The July 2009 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities Meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Southern Vice President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona.  Vice -President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President (Proxy)                 Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Immediate Past President          Andy Swann

Executive Officer &

Asst. Treasurer                   Pat Eagan

D-1 (Proxy)                       Jim Bee

D-2 & Northern Vice

President (Proxy)                 Jim Bee

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-4                               Ed Simpson

D-5                               Tim Kvochick

D-8                               Kevin McNichols

D-9                               Chris Lentz

D-11                              Bert Cheney

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-16 (Proxy)                      Tom Hash

Northern & Western Air Rescue     Mike Strohmeyer

Executive Vice President

& OCI                             Bob Gilbert

OCN II (Proxy)                    Kevin McNichols

Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy)    Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Civilian Central Zone I

& Crime Lab                       Mike Sloneker

Civilian Zone II                  Vickie Williams

Civilian Southern Zone &          Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Southern Vice President

Retired Civilian                  Betty Gallery

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Special Projects

Benefits & Charities

Liaison (Proxy)                   Dave Schroder

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary               Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                     Greg Robinson

Media Consultant                  Stacey Dillon

Legal Services                    Dale Norris

Financial Advisor                 Thomas Jonovich

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Greg Girard

Page 3

GUESTS:

Jennifer Tisdel

Steve Pomerark

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – Allen Peterson

John Helmer

Baldy Velasco

Thank You Letters – Allen Peterson family

Commander Jeffrey Raynor, Chairman of the

Department’s Awards Committee

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Jeffery Stanhope #3460

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Judy Bare #5182

Gary D. Keltz #6131

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

Edward M. Luedtke

Donald M. King

SICK & DISTRESSED:

Retired Major Jim McMorris, Badge 1157, had quadruple by-pass surgery.

Jack Urick”s wife Dani, currently at Barrows Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Marty Camacho had a heart attack, and is waiting for a pacemaker.

Ron Schmenk has leukemia

Jim Phillips had hip replacement surgery

John Kerr had back surgery and also being treated for an infection.

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Retiree Baldy Velasco, Badge #18 passed away on July 5th.

Page 4

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 65 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. Six Officers have died since the last meeting:

Three were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in vehicle collisions

Three were from Municipal Agencies

Two were from County Agencies

One was from a State Agency (Wisconsin State Patrol)

All six were male

1)  Trooper Jorge Dimas

Wisconsin State Patrol

Age 23     Years of Service 1

Killed Sunday, June 14, 2009

Automobile Collision

2)  Police Officer Giovanni Gonzalez

Miami-Dade P.D., Florida

Age 23   Years of Service N/A

Killed Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Automobile Collision

3)  Assistant Chief Joey Cannon

Plumerville P.D., Arkansas

Age 50     Years of Service 27

Killed Friday, June 19, 2009

Gunfire

4) Police Officer Henry Canales

Houston P.D., Texas

Age 42    Years of Service 16

Killed Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gunfire

5) Deputy Sheriff Monte (Leroy) Matthews

Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Idaho

Age 35   Years of Service 5

Killed Monday, July 6, 2009

Automobile Collision

6) Deputy Sheriff Shane Thomas Detwiler

Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

Age 31   Years of Service 6

Killed Monday, July 13, 2009

Gunfire

Page 5

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Motion was made by Vicki Williams, seconded by Betty Gallery to accept the consent agenda.  Motion carried

TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder

General Checking:                $  200,694.57

Savings:                         $   56,831.21

Merchandise:                     $   10,024.82

Bass:                            $    1,310.88

Rodeo:                           $   15,056.82

Golf:                            $   27,807.04

Raffle:                          $   43,216.26

Charities:                       $    4,801.60

PAC                              $   20,241.60

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $    2,231.50

Merrill Lynch                    $  358,445.00

Monument Account                 $   13,801.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

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

Balance                             $ 5,000.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July 2009                                 0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

Page 6

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 4,000.00

Dave Schroder advised the Board of the cost breakdown for the 2009 Officer Memorial Ceremony.  Total cost for the ceremony at the Headquarters building was $ 3,074.55.  Survivor’s luncheon cost was $ 2,328.40.  Cost of sending Bruce Harolle’s wife Angela and children to Washington D.C. for National Police Week was $ 2,676.66.  The two escorts for Angela was $ 4,351.60  The total amount spent on all three functions $ 12,431.21.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Thomas Jonovich

Mr. Jonovich advised the Board on the current status of our accounts.

