley Wagner gave the treasurer’s report; as of this meeting a checking account balance of $1488.05.


FORT RILEY RETIREE APPRECIATION DAY (RAD):  The Annual RAD, October 20, 2018 (Saturday) at the Riley's Conference Center Building, 446 Seitz Drive, 7:30AM-4: 00 PM. Our chapter will have a recruiting table at this event. If you planto be a sponsor or provide a gift donation to the RAD, pleasebring it at our October meeting.


FLU SHOT:   Flu season is starting early this year so protect yourself and love ones by getting a flu shot.  People over 65 and people with inflammatory forms of arthritis are at increased risk for flu complications. On 1st of October, the Salina VA clinic is scheduled to give flu shots.


NEW DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE PLAN CHOICES:Current TRICARE Dental Delta beneficiaries must make an election to stay covered past Dec 31, 2018.  If you are enrolled in or eligible for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program or TRICARE Retired Reserve now; you may qualify for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision insurance Program (FEDVIP). And will be able to choose a dental plan from among ten dental carriers. There is noautomatically enrollement for Retirees/Spouses in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which serves federal civilian and U.S. Postal Service employees, retirees, and their family members. OPM and the Department of Defense are working together to achieve a smooth transition between the TRDP and FEDVIP. Beneficiaries can begin reviewing, program options now at www.opm.gov/fedvip or tricare.benefeds.com. Open Season runs Nov 12 through Dec 10, 2018. Coverage beings Jan 1, 2019.  

HALLOWEEN QUOTE: Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it's about finding the imagination and costumewithin ourselves.- Elvis Duran

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