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
Insurance Advisor Robert Jagus
Gregg Girard Dale Doucet
Fritz Renter Lt. Col. Stanhope
Rod Ferguson John Begley
J. Delgado Susan Snow
George Shopcott Stephen Powles
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
Recy N. Hamilton, Badge #4944
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
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
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
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
5) Police officer Michael R. Flisk
Chicago P.D., Illinois
Age 46 Years of Service – 19 years, 10 months
Killed Friday, November 26, 2010
6) Trooper David J. DeLaittre
Montana Highway Patrol
Age 23 Years of Service – 2 years, 1 month
Killed Wednesday, December 1, 2010
7) Deputy Sheriff Dewayne Crenshaw
Tippah County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi
Age 62 Years of Service – 7
Killed Friday, December 3, 2010
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
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
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp.com
[Officer Down Memorial Page]
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
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
- 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.
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
July 2010 0.00
Balance $ 4,700.00
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2010 0.00
Balance $ 4,000.00
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.