June 2009 Meeting Minutes
The June 2009 Annual Membership & Board of Directors meeting was called to order at 1000 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center located in Prescott, Arizona. President Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
Executive Officer Pat Eagan
D-1 Dave Stopke
D-2 & Northern Vice
President Mark Haughey
D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee
D-4 John Smith
D-5 Tim Kvochick
D-7 (Proxy) Bill Rogers
D-8 Kevin McNichols
D-9 (Proxy) Celina Murrieta-Gonzales
D-11 (Proxy) Jim Bee
D-12 Nathan Teel
D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers
D-16 (Proxy) John P. Smith
Northern & Western Air Rescue Mike Strohmeyer
Executive Vice President
& OCI Bob Gilbert
OCN II James Oien
Civilian Northern Zone Becky Smith
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
Asst. Treasurer &
Ring Coordinator Beverly Fuller
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel Greg Robinson
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – Tom Powers, upon being awarded the Skip Fink
NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
SICK & DISTRESSED:
Dave Stephenson #259 has degenerative arthritis.
Rene Valencia #3707
DEATHS – FAMILY:
Retiree Jim Combs, Badge #816 passed away on May 11th.
Mr. Ken Browne, father of Jeff Browne, Badge #2616, Fleet Administrator, passed away on June 2nd.
Mr. Julius Lewis, father of Renae Lewis, Badge #4055, Phoenix Fleet Administrative Assistant, passed away on June 6th.
Officer Allen Peterson, Badge #3600, was killed in a single plane accident on June 11th.
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:
This year 59 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. Eleven Officers have died since the last meeting:
Five were killed by gunfire, one was accidental
One was killed in a vehicle collision
One was killed in a vehicle pursuit
One was killed in a helicopter accident
One were killed by vehicle assault
One was killed due to a heart attack
Five were from Municipal Agencies
One was from County Agency
Three were from a State Agencies (Mississippi Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, & New Mexico State Police).
One was from a Federal Agency (United States Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol)
All ten were male
1) Border Patrol Agent Cruz McGuire
United States Department of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection – Border Patrol
Age N/A Years of Service 25
Killed Thursday, May 21, 2009
2) Police Officer Omar J. Edwards
New York City P.D., New York
Age 25 Years of Service 2
Killed Thursday, May 28, 2009
3) Police Officer David R. Loeffler
Minneapolis P.D., Minnesota
Age 36 Years of Service 6 months
Killed Friday, May 29, 2009
4) Master Sergeant Steve L. Hood
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Age 50 Years of Service 26
Killed Friday, May 29, 2009
5) Police Officer Alejandro (Alex) Valadez
Chicago P.D., Illinois
Age 27 Years of Service 3
Killed Monday, June 1, 2009
6) Lietenant Greg Jonas
Centerville P.D., Illinois
Age 58 Years of Service 15
Killed Tuesday, June 2, 2009
7) Police Officer Brandon Nykori Sigler
Mobile P.D., Alabama
Age 26 Years of Service 1 year, 6 months
Killed Tuesday, June 2, 2009
8) Investigator Chadwick Alan (Chad) Carr
Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia
Age 31 Years of Service 7 years, 6 months
Killed Thursday, June 4, 2009
9) Trooper Joshua D. Miller
Pennsylvania State Police
Age 34 Years of Service 6
Killed Sunday, June 7, 2009
10) Sergeant Andrew (Andy) Tingwall
New Mexico State Police
Age N/A Years of Service N/A
Killed Thursday, June 11, 2009
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS:
President Chavez opened the nominations for the Executive Board positions. Motion made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by Dave Stopke:
President – Jimmy Chavez. Nominations closed
Executive officer – Pat Eagan. Nominations closed
Recording Secretary – Jim Bee. Nominations closed
Assistant Treasurer – Pat Eagan. Nominations closed
Executive Officers were seated.
