Arizona Highway Patrol Association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

July 19, 2006

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2

AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 2

THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 2

NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 2

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                         Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 2

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER                         Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

TROOPER BOOK INFORMATION                     Page 4

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 4

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 4

LEGAL SERVICES REPORT                        Page 5

RAFFLE UPDATE                                Page 5

MEET & CONFER ELECTION UPDATE                Page 5

GENERAL INFORMATION                          Page 5

20 YEAR RINGS PRESENTATION                   Page 6

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 6

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 6

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Executive

Vice-President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve,

Phoenix, AZ.  President Andy Swann was on vacation.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President Andy Swann (Vacation); Executive Vice President

Jimmy Chavez; D-1(Proxy) Bob Cencelewski; D-2 Mack Haughey;

D-3 Jim Bee; D-4 John Smith; D-5 & Central Region Vice

President Pat Eagan; D-6(Absent); D-7 Herb Groll; D-8 Quentin

Mehr; D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 Bert Cheney; D-12 Nathan Teel;

D-13 Metro East (Proxy) Pat Eagan; D-14 Metro West(Absent);

D-15 & Northern Region Vice President Bob Cencelewski;

D-16(Absent); Headquarters(Vacant); Northern/Western

Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air Rescue(Vacant);

OCI(Absent); OCN/1(Vacant); OCN/II John Eccles; Retired

Central Zone(Proxy)J.R. Ham; Retired Northern Zone (Proxy)

J.R. Ham; Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham; Civilian Central

Zone I(Proxy)Bev Fuller; Civilian Zone II Bev Fuller;

Civilian Central Zone & Assistant Treasurer Beverly Fuller;

Civilian Southern Zone Celina Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian

Northern Zone (Proxy) Celina Gonzales; Retired Civilian

Betty Gallery; Treasurer Dave Schroder.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

Public Consultant – Katherine Reedy

Legal Services – Michael Napier/Jan Felts

Executive Officer – Bob Gilbert

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard, Ed Short (Charter Member), Mario Duran,

Patricia Moreno; Melanie Goodson, Robert Stephenson, Bruce

Flickinger.

GUESTS PRESENT:

Britton Mehr, Alexis Goodson, Delauna Stephenson.

FLOWERS THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers – Ben Shumway

Thank You Letter: None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Christopher H. Talley #6666

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

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NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

Kevin Biesty

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retiree Ben Shumway #22, passed away

33rd anniversary of DPS Officer Alan Hansen’s #204 death.

Officer Hansen died as a result of burns received in a

propane railroad tank car explosion in Kingman.  The tank

blevied before it exploded.  A total of 13 victims’ were

killed and 112 were injured.

Since the first of the year there have been 71 police

Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Nine

Officers have died since the last meeting.

Three were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in automobile collisions

Two were victims of vehicular assaults

One was killed in a single motorcycle crash

One was a State Trooper (Massachusetts)

One was from a Municipal Agency

Six were from County Agencies

One was a United States Dept. of Justice Special Agent

Assigned to the Office of the Inspector General.

All nine were male

1)    Chief Deputy Brian Gibbons

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois

Age 33    Years of Service 4

Killed Sunday, June 11, 2006

Vehicular Assault

2)    Trooper Paul F. Barry

Massachusetts State Police

Age 39    Years of Service 6

Killed Thursday, June 15, 2006

Automobile Collision

3)    Captain Octavio Gonzalez

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Dept. Louisiana

Age 40    Years of Service 13

Killed Friday, June 16, 2006

Gunfire

4)    Special Agent William (Buddy) Sentner

U.S. Dept. of Justice-Office of inspector General

Age 44   Years of Service 17

Killed Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Gunfire

5)    Detective Dennis Carmen Stepnowski

DeKalb County P.D. Georgia

Age 33    Years of Service 12

Killed Thursday, June 29, 2006

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Gunfire

6)    Lieutenant James Lee Sunderland

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Dept. Texas

Age 46     Years of Service 18

Killed Friday, June 30, 2006

Automobile Collision

7)    Sergeant Scott Hanson

Covina P.D. California

Age  45     Years of Service 22

Killed Monday, July 3, 2006

Automobile Collision

8)    Deputy Sheriff David Stan Piquette

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. California

Age  34     Years of service 10

Killed Friday, July 7, 2006

Vehicular Assault

9)    Deputy Sheriff Charles A. Fisher

Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, Virginia

Age  52     Years of Service 9

Killed Saturday, July 8, 2006

Motorcycle Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

No family deaths were reported

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

Motion made Dave Schroder, seconded by Celina Gonzales for

The Consent Agenda.  Motion passed.

