BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

June 8, 2007

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 3

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

CONSENT AGENDA                               Page 5

PRESIDENT ANDY SWANN                         Page 5

GUEST SPEAKER – FRANK SHANKWITZ              Page 6

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 6

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 6

20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION                    Page 7

INSURANCE ADVISOR – PAT MADDEN               Page 7

ASSOCIATION RODEO REPORT                     Page 8

RAFFLE REPORT                                Page 8

NEW MERCHANDISE REPORT                       Page 8

ASSOCIATION LAND & BUILDING REPORT           Page 8

STRATEGIC PLAN                               Page 9

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 9

REQUEST FOR FUNDING                          Page 9

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 9

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The meeting was called to order at 1000 hours by President Andy Swann at the Prescott Resort, Prescott, Arizona.  President Swann led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President Andy Swann; Executive Vice President & Southern Vice-President Jimmy Chavez; D-1 (Absent); D-2 & Northern Vice President Mark Haughey; D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee; D-4 John Smith; D-5 Tim Kvochick; D-6 (Absent); D-7 Raul Garcia Jr; D-8 (Absent); D-9 Robby Craig; D-11 (Absent); D-12 Nathan Teel; D-13 Metro East Bill Rogers; D-14 Metro West (Absent); D-15 (Proxy) Rebecca Smith; D-16 (Proxy) Mark Haughey; Headquarters (Vacant); Northern/Western Air Rescue Pete Sadler; Southern/Central Air Rescue (Vacant); OCI & Central Vice President Bob Gilbert; OCN/1 (Proxy) Bob Gilbert; OCN/II (Proxy) Bob Gilbert; Retired Northern Zone (Absent); Retired Central Zone (Absent); Retired Southern Zone (Absent); Civilian Central Zone I(Vacant); Civilian Zone II Vicki Williams; Civilian Central Zone III (Vacant); Civilian Southern Zone & Southern Vice President Celina Murrieta Gonzales; Civilian Northern Zone Rebecca Smith; Retired Civilian (Proxy) Vicki Williams; Treasurer Dave Schroder. Assistant Treasurer & Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller.

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

Lobbyist – N/A

Legal Services – N/A

Financial Advisor – N/A

Insurance Advisor – Pat & Susan Madden

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard

Frank Shankwitz

Dennis M. Lowth

Lt. Frank Gonzales

Pat Eagan

GUESTS PRESENT:

Cathy Swann

Paul Dinerman

Lorena Contreras

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS

Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Lisa Campoy #6947

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Dennise Lion #6949None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Randall K. Strong #1295

Jim Bee #2044

Claude Johnson #2066

Rick Samon #3435

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: Cynthia J. Mason

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Gary Slick #3069, Facilities Management Bureau, mother passed away on Saturday, May 19th.

Officer John Rios #District 16, mother passed away on Saturday, May 19th.

Retiree Officer David Cornelius #1638 passed away on May 20th.

Since the first of the year there have been 81 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Thirteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Six were killed by gunfire

Two were killed in automobile collisions

Two were killed by drowning

Two were killed by a bomb

One was killed in an aircraft crash

Four were from Municipal Agencies

Four were from County Agencies

Two were Special Agents of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

One was an Air Interdiction Agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection

One was a State Parks and Wildlife Game Warden (Texas)

One was an Agent with the Puerto Rico Police Department.

All thirteen were male

1)   Deputy Sheriff Frank Fabiano Jr.

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin

Age 48     Years of Service 18

Killed Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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Gunfire

2)   Deputy Sheriff Paul Steven Habelt

Henderson County Sheriff”s Department, Texas

Age 63     Years of Service 43

Killed Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gunfire

3)   Deputy Sheriff Tony Price Ogburn

Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, Texas

Age 61     Years of Service N/A

Killed Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gunfire

4)   Police Officer Lee Newbill

Moscow P.D., Idaho

Age 48     Years of Service 6

Killed Saturday, May 19, 2007

Gunfire

5)   Deputy Sheriff Marvin Jerome Scarlett

Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia

Age 42     Years of Service 15

Killed Sunday, May 20, 2007

Automobile Collision

6) Probation Officer David Poling

Gallipolis Municipal Court, Ohio

Age 32     Years of Service N/A

Killed Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Drowned

7)   Agent Jose Fontanez-Correa

Puerto Rico P.D., Puerto Rico

Age 34     Years of Service 8

Killed Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Gunfire

8)   United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and

Border Protection – Air and Marine

Age 46     Years of Service 16

Killed Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Aircraft Crash

9)   Officer Jason West

Cleveland Heights P.D., Ohio

Age 31     Years of Service 7

Killed Saturday, May 26, 2007

Gunfire

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10) Game Warren Teyran (TY) Patterson

