September 2018


Midway Chapter 16, P.O. Box 1774

Salina, Kansas 67402-1774

ISSUE: 9                  Year:  September 2018

President - Richard Trow 785-577-3442; Vice President – William Whitman; 785-488-2814; Treasurer – Shirley Wagner; Recording Secretary - Bill Vinyard 785-787-0655; 

Chaplain – Moses Stewart 785-827-5956

MEETING LOCATION/DATE:     SEPTEMBER 14th, Salina Senior Center, Second Floor Board Room

LUNCH MENU: Chili Dog or Meatball Sub Mac-N-Cheese Winter Blend vegetables, and fresh fruit


PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS: I am thankful to the members who promised to show up at the Mall and did so and those that stopped by.As most of you know, the Mall is not as busy (lack of shoppers) as itused to be, and it looks like a lost cause. We have two things going forus; our lead Recruiter (Nelson Newell) who is very active at the SeniorCenter verified a point, and Shirley proved a point. For case in point,when Shirley showed up and sat down at the table in the Mall Ladiesnotice us and visited our table. So, with Nelson working the SeniorCenter and Shirley attracting the Ladies let’s try something new. Let’sstart with the Senior Center a recruiting table staffed with our Ladiesand Gentlemen of our remarkable chapter who will speak freely aboutour Chapter and just what we do along with the possibilities of otheractivities. We must put on our thinking caps. I know you can solve thisRiddle. HOW DO WE RECRUIT When NO ONE SEEMS TO BEINTERESTED? Things that are important is the Location; the SeniorCenter is Fantastic; our informational material is Honest and StraightForward, and the Members are Great. So we have the means and abilities to go for it. I am Proud of You all.

Your President, Dick Trow


SPECIAL GUEST: Phil Coleman of Salina, Management & Sales Consultant and Motivational Speaker.

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS: Donald Fleming and Daniel Renard.




PROJECTED NEW MEMBER: We welcome aboard Ron Sondergard, Navy Veteran recruited by Nelson Newell.


FORT RILEY RAD:  The 2018 RAD is on Oct 20TH, Saturday07:30 am to 4:00 p.m.  Some of the subjects that will  be addressed atthe RAD are: Community and Economic Impact of Fort Riley andMilitary in Kansas, Healthcare and TRICARE (new Dental andVision), Honor Flight presentation, KS commission on VeteransAffairs, Long-Term Care, and ID card representative (October 2018ID cards with SSN are obsolete). If you plan to be a sponsor orprovide a gift donation to the RAD, please contact chaptermember Larry Perea or Bill Vinyard.  More RAD information will beforthcoming.


ARE YOU AWARE?   There is a second SHINGLE shot called SHINRIX recommended for people 50 and older; this includes if you already have had the old shingle shot should get the SHRINRIX.  Your Doctor should be advising you. However, there is no word yet that medical insurances will cover the cost of the shot.  At the August 18th, Fort Riley Retiree Council meeting, we were advised that the Irwin Army Community Hospital staff has ordered the SHINRIX dose for the Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event on October 20th.  The Irwin Army Community Hospital is still accepting retirees and spouses for medical appointments.

HIGHLIGHTS OF AUGUST MEETING: Vickie Guillotwon the attendance drawing a $20 gift card.  Guest Speaker Sean Pilcher, Salina Building Official, spoke on a variety of subjects such as residential permits and codes and answered many questions. Issuesmembership discussed and briefed: 2018 chapter budget, TREA proposed changes to Bylaws & Standing rules, new chapter business cards, Sunset Park Memorial Expansion, 2018 Veterans Appreciation Day, and sponsoring St John’s Military School JROTC cadets. Shirley Wagner gave the treasurer’s report; as of this meeting a checkingaccount balance of $1444.98. 


MONTHLY QUOTE: “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” Helen Hunt Jackson

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