MEDIA CONSULTANT: Stacey Dillion

Ms. Dillion addressed the Board on her activities:

1)  Interview with President Jimmy Chavez on Budget layoffs

2)  Press release on Move-over law

3)  Budget effects

4)  Working Conditions

5)  Bears

6)  Flyer update with Dale Norris

LABOR REPORT: Dale Norris

Mr. Norris addressed the Board on five issues:

1)  Member Activities

a)    9 contacts with members

2)  Association Activities

a)    Reviewed Legislation

b)    Reviewed policy and written response

3)  Travel Appointments

a) Meeting with 1 member in Tucson

b) Taking appointments for Show Low

July 31 – August 1st

c) Taking appointments for Tucson

October 12-13th

4)  Upcoming Board Training

a)    Legal responsibilities

b)    Member representation

5)  Legal Defense Fund Panel Attorneys:

Would like to have names of attorneys, submitted for and against being on LDF panel from members around the state.

MERCHANDISE REPORT: Tim Kvochick

1)  new pens purchased

2)  new key chains ordered

3)  District inventories due at next meeting

Page 7

GUEST SPEAKER: Jennifer Tisdel (Papa Johns Pizza)

Papa Johns Pizza would like to join up with the Association with two issues:

1)  On-line promotions which offers discounts

2)  Safety Programs

More information is pending on these issues.  Look for info on the intranet on future programs.

WORKING GROUPS REPORT:

1)    Website- progress on website format

2)    Scholarships & Awards – Dave Schroder

The following scholarships have been awarded:

2009-2010 Spring & Fall semester

Alarie Fink           $ 1,500.00

Sarah Zumbo           $ 1,500.00

Scott Ryan            $ 1,500.00

Joseph L. Gradias     $ 1,500.00

Deanna Molina         $ 1,500.00

Nathaniel Fink        $ 1,500.00

AHPA Golf Committee Scholarships

Deanna Molina         $ 500.00

Ashley Jones          $ 500.00

Joseph L. Gradias     $ 500.00

Shannon Wermes        $ 500.00

Alarie Fink           $ 500.00

Total scholarships awarded – $ 11,500.00

OLD BUSINESS:

Dave Schroder advised the Board that the jeweler has received 23 rings from the casting company and is in the process of attaching the ring heads to the rings. When that has been completed the stones will be set in the rings.  Dave is hoping to have the rings to present at the August meeting.

Mike Sloneker advised the Board that the employee survey is being conducted.  309 people have taken the survey. Time line for completion is the end of August.

LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT: Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson reported to the Board on several issues:

1)  Revised the Department’s Museum contract.

2)  Working on personnel file protection policy

GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Pomerantz (Phoenix Coyotes)

1)   Presented 2 shirts and 2 watches to the Board for raffle prizes.

Page 8

2)   This year’s 2009-2010 season raffle nights with the Association:

a)  November 14th,  50/50 raffle  game – Dallas Stars

1)  Raised approximately $ 2,000.00 – $ 3,000.00

b)  January 30th,   tickets for game – New York Rangers

1)    sold 115 tickets, donated 90 tickets to the Boy’s

& Girls clubs

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Kevin McNichols made a motion to fund $313.00 towards the purchase of a firearm for a donation prize for the Arizona Homicide Investigators conference being held in Las Vegas.  Motion seconded by Pat Eagan.     Motion Carried

Jim Bee made a motion to have the Association buy 1000 plastic badges with the AHPA name & junior officer.  Motion 2nd by Pat Eagan.  Motion Carried

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY PAT EAGAN, MOTION CARRIED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on August 19, 2009 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve &  Reception Center located at 1431 East Dunlap.  Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

Article written by/or information provided by tcamos

WE REALLY DO GIVE AWAY $25,000
EVERY YEAR TO THE WINNER…
THIS TIME, IT COULD BE YOU?

This is your opportunity to help a worthy cause and
get a chance to win the $25,000 grand prize!

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Learn More

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Shares
Share This
{"cart_token":"","hash":"","cart_data":""}