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Law Enforcement Division

Age 28     Years of Service 2

Killed Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Drowned

11) Officer Jeff McCoy

Abilene P.D., Texas

Age 40     Years of Service 18

Killed Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Automobile Collision

12) Special Agent Ryan Balmer

United States Air Force Office of

Special Investigations

Age 33    Years of Service N/A

Killed Tuesday, June 5,2007

Bomb

13) Special Agent Matthew Kuglics

United States Air Force Office of

Special Investigations

Age 25     Years of Service N/A

Killed Tuesday, June 5,2007

Bomb

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

CONSENT AGENDA:

Last Month’s Minutes

Seat Chris Ramsay, Central Civilian Representative

Seat Pat Eagan, Executive Assistant

Seat New Board Members & Proxies

Motion from Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, seconded by Pete Sadler, to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Passed

PRESIDENT ANDY SWANN:

Sick Leave Policy Change – President Swann addressed the Board on a new sick leave policy change he has been working on.  President Swann advised that this policy change will be presented to the Executive Staff after several ore minor changes.

President Swann asked the Board to endorse Claude Maddux and Mike Nowakowski for Phoenix City Council.  Both have been involved in

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numerous law enforcement issues.  Motion made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Pat Eagan.  Motion passed.

President Swann presented the new Association President Elect Jimmy Chavez.  Motion made by Mark Haughey to seat President Chavez, seconded by Pete Sadler. Motion passed.  President Chavez took over the meeting.

GUEST SPEAKER: Frank Shankwitz

Frank addressed the Board on Make-A-Wish.  Last year the Board funded the wish for Andre Jose Sandoval. Frank advised that Andre has just graduated from Sinagua High School, and is doing great.  Frank advised that the average cost of each wish granted has risen from approximately $5000.00 to approximately $6,000.  They are looking at another wish this year.  Motion made by Pat Eagan to fund the total amount of the wish, seconded by Dave Schroder.  Motion passed.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson advised the Board of the following matters:

1)      He wrote a letter to Christina Hernandez due to her outstand loan to the Association.

2)      Wrote a letter to the IRS in regards to group exception they still have for the Association.

3)      Advised the Board on a possible conference meeting room available for the Board’s monthly meeting.  Location is at University and I-10, 3401 East Elwood.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  112,355.63

Savings:                         $    6,012.59

Merchandise:                     $   15,773.98

Bass:                            $    3,166.13

Rodeo:                           $    4,090.52

Golf:                            $   39,534.65

Raffle:                          $   43,558.44

Charities:                       $   26,533.40

PAC:                             $   36,278.15

Merrill Lynch                    $  477,449.00

Monument Account                 $   13,933.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

July Expenditures                $      400.00

August Expenditures              $      100.00

September Expenditures           $      600.00

October Expenditures             $      600.00

November Expenditures            $      100.00

December Expenditures            $        0.00

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January Expenditures             $        0.00

February Expenditures            $     1000.00

March Expenditures               $        0.00

April Expenditures               $        0.00

May Expenditures                 $        0.00

Balance                          $    2,200.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

July Expenditures                $        0.00

August Expenditures              $    1,000.00

September Expenditures           $    1,500.00

October Expenditures             $        0.00

November Expenditures            $    1,000.00

December Expenditures            $        0.00

January Expenditures             $        0.00

February Expenditures            $        0.00

March Expenditures               $        0.00

April Expenditures               $        0.00

May Expenditures                 $        0.00

Balance                          $      500.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

Balance                          $      565.00

Dave Schroder presented to the Board the budget for 2007/2008 year.  A total revenue projected is $698,500.00.  Total expenses projected are $614,670.00.  Net income approximately $ 83,830.  Dave advised that in the last couple of years the Association has lost approximately $182,000.00.  This net income will start putting money back into the account.

