The June 2008 meeting was called to order at 1000 hours by Southern Vice-President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center located at 1500 Highway 69, Prescott, Arizona.  Vice-President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Executive Officer                 Pat Eagan

D-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick

D-8 (Proxy)                       John Eccles

D-11                              Bert Chaney

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-15                              Matt Rosemeyer

D-16                              John Smith

Executive Vice President

& OCI (Proxy)                     Dave Schroder

OCN/II (Southern CI)              John Eccles

Civilian Central Zone II          Vickie Williams

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Retired Civilian (Proxy)          Vickie Williams

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Asst. Treasurer

& Ring Coordinator                Beverly Fuller

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Pete Sadler

Frank Shankwitz

GUESTS PRESENT:

Beverly Kvochick

Paul Dinerman

Lani Rogers

C.E. Fuller

Frank Gonzales

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – none

Thank You Letters – none

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

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MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: none

Civilian: none

SICK & DISTRESSED:

None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Father of Patty Rehm, Northern Regional Crime Lab Administrative Secretary, passed away on May 10th.

Mrs. Joan Rockwell, mother of Diane Plein, Human Resources, passed away on June 6th.

Retired employee Keith (Pete) Brewer #2713 passed away on June 12th.

This year 47 Police Officers have died in the line of duty.  Ten Officers have died since the last meeting.

Six were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed in a motorcycle collision

Three were killed by gunfire

Five were from Municipal Agencies

Five were from County Agencies

One was from a State Police (New Mexico)

All ten were male

1)  Deputy Sheriff James Throne

Kern County Sheriff’s Dept., California

Age 29     Years of Service 2 years

Killed Friday, May 23, 2008

Automobile Collision

2)  Deputy Sheriff Michael Sean Thomas

Bibb County Sheriff”s Office, Georgia

Age 32   Years of Service 8

Killed Sunday, May 25, 2008

Motorcycle Collision

3)  Sergeant Leslie (Les) Wilmott

Kiefer P.D., Oklahoma

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Age 54     Years of Service 30

Killed Thursday, May 29, 2008

Automobile Collision

4) Lieutenant Michael Avilucea

New Mexico State Police

Age 51   Years of Service 26

Killed Friday, May 30, 2008

Automobile Collision

5) Police Officer Erik David Hite

Tucson P.D., Arizona

Age 43    Years of Service 4

Killed Monday, June 2, 2008

Gunfire

6) Police Officer Everett William Dennis

Carthage P.D., Texas

Age 23     Years of Service 2

Killed Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Automobile Collision

7)  Transport Officer Virgil Lee Behrens

Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa

Age 68     Years of Service 43

Killed Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Automobile Collision

8) Deputy Sheriff Shane Tate

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee

Age 28     Years of Service 3

Killed Thursday June 5, 2008

Gunfire

9) Police Officer Todd Bahr

Fredericksburg P.D., Virginia

Age 40     Years of Service 2

Killed Friday, June 6, 2008

Gunfire

10) Detective Clinton Rice

St. Clair Shores P.D., Michigan

Age N/A     Years of Service 17

Killed Friday, June 6, 2008

Automobile Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

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CONSENT AGENDA:

Seat New Board Members & Proxies

Last months minutes have not been posted on the Department’s EMS system.  They were posted on the Retiree’s & Association website.

Motion from Vicki Williams, seconded by Dave Schroder to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Passed.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  197,008.06

Savings:                         $   56,332.60

Merchandise:                     $   13,795.46

Bass:                            $    1,777.83

Rodeo:                           $    6,675.55

Golf:                            $   29,034.52

Raffle:                          $   49,237.24

Charities:                       $   17,649.60

PAC:                             $   25,182.10

Merrill Lynch                    $  440,118.00

Monument Account                 $   14,651.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                1,000.00

September                               550.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                750.00

January 2008                             0.00

February                                 0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                   542.00

May                                     400.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 1,758.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

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January 2008                             0.00

February                                 0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 4,000.00

Dave Schroder advised the Board that the $20.00 bill found on the side of the road was counterfeit.

DONATIONS:

Ramsey Beckstead – $100.00 for (Don Beckstead’s roadside marker) or others as needed.

Dave Schroder passed out to the Board the 2008-2009 Association Budget.  Projected revenues were $ 754,641.00. Projected expenses were $ 717,520.00.   Net income was projected at $ 37,121.00.  Motion was made to accept the projected budget.  Motion carried.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

Vice-President Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported to the Board that bill #2116 & #1407, both dealing with moving dispatchers into CORP, were signed by the Governor.

MERCHANDISE REPORT:

Tim Kvochick addressed the Board on several items:

1) New polo shirts, in black, blue, & tan are in, price is $30.00.

2) New watches are in, price $40.00

3) Limited amount of golf towels, price $15.00

Tim showed the Board two types of briefcases for feedback.

GUEST SPEAKER: FRANK SHANKWITZ

Make-a-Wish started in 1980 by this Association.  Since then there have been 3,500 wishes granted in Arizona, 168,000 wishes granted worldwide.  Last year’s wish, Clint Wilson is having a bone marrow transplant on July 2nd.  Last year the Association gave $6,500.00 towards the wish, and Frank asked that the Association again give the same amount this year.  Motion made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by Bert Chaney.  Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Website Committee: Members Only section on the website will be removed.

Membership Committee: Flyer was handed out for the Board to make corrections.  Dave Schroder made a motion to have 5000 printed.  Motion carried.

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By-Law Committee: New By-Laws were passed out to Board members.

OLD BUSINESS:

Dave Schroder advised the Board on printing our own membership cards.  The vendor we use now only prints cards once a year.  By purchasing our own equipment, we can provide cards to new members the next day.  Cost of the equipment/software was quoted as being $2,300.00.  After the initial set-up cost, cards can be produced at a cost of $0.50 each.  Motion made by Pat Eagan, 2nd by Becky Smith to purchase equipment.  Motion carried.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported that former Association President Andy Swann has obtained enough signatures to place his name on the ballot. 

NEW BUSINESS:

None

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

None

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY JIM BEE, SECONDED BY DAVE SCHRODER. MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 at Mountain Preserve Reception Center, Phoenix, Arizona.   Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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