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

Executive Officer                       Pat Eagan

D-2 & Northern Region 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-7                                     Raul Garcia Jr

D-8                                     Kevin McNichols

D-11                                    Bert Cheney

D-12                                    Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                       Bill Rogers

D-14                                    Mike McCall

D-15                                    Matt Rosemeyer

D-16                                    John Smith

Northern-Western Air Rescue (Proxy)     Mark Haughey

OCI & Executive Vice President          Bob Gilbert

OCN/II (Proxy)                          Kevin McNichols

Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy)          Celina Murrieta Gonzales

Civilian Central Zone II                Vickie Williams

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President                 Celina Murrieta Gonzales

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

Legal Consultant – Michael Napier

Insurance Advisor – Pat Madden

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard           Patty Simpson

Scott Martin           Scott Dodd

Deputy Director David Felix

GUESTS PRESENT:

Leticia Figueroa

Cheryl Dodd

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – Marie, Megan & Matthew Dryer

Shannon Mapes

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NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Lt. Bernard Gazdzik #5524

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Jonathan Talakte #4749

Civilian: none

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Wes L. Baker

SICK & DISTRESSED:

None

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Shannon Mapes, grandmother passed away

Retired Sworn C.D. Tyra #14 passed away

Since the first of the year there have been 37 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Seven Officers have died since the last meeting.

Four were killed by gunfire

Two were killed in automobile collisions

One was killed in a vehicular assault

Two were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from County Agencies

One was from a State Agency (Texas, Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol)

One was from a Railroad Agency (Union Pacific Railroad P.D. California)

Six were male

One was female

1)  Corrections Officer Kenneth Duncan

New York City, Dept. of Corrections

Age 40    Years of Service 17

Killed Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gunfire

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2)  Trooper James Scott Burns

Texas Dept. of Public Safety – Highway Patrol

Age 39    Years of Service 5

Killed Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gunfire

3)  Deputy Sheriff Robert Griffin

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia

Age 44     Years of Service 3

Killed Thursday, May 1, 2008

Automobile Collision

4)  Senior Investigator Laura J. Cleaves

Santa Barbara County District Attorney”s Office, California

Age 53     Years of Service 32

Killed Thursday, May 1, 2008

Vehicular Assault

5)  Deputy Sheriff William Howell Jr

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina

Age 46     Years of Service 16

Killed Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gunfire

6)  Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski

Philadelphia P.D., Pennsylvania

Age 39     Years of Service 12

Killed Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gunfire

7)  Special Agent Aaron Garcia

Union Pacific Railroad P.D.

Age 39     Years of Service 2

Killed Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Automobile Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD

CONSENT AGENDA:

Last Month’s Minutes

Seat New Board Members/Proxies

Corrections to last month minutes:

I misquoted Chief Lane on several issues:

1.  There is 1 Lt & 4 Sgt openings right now, more to follow

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Quote should have stated – The 1 Lieutenant and 4 Sergeant openings are in Highway Patrol Division only.

2.  MDC Update – GPS system has a problem with the software

Quote should have stated – The GPS system in the MDC’s are fine.  The issue has to deal with the system matching the type used by aviation.  We are looking at potential software changes to insure the MDC/GPS systems are compatible with the systems used in aviation.

3.  Motors – looking at Honda or Harley to replace BMW’s

Quote should have stated – We are not planning on replacing the BMW’s at this time.  We are only looking into other police motors that are available (Honda & Harley) and testing them for safety, durability, & cost.

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

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  195,089.80

Savings:                         $   56,266.36

Merchandise:                     $   12,677.46

Bass:                            $    1,780.99

Rodeo:                           $    7,048.55

Golf:                            $   33,099.86

Raffle:                          $   49,237.24

Charities:                       $   17,649.60

PAC:                             $   23,626.10

Merrill Lynch                    $  454,965.00

Monument Account                 $   14,629.00

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

March                                       0.00

April                                       0.00

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Balance                                 2,700.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

July                                      0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

Balance                               4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

April (2008)                            565.00

Balance                          $        0.00    

Donations:

Jules M. Heumann – $250.00 in appreciation for the courtesy & help from Sgt. Robert Bower and others on the recent Copperstate Rally.

Wal & Patricia Curtis – $25.00 assistance (flat-tire) changed by Officer Charles Riccomini #5095 on Labor Day.

Sergio & Fabiola – $50.00 for assistance given by Officer Bryce Petterson #6145, called 926 and waited for arrival on September 20, 2007.

