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
Gregg Girard Patty Simpson
Scott Martin Scott Dodd
Deputy Director David Felix
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – None
Thank You Letters – Marie, Megan & Matthew Dryer
NEW SWORN MEMBERS:
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Lt. Bernard Gazdzik #5524
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
Sworn: Jonathan Talakte #4749
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Wes L. Baker
SICK & DISTRESSED:
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
2) Trooper James Scott Burns
Texas Dept. of Public Safety – Highway Patrol
Age 39 Years of Service 5
Killed Tuesday, April 29, 2008
3) Deputy Sheriff Robert Griffin
Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
Age 44 Years of Service 3
Killed Thursday, May 1, 2008
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
5) Deputy Sheriff William Howell Jr
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina
Age 46 Years of Service 16
Killed Saturday, May 3, 2008
6) Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski
Philadelphia P.D., Pennsylvania
Age 39 Years of Service 12
Killed Saturday, May 3, 2008
7) Special Agent Aaron Garcia
Union Pacific Railroad P.D.
Age 39 Years of Service 2
Killed Wednesday, May 7, 2008
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD
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
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
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
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
Western Air Rescue (Donation) $ 1000.00
May (2007) $ 435.00
April (2008) 565.00
Balance $ 0.00
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Website – Several changes were made to the website
Membership – work continues on the member benefits flyer
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.
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.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
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