Secretary’s Note:  This morning Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was killed in the line of duty near Rio Rico.

Arizona Highway Patrol Association

Board of Directors

&

AHPA Charities Meeting

December 15, 2010

The December 2010 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

Executive Officer               Pat Eagan

District One                    David Stopke

District Two & Northern

Vice President                       Mark Haughey

District Three & Recording

Secretary                       Jim Bee

District Four                   Ed Simpson                

District Seven (Proxy)          Joe Ritchie

Southern Vice President         Kevin McNichols

District Nine (Proxy)           Kevin McNichols

District Eleven                 Bert Cheney

District Twelve                 Nate Teel                 

District Thirteen (Metro East)  Bill Rogers

District Fifteen                     Matt Rosemeyer

District Sixteen                     John Smith                            

Executive Vice President

& OCN I                         Bob Gilbert               

OCN II (Proxy)                  Kevin McNichols           

Civilian Northern Zone          Becky Smith           

Civilian Zone II                Vickie Toll

Civilian Southern Zone          Lisa Campoy

Retired Southern Zone           J.R. Ham

Retired Civilian                     Betty Gallery

Treasurer                       Dave Schroder

Special Projects Benefits/

Charities Liaison                                  Beverly Fuller

 

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary             Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                   Greg Robinson

Lobbyist                        Kelsey Lundy

Public Relations                     Stacey Dillon

Financial Advisor               Thomas Jonovich

                                Jeff Munster

Insurance Advisor               Robert Jagus

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard               Dale Doucet

Fritz Renter               Lt. Col. Stanhope

Rod Ferguson              John Begley

J. Delgado                 Susan Snow

George Shopcott            Stephen Powles

 

GUESTS:

Allen David

Travis Moss

Paul Dinnerman

Santa Claus

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – Mayfield Family

Thank You Letters – None

Cards – Mrs. Karen Rider

        Mrs. Hillary York

                   

NEW SWORN MEMBERS: None

 

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS: None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Michael W. Strohmeyer, Badge #2674

John Jolly, Badge #3730

 

REJOINED MEMBERS:

Recy N. Hamilton, Badge #4944

 

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: Denise Leon, Badge #6949

          Samuel Salinas, Badge #7204

SICK & DISTRESSED: None

 

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Mrs. Udell McSpadden, grandfather of Officer Eric McSpadden, Badge #6390, District 9, passed away on November 30th.

Mr. Garrett Rider, grandson of retired Sgt. Chris Rider, Badge #1937, passed away on December 6th.

Mrs. Dina Mayfield, wife of Officer Sam Mayfield Badge #4682, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau, passed away on December 9th.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 155 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. This is 38 more than this time last year. Ten have died since the last meeting:

 

Six were killed by gunfire.

Two were struck by vehicles.

One was killed by heart attack.

One was killed by an assault.

One was from a Municipal Agency.

Five were from County Agencies.

Two were from State Agencies (Montana Highway Patrol & Maine Department of Corrections.)

Two were from Federal Agencies (United States Department of Defense, Fort Hood P.D. & United States Department of Homeland Security-Customs & Border Protection-Border Patrol.)

All nine were male.

1)   Senior Corrections Officer John H. (Packy) Paskewicz

 Maine Department of Corrections

 Age 58     Years of Service – 20

 Killed Tuesday, November 16, 2010

 Heart Attack

2)   Police Officer Dwayne Parks

 John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County P.D., Illinois

 Age 45   Years of Service – 21

 Killed Tuesday, November 23, 2010

 Assault

3)   Police Officer Patrick Sirois

 United States Department of Defense

 Fort Hood P.D.

 Age 50   Years of Service – 9

 Killed November 23, 2010

 Struck by Vehicle

4)   Deputy Sheriff Sam Brownlee

 Weld County Sheriff’s office, Colorado

 Age 43  Years of Service – 5

 Killed Tuesday, November 23, 2010

 Gunfire

 

5)   Police officer Michael R. Flisk

 Chicago P.D., Illinois

 Age 46    Years of Service – 19 years, 10 months

 Killed Friday, November 26, 2010

    Gunfire

6)   Trooper David J. DeLaittre

 Montana Highway Patrol

    Age 23    Years of Service – 2 years, 1 month

    Killed Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Gunfire

7)   Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw

 Tippah County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi

    Age 62     Years of Service – 7

    Killed Friday, December 3, 2010

    Gunfire 

8 )  Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates

    Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida

    Age 27     Years of Service – 4 years, 6 months

    Killed Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Gunfire

9)  Sergeant Wesley Richard Whitmore Jr.

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Florida

    Age 60    Years of Service – 15

    Killed Sunday, December 12, 2010

    Struck by Vehicle

10) Border patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

    United States Department of Homeland Security

    Customs & Border Protection – Border Patrol

    Age 40    Years of Service – 3 years, 5 months

    Killed Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    Gunfire

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page]

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

1.  Approval of November 2010 meeting minutes

2.  Seat Proxies

3.  Approval to destroy audio tapes of past meetings minutes.

Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Mark Haughey, to accept the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Travis Moss, Safeguard Security & Communications

1.  Arizona largest family owned security business.

2.  Has service everywhere in Arizona except the Tucson area.

3.  Owns & operates in-house 24/7/365 monitoring center.

4.  Offers a variety of packets to protect commercial property, private homes, and communication systems.

5.  Security systems start at $99.00

For more information refer to website www.safeguardsecurity.com

Or call 480-609-6208 and ask for AHPA special rates.

