Arizona Highway Patrol Association
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
December 19, 2007

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2
AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2
MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2
GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 3
THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 3
NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 3
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                         Page 3
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 3
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 3
SICK & DISTRESSED                            Page 3
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3
CONSENT AGENDA                               Page 6
TREASURER REPORT                             Page 6
LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 7
LEGISLATIVE REPORT                           Page 7
RAFFLE REPORT                                Page 7
DISTRICT REP REPORTS                         Page 7
RODEO REPORT                                 Page 8
PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ                       Page 8
GUEST SPEAKER – ANDY SWANN                   Page 8
MERCHANDISE REPORT                           Page 8
20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION                    Page 8
NEW VERIZON REP                              Page 8
OLD BUSINESS                                 Page 9
NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 9
REQUEST FOR FUNDING                          Page 9
COMMITTEE BREAK-OUT                          Page 9
NEXT MEETING                                 Page 9
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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by
President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain
Preserve. President Chavez led the meeting with the
Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President                         Jimmy Chavez
Immediate Past President          Andy Swann
Executive Officer                 Pat Eagan
D-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey
D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee
D-4                               John Smith
D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick
D-7                               Raul Garcia Jr
D-8                               Kevin McNichols
D-9                               Robby Craig
D-11                              Bert Cheney
D-12  (Proxy)                     Mark Haughey
D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers
D-15                              Matt Rosemeyer
Northern/Western Air Rescue       Pete Sadler
OCI & Executive Vice President    Bob Gilbert
OCN/II                            John Eccles
Civilian Central Zone II          Vickie Williams
Civilian Central Zone III         Chris Ramsey
Civilian Southern Zone &
Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta Gonzales
Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith
Retired Northern Zone             J.R. Ham
Retired Central Zone (Proxy)      J.R. Ham
Retired Southern Zone (Proxy)     J.R. Ham
Retired Civilian                  Betty Gallery
Treasurer                         Dave Schroder
Assistant Treasurer &
Ring Coordinator                  Beverly Fuller

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson
Lobbyist –  Nicole LaSlavic
Brandon Coakley
Legal Services – Michael Napier
Anthony Coury

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Ron Young
Fritz Renter
Susan Snow
Gregg Girard
Frank Stewart
Bruce Flickinger
James McGuffin

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Jeff Eavenson

GUESTS PRESENT:
Paul Dinerman
Lorri McGuffin
Rick Wallin
Santa Claus

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – Joan Gump
Commander Bobby Halliday
Arizona Homicide Investigators Association
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
Steve Gendler #1064 Raffle Winner 3rd place

Christmas Cards – Michigan state Police Troopers Association
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
Southwest Gas Corporation

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
William Wohlenhaus #6619

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Dane B. Sanders #4004

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn:
Joel B. Martin #5895
Christopher H. Talley #6666

Civilian:
Robert T. Hochstetter #6916

SICK & DISTRESSED:
Marty Dangel #1582 (Retired) had total knee replacement surgery

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:
Dave Schroder #1176 father passed away
George Shapcotts son was killed

Mr. James Phillips, father of Administrative Services Officer Janet Shill #3246, passed away on October 20th.

Former Department of Public Safety Director Vernon L. Hoy, passed away on November 14th.

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Mr. John McIntee, father of District 6 Officer David McIntee #5561, passed away on November 24th.

Mr. Billy Curley Sr, father of District 6 Officer Pete Curley #4578, passed away on November 26th.

Since the first of the year there have been 173 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Twelve Officers have died since the last meeting.

Two were killed by gunfire
Four were killed in automobile collisions
Three were killed after being struck by other Police vehicles
One was killed due to a heart attack
One was killed due to a fall
One died from 3 different forms of aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result from working at ground zero 9/11

Three were from Municipal Agencies
Seven were from County Agencies
Two were from State agencies (California Highway Patrol & Alabama Department of Corrections).

