The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by

President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain

Preserve. President Chavez led the meeting with the

Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                         Jimmy Chavez

D-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-4                               Ed Simpson

D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick

D-6                               Chris Dunn

D-8                               Kevin McNichols

D-11 (Proxy)                      Jim Bee

D-12 (Proxy)                      Tim Kvochick

D-13 (Metro East) (Proxy)         Tim Kvochick

D-14                              Mike McCall

D-15 (Proxy)                      Mark Haughey

OCI & Executive Vice President    Bob Gilbert

OCN/II                            John Eccles

Civilian Central Zone II          Vickie Williams

Civilian Central Zone III         Chris Ramsey

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta Gonzales

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Retired Central Zone (Proxy)      J.R. Ham

Retired Southern Zone             J.R. Ham

Retired Civilian                  Betty Gallery

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Assistant Treasurer &

Ring Coordinator                  Beverly Fuller

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

Financial Advisor – Thomas Jonovich

Magazine – Paul Dinerman

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard

Gary Durree

Ron Young

Susan Snow

GUESTS PRESENT:

Mary McNichols

Phyllis Durree

Jo Erikson – California Casualty

Chris Hamilton

Dan Saban

George Shapcott – California Casualty

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

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Flowers – none

Thank You Letters – Bernice Bouley

Brant Benham

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Ezekiel Santiago #7018

Joseph P. Wilson #7150

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Anne R. Dunlap #7101

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED: none

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: none

Civilian: none

SICK & DISTRESSED:

Mike Cass #854 is recovering from double lung transplant surgery done on February 10th.

Officer Bryan Clark was struck by a vehicle last Saturday on Interstate 10 near Casa Grande.  He sustained minor injuries and was released.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Mr. Ed Kasun, father of retired Sergeant Kelly Kasun passed away.

Samuel A. Lewis #2725, former Department of Public Safety Deputy Director, and former Director of the Department of Corrections, passed away 0n March 10th.

Since the first of the year there have been 27 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Seven Officers have died since the last meeting.

Two were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed in a motorcycle collision

One died from exposure to Toxins (Meth Lab)

Three were from Municipal Agencies

One was from a County Agency

One was from a State Agency (Nevada Highway Patrol)

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Two were from Federal Agencies (Chickasaw Lighthorse P.D. & United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Montana

Five were male

Two were female

1)   Criminal Investigator Denise Phoenix

United States Department of the Interior –

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Age 43     Years of Service N/A

Killed Thursday, February 4, 2008

Exposure to Toxins (Meth Lab)

2)   Corporal Harry Thielepage

Harris County Constable’s Office–Precinct 6, Texas

Age 57     Years of Service 12

Killed Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gunfire

3)   Senior Corporal Victor Lozada-Tirado

Dallas P.D., Texas

Age 49     Years of Service 20

Killed Friday, February 22, 2008

Motorcycle Collision

4)   Police Officer Mark Beck

Baton Rouge City P.D., Louisiana

Age 33     Years of Service 12

Killed Monday, February 25, 2008

Automobile Collision

5)   Trooper Kara M. Kelly-Borgognone

Nevada Highway Patrol

Age 33     Years of Service 10

Killed Thursday, February 28, 2008

Automobile Collision

6) Police Officer Derek Owens

Cleveland P.D., Ohio

Age 36     Years of Service 10

Killed Saturday, March 1, 2008

Gunfire

7)   Special Agent Robert Patrick Flickinger

Chickasaw Lighthorse P.D., Tribal Police

Age 37     Years of Service 16

Killed Friday, March 7, 2008

Automobile Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

President Jimmy Chavez wanted to ask everyone to be aware of the danger of Meth Labs, due to the death of Investigator Denise Phoenix.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Last Month”s Minutes

Seat New Board Members/Proxies

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

COMMITTEE BREAK-OUT: REPORTS

Awards – Ceremony in May

Membership – Handed out tri-fold brochure for membership

input.

Website – A few changes have been made, continuing to work on

website improvements.

By-Laws – Continuing to work on By-Laws updates

GUEST SPEAKER: Sgt. Gary Durree

On May 11th, Sgt. Durree and a small group of cyclists will start on a 360 mile bicycle ride, starting at the New Mexico state line to the California state line.  This ride is to raise money for the 100 Club of Arizona.  The event will take place during the National Police Week May 11th-17th.  The purpose of the tour will be to honor the memory of all Arizona fallen Police Officers & Firefighters.  This will be the finishing touch of Sgt. Durree’s law enforcement career of 34 years.  Go to www.100club.org or contact Sgt. Durree at 520-444-4654 for details.