PSPRS UPDATE – President Jimmy Chavez

  1. Board approved the possible changes to the plan.

a.  Goal is have plan funded at 80% within 20 years.

b.  Restricted COLA plan

1.  If fund is below 70%, no money diverted into reserve fund.

2.  If fund is between 70-80%, money diverted into reserve fund would be cut by 50%.

c.  Explore increase of employee contribution rate by 4% over 4 year period. (From current rate of 7.65% to 11.65%.)

d.  Change calculating retirement benefit from 3 year to 5 year average.

e.  Reduce interest rate for DROP. (Currently 8.25% down to 2%.)

Comments made to the Pension Board that these changes could be challenged in court for violating Article 29 of the Arizona Constitution.  This Article states that public retirement system benefits shall not be reduced or impaired for current employees.

President Chavez asked the Board if we should support these changes to the plans.  Board approved not to support these changes.  One solution would be construct a second tier to PSPRS for new members.

 

GUEST SPEAKER: John Arnold, Director of Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting.

 

1.  Power point presentation on DPS-State Budget

a.  2007 revenue peaked at $9.7 billion.

b.  Last year State had $6.2 billion, loss of 35%.

c.  2011 budget is short about $750 million.

d.  2012 budget has a projected short fall of $1.3 billion.

2.  Over 1.1 million people on AHCCCS or State Medicaid program.

a.  2009 added 167,000 people

b.  2010 added 54,000 people

3.  State job loss numbers bottomed out in 2007.

4.  Slight growth since then.

a.  Projected revenue growth in 2011 7.5%

b.  Projected revenue growth in 2012 8.2%

5.  State Budget has 6 major accounts:

a.  Education – 37.8%

b.  Medicaid – 30.3%

c.  Universities – 9.8%

d.  Prisons – 10.8%

e.  Debt Services – 2.0%

f.  Other – 9.9%

6.  DPS Budget

a.  User fund – 36%

b.  Hwy Fund – 19%

c.  Lab – 5%

d.  Photo Enforcement – 5%

e.  Other – 6%

f.  State general Fund – 20%

g.  Highway Patrol – 9%

Medicaid program is approx $10 billion of which $8 billion comes from the federal government.

FY 2014:

a.  Prop 100 expires

b.  Federal Health Care Reform implemented

Early projections show $2 billion deficit if state revenues continue to grow at 8%.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Jeff Munster

1.  Our account was up 11.2%

2.  Account is 50% stocks & 50% money

3.  Overseas demands are keeping our U.S. stock market going.

EXECUTIVE STAFF: Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope

1.  Phil Case will be giving an update on our budget on the Intranet.

2.  HP & CI are assisting in the Vekol Valley area.

3.  Uniform allowance payments moving forward.

4.  Transfers between CI & HP are on a 1-to-1 trade.

20-Year RING PRESENTATION:

President Chavez presented to Rod Ferguson his 20 year ring.

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT BOB GILBERT TOOK OVER THE MEETING DUE TO PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ LEAVING TO ATTEND THE PSPRS BOARD MEETING.

TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder

General Checking:                $  127,367.14

Savings:                         $   56,987.97

Merchandise:                     $    8,858.58

Bass:                            $    1,762.29

Rodeo:                           $   14,743.62

Golf:                            $   16,842.02

Raffle:                          $   75,070.86

Charities:                       $    1,746.60

PAC                              $   10,378.55

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $     1,861.17

Merrill Lynch                    $  452,689.00

Monument Account                 $   10,415.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

                 (Remaining)     $   16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

                Expenditures

July 2010                                 0.00

August                                    0.00  

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                300.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 4,700.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

                Expenditures

July 2010                                 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

Balance                             $ 4,000.00

Donations: None

Dave Schroder asked that the Board approve his authority to apply for a VISA business card for President Chavez from the Arizona State Credit Union.  Motion made by Beverly Fuller, seconded by Lisa Campoy.  Motion passed.

AHPA MAGAZINE: Paul Dinnerman

Proof of next issue will be sent to Vickie for corrections.  Issue should be out at the end of January.  $6,600 shortage from contract has been caught up.

 

LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson

1)    Due to the changing health care laws, actuary study has been put on hold until the health laws have stabilized.

2)    Updates on two outstanding loans were given.

 

PUBLIC RELEATIONS: Stacey Dillon

1.  Working on new website for the Association.

2.  Will be in Yuma on Friday & Tucson next week for the Christmas Bears program.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

Most of the Districts are busy with the Christmas Bears programs.

Jim Bee attended the funeral of Garrett Rider.

 

RAFFLE REPORT: Colleen Girard

Total tickets sold were 2959.  The daughter of Becky Smith, Rachel, drew the tickets for this year’s raffle:

1st $25,000.00  Julie Giles, ticket #396

2nd $ 2,000.00  Michael Shoop, ticket #1760

3rd $ 1,500.00  Gordon J. Owens Sr., ticket #1287

4th $ 1,000.00  Ramon Acevedo, ticket #262

5th $   500.00  Patricia Biega, ticket #2882

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Nate Teel made a motion asking the Board for an endorsement for a candidate running for a position on the Yavapai County Superior Court.  Motion carried.

 

REQUEST FOR FUNDING: None

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Christmas Bear program:  December, 2010

Manny Tapia roadside cleanup in Nogales:  January, 2011

Special Olympics Golf Tournament: Green Valley May 7, 2011

Association’s Golf Tournament:  May 14, 2011, JW Marriott Resort located in Scottsdale. (Tournament used to be in Prescott, AZ in June).

Motion to adjourn by Mark Haughey, seconded by Matt Rosemeyer.  Motion carried.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on January 19, 2011, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix,  Arizona.   Meeting will start at 0900 hours. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

If you have any questions or concerns about any information contained within these minutes, please contact any association representative for clarification.

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