Officer T. Collins #5358 found $20.00 on side of road.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:

President Jimmy Chavez gave a report on the following    legislative actions:

a)  House Bill 2116 CORP – going to the Governor for signing.

b)  Redaction Bill – signed by Governor

c)  State Budget still being worked on

1)  Sworn Officer pay still looking at $3 M from Governor

2)  No pay increase for State employees

The e-board received the rough draft from Mike Napier’s office on their services offered.

President Chavez passed out copies of the DMR draft on Secondary Employment

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Golf Tournament – Still have openings for players for the Prescott tournament June 14th.  Hospitably room will be open on Friday June 13th starting at 6:00 PM.

President Chavez advised the Board that Clint Wilson, Make-a-Wish

2007, has had a set-back with leukemia.

President Chavez advised the Board that the CEO from Superior Uniforms was having a meeting with the Department’s Executive staff on May 28th, to address the problems with their uniforms.

RAFFLE REPORT:

Colleen Girard asked the Board if we could change the prizes from shopping sprees to cash.  After checking with Greg Robinson, motion was made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by Mark Haughey, to change raffle prizes to cash, with the same structure of $25,000.00 first prize.  Motion carried

GUEST SPEAKER: Gene Chewning

Candidate for United States Congress District 7 addressed the Board.

GUEST SPEAKER: Deputy Director David Felix

Deputy Director Felix wanted to address the Board on his appointment as the Executive Officer for the Director, and to answer the concerns on his appointment.

20 YEAR RING PRESENTATION:

President Jimmy Chavez presented Scott Dodd #4616 with his 20 year ring.

NEW VERIZON REP:

Leticia Figueroa, telephone number 602-999-2123, or e-mail address Leticia.figueroa@VerizonWireless.com.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR: THOMAS JONOVICH,

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

WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICER MEMORIAL:

Bill Rogers & Nate Teel addressed the Board on their trip back to Washington D.C. for the National Police Officers memorial.

OLD BUSINESS:

President Jimmy Chavez asked the Board if there were any motions for the following endorsements:

a.    Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  No nominations were made.

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b.    Pinal County Sheriff’s Office – motion was made by Dave Schroder to endorse Sheriff Vasquez for the Democratic primary election.

Dave Schroder addressed the in reference to the Second Chance Policy, which would allow former members who have left the Association to re-join, allowing their time before they left to be counted towards their 20-year rings.  Motion made by Bob Gilbert, seconded by Mark Haughey, to adopt policy.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Dave Schroder addressed the Board on the Association cabin.  All interior walls would be removed which would allow the pouring of a new concrete foundation.  A new floor would be installed with new interior walls.  Any plumbing problems would also be fixed if required.  The main house would receive a new roof which would fix the problem of leaking.  Total cost would be $78,761.00.  Motion was made by Pat Eagan, seconded by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales.  Motion carried.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Jim Bee asked the Board to reimburse him for $100.00 which was given to support the Drive to Remember Fallen Officers.  Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officers were driving across the United States in a marked vehicle to bring awareness for the fallen Officers in Canada & the United States.  They were driving to Washington D.C. for the National Police Officers memorial.  A challenge was made by Jim Bee to have any other law enforcement agencies to match the $100.00 to be used for their expenses.  The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office matched this offer.  Celina Murrieta-Gonzales made a motion to reimburse this amount, seconded by Mark Haughey.  Motion carried.

Bob Gilbert on behalf of Dan Palmer #4385, GITEM Crisis made a motion asking for $300.00 for refreshments for a three day class being held on August 27-28-29 at the National Guard Armory in Phoenix.  Motion seconded by Bert Chaney.  Motion carried.

President Chavez presented to the Board a request to research a specialty license plate for the Association.  Motion made by Bob Gilbert, seconded by Raul Garcia Jr.  Motion carried

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Website – Several changes were made to the website

Membership – work continues on the member benefits flyer

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Training & Publications – Spreadsheet is being developed on the Board’s members training they have received.

Merchandise – New hats, shirts, & watches are due in.

President Jimmy Chavez asked the Board for a motion to adjourn.  MOTION TO ADJOURN BY MARK HAUGHEY, SECONDED BY KEVIN MCNICKOLS.

MOTION CARRIED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008, at the Prescott Resort, due to the Association’s Golf Tournament being held on Saturday, June 14th.     Meeting will start at 1000 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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