Feb 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter-Feb-2016

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This item came in too late to be included in the newsletter:

Corporal Kenneth Stuck, a native of Hummelstown was born on July 25, 1930, one of 8 children. Cpl Stuck enlisted in the US Army and his unit went to fight in the Korean War. On November 4th, 1950 Cpl Stuck was killed in a battle against the enemy near Unsan, North Korea. After being listed as missing in action for almost 65 years his remains were recovered in North Korea and will be returned to his hometown on Thursday, January 28, 2016. His nephew Kenneth Stuck was a member of the 193rd SOW.

A presentation of Cpl Stuck’s medals to his family will be held at 9:45 AM on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Hershey Free Church. A time to visit with Cpl. Stuck’s family will be Saturday, January 30 at 10 to 11 AM. The funeral service will begin at 11 AM at the Hershey Free Church. Following the service Cpl Stuck will finally be laid to rest with his parents in the Hummelstown Cemetery with military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be given in memory of the sacrifice that Cpl. Stuck gave to his country to the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter #327

Newsletter Summer 2015

[et_pb_section fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off” background_color=”#2ea3f2″ inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label=”Fullwidth Header” title=”2015 Volume 2″ subhead=”81 Constellation Court, #14 Middletown PA 17057″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”center” header_fullscreen=”off” header_scroll_down=”on” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” logo_image_url=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/headerfromsite.jpg” content_orientation=”center” image_orientation=”center” custom_button_one=”off” button_one_letter_spacing=”0″ button_one_use_icon=”default” button_one_icon_placement=”right” button_one_on_hover=”on” button_one_letter_spacing_hover=”0″ custom_button_two=”off” button_two_letter_spacing=”0″ button_two_use_icon=”default” button_two_icon_placement=”right” button_two_on_hover=”on” button_two_letter_spacing_hover=”0″ /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/c130background.jpg” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#1e73be” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”From the President” title=”PRESIDENTS MESSAGE” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(17,94,176,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]Hello and Welcome 193rd Special Operations Wing Association Members. I am happy to report that your Association is well and functioning. We have been active in supporting Wing activities, and your fellow airmen. The Assistance Fund, MWR contributions, and the Scholarship program are some of the examples of our impact in helping the Wing.

There has been a new need however that I would like to bring to your attention. The 193rd Family Readiness Group is looking for men and women to help them in their various activities. They are looking for volunteers to join the group, meetings are held on Saturday of Drill weekends. You could be involved in fundraising, Party planning, contacting deployed members family’s, or providing hands on assistance at family day and Christmas party’s. They are also looking for individuals who can help in staffing departure and return events for Wing deployments. This is a great way to stay in touch with the Wing, and maybe rekindling some old friendships. See more information in the next block below and please contact the Airmen and Family readiness Office for more information.

As many of you know, We also hosted our Annual Business meeting this past April UTA. Attendance was better than in some previous year. It was good to see some of our retiree’s. We started with a luncheon over at the club, a Base tour and a briefing. Followed by the meeting at 1500 in which we went over the Associations activities, with a detailed look at our how we function. Please mark your calendars for next April and plan on joining us. We would be glad to have you.

The Association in cooperation with the Airmen’s Council is putting together a fundraising effort that will provide clothing, t-shirts, hats, polo’s etc. as well as coins, mugs and other items for unit consumption. Some inventories will be available at the Base, and other can be ordered for future delivery. Please see a Board of Director or an Airmen from the Council.

We have made some updates to our website. It is now partially restricted to our members. The public can only read a highlight of each post. Only our registered members can sign in and read the entire post. This is also how we want to make contacting each other possible. There is a basic profile for members who have registered on the website. Now each member needs to update their own profile adding the information they want to be available to our other members. You also have the option to hide some information you don’t want available to other members. Please go in and update your profile making it easier for our other members to contact you or click Register under the Login link at the top.