BOOK OFFER – STATE TROOPER, AMERICA’S STATE TROOPERS AND

HIGHWAY PATROLMEN.

Dave Schroder passed around a book on the history of

America’s State Troopers and Highway Patrolmen nationwide.

Book contains individual histories of each State’s Highway

Patrol/State Police, plus photographs of each State’s Patch,

Badge, Uniform, and Cruiser.  If anyone is interested in

buying this book, the cost is $39.95 plus $6.95 s/h.

Contact State Trooper Book, Turner Publishing Company,

Phone # 270-443-0121, order line 1-800-788-3350, e-mail dtbooks@bellsouth.net.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson re-addressed the board on the latest flyers/

Mailers received from Robert Morse(Home Mortgage) using our

officer’s home addresses.  Greg stated he is trying to

contact him at a new address to find out how he obtained

these addresses.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $   69,933.13

Savings:                         $    5,990.27

Merchandise:                     $   10,857.98

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Bass:                            $    1,629.41

Rodeo:                           $    4,777.98

Golf:                            $   29,573.21

Raffle:                          $   22,160.04

Charities:                       $    1,690.34

PAC:                             $   33,929.33

Smith Barney:                    $  476,943.31

Smith Barney (Monument)          $   16,087.61

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Budgeted Funding Requests        $    5,000.00

Fund (Amount Left)

Dave Schroder addressed the board on loans made by the

Association to members.  Board addressed the problem of

these default loans.  Upcoming policy will be established

on loans after non-payment after 90 days.

LEGAL SERVICES REPORT:

Jan Felts advised there were 3 formal matters before Merit

System.

1)    Merit System Board upheld de-certification of one

officer

2)    1st day of hearing was held with 2nd day of hearing

to be held in August.

3)    Demonation hearing set in December

She also addressed the board on the time period for

hearings before Merit System Counsel.  The Department has

the 120 day rule, there is no time frame for hearings for

Merit System.  This is due to there only being one meeting

a month for the Counsel.  She asked if we would support

asking the Counsel to have:

1)    Regular meeting dates

2)    Assign hearings officers to handle the case then report

to the Counsel at the monthly meeting.

RAFFLE UPDATE:

Colleen advised that the raffle tickets should be here at

the end of this month.  She wanted to stress that anyone

buying $100.00 (5 tickets) would receive 1 free ticket.

MEET & CONFER UPDATE:

Executive Vice-President Jimmy Chavez gave a update on the

Meet & Confer election.  The new law should take effect

sometime in mid September.  Ballots will be sent out after

that date.  Department will supply Mr. Hammon (3rd party

handling election), with the names for mailing ballots.

Ballots will be mailed back to Mr. Hammon, who will certify

ballot count.  Election results and ballots will be given to

the Department.  (Check website for further updates AHPA.com)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Vice-President Chavez addressed the board on a flyer mailed

to employees from Arizona Public Employees Association,

AFSCME. The flyer announces a NO COST BENEFIT for State

employees.  This benefit is $1000.00 Accidental Death &

Dismemberment Policy.  Also this is a Health Services

Discount Card.  This flyer is not from the Association.

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Tom Jonovich has changed companies from Smith Barney to

Merrill Lynch. Our accounts will be moving to his new

company.  Mr. Jonovich is also going to be putting on

around the State, meetings on PRPRS issues.  The meetings

are for retired members, members who are thinking of

retiring.

Vice-President Chavez advised the Board on the upcoming

elections and who the Association is endorsing for both the

Senate and House seats.

20 – YEAR RINGS:

Vice-President Chavez presented 20-year rings to Mario Duran,

Robert Stephenson, and Melanie Goodson.

NEW BUSINESS:

Robby Craig asked the Association to endorse Mary Ellen

Dunlap (Clerk of the Cochise County Superior Court)and

Joe Knoblock (Bensen Justice Court).  Motion seconded

by Bob Cencelewski.  Motion passed.

Jim Bee asked the Association to fund the CASA (Citizen’s

Against Substance Abuse) golf tournament being held Sunday

August 6, at the Elephant Rocks course in Williams.

Amount was $400.00 for four-person Team and Association

hole sponsor.  Motion seconded by Bob Cencelewski.

Motion passed.

Bev Fuller asked the Association to fund $150.00 for the

Department’s 3 Employee Awards Banquets.  The request was

from Connie Hansen, Human Resources.  Funds would be used

to pay for the refreshments.  Motion seconded by Jim Bee.

Motion passed.

Bob Cencelewski advised of a golf tournament being held in

Kingman on August 1st.  Cost will be $ 195.00 per team

(two person), or $ 65.00 per person.  Further information

call Bob or District 1 office.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY NATHAN TEEL,

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

at 0900 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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