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

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Greg Girard

Susie Snow

Frank Gonzales

GUESTS:

Stacey Dillon

Alan Taylor

Christine Hamilton

Lani Rogers

Paul Dinerman

Joey McNichols

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Brianna Smith

Branden Smith

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – Tom Powers, upon being awarded the Skip Fink

award.

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: None

Civilian: None

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

None

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

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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

Heart Attack

2)  Police Officer Omar J. Edwards

New York City P.D., New York

Age 25   Years of Service 2

Killed Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gunfire (Accidental)

3)  Police Officer David R. Loeffler

Minneapolis P.D., Minnesota

Age 36     Years of Service 6 months

Killed Friday, May 29, 2009

Vehicular Assault

4) Master Sergeant Steve L. Hood

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Highway Patrol

Age 50    Years of Service 26

Killed Friday, May 29, 2009

Vehicle Pursuit

5) Police Officer Alejandro (Alex) Valadez

Chicago P.D., Illinois

Age 27   Years of Service 3

Killed Monday, June 1, 2009

Gunfire

6) Lietenant Greg Jonas

Centerville P.D., Illinois

Age 58   Years of Service 15

Killed Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gunfire

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7)  Police Officer Brandon Nykori Sigler

Mobile P.D., Alabama

Age 26   Years of Service 1 year, 6 months

Killed Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gunfire

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

Automobile Collision

9)  Trooper Joshua D. Miller

Pennsylvania State Police

Age 34     Years of Service 6

Killed Sunday, June 7, 2009

Gunfire

10) Sergeant Andrew (Andy) Tingwall

New Mexico State Police

Age N/A     Years of Service N/A

Killed Thursday, June 11, 2009

Helicopter Accident

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.

CONSENT AGENDA:

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

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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.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

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

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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

Expenditures

July 2008                                 0.00

August                                  713.44

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                200.00

January                                 250.00

February                              2,985.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                               $ 851.56

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July 2008                                 0.00

August                                  250.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                               1,000.00

February                                  0.00

March                                 1,000.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 1,750.00

OLD BUSINESS:

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.

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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.

NEW BUSINESS:

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:

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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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