Barry F Frey, President[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/AFRCBlur.jpg” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”on”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Family Readiness Call To Action” title=”Family Readiness Needs Volunteers” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(155,34,34,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]

To contact Family Readiness – Phone (717) 948-2179 or (717) 948-3155 or email to [email protected]

Please be ready to provide the following information:

  • Days and times of day you would be available – i.e. Morning – Afternoon – Evening and days of the week.
  • Your Full Name and Phone Number.
  • Areas of interest like Children’s Easter Party – Family Day – Send Off’s & Welcome Home Parties

[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ChildOfTheYear2015.jpg” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”193 SOW CHILD OF THE YEAR (COY) AWARD Call To Action” title=”193 SOW CHILD OF THE YEAR (COY) AWARD” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(130,36,227,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]The 193rd Special Operation Wing with the support of the 193rd SOW Enlisted Councils and the

193rd SOW Association have made several presentations. Award recipients were selected from 193rd SOW minor military dependent between the ages of 8 and 18. The cash awards were given to the charity chosen by the child. Hayden Panzar, and Rebecca Boisvert received the $250 level award. Kaylee Kistler and Aidyn Gingrich received the $100 level award. Liliana Price, and Nicholas Odell received the $50 level award. Aiydan Gingrich, Hayden Panzar and Liliana Price also received a unit coin at the end of school year’s award ceremonies in front of their peers. The other award recipients will receive their award coins at an upcoming awards program. Every nomination received a certificate of achievement.

To be eligible for nomination the child must be a 193rd SOW military minor dependent between the ages of 8 and 18 who has proven leadership accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and resil-iency. The nominees prepared an essay on the topic of what the concept “pay it forward” means to them.

Awards are based on available funding.

Award information can be found on the 193 SOW portal page and L drive in the Family Readiness Group folder, 193 SOW CHILD OF THE YEAR subfolder. This award has an approved Operating In-struction. The award is supported by 193 SOW Enlisted Council and 193 SOW Association, who feel honored to support our military children who want to make a positive difference for others. Spark the change, make a difference for others, and respect the ripple!

We are currently looking for an enlisted military member who can take over this program. This person will receive guidance and assistance from Pam and the Association.

Pamela Nee[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CFC_RGB.jpg” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”CFC” title=”Our Combined Federal Campaign Number” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.7)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]

The 193rd SOW Association (Combined Federal Campaign #45961) is a 501(c)(3) federally recognized nonprofit organization. Your contributions help support Association initiatives. All donations are tax deductible.  In most cases contributions made through the United Way Program are anonymous. So we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! to all those who choose to make those donations. Our only regret is that we can not thank you personally. Without you we could not do much of what we are currently doing.
[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”on” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SurveySays.jpg”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Survey Results” title=”Survey Results – Questions and Suggestions Answered” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(44,39,108,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]Tell me more about what we do as an association:

One way to get more detailed information about what the Association does is to attend monthly meetings. Meetings are usually held the first Thursday of the month in the Commander’s Conference Room in Middletown at 1700. Meetings normally last 1 to 1.5 hours. After meetings we normally head out to the Brownstone Restaurant for more relaxed discussion and fellowship. Stay tuned to the website for changes.

For those of you who cannot attend we do try to keep you up to date with Postal Mail & Email Newsletters. Some information is sensitive so we cannot go into detail. For example, financial requests from individuals in need. Meeting Minutes will now be scrubbed and posted to the website.

Notifying members about promotions, deaths, etc.:

We try to post obituary information on the website when we receive it. We then send it out using our email Newsletter. We rely on word of mouth for deaths. You can notify us by filling out the Contact form on the website. Promotions are listed in the Scope and is normally available online. Again, you must have a login to see more than a simple excerpt of a posted item.

More info about wing events, more activities we can be involved with at the wing and an informative newsletter:

Information is now hard to get directly from the Wing due to new policies about using email to share such information. Family Day is now Squadron by Squadron. Members can help by notifying us. Again, please use the Contact form on the website. See related below.

Social gatherings for all, informative briefings at the wing. Increase husband/wife participation in activities. Provide more opportunities to socialize with other members:

Social gatherings have been attempted with little success. However, there are some regular social gatherings that might interest folks. I don’t see why spouses could not attend. There are 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch every month. This is not an Association gathering but is open to all. If you are interested contact Dennis aka Fuzzy Walborn [email protected] to get more information.

If you would like to start a new social group like a bowling, golf or pool league then let us know through the Contact page on the website. We will include your contact information in an Email Newsletter and you can see if others are interested. As a matter of fact, if you have any ideas about social gatherings etc let us know. We can reach out to our membership through email regarding just about anything.

Retirement Processes:

Previously we had VA and retirement specialists attend one of our meetings, but the attendance was poor. The majority of the board members are retired and would be happy to talk to anyone about their retirement experiences and even disability claim processes.

Job offers from members:

If you are a company owner or hiring agent feel free to contact us for posting a Job item. If you are seeking employment send us your skills /Résumé and contact information. Email me with attachments [email protected]. We can email that out to the membership. Even if they are not hiring agents fellow members may be able to get you a lead. Networking through the membership is a great idea. 

