The November 2010 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities 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 Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                        Jimmy Chavez

Executive Officer (Proxy)       Dave Schroder

District One                    David Stopke

District Two & Northern

Vice President                       Mark Haughey

District Three & Recording

Secretary                       Jim Bee

District Four (Proxy)           Tim Huffman

District Five (Metro Central)   Tim Kvochick

District Seven                  Raul Garcia Jr

Southern Vice President         Kevin McNichols

District Eight (Proxy)          Kevin McNichols

District Nine (Proxy)           Kevin McNichols

District Eleven                 Bert Cheney

District Twelve                 Nate Teel

District Thirteen (Metro East)  Bill Rogers

District Fourteen (Metro West)

(Proxy)                         Tim Kvochick

District Fifteen                     Matt Rosemeyer

District Sixteen (Proxy)        Kevin McNichols

Executive Vice President

& OCN I                         Bob Gilbert

OCN II                          Jim Oien

Civilian Northern Zone          Becky Smith

Civilian Zone I & Crime Lab          Mike Sloneker

Civilian Zone II                Vickie Toll

Civilian Southern Zone (Proxy)  Kevin McNichols

Retired Southern Zone           J.R. Ham

Retired Civilian                     Betty Gallery

Treasurer                       Dave Schroder

Special Projects Benefits/

Charities Liaison                                  Beverly Fuller

 

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary             Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                   Greg Robinson

Public Relations                     Stacey Dillon

Financial Advisor               Thomas Jonovich

Insurance Advisor               Robert Jagus

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Gregg Girard               Dale Doucet

Andy Swann                 Rob Cahoon

Bernie Gazdazk             Stephen Powles

Lt. Col. Stanhope          Bill Kennedy

 

GUESTS:

Jim Hacking

Lesli Sorensen

Paul Matson

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Mrs. Lisa Martinez, grandmother of Security Officer Fernando F. Martinez, Badge #6809, passed away on October 27th.

 

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 145 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. This is 40 more than this time last year. Fifteen have died since the last meeting:

 

Seven were killed in vehicle collisions.

Six were killed by gunfire.

One was killed by vehicular assault.

One was killed by an assault.

Seven were from Municipal Agencies.

Four were from a County Agencies.

Three were from State Agencies (Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Game Commission, & Texas Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol).

One was from a Federal Agency (Puerto Rico P.D.).

All fifteen were male.

One Officer was six months from retirement.  One Officer was just seven weeks out of the Academy.

  • 1) Police Officer Tommy Portz

Baltimore P.D., Maryland

Age 32     Years of Service – 10

Killed Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Automobile Collision

  • 2) Sergeant Timothy Prunty

Shreveport P.D., Louisiana

Age 44   Years of Service – 19

Killed Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gunfire

  • 3) Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

Age 43    Years of Service – 17

Killed Monday, October 25, 2010

Automobile Collision

  • 4) Police Officer John Abraham

Teaneck P.D., New Jersey

Age 37   Years of Service – 17

Killed Monday, October 25, 2010

Automobile Collision

 

  • 5) Captain George Green

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Age 56     Years of Service – 31

Killed Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Automobile Collision

  • 6) Lieutenant Jose A. Cordova-Montanez

Puerto Rico P.D.

Age n/a    Years of Service – 30

Killed Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gunfire

  • 7) Police Officer Christopher A. Wilson

San Diego P.D., California

Age 50     Years of Service – 17

Killed Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gunfire

8)  Deputy Sheriff Dean Miera

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Dept., New Mexico

Age 48     Years of Service – 9

Killed Friday, October 29, 2010

Automobile Collision

9)  Police Officer Sergio Antillon

San Antonio P.D., Texas

Age 25     Years of Service – 2 months

Killed Friday, October 29, 2010

Vehicular Assault

10) Police Officer Paul Dittamo

Metropolitan P.D., District of Columbia

Age 32    Years of Service – 1 year, 4 months

Killed Saturday, October 30, 2010

Automobile Collision

11) Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio

Riverside P.D., California

Age 28     Years of Service – 8

Killed Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gunfire

12) Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Age 31     Years of Service – 9

Killed Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gunfire

13) Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts

Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia

Age 48     Years of Service – 26

Killed Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gunfire

14) Correctional Officer Gary M. Chapin

Crawford County Correctional Facility, Pennsylvania

Age 49     Years of Service – N/A

Killed Monday, November 15, 2010

Assault

15) Trooper Jonathan McDonald

Texas Dept. of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol

Age 28     Years of Service – N/A

Killed Monday, November 15, 2010

Automobile Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Jim Hacking, Public Safety Personnel

Retirement System (PSPRS)

  • 1. In 2001 & 2002 the system took a loss due to not being diversified in the investments.
  • 2. The system received authority in 2008 to expand some of the asset allocations. Before that there were some missed opportunities to diversify.
  • 3. PSPRS is 65% funded, CORP 80.3% funded, and EORP is 66.7% funded.
  • 4. PSPRS can not invest the money in the system to an 80% funded status (considered to be healthy) without changes to the system.
  • 5. Any changes to the system will affect only new hired employees.
  • 6. Anyone in the system now is protected by statutes on the books and court case law. Pension rights are a contract.
  • 7. Possible changes to the system:
  • a. Contribution rates by employees will increase.
  • b. Temporary restriction on amount of funds into the reserve structure.
  • c. DROP program will have changes.

