Secretary’s Note:  The day after this AHPA meeting, December 17, 2009, Officer Christopher Marano, Badge 6759, was killed in the line of duty.  His memory will be served during the January AHPA meeting.

Arizona Highway Patrol Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

&

AHPA CHARITIES MEETING

December 16, 2009

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2

AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS                                       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

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER                         Page 3

NEW LIFETIME MEMBER                         Page 3

SICK & DISTRESSED                            Page 3

DEATHS – FAMILY                              Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY                        Page 4

CONSENT AGENDA                               Page 5

GUEST SPEAKER – DEPUTY DIRECTOR PENNIE

GILLETTE-STROUD              Page 6

GUEST SPEAKER – LT. LARRY BURNS              Page 6

GUEST SPEAKER – CHIEF MIKEL LONGMAN          Page 6

GUEST SPEAKER – CHIEF JACK LANE              Page 6

PRESENTATION 20-YEAR RINGS                   Page 6

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 7

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 8

PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT                      Page 8

FINANCIAL REPORT                             Page 8

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ                       Page 8

GUEST SPEAKER – CORRIE FRANCES

WELLS FARGO BANK             Page 8

RAFFLE REPORT                                Page 9

OLD BUSINESS                                 Page 9

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 9

REQUEST FOR FUNDING                          Page 9

DISTRICT REPORTS                             Page 10

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 10

The December 2009 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities Meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona.  President Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                         Jimmy Chavez

D-1                               Dave Stopke

D-2 & Northern Vice

President                         Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-4                               Ed Simpson

D-5                               Tim Kvochick

D-7                               Raul Garcia Jr

D-8                               Kevin McNichols

D-9                               Chris Lentz

D-11                              Bert Cheney

D-12 (Proxy)                      Bill Rogers

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-14 (Metro West) (Proxy)         Tim Kvochick

D-15                              Matt Rosemeyer

D-16                              Tom Hash

Northern & Western Air Rescue     Mike Strohmeyer

Executive Vice President

& OCI                             Bob Gilbert

OCN II                            Jim Oien

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Civilian Central Zone I

& Crime Lab                       Mike Sloneker

Civilian Zone II                  Vickie Williams

Civilian Zone III                 JoAnne Kurgan

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Retired Southern Zone             J.R. Ham

Retired Civilian                  Betty Gallery

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary               Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                     Greg Robinson

Public Consultant                 Stacey Dillan

Legal Services                    Dale Norris

Financial Advisor                 Jeffrey Munster

Insurance Advisor                 Bob Jagus

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Greg Girard             Chief Mikel Longman

Kelly M. Heape          Joel Martin

Antone “Bob” Boggs      Chuck Herrera

Lt. Larry Burns         John R. Jones

Dan Mitchell            Jerry Bennett

Pete Sadler             Jeanette Dredge

Paul Maine              Raul Molina

Commander Bob Ticer     Peter M. Borquoz

Frank Martinez          Eileen Frederick

GUESTS:

Deputy Director Pennie Gillette-Stroud

Chief Jack Lane

Shannon Amos             Midge Cole

Kim Maine                Bridget Romero

Robert Frederick         Susie Bennett

Paul Dinnerman           Corrie Frances

Allison Haughey & Daughter

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – Pat Eagan

Thank You Letters – None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Pete King, Badge 3817

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Christina L. Ybarra, Badge 6564

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Carmen R. Wilkes, Badge 3003

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

None

NEW LIFETIME MEMBER:

None

SICK & DISTRESSED:

Pat Eagan

Ken Henscheid

Commander David Felix

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Mrs. Mary Ellen Riherd, mother-in-law of Philana Duprey-Riherd, Badge 2461, Criminal Analyst Supervisor, passed away.

Ms. Marjorie Davis, mother of Peggy Davis, Badge 6562, Public Records Unit, passed away on December 3.

Mrs. Carole Whittard, mother of Todd Whittard, Badge 4824, Scientific Analysis Bureau, passed away on December 4.

Mrs. Betty J. Ellison, grandmother of Eric Ellison, Badge 6085, District Nine Officer, passed away on October 1.

The son of Jerry Brown, Badge 3709, Rotary Wing Pilot in Flagstaff, passed away.