I am the webmaster for the 193rd Association and started several marketing and technology businesses. Additionally I owned a mortgage company until the housing market collapse. Starting your own business is a great way to make a living these days. It is not easy but I believe many military people have the proper training and personality to make it work. Feel free to email me [email protected] or call my personal cell 717.215.0238 to talk to me directly about technology & marketing or your business ideas.

I have also worked with SCORE. This nonprofit organization has a Veterans program. It is free and there are hundreds of Chapters U.S. wide. I highly recommend talking to SCORE, myself or other business owners before heading down this road. It can be profitable but nothing in life is easy. Love and passion for what you do is only part of it.[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#000000″ allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_toggle admin_label=”Connie Info” title=”Click here to open info on the Model Connie” open=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” open_toggle_background_color=”rgba(30,115,190,0.7)” closed_toggle_background_color=”rgba(221,51,51,0.5)” title_text_color=”#ffffff” body_text_color=”#ffffff” icon_color=”#ffffff” title_font=”|on|||”]It is a 1/11th scale, totally accurate, flyable model of the EC-121S Super Constellation in the “Solo” configuration. The plans were designed by Don Smith, a model aircraft builder. The wing span is 134 inches, the fuselage is 121 inches and it weighs in around 50 pounds. Retired Lt Col George Meyer said “I got the idea of doing the Connie model late in 2011. After searching online for photos and getting some from the 193rd SOW Public Affairs office the construction plans started to come together. With the help of Robert “Bob” Krehling, an expert model airplane builder, friend and fellow member of a local flying club we started the building of the airplane.”

It was built in Meyer’s home in two sections, the fuselage and wing, in order to be moved out of his house once finished and ready to fly. His initial intention was to make a flying model that could be flown on the model aircraft grounds but after considering the time, effort and cost he reconsidered saying “I did not want to see it crash on its maiden flight.” The engines were fired up and it made a taxi check on his driveway where he took these photos.

Col John Dickinson, Commander of the 193rd SOW took notice of the Connie at the Harrisburg International Airport open house last year. After talking to George and Bob the plan to bring it to the 193rd SOW was hatched. Time, place and details of where it will be displayed are being worked out and a dedication ceremony will certainly take place for all to come and admire the work and effort put into this model.

The EC121 will have a place on base at Middletown which will be accessible for all to enjoy and help to tell the story of our proud history and heritage.

A project of this size and scope does not come without costs and Col Dickinson is asking all to consider making a donation to help cover the costs involved in the building of the Connie and to help with any costs that will be incurred with a display. If you would like to donate to the cause please send your donation payable to the 193rd SOW

Association at 81 Constellation Ct, #14, Middletown PA 17057. Attn: EC-121 Connie model project. We would like all donations in by 30 September.[/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_gallery admin_label=”Connie Gallery” gallery_ids=”3303,3304,3305,3312,3313,3314″ fullwidth=”off” posts_number=”6″ show_title_and_caption=”off” show_pagination=”off” background_layout=”light” auto=”on” hover_overlay_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” caption_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#1e73be” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”on”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Fall Membership Mailings” title=”Fall Membership Mailings” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(17,94,176,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]Each fall we try to contact each member. This could be by means of your annual dues notice and if your dues are current we include your next years membership card. This may confuses some of our members but by sending them out together we save about $100.00 in additional postage and envelopes. And we hope this practice encourages you to renew your dues. If your dues are not current you will not get the membership card until you pay your dues. In the dues notices we also ask you to verify some of the information that we maintain on our members to make sure we have it right.

For our Life members we send out a similar letter saying hello and again to verify the data we have in your file. These mailings assists us in keeping track of our members in the event they move and forget to notify us, or in some cases it is when we find out that some member passed away. You see below our return address the words “Return Service Requested” this is the way we ask the post office to notify us if the address we are using is not correct.[/et_pb_cta][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Family Day Celebration” title=”Family Day Celebration” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(17,94,176,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]The next formal Wing event will not take place until 2017. Until then each Squadron can organize their own event day. Retirees contact your old organization to see what they are planning for this year.

FamilyDay[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Morale and Recreation” title=”Morale and Recreation” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#7EBEC5″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]

The Association is proud to be a part of everyone’s Morale and Recreation activities again. This year the Association proudly donated $1.50 per person towards these activities. We hope to hear from everyone and even get some pictures that we can publish in an upcoming newsletter
[/et_pb_cta][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Report of Audit for 2014″ title=”Report of Audit for 2014″ url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#7EBEC5″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]

We reported in our last newsletter that we had a Total Wealth and Equity of $44,909.41. Our accountant has notified us that value is our Total Fund Balance, and not our Total Wealth and Equity as stated. We have a small inventory of memorabilia that we sell as a fundraiser that would need to be included to be our Total Wealth and Equity.