Nine were male
Three were female

1) Sergeant Michael Ryan
New York City P.D., New York
Age 41     Years of Service 20
Killed Monday, November 5, 2007
9/11 Related Illness

2) Police Officer Mark Bedard
Minneapolis Park P.D., Minnesota
Age 34     Years of Service 12
Killed Friday, November 9, 2007
Struck by Police vehicle

3) Officer John Miller
California Highway Patrol
Age 32     Years of Service 1
Killed Friday, November 16, 2007
Automobile Collision

4) Deputy Sheriff Donta J. Manuel
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
Age 33     Years of Service 13
Killed Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Struck by Police vehicle

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5) Deputy Sheriff Jonathan D. Wallace
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
Age 23     Years of Service 1
Killed Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Struck by Police vehicle

6) Deputy Sheriff Michael Triplett
Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri
Age 48     Years of Service 2
Killed Thursday, November 29, 2007
Automobile Collision

7) Transport Officer Laura A. Whittingham
Howell County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri
Age 35     Years of Service N/A
Killed Thursday, December 6, 2007
Automobile Collision

8) Correctional Officer Elizabeth Franklin
Alabama Department of Corrections
Age 54     Years of Service 24
Killed Friday, December 7, 2007
Fall

9) Deputy Sheriff Robin Tanner
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
Age 47     Years of Service 6
Killed Thursday, December 13, 2007
Automobile Collision

10) Deputy Sheriff Darral Keith Lane
Richland County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina
Age 41    Years of Service 1
Killed Friday, December 14, 2007
Heart Attack

11) Police Officer William Eric Freeman
Huntsville P.D., Alabama
Age 36     Years of Service 3
Killed Saturday, December 15, 2007
Gunfire

12) Detective Kent Haws
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, California
Age 38     Years of Service 10
Killed Monday, December 17, 2007
Gunfire

For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])

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A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

CONSENT AGENDA:
Last Month’s Minutes
Seat New Board Members/Proxies
Election Results for District 8 – Kevin McNichols

Motion from Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, seconded by Vicki Williams to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Passed

TREASURER REPORT:
General Checking:                $  184,811.66
Savings:                         $    6,021.62
Merchandise:                     $   14,787.77
Bass:                            $    1,636.13
Rodeo:                           $    7,999.52
Golf:                            $   18,113.48
Raffle:                          $   94,388.94
Charities:                       $   12,644.60
PAC:                             $   38,496.43

Merrill Lynch                    $  439,933.00
Monument Account                 $   14,144.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00
(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Request for Funding(Budgeted)      $    5,000.00
July                                        0.00
August                                  1,000.00
September                                 550.00
October                                     0.00
Balance                                 3,450.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00
July                                      0.00
August                                    0.00
September                                 0.00
October                                   0.00
Balance                               4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00
May (2007)                       $      435.00
Balance                          $      565.00

Donations:
James H. & Doris B. Gump – $50.00 in memory of Donald Gump
Mohave Community Federal Credit Union – $50.00 in memory of Donald Gump.
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Dave Schroder advised the Board that starting this month; any returned check will have a fee of $50.00 attached.

LEGAL REPORT:
Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:
1) Informed the Board on possible Tax credit for Schools, before the end of the year.
2) Gave an update on the increase in insurance for the Forest Lake property & buildings.
3) Will be looking at obtaining an AG opinion on changing the raffle allowing cash prizes.
4) Reviewed financial statement with our accountants.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT:
Nicole LaSavic reported on the following pending bills:
1) Redaction/RICO looking for sponsor
2) Rep. Kavanagh has drafted a bill on Photo Radar; we are waiting to see the language for possible changes.
3) Rep. McClure has drafted a bill for CORP
4) Rep. Andy Thompson has drafted a bill on the Vehicle Registration requirements.
5) Still looking a possible bill sponsor for Retire Health Care.
6) On Pay Parity increase, looking at protecting the plan we have now, due to the budget forecast.
7) Looking at adding Civilian Pay Parity, if a sponsor can be found.
8) Merit System board increase from 3 to 5 members, going to the Governor, along with sunset clause to 7 years.

RAFFLE REPORT:
Colleen Girard reported there were 2893 tickets sold for this year’s raffle.  Winners have been posted on the website & EMS.