Motion was made by Becky Smith, seconded by Mark Haughey to accept the consent agenda. Motion carried
GUEST SPEAKER: Alan Taylor, Director of Donor Network of Arizona. Susie Snow introduced Mr. Taylor to address the Board on the Donor network located in Arizona. They handle organ, tissue & eyes. Websites are www.DNAZ.org & www.Donornetwork.com
LEGISLATIVE REPORT: President Chavez
a) Both the House & Senate passed their Budget bills but have not forward them to Governor Brewer.
b) Senate is moving bills; only have until June 31st to pass them.
c) Several bills that the Association is watching:
1) DROP fix
2) Re-hire Bill (APA bill)
3) Just Cause Bill, provides protection on firings, when the Agency does not have a Merit System.
4) Oversize Load Escorts – Secondary employment
a) Handled by DPS
b) Would be considered on-duty time, but as secondary employment
d) Senate Bill 1035 amendment contains the same language as before, but has had the 1.93% increase taken out.
e) Senate Bill 1028 amendment still the same language.
Bill Rogers & Mike Strohmeyer reported on the National Memorial Police escort back in Washington D.C. The Department was very well represented by having Director Vanderpool, 3-4 Honor Guards, 3 Air Rescue personnel, plus them.
Jim Oien & Kevin McNichols reported on the training class they attended in Las Vegas. Topics included labor issues and FSLA.
Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported that District 9 has had 3 Department employees retire within 6 weeks. The PISA conference was held in Tucson the first of June and officers from around the state attended.
LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT: Greg Robinson
Greg Robinson reported to the Board on several issues:
1) Reviewed the contract with California Casualty
2) Several changes were made on the Department”s Museum contract.
3) Asked anyone who has had a problem with a subpoena asking for your personnel files from defense attorneys, to contact him.
4) Reviewed the contact with PSA Media.
TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder
General Checking: $ 197,457.44
Savings: $ 56,821.87
Merchandise: $ 9,236.82
Bass: $ 1,325.65
Rodeo: $ 15,056.82
Golf: $ 32,949.09
Raffle: $ 32,994.16
Charities: $ 9,736.60
PAC $ 21,100.60
Heber – AHPA Cabin $ 2,532.53
Merrill Lynch $ 361,779.00
Monument Account $ 13,799.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
(Remaining) $ 16,467.24
Funding Requests (Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
July 2008 0.00
Balance $ 851.56
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2008 0.00
Balance $ 1,750.00
Jim Bee made a motion to have Dale Norris be the new Legal Representive for the Association. Motion was 2nd by Mark Haughey.
Motion had been tabled at the request of the Board at the last meeting. Motion Carried, starting July 1st.
Membership survey is underway. Please take part in the survey. To take the survey, refer to the Association’s website, click on the survey’s link.
Dave Schroder advised the Board that the jeweler has received the molds for all the rings (except for the women’s civilian ring, jeweler did not like the look and sent it back to be redone).
He was able to find the matrix turquoise to be inlayed by him. Ring orders are NOW being taken; refer to website for order forms.
Anyone who would like to upgrade their ring to from 10k to 14K or white gold will be contacted by Dave due to the price of gold at the time of the order.
Dave Schroder briefed the Board on the 2009-2010 Association’s budget. Motion made by Mark Haughey, 2nd by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales to accept the budget. Motion Carried
Dave Schroder made a motion to have Beverly Fuller appointed as a Special Projects & Benefit’s contact. Motion 2nd by Tim Kvochick. Motion Carried
Tim Kvochick asked the Board about the approximate 60 pieces of art work at the storage locker. Tim was advised to look into possible donations for several organizations. Anyone who is interested in looking at the art work, PLEASE contact Tim.
PRIOR TO THE MEETING ADJORNMENT, PRESIDENT CHAVEZ ADVISED THE BOARD THAT THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE SGT. TINGWALL WOULD BE HELD MONDAY JUNE 15TH AT 1000 IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO.
MOTION TO ADJOURN BY NATHAN TEEL, SECONDED BY KEVIN MCNICHOLS, MOTION PASSED.
Next meeting will be held on July 15, 2009 at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center located at 1431 East Dunlap. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
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