The February 2009 meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Executive Vice President Bob Gilbert at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona. President Jimmy Chavez was at a Senate committee meeting on our Redaction bill. Vice President Gilbert began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
Executive Officer Pat Eagan
D-2 & Northern
Vice President Mark Haughey
D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee
District 4 Ed Simpson
D-5 Tim Kvochick
D-7 Raul Garcia Jr
D-8 (Proxy) Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
D-11 Bert Cheney
D-12 Nathan Teel
D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers
D-15 Matt Rosemeyer
D-16 John Smith
Northern-Western Air Rescue Dave Garrison
Executive Vice President
& OCI Bob Gilbert
OCN II John Eccles
Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy) Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
Civilian Central Zone I
& Crime Lab Mike Sloneker
Civilian Zone II Vicki Williams
Civilian Southern Zone &
Southern Vice President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
Retired Central Zone (Proxy) J.R. Ham
Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham
Retired Civilian Betty Gallery
Treasurer Dave Schroder
Asst. Treasurer &
Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel Greg Robinson
Legal Services Jan Feltz
Insurance Advisor Pat Madden
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – Mrs. Lee Whitlow
NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
Graciano Cervantes #5181
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Frank E. Bracamonte #1583
Kerry L. Jonovich #2901
Vernon L. Alley #2854
Alfonso P. Delaossa #3180
William F. Hanacik #5325
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER:
SICK & DISTRESSED:
DEATHS – FAMILY:
Mrs. Jenny Sanchez, wife of David L. Sanchez passed away on January 29, 2009.
Mr. Frank L. Cota, brother in law to Officer J.J. Moreno passed away.
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:
Nine years ago, Officer Skip Fink Badge #940 was killed in the line of duty.
This year 12 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. Eight Officers have died since the last meeting:
Five were killed in vehicle collisions
One was killed after being struck by a vehicle
One were killed by gunfire
One was killed by a falling tree
Six were from Municipal Agencies
One was from a County Agency
One was from a State Agency (Massachusetts State Police)
All eight were male
1) Police Officer Joshuah Patrick Broadway
Montgomery P.D., Alabama
Age 21 Years of Service 2
Killed Sunday, January 25, 2009
2) Chief of Police Larry Blagg
Trumann P.D., Arkansas
Age 39 Years of Service 17
Killed Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Struck by tree
3) Sergeant Curtis Massey
Culver City, P.D., California
Age 41 Years of Service 17
Killed Wednesday, January 28, 2009
4) Captain Richard J. (Rick) Cashin
Massachusetts State Police
Age 52 Years of Service 28
Killed Wednesday, January 28, 2009
5) Chief of Police Johnny Hamilton
New Ellenton P.D., South Carolina
Age 55 Years of Service 6
Killed Wednesday, January 28, 2009
6) Police Officer Chris Jones
Middletown Township, P.D., Pennsylvania
Age 37 Years of Service 10
Killed Thursday, January 29, 2009
Struck by Vehicle
7) Sergeant Greg Hernandez
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, California
Age 50 Years of Service 24
Killed Friday, February 6, 2009
8) Police Officer John Pawlowski
Philadelphia P.D., Pennsylvania
Age 25 Years of Service 5 years, 6 months
Killed Friday, February 13, 2009
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
Motion from Dave Schroder, seconded by Vicki Williams to accept the consent agenda. Motion Carried.
New OCN II rep Jim Oien & new Western/Northern rep Mike Strohmeyer were seated. Motion to seat New Board Members & Proxies
from Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, seconded by Dave Schroder. Motion Carried.
GUEST SPEAKER – California Casualty:
Mr. George Shapcott introduced the new rep Shelby Lister. She replaces Toni Davis, who had been involved in two separate rear-end collisions, and had to retire due to her medical problems.
California Casualty handed out a financial health statement on their company. They have four times the capital needed to back up every policy they issue. They have no debt carried on their balance sheet and have no liquidity issues.
