Herb Schneider Turning 103 December 17th!!

I received the following information from Paul Weidensaul. Thought it would be great if a bunch of us sent him a card

I just get a note from 148th Fighter Squadron Association. They want to honor Herb Schneider, who is the oldest member of the Unit. He will be 103 on December 17th. Herb served in WWII and then the 148th. I served with him at Dover AFB 1951-1952. He served in England as an Armament Officer.
He drove to all the Association meetings, until this year. He has the same name as my wife (SCHNEIDER), before, I married her.

The Military Association would like to send him BIRTHDAY CARDS, and Honoring him for his service. Here is his address:

Manor on the square
803 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

Until things get better, he is locked down in his room.

Thanking you for any help you might give.


2020 Annual Meeting Notice

An Important and Special Message to all our Members,

 In light of current events and restrictions to access the facilities we use for our annual and board meetings; the board of directors has decided to postpone our annual meeting, which was scheduled for 4 April 2020. Unfortunately for now we do not have a date to publish for our annual meeting. We are also canceling our monthly board meeting for April in order to comply with recommendations from Wing leadership, the Governor and President to avoid meeting in groups.

One important item for our annual meeting is voting for the board of directors open positions. If you have received our newsletter please use the absentee ballot to cast your vote. Instructions are included for mailing. We will save these for the annual meeting and count them at that time. This will ensure your votes are cast and counted in case you may be unable to make it in person. You can visit our web site to view and or download the current newsletter.

In these times we can call upon the training and knowledge we have gained from our years of service to help our families, friends, commonwealth and nation get through this. We will survive and thrive after all this has passed as long as we listen to and follow the direction of our leadership. Who would have thought all those times of “hurry up and wait” and “coloring inside the lines” would pay off…

We hope this message finds all our members and your families safe, healthy and free of any virus that may be floating around. Please rest assured we will publish a date for our meetings as soon as we can.

Please check our online sites to get more information about what we are doing, when our meeting will be and how you can help.

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SMSgt David Hawkins, retired,   President, 193rd SOW Association

Association Annual Meeting

The 193rd SOW Association Annual membership meeting is Saturday 6 April at 15:00 in the 193rd SOW DFAC (Dining Facility, Chow Hall). We will be providing updates for everyone about the Association, making presentations to the 193rd Outstanding Airmen of the Year and holding elections for our board of directors.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving as a retiree

We are seeing this email from OPM about how to continue donating through CFC as a retiree. Check the link at the end of this article

Dear Federal Annuitant:

Prior to you or your family member completing a career in public service, you may have become familiar with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as a way to support charities locally, nationally and internationally. However, at the time you left public service it may not have been possible to easily contribute to charities through the CFC program. Now as a Federal Retiree, you can easily support the charity or charities of your choice.

Last year, we introduced important changes to modernize the CFC program. One of those changes gave retirees and survivors the opportunity to have convenient options of contributing directly through the CFC, including through monthly annuities!

This year’s campaign theme, is Show Some Love. Federal retirees and survivors are able to support any number of the almost 8,000 charities vetted and approved to participate in the CFC campaign. Last year, Federal employees and retirees pledged more than $100 million in monetary pledges. These pledges help people and communities in need and are a reflection of the generous nature of the Federal community.

To help those in need by making a pledge, please visit the CFC’s Online Donor Pledging System.

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