[/et_pb_cta][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Lost Members” title=”Lost Members” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#7EBEC5″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]Each year as hard as we may try we lose track of some of our members. Do you know where any of these folks are at?

  • General Russell G Ogan, Point Charoletet Florid
  • SSgt Bryon Schaffer, Florida
  • TSgt Philip L Willman, Robesonia

[/et_pb_cta][et_pb_cta admin_label=”RED HORSE Alumni Golf Tournament” title=”RED HORSE Alumni Golf Tournament” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#7EBEC5″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]Hidden Valley Golf Course

4 September

Contact George Vasiloff

[email protected][/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ac1934.jpg” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Meeting Minutes Call To Action” title=”2015 Spring General Membership Meeting” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(3,119,0,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]

April 11, 2015

 

1. Call to Order

President Barry Frey called the meeting to order at 1500 in the Wing Dining Facilit

2. Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the last membership meeting were posted and approved as presented.

3. Review of membership numbers.

4. Financial Review for 2014:

Treasurer Dennis Walborn presented a financial summary covering the 2014 calendar year income and ex-penses. The budget adopted by the Board of Directors for the 2015 calendar year was presented.

5. New Business:

A. Election of Directors- President Frey opened the nominations to fill four Board of Directors po-sitions. Nominating Committee Chairman CMSgt Tony Powell presented to the membership the following nominees to fill the positions; James Lillis, Scott Keener, James McGovern, SMSgt Peter Mireles and MSgt Suzanne McMurray. Chairman Powell made the call for nominations from the floor and TSgt Ryan Roberts was nominated. Ballots were distributed and the election was held. Scott Keener, James McGovern, SMSgt Peter Mireles and MSgt Suzanne McMurray were the suc-cessful candidates.
B. Accomplishments- Barry Frey spoke about the accomplishments of the Association over the past year.
Troop care packages, total $300.30
Scholarship fund did not receive any applicants for 2014.
MWR support to the 193rd – $1.50 per person assigned for 2014, total $2716.50
Association assistance fund for 2014 = 22 cases for $8,891.32
United Way campaign income for 2014 = $10,091.27
Continual updates to Association web site and Facebook pages
C. The next membership meeting will be held in May of 2016. The date and place have not yet been determined.
D. President Frey thanked everyone for attending this year’s meeting and invited everyone to get involved with Association activities and to attend Board of Directors Meetings.
E. Adjournment- The meeting was adjourned at 1600 hours.

Respectfully submitted

David Hawkins.[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#e9cd5e” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Board-of-Directors.jpg”][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off” background_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” padding_top_1=”10″ padding_right_1=”20″ padding_bottom_1=”10″ padding_left_1=”20″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Board of Directors” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]

BOARD of DIRECTORS and OFFICERS

At the first meeting of the Board of Directors after its election, Officers were elected for the upcoming year. They are as follows:[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”on” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”on” background_color_1=”rgba(0,0,0,0.7)” padding_top_1=”10″ padding_right_1=”20″ padding_bottom_1=”10″ padding_left_1=”20″ background_color_2=”rgba(0,102,191,0.9)” padding_top_2=”10″ padding_right_2=”20″ padding_bottom_2=”10″ padding_left_2=”20″][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]President – Barry F. Frey *
Vice President – John W. Seitz *
Past President – William C. Shupp Jr.
Treasurer – Dennis C. Walborn*
Financial Secretary – Randy L. Eckert *
Recording Secretary – David S. Hawkins
Legal Advisor – Robert Burns

3 – Year Directors:

Scott A. Keener

James A. McGovern

Suzanne McMurray[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]2 – Year Directors:

James M. Lillis

Dale L. Perry

Antonio T. Powell

1 Year Directors:

David S. Hawkins

Wayne G. Isett

Craig E. Lady

Samuel A. Varnicle III

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Board Member Contact Info:

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” padding_mobile=”off” background_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off” padding_right_1=”20″ padding_left_1=”20″ padding_right_2=”20″ padding_left_2=”20″][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Barry F. Frey, President