DISTRICT REP REPORTS:
District 8 – Kevin McNichols
1) Christmas teddy bears were distributed at the Tucson hospitals, with Quentin Mehr coordinating the event. Total of 200 bears given out.
2) Contacted by a member in regards to the cabin in Forest Lakes.  Would like to have a local phone book and emergency numbers posted.  Also requested a snow shovel or other snow removal equipment.

Northern/Western Air Rescue – Pete Sadler
1) Conducted the Christmas bear program at the Flagstaff Medical Center on December 13th.  Lt. Bernie Gzadzik, Becky Smith, K-9 Officer Mace Craft & Gabby, K-9 Officer Kenny Carlson & Belle, assisted in handling out 35 bears.

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2) Officer/Paramedic Dave Garrison #1536 has agreed to replace Pete as the rep due to Pete’s retirement next week.

Metro-East – Bill Rogers
1) Reported on the pursuit involving DPS where the bank robber crossed into the opposite traffic lane and collided head-on with another vehicle, killing both drivers involved.

District 4 – John Smith
1) John stated that due to his transfer to District 16, there will be an election held for the new rep.  John was appointed as the D-16 rep by President Chavez after motion made to seat him by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, 2nd by Mark  Haughey.

Civilian Southern Zone – Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
1) Contacted by District 8 personnel inquiring about the election results for their rep.
2) Reviewed an article from a CI Officer for the AHPA magazine, and forwarded it to Vicki Williams.
3) Debriefed the 2007 John Walker Rodeo, 2008 will be the 40th Annual.  Planning will start after the new year.

RODEO REPORT:
Kevin McNichols reported that for next year’s rodeo they are looking for more support, would like to challenge members to get involved.  Would also like to have our members help find sponsors.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:
President Chavez addressed the Board on the Strategic Plan, and our progress on each topic.

Dave Schroder is in the process of developing a form to assist in the tracking of our progress on the plan

GUEST SPEAKER – ANDY SWANN
Mr. Swann advised the Board that he is running for the House of Representatives, District 20, and would like our endorsement.

MERCHANDISE REPORT:
Tim Kvochick reported to the Board on several price reductions:
1) All sweatshirts reduced to $15.00
2) Men’s green & white polo shirts reduced to $15.00
3) Women’s yellow & black polo shirts reduced to $15.00
4) All watches reduced by $5.00

There are new leather wallets, price is $40.00
Key-chains are on back order due to a misspelling.

20 YEAR RING PRESENTATIONS:
President Chavez presented 20 year rings to:
Frank Stewart #3955
James McGuffin #3852

NEW VERIZON REP:
Charles A. Mauro, telephone 480-763-6378 or email charles.mauro@VerizonWireless.com

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OLD BUSINESS:
Dave Schroder advised the Board that he has the Association challenge coins in for the reps to take back. Each coin is $8.00

Dave also advised that he has the Memorial coins, but they will not be available until the Officer Memorial ceremony in May.  There were only 1000 coins ordered.  Dave advised that anyone interested can stop by his office to take a look.  Each coin is $10.00

NEW BUSINESS:
President Chavez took a moment to thank Pete Sadler for his years of service to the Association.

John Eccles made a motion to endorse Andy Swann running for House of Representatives, 2nd by Robby Craig.  Motion Passed.

Dave Schroder advised the Board that he will be developing a form to monitor our progress on the Strategic plan.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
Robby Craig made a motion to fund Ashley Bean $500.00.  Miss Bean has been chosen to represent the United States as a Student Ambassador with the People to People program.  They will be touring England, France, and Italy for 20 days.  Motion seconded by Mark Haughey.  Motion Passed

President Chavez advised the Board of a request from Sgt. Mike Lehart to fund $500.00 towards buckles for the LERA finals being held in Las Vegas.  Motion made by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, 2nd by Becky Smith.  Motion Passed.

COMMITTEE BREAK-OUT:
Membership – Looking at brochure or handbook for membership
benefits.

Website – Working on website improvements

Awards – Looking into requirements for the Mary Bowman award.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY CELINA MURRIETA-GONZALES, SECONDED BY KEVIN MCNICHOLS.
MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:
Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16th 2008 at the MTBA building located at 3401 East Elwood (East of University Drive, North of I-10).  Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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