The March 2009 meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona.  President Jimmy Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                        Jimmy Chavez

D-1                               David Stopke

D-2 & Northern Vice

President (Proxy)                 Jim Bee

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-5                               Tim Kvochick

D-7 (Proxy)                       Bill Rogers

D-8                               Kevin McNichols

D-9                               Chris Lentz

D-11                              Bert Cheney

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-15                              Matt Rosemeyer

Northern-Western Air Rescue       Mike Strohmeyer

Executive Vice President

& OCI                             Bob Gilbert

OCN II                            Jim Oien

Civilian Northern Zone            Becky Smith

Civilian Central Zone I

& Crime Lab                       Mike Sloneker

Civilian Zone II                  Vicki Williams

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Retired Civilian                  Betty Gallery

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary               Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                     Greg Robinson

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Greg Girard

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – Tom Jonovich

Thank You Letters – Sharon Knutson-Felix

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Raymond G. Cech Jr, #6743

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Jack R. Johnson #1590

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John L. Whetten #1846

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Martin A. Adams #6000

Civilian: none

SICK & DISTRESSED:

James Knox #5870 admitted to Del Webb hospital for treatment of a blood clot.

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Mr. Virgil Lorenzini, father of District 8 Officer Lorenzini, passed away on February 19th.

Mrs. Juanita Mattia, mother of Carol Buterbaugh, passed away on February 24th.

District 7 Officer Hugh Grant #6846, mother passed away on March 10th.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 22 Police Officers have died in the line of duty.  Ten Officers have died since the last meeting:

Four were killed by vehicular assaults

Four were killed in vehicle collisions

One were killed by gunfire

One was killed by a heart attack

Two were from Municipal Agencies

Six were from a County Agencies

One was from a State Agency (Florida Department of Corrections

One was from a Federal Agency (United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation)

All ten were male

1)  Police Officer James Frederick (Freddie) Norman

Cobb County P.D., Georgia

Age 45     Years of Service 2 years, 8 months

Killed Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vehicular Assault

2)  Lieutenant David Charles Gann

Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee

Age 48   Years of Service 6

Killed Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Automobile Collision

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3)  Police Officer Richard Matthews

Wilmington, P.D., North Carolina

Age 28     Years of Service 5

Killed Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Automobile Collision

4) Captain Scott Bierwiler

Hernando County Sheriff”s Office, Florida

Age 42     Years of Service 23

Killed Thursday, February 19, 2009

Automobile Collision

5) Police Officer Glen Ciano

Suffolk County P.D., New York

Age 45    Years of Service 22

Killed Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vehicular Assault

6) Corrections Officer Adam Sanderson

Florida Department of Corrections

Age 32    Years of Service N/A

Killed Friday, March 6, 2009

Vehicular Assault

7)  Special Agent Paul M. Sorce

United States Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Age 44   Years of Service 18

Killed Monday, March 9, 2009

Automobile Collision

8) Jailer Thomas Carroll

Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota

Age 52     Years of Service N/A

Killed Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Heart Attack

9)  Lieutenant Stuart J. Alexander

Corpus Christi P.D., Texas

Age 47     Years of Service 20

Killed Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vehicular Assault

10) Deputy Sheriff Chad Mechels

Turner County Sheriff’s Department, South Dakota

Age 33     Years of Service 5

Killed Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gunfire

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Corrections to last month’s minutes:

New Business: (paragraph 2) Dave asked for a motion to allow a loan to be given for (Should have said) up to $1,800.00 to purchase 300 coins.

Request for Funding: (paragraph 6) Dave Schroder advised the Board that this money was also ready (Should have said) already in the Association budget.

Page 10: after exiting Executive Staff, motion made by Dave Schroder to reduce the (Should have included active members Association dues by 13.1%.

Motion from Dave Schroder, seconded by David Stopke to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Carried.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:

President Chavez addressed the Board on several topics:

a)  President’s Message in the upcoming Association magazine.

b)  ADOT – FOP meeting

c)  Department’s Executive Staff Meeting

1)  Budget 2010

2)  Budget plans for 5%-10%-15%-20%

3)  Reduction in Force plan in the 15-20% budget cuts

d)  Members Survey – three topics to be covered

1)  Benefits for members

2)  Strat Plan

3)  Communications

President Jimmy Chavez had to leave to attend a meeting with ADOT Director John Halikowski.

TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder

General Checking:                $  170,831.08

Savings:                         $   56,787.95

Merchandise:                     $    9,063.09

Bass:                            $    3,592.26

Rodeo:                           $   15,283.62

Golf:                            $   26,384.31

Raffle:                          $   22,489.16

Charities:                       $    9,736.60

PAC                              $   17,029.60

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $    2,749.44

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Merrill Lynch                    $  310,645.00

(Final payment to the Law Enforcement museum in

Washington D.C.)

Monument Account                 $   13,789.00

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

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

Balance                             $ 2,750.00

DONATIONS:

Opt Out Detectives, Inc made a $55.00 donation

($5.00 for each member who used their service)

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported to the Board on two issues:

1)  Attended the Old Timers Motorcycles event last week.

2)  Working on the draft for the Department’s museum.

MERCHANDISE REPORT: Tim Kvochick

a)  New motor hats are in cost is $12.00

b)  New motor coins are in cost $10.00

c)  Pepsi was a big sponsor at the Old Timers Motorcycle event last week.

d)  Sold $700.00 in merchandise at the event.

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DISTRICT REPORTS:

Executive Staff – Colleen Girard would like to have everyone’s e-mail address to help get out important news as fast as possible.

District 15 – Matt Rosemeyer advised that Sgt. Brodye position will be moved to District 3, filed by Sgt. Jim Stanton #3645.

District 3 – Jim Bee advised that Sgt. Otto Walters #4387 will be moving from Area 3 Sanders, taking over for Sgt. Stanton’s position Area 2 Holbrook.  Transfer takes place July 4.

District 9 – Chris Lentz advised that Officer Bobby xxxxx is still on light duty.  Mr. Elmer Hurda made a donation to fund the District’s picnic.

Civilian Zone II – Vicki Williams advised the Board on three topics:

a)  Retiree banquet committee is looking at having the retiree BBQ in November.

b)  Chief Lane has asked that if there are any questions on the 2010 budget process to call him and he is willing to travel to the district to answer questions.

c)  Had several members question the amount of funds given with motions at last months meeting.

Civilian Southern – Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported that Dispatchers moving into CORP with prior time being bought will not have this time honored.  Looking at changing the law again to allow this movement.

OLD BUSINESS:

Association Pay Study – Bob Gilbert

Have received the new report from work group. Power point presentation also done.  Pending presentation to the Department’s Executive staff.

Association flyer – Bert Chaney

Work being done on format.

President Jimmy Chavez returned from his ADOT meeting and took over the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

President Chavez addressed the Board on his ADOT meeting:

d)  Safety concerns were discussed

e)  ADOT Director advised that he had already met with Director Vanderpool prior to the meeting with FOP.

f)  Further discussions between ADOT & Department pending

Employee Organizations G.O. 2.1.50

a)  several changes need to be addressed to the Department.

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House Bill 2106 – Photo Enforcement Bill

Bill sponsor has agreed to use the bill as a striker bill.

Rep. Erik Meyer District 11 would like to have the photo enforcement money to be used by the Department for Crime lab, equipment, and sworn officer pay.

Raffle – Dave Schroder made a motion to keep the prizes as last years and have the drawing at our December meeting.  Motion seconded by Tim Kvochick.  Motion carried

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Jim Oien OCN II, made a motion to fund $100.00 towards purchasing 4 paving bricks at Tucson PD Officer Hite’s memorial site.  Motion seconded by Dave Schroder.  Motion carried

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Bass Derby at Alamo Lake April 16th & 17th

Golf Tournament in Prescott June 13th

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY KEVIN MCNICHOLS, SECONDED BY DAVID STOPKE, MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on April 15 ,2009  at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center at 1431 East Dunlap. Phoenix, Arizona.  Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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