37 Governors Place at Waterford York PA 17402 [email protected]

717-371-3700

John W. Seitz, Vice President

1104 Tiverton Road Mechanicsburg Pa 17050 [email protected]

717-732-8654

Dennis C. Walborn, Treasurer

6 Vista Dr Fredericksburg Pa 17026 [email protected]

717-861-7813

Randy L. Eckert, Financial Secretary

701 Center Dr Palmyra Pa 17078 [email protected]

717-269-3914

David S. Hawkins, Recording Secretary

448 Swar Avenue Middletown Pa 17057 [email protected]

717-856-1941

Robert Burns, Legal Advisor

120 River Farms Road Wrightsville Pa 17368

717-252-1939

William C. Shupp Jr, Past President

24 North 17th St Camp Hill Pa 17011 [email protected]

717-805-3495

Paul W. Weidensaul, Pres Emeritus

752 Waltonville Rd Hummelstown Pa 17036 [email protected]

717-566-7788

Wayne G. Isett

143 W Caren Dr Grantville Pa 17028 [email protected]

717-469-2464[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Scott A. Keener

63 Locust Lane Wemersville Pa 19565 [email protected]

610-587-5292

Craig E. Lady

1105 Limerick Court Hummelstown Pa 17036 [email protected]

717-379-8031

James M. Lillis

304 Hereington Drive Reading Pa 19608 [email protected]

610-698-2211

James A. McGovern

6252 Harding Ave Harrisburg Pa 17112 [email protected]

717-372-0051

Suzanne McMurray

845Main Street Steelton Pa 17113 [email protected]

717-773-2654

Peter D. Mireles

504 S Houcks Rd Harrisburg Pa 17109 [email protected]

717-649-3109

Dale L. Perry

409 Clifton Rd Shippensburg Pa 17257 [email protected]

717-773-2654

Antonio T. Powell

1432 Krath Mill Road Spring Grove Pa 17362

[email protected]

717-469-2464

Samuel A. Varnicle III

2630 S 4th Street Steelton Pa 17022

[email protected][/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.193sow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/EagleFlag72.jpg” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_cta admin_label=”Lest We Forget” title=”Lest We Forget” url_new_window=”off” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”rgba(140,28,28,0.9)” background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″]Flag and soldiers.

Recently Departed Association Members

America is number ONE thanks to our VETERANS

Leslie W. Black, CMSgt (Ret)

John S. Brown Jr, MSgt (Ret)

Rufus A. Geesaman, TSgt[/et_pb_cta][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Congress Passes Law Creating ID Card for Veterans

Congress has approved the creation of a veterans’ identification card, making it easier for veterans to prove military service without having to produce a military service record or some other valuable document.

The House had already passed the bill in June and sent it on to the Senate. The Senate also passed the legislation, but a minor clerical amendment required a second House vote, which it took late Tuesday afternoon.

“Today is a good day for our nation’s veterans,” said bill sponsor Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Florida. “This bill is a prime example of what we can accomplish when we put partisanship aside and the needs of the country first.”

Both House votes and the Senate vote were unanimous. The bill now heads to the White House where President Obama is expected to sign it.

Buchanan currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, but previously served on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Currently, individuals needing to prove military status routinely have to provide a DD-214, a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to prove their status, said Vietnam-era veteran Donald DiNunzio of Florida.

“I have been asked many times to prove that I am a vet but carrying around my DD-214 form is difficult and impractical,” he said. “My DD-214 form is a large 8.5 x 11 carbon copy, delicate, old and quite brittle and thin. Having a permanent veteran ID card would be a much simpler way of proudly proving my veteran status.”

A number of states, and even counties, will issue veterans ID cards. Among the states that do so are Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan, which retailers and restaurants will accept when offering veterans’ discounts, according to The American Legion.

The bill text references these kinds of benefits to veterans, but also notes its usefulness in proving veteran status “without having to carry and use official Department of Defense form DD–214 discharge papers.”

Retired service members have long been issued IDs. The Veterans Affairs Department issues IDs to veterans who are enrolled in VA health care.

The veteran ID card had support from a number of veterans’ organizations, including AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and Concerned Veterans of America.

But the Veterans of Foreign Wars believes demand for the new card is unnecessary and will only burden an already backlogged VA bureaucracy, which is the agency designated to issue the cards.

VFW national spokesman Joe Davis said there will now be a new demand on the VA to process and issue the cards to millions of veterans who do not require or need VA care. That means time and manpower devoted to verifying honorable discharges.

“The states have the authority to indicate veteran [status] on driver’s licenses and voter IDs,” Davis said. “It would have been far simpler to have left the responsibility with them.”

— Bryant Jordan can be reached at [email protected]