PACIFIC FINANCIAL DESIGN – Pat Madden
Gave a short update on the health insurance carve-out. Meeting with Andy Swann on the bill.
Long term care – Bob Jacobs
Cost is approximately $6,000 to 7,000.00 per month. Three major types: home care, assisted living, & rest home care.
ASSOCIATION WORK GROUPS:
Website – updating wed page
Scholarships – updating criteria for all 3 universities.
Awards – have 3 nominations for the Skip Fink award, none for the
Mary Bauman yet.
Employee Pay & Membership – working on new tri-fold listing what
service the Department does for the
ASSOCIATION PAY STUDY – Bob Gilbert
Have received reports from the two work groups. By March should have final pay study. Looking at 10-15 minute presentation to the Department”s executive staff.
TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder
General Checking: $ 152,811.32
Savings: $ 56,777.09
Merchandise: $ 9,137.09
Bass: $ 1,637.19
Rodeo: $ 15,283.62
Golf: $ 26,384.31
Raffle: $ 25,994.16
Charities: $ 9,486.60
PAC $ 23,239.00
Heber – AHPA Cabin $ 2,934.57
Merrill Lynch $ 332,278.00
Monument Account $ 13,786.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
– $1000.00 Leigh Whitlow
(Remaining) $ 16,467.24
Funding Requests (Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
July 2008 0.00
Balance $ 3,836.56
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2008 0.00
Balance $ 2,750.00
Beus Gilbert PLLC, in Scottsdale donated $150.00
L. George Hershey, D.O. of Flagstaff donated on behalf of Officer Nathan Gould #6429, who on December 19, 2008 used a shovel and his patrol vehicle to pull Mr. Hershey our of a snow bank, $100.00.
Greg Robinson reported to the Board on several issues:
1) Harley Davidson Chandler has donated $500.00 towards the Old Timers Day. Greg advised his office will match this amount to have the $1000.00 required.
2) Theodore Edwards gave the Association pre-signed checks to be used on his 2 outstanding loans.
3) Civil arrest warrant issued for Paul Sennett’s outstanding loan from the Chandler Justice Court.
DPS MUSEUM: Larry Thompson
Had meeting with Director Vanderpool, wants to protect the moving forward on the project. Asking for $2,000.00 from the Retires, FOP, & Association. Building will be available in August.
Jan Feltz addressed the Board on two issues:
a) 1 POST case pending
b) 1 Brady issue
Have received numerous calls about economic issues (foreclosure, bankruptcy). These Non-duty issues will be handled at a reduced rate for members.
President Jimmy Chavez returned from his Senate meeting and took over the meeting.
MERCHANDISE REPORT: Tim Kvochick
New motor hats will be in by March 11th. Also looking at having a motor coin.
LEGISLATIVE REPORT: President Chavez
1) No work started on the 2010 budget
2) Recommended cut of $10.4 million asked from the Crime Lab budget. If money cannot be located elsewhere all crime labs in the State would be shut down except for Phoenix.
3) 65% of State budget can not be touched by statute, leaving the 35% left to balance the budget.
4) Redaction bill moved from committee
5) Addressing House bill 2274 – Pay Check protection Bill, using payroll deduction for dues.
6) ASRS introduced a Bill to increase the retirement points from 80 to 85.
7) ASRS introduced a Bill increase retirement years from top 3 to top 5.
8) Senate bill introduced to remove retirement subsidy. We are addressing this.
District 2 – Mark Haughey advised busy with snow traffic
District 3 – Jim Bee reported busy with snow traffic. 961A involved Sgt. Jeff Eavenson rolling his Expedition due to snow/ice.
District 4 – Eddie Simpson have new Lt. G. Anderson starting in
Metro Central – Tim Kvochick, asked about the Department’s photo
Radar policy. President Chavez advised that per the
Highway Patrol Division, any Officer who receives a flash while on duty within policy, the file will be placed in a folder. Any Officer, who is out of policy, will be sent down to their District to find out why.