Motion made by John Eccles to fund $500.00 towards this ride.  2nd by Kevin McNichols.  Motion voted on and passed.

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:

1)    Due to a very late member’s loan not being paid back to the Association, Greg sent a letter with no response.  Lawsuit was filed.

2)    Received a letter from the IRS in regards to the Associations group exemption.  Greg replied with a letter again advised them we did not need the exemption.

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3)    Assisted Tim Kvochick with an art action at the Association locker.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT:

President Jimmy Chavez gave a report on the following pending bills:

a)    House Bill 2116 CORP – passed the committee of the whole, was having the 3rd read

b)    House Bill 2120- also was having the 3rd read today

c)  Redaction bill- passed the committee and now going to the committee of the whole.  There is no problem with the changes to RICO.

d)  State Budget still being worked on

FINANCIAL ADVISOR: THOMAS JONOVICH,

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

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  171,240.42

Savings:                         $   56,131.03

Merchandise:                     $   12,090.05

Bass:                            $    1,612.50

Rodeo:                           $    7,048.55

Golf:                            $   18,068.48

Raffle:                          $   69,237.24

Charities:                       $   23,454.60

PAC:                             $   30,265.27

Merrill Lynch                    $  432,630.00

Monument Account                 $   14,262.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Request for Funding(Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

July                                        0.00

August                                  1,000.00

September                                 550.00

October                                     0.00

November                                    0.00

December                                  750.00

January                                     0.00

February                                    0.00

Balance                                 2,700.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

July                                      0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

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October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

Balance                               4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

Balance                          $      565.00

Donations:

Tubac Citizen’s Academy – $105.00

$100.00 donation for Code 34 from Joe & Joyce Sierrkoski on behalf of Officer Brian Shaw Badge #6977.

MERCHANDISE REPORT:

Tim Kvochick reported to the Board on two items:

1)    New polo shirts will be in April

2)    Due to the art action he made $1,400.00.  There are still 50-60 paintings left in the locker.

GUEST SPEAKER: CALIFORNIA CASUALTY

State Account manager George Shapcott & Regional Supervisor Jo Erikson addressed the Board on the annual report.  This marks the 20th year the Association has been involved with California Casualty.

GUEST SPEAKER: DAN SABAN

Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban addressed the Board on his running for Maricopa County Sheriff.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

District 8 – Kevin McNichols

a)         Rodeo dates for 2008 are November 8th & 9th.  Rodeo site will be at the rodeo grounds in Tucson.

b)         Checking into doing car seat inspections at the rodeo with GOHS & Safe Kids.

c)          Sponsorship letters are being prepared by Celina (electronic version).

OLD BUSINESS:

The Association’s Officer Memorial service will be held in front of the headquarters building on May 5th. K-9’s have been invited to attend.  Banners & designs have been drafted.

NEW BUSINESS:

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President Chavez advised the Board that Andy Swann is looking for volunteers to help walk his district to obtain signatures for his election to the House.  Contact President Chavez if you would like to help.

We have a new Verizon Rep – Mr. Sung Chun, he can be contacted at 602-908-2477, or office 480-763-6399.

Retiree Collation has bought new Badges for the Department’s Honor Guard, which will be presented to them this week.

John Eccles asked the Board to look into two items:

1)       Vests – Several Officers had bought vests under the Colorado standard, which has been dropped by the Department.  The Department now uses the NIJ standard.  John wanted the Department to look into the problem of the vests bought under the Colorado standard not being the proper fit as compared to the NIJ standard.

2)       New Handgun Policy – Policy stated that anyone within 2 years of completing DROPS will not be issued a new handgun.  Purpose of new handguns issue was the 10 year date set by Sig on weapon replacement.

Beverly Fuller – Advised the Board that scholarships from the 100 Club are available.  Web site is www.100club.org.

Tim Kvochich asked the Board to consider a weekend at the Association cabin for a raffle prize at the golf tournament.  Motion made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by Celina Gonzales to provide a weekend.  Motion voted on and passed.

Colleen Girard wanted all members to contact her in reference to having current benefit cards on file.

Motion made by Dave Schroder to endorse Dan Saban as the Democratic candidate in the primary for Maricopa County Sheriff.  2nd by Tim Kvochick.  Motion voted on and passed.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY BOARD.

MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve located at 1431 East Dunlap.   Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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