The mother of Ron Rodecap, Badge 3115, CVEB Sergeant, passed away.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 117 Police Officers have died in the line of duty.   Twelve Officers have died since the last meeting:

Nine were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in vehicle collisions

Nine were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from County Agencies

Eleven were male

One was female

  • 1) Police Officer Trevor Nettleton

Las Vegas Metropolitan P.D., Nevada

Age 30     Years of Service – 3

Killed Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gunfire

  • 2) Correctional Officer Daniel Leach

Las Vegas Metropolitan P.D., Nevada

Age 49   Years of Service – 25

Killed Saturday, November 21, 2009

Automobile Collision

  • 3) Officer Tina Griswold

Lakewood P.D., Washington

Age 40     Years of Service – 14

Killed Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gunfire

4) Officer Ronald Owens

Lakewood P.D., Washington

Age 37   Years of Service – 12

Killed Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gunfire

5) Sergeant Mark Renninger

Lakewood P.D., Washington

Age 39   Years of Service – 13

Killed Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gunfire

6) Officer Greg Richards

Lakewood P.D., Washington

Age 42  Years of Service – 8

Killed Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gunfire

7) Deputy Sheriff Adam Michael Mehagan

Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma

Age 26   Years of Service – 3

Killed Thursday, December 3, 2009

Automobile Collision

8) Police Officer Philip Davis

Pelham P.D. Alabama

Age 33   Years of Service – 11

Killed Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gunfire

9) Police Officer Michael Crawshaw

Penn Hills P.D., Pennsylvania

Age 32   Years of Service – 4

Killed Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gunfire

10) Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas (Charlie) Brown, Jr.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina

Age 38   Years of Service – 15

Killed Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gunfire

11) Deputy Sheriff Roy Bruce Sutton, Jr.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana

Age 33     Years of Service – 1 year, 6 months

Killed Friday, December 11, 2009

Automobile Collision

12) Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle

Henderson P.D., Tennessee

Age 56     Years of Service – 30

Killed Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gunfire

For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp.org

[Officer Down Memorial Page]

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales to accept the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

GUEST SPEAKER: Deputy Director Pennie Gillette-Stroud

  • 1) PSPRS meeting this morning, Phil Case is attending, possible 2% raise for sworn employees.
  • 2) Governor Brewer has called a special session starting tomorrow. Department has been asked for a 7.5% cut (approximately $9.8 million).
  • 3) No decision has been made by the Governor on the appointment of Director.

GUEST SPEAKER: Lt. Larry Burns

  • 1) Chairman of the Streamlining Solutions Team
  • 2) Formed last month to look into saving money for the Department.
  • 3) Team made up of various lieutenants from all areas of the Department.
  • 4) Time limit for team is from six months to one year
  • 5) Have looked at 67 submitted suggestions from employees.

GUEST SPEAKER: Chief Mikel Longman

Has resigned from the Department, taking a position as Chief of Police for University of Northern Colorado located in Greenly.

GUEST SPEAKER: Chief Jack Lane

  • 1) Gave a update on Officer Ken Henscheid
  • 2) Traffic fatalities are down from last year, approximately 62.
  • 3) Continuing training on drug introduction
  • 4) Border violence
  • 5) All aircraft are getting a Spider Track locator system

PRESENTATION 20-YEAR RINGS:

President Chavez presented 20-year rings to:

Frank Martinez, Badge 1334

Anton “Bob” Boggs, Badge 3608

Raul Molina, Badge 3661

Jeanette Dredge, Badge 3760

Tom Hash, Badge 3775

Chuck Herrera, badge 3910

Eileen Frederick, Badge 3932

Kelly Heape, Badge 4036

Paul Maine, Badge 4172

Bob Ticer, Badge 4490

Ring recipients who could not attend this meeting were:

Fred Zumbo, Badge 3650

Gregg Zatcott, badge 4189

Todd Parenteau, badge 4182

TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder

General Checking:                $  180,525.54

Savings:                         $   56,878.88

Merchandise:                     $    9,514.02

Bass:                            $    1,736.49

Rodeo:                           $   14,743.62

Golf:                            $   19,574.15

Raffle:                          $   73,308.26

Charities:                       $    4,321.60

PAC                              $   15,142.08

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $    4,033.90

Merrill Lynch                    $  405,255.00

Monument Account                 $   12,123.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July 2009                               313.00

August                                1,200.00

September                               150.00

October                                 110.00

November                                500.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

June                                     0.00

Balance                             $ 2,727.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July 2009                                 0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                      0.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 4,000.00

Donations – None

LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson

Greg reported on four issues:

  • 1) IRS form 990 return reviewed
  • 2) Reviewed contract with lobbyist firm Kelsey Lundy
  • 3) Loan Collections
  • 4) Contacted Discount Tire in reference to Department’s parade Camaro.

PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT: Stacey Dillon

  • 1) Contacting media in reference to Christmas Bear Program
  • 2) Radio station KTAR is having a fund raiser for 100 Club for “Hometown Heroes”
  • 3) Article on baby delivery onboard Ranger helicopter
  • 4) Articles on several pending court cases
  • 5) Advised that the collective bargaining bill was dropped last night.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Jeffery Munster

  • 1) Market has been quiet last 30 days
  • 2) Our account is being handled in a defensive stance
  • 3) PSPRS account is under funded

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:

  • 1) Had been asked by the Governor’s staff on our stance on the 1% sales tax issue. After discussion, a motion was made by Matt Rosemeyer to contact the Governor’s staff to say we would support the move to have the people decide by ballot. Seconded by Dave Schroder. Motion carried.
  • 2) Prop 105 – Voter Protection Act. 60% of State budget is covered by this act. Leaves 40% to balance budget. Looking at having this overturned or voted out.

President Chavez presented Celina Murrieta-Gonzales with a plaque for her 23 years of service to the Association.  Celina is retiring at the end of this year.

Senator McCain’s office is working with the U.S. Forest Service on the issue of the size of the Bruce Harrolle memorial.

Verizon – If you have any change in your account, contact Leticia Figueroa at 602-999-2123.

GUEST SPEAKER: Corrie Francis – Wells Fargo Bank

Presentation was given to the Board on special discounts offered by Wells Fargo Bank for First Responder Packages.  For further information contact her at 1-480-816-6068.  Discounts are for current members and new accounts.

RAFFLE REPORT: Colleen Girard

Colleen reported that we sold 2838 tickets for this year’s raffle.  Wining tickets were drawn by last year’s 1st place winner.  Drawing results:

1st prize – $25,000.00  Kris Matthews ticket #4614

2nd prize – $ 2,000.00  Ron Delong ticket #5405

3rd prize – $ 1,500.00  Betty McGregor ticket #80

4th prize – $ 1,000.00  Mary Nicely ticket #1514

5th prize – $   500.00  Lyle Quaintance ticket #1009

OLD BUSINESS:

President Chavez is looking at updating the working groups:

  • Website
  • AHPA Property & Facility Planning
  • Scholarships & Awards
  • Employee Pay & Benefits
  • Membership
  • Publications/Communications & Training
  • Merchandise

NEW BUSINESS:

John Walker Rodeo starting again next year, planned for second weekend in November.  Kevin McNichols asked for information and member participation.  If you are interested contact him.

Southern Vice-President position: Due to the retirement of Celina, her term has less than one year left.  President Chavez appointed Kevin McNichols to take over as Southern Vice-President.  Lisa Campoy, Badge 6947, will take over as Southern Civilian Rep.

PORAC Legal Defense Fund (LDF) has included Workers Comp coverage towards any APA member currently in the plan.  Cost would be $2.00 per member per month.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Kevin McNichols made a motion to fund $150.00 towards the Pima County Officer memorial.  Seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales.  Motion carried.

Bill Rogers made a motion to fund $500.00 towards the benefit concert for Officer Ken Henscheid.  Seconded by Becky Smith.  Motion failed.

JoAnne Kurgan made a motion to fund $250.00 for the Ken Henscheid family.  Seconded by Mark Haughey.  Motion carried.

President Chavez advised that Senator Jim Warring has asked for the Association’s help in obtaining funds for his exploratory committee in running for State Treasurer.  If interested, contact President Chavez.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

District 1 – David Stopke

Busy selling raffle tickets and answering questions of RIF

District 7 – Raul Garcia, Jr.

Had a motor in-service training with 11 officers attending

Looking at having a motor school in January.

District 8 – Kevin McNichols

Had a potluck which raised $241.00 towards Officer Ken Henscheid.  Will distribute Christmas Bears on Monday.

District 9 – Chris Lentz

Officer Woolley is in his ninth week of his modified FTO and doing well.

District 15 – Matt Rosemeyer

Helped with the Cottonwood PD/USMC toy drive.

OCN/II – Jim Oien

PRPRS meeting, no change in employee contributions.

Motion to adjourn by Mark Haughey, seconded by J.R. Ham.  MOTION CARRIED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on January 20, 2010, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve &  Reception Center located at 1431 East Dunlap.  Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

The Arizona Highway Patrol Association would like to wish every employee and their family a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Article written by/or information provided by AHPA Secretary

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