District 11 – Bert Cheney reported questions about lay-off, lack of 4-wheel drives for snow traffic. Clean-up on State Route 87.
District 15 – Matt Rosemeyer advised that Sgt. Brodye Robertson
Badge 1760 retired.
District 16 – John Smith advised that ADOT jobs were starting again. Asked about this income going towards retirement.
Air Rescue – Advised that due to the budget, they have reduced down to 16 hours shifts. All flying has been reduced both for Ranger’s & fixed wing.
Civilian Southern – Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported that Dispatchers moving into CORP will have to wait until July 1st.
Sworn Retiree’s – J.R. Ham asked about the loss of health
President Chavez addressed the Board on having a membership survey done to address several issues (benefits offered to members, cost of these benefits).
Dave Schroder advised the Board that he was approached by Dave Irvine about having a negotiator coin. Dave asked for a motion
to allow a loan to be given for $1,800.00 to purchase 300 coins. Motion by Pat Eagan, seconded by Mark Haughery to provide the loan. Motion carried
President Chavez advised the Board that for National Police Week May 11-16th. The Association will be sending two escorts back to Washington D.C. to assist Angelia Harrolle. One escort will be Bill Rogers; second escort would be from Air Rescue.
REQUEST FOR FUNDING:
Ron Young addressed the Board on the Arizona Police Officer memorial Golf Tournament which would be held on May 2nd. For $500.00 donation the Association would be a signature sponsor & hole sponsor. Motion by Jim Oien, seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales. Motion Carried
Vicki Williams made a motion to fund $2,000.00 towards the Department’s museum. Seconded by Dave Schroder. Motion Carried
Jim Olen made a motion to fund $1,500.00 towards the June 3rd Police International Conference. Officer Jerry Navaro would provide a booth to sell Association merchandise. Seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales. Motion Failed.
Dave Schroder made a motion to fund $1,000.00. Seconded by Bert Chaney. Motion Carried
Jan Blaser-Upchurch addressed the Board on her travel to Washington D.C. for National Police Week. Motion made by Vicki Williams for $735.00, seconded by Bob Gilbert. Motion Carried
Leonard Rheaume from fixed wing addressed the Board on refreshments for King Air. Motion made by Vicki Williams for $250.00, seconded by Mark Haughrey. Dave Schroder advised the Board that this money was also ready in the Association budget. Vicki Williams withdrew the motion.
Due to a second hearing at the Senate, President Chavez had to leave the meeting. Vice President Gilbert took over the meeting.
Bev Fuller addressed the Board on the 100 Club banquet being held on March 19th at Corona Ranch. Bev would like the Board to sponsor the table flower arraignments for a cost of $3,500.00. Motion made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Ed Simpson. Motion Carried
Retiree BBQ – more information pending
Dave Schroder advised the Board on the new Association rings. The men’s civilian ring mold is completed. Due to the difference in ring size, we need to order 3 additional molds for each of the women’s civilian rings, men’s sworn rings, & women’s sworn rings.
MOTION MADE BY DAVE SCHRODER TO HAVE THE BOARD GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. 2ND BY PAT EAGAN. MOTION CARRIED
MOTION MADE BY DAVE SCHRODER TO HAVE THE BOARD GO OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. 2ND BY PAT EAGAN. MOTION CARRIED
Motion made by Dave Schroder to reduce the Association Dues by 13.1%. Seconded by Raul Garcia. Motion Carried
Bass Derby at Alamo Lake April 16th & 17th
Golf Tournament in Prescott June 13th
MOTION TO ADJOURN BY PAT EAGAN, SECONDED BY CELINA MURRIETA-GONZALES, MOTION PASSED.
Next meeting will be held on March 18 ,2009 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center at 1431 East Dunlap. Phoenix, Arizona. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
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