Dave Schroder also advised that Janet Blackburn has an outstanding loan from the Association.

Motion made by Robbie Craig, seconded by Jim Bee to adopt the new budget.  Motion passed.

20-YEAR RING PRESENTATION:

President Jimmy Chavez presented to Dennis McLouth his 20-year ring.

INSURANCE ADVISOR: Pat Madden

Pat Madden advised the Board on the new cost renewal rates for the Life insurance for Association members.  The current rate is .345 and will increase to .396.  This will mean an increase of $704.00 per month. The new rate will take effect on July 1st.

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Discussion was held on looking into carving out the Department from the State insurance coverage/ADOA.  Reasons why this would be good for the Department’s employees:

1)     Same or improved coverage at the same price we pay now

2)     Same or improved coverage at a lower price

3)     Build a fund to take care of retiree health care

ASSOCIATION RODEO REPORT:

Celina Gonzales reported that for the 2007 Johnny Walker Memorial Rodeo committee is having a T-shirt design contest.  The rodeo will be held on November 10th and 11th at the Tucson rodeo grounds.  The contest is open to all Department employees and their families.  The winner will receive $50.00.

Requirements are:

1)     Rodeo Theme

2)     Letters “AHPA” and “LERA” (Law Enforcement Rodeo Association) nee tot be in the design, along with the word “FINALS”.

Design submissions:

1)     May be turned into any local Association Rep or emailed to Mmace@azdps.gov prior to July 18th.

2)     Winners will be selected by the Rodeo committee and announced at the August Association meeting.

3)     Winners do NOT need to be present to win

4)     Any questions contact Myles Mace at 520-351-8925

RAFFLE REPORT:

Colleen reported that this year’s raffle will be run like last year’s contest.

1)     Tickets will be printed for Badge numbers

2)     Prizes will be the same as last year

3)     If you buy 5 tickets, you get one free

NEW MERCHANDISE:

Tim Kvochick advised that there are 3 new items in the locker:

1)     Stainless steel coffee mugs (no handle) – $10.00

2)     Blue colored coffee mug – $8.00

3)     Ladies Polo Shirts – $33.00

At the Law Enforcement conference held in Tucson, Celina-Korey-and Quentin sold $1600.00 in merchandise.

ASSOCIATION LAND & BUILDING:

The Association is looking at selling the vacant lot in Forest Lakes.  The lot is approximately .9 acre.  For more information contact Jim Bee if interested in buying: 928-368-5446

The Association is looking into buying a building in Phoenix for Association business.  The building would hold offices for the

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staff, storage space for records/merchandise, and have a conference room for the monthly meetings.  Motion made by Pat Eagan, seconded by Robbie Craig to allow the E-Board to move foreword in looking into this purchase.  Motion passed

STRATEGIC PLAN:

President Chavez would like all members to look at the Strategic plan listed in the Association web site.  Anyone having input please contact Bob Gilbert or President Chavez before next meeting.  The following items are listed for next year’s Legislative agenda:

1)     Pay for sworn & civilian employees

2)     Locate another pay fund for pay parity

3)     Change RICO policy for employee coverage

4)     Retire health care

5)     CORP for Dispatchers

NEW BUSINESS:

1)     Merit System meeting on June 18th will address the new pay plan for sworn.

2)     Looking at a logo change in the Association shield/lettering.

3)     Bev Fuller advised that the 100 Club is looking at new scholarships for first responders.  Any child or spouse can apply.  (For more information refer to 100 Club web site).

4)     Jim Bee has been appointed to act as contact for Association web site.  Anyone that would like to have an article published contact Jim.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Becky Smith made a motion to fund the CASA golf tournament in Williams $400.00 ($300.00 for 4-players and $100.00 for hole sponsorship).  Motion seconded by Raul Garcia.  Motion passed

Motion made by Bill Rogers to fund $2000.00 towards “COPS” license plate.  They are approximately $16,000 under funded right now.  2nd by Tim Kvochick, motion passed.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY JIM BEE, SECONDED BY BILL ROGERS.

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday July 18th, 2007

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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