GUEST SPEAKER: Paul Matson, Arizona State Retirement System

(ASRS)

  • 1. Defined Benefit Plan (DB) vs. Defined Contribution Plan (DC).

a. Defined Benefit Plan:

1. Less expensive per benefit level.

2. Equal cost sharing between employee & employer.

3. Equal risk sharing between employee & employer.

4. Guaranteed lifetime benefit.

5. Greater retirement equity.

6. More complex.

b. Defined Contribution Plan:

1. Less complex.

2. More portable for the employee.

3. Individualized investment decision making.

4. All risk held by employee.

2.  Health of the System

a. currently in the high 70%.

3.  Closing of Plan

a. When plan is closed or not open to new members

b. Employee contributions increase due to fewer members

paying the costs of the plan.

4.  Past & Future of Plan

5.  Changes to plan:

a. Establish an alternate contribution rate for return to

work employees.

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – Brandon J. Leffler, golf scholarship

Cards – None

 

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Scott R. Valention, Badge #6263

 

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Christina (Nina) O’Connor, #6556

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

C.D. (Dave) Springston, Badge #2792

Bradley R. Powers, Badge #3698

Rebecca R. Miller, Badge #4819

Carol A. Sonier, Badge #6028

 

REJOINED MEMBERS:

Tim F. Mason, Badge #4937

Herbert F. Groll, Badge #5253

 

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Brian J. Clark, Badge #6569

Carlos A. Diaz, Badge #6802

SICK & DISTRESSED: None

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Mark Haughey, to accept the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

GUEST SPEAKER: Bernie Gazdzak

Mr. Gazdzak gave the Board a briefing on the 2011 Christmas Bear Program. This will be the 17th year of the program with 1700 bears handled out last year in 30 locations.  This year’s program will again be supported by the Association with $5,000.00.  Bears should be in Phoenix around the 1st of December.

MERCHANDISE REPORT: Tim Kvochick

New baseball hats are in, cost is $15.00.  Have ordered new black tee-shirts.

 

RAFFLE REPORT: Colleen Girard

2,454 tickets sold as of this date.

 

INSURANCE CARVE-OUT UPDATE: President Jimmy Chavez

President Chavez & Andy Swann will have a follow-up meeting with the Governor’s staff on the carve-out bill on November 18th.  The Association is planning on hosting an event for new legislators about who DPS is, Department needs, and cuts made to DPS.

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT BOB GILBERT TOOK OVER THE MEETING DUE TO PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ HAVING A MEETING WITH REPRESENTIVE HYENCE.

TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder

General Checking:                $  131,784.84

Savings:                         $   56,980.95

Merchandise:                     $    9,089.58

Bass:                            $    1,775.29

Rodeo:                           $   14,743.62

Golf:                            $   16,842.02

Raffle:                          $   65,150.86

Charities:                       $    8,746.60

PAC                              $   10,578.65

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $     2,71.97

Merrill Lynch                    $  445,584.00

Monument Account                 $   10,414.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July 2010                                 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

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 5,000.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July 2010                                 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

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 4,000.00

Donation: None

The process in moving our accounts from Bank of America to Arizona State Credit Union has started.

 

PUBLIC RELEATIONS: Stacey Dillon

  • 1. Last week the Association held the Impact Teen Driving program.
  • 2. Website design will be given to the Executive Board by November 30th to make corrections. Planned roll-out of new site will be January 1st, 2011.
  • 3. Press releases on DUIs during the holidays & Christmas Bears Program.

 

LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson

  • 1) CEO of Safe Guard Security will be at the January meeting in reference to membership discounts.
  • 2) Trying to obtain quotes on actuary study on insurance carve-out.
  • 3) Before study is done, we should have stability in the State laws concerning insurance laws.

INSURANCE / PACIFIC FINANCIAL DESIGN: Bob Jarvis

Pacific Financial will still be assisting the Association with the carve-out.  Mr. Jarvis asked everyone to look at any of their life insurance policies for the expiration date. A lot of policies are getting ready to expire without notice to the policyholders.

EXECUTIVE STAFF: Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope

  • 1. Impact to the Department’s budget from Prop 201 & 203 not passing is unknown.
  • 2. Grants have been cut between 5% to 10%.
  • 3. CI budget will be published soon.
  • 4. Director has not made any selection on the Deputy Director position.
  • 5. Department is still looking at cost savings.
  • 6. Looking at the residence requirement on moving employees around to fill positions in the state.
  • 7. Still working with ADOT on construction sites for DPS Officers.
  • 8. MCSO has come out on an enforcement bill on K-2/Spice (synthetic marijuana). Department will give them support on this issue.
  • 9. DOC & ADOT are hiring. DPS is not. Department’s position is taking care of the people we have and who are staying here.
  • 10.If there are any future furloughs, it was his understanding that all employees would be furloughed.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

District 8: The roadside clean-up for Manny Tapia will be held on January 8th, 2011.  Further details will be posted.

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Executive Officer Pat Eagan reported on this morning’s Merit System hearing.  The Department won on the three motions before the board:

  • a. RIFs
  • b. Layoffs
  • c. Elimination of positions

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

Kevin McNichols made a motion to fund $100.00 towards the Manny Tapia roadside clean-up for refreshments. Seconded by Mark Haughey.  Motion passed.

Kevin McNichols, on behalf on Chris Lentz, made a motion to fund $200.00 for Tim Wiedemann’s son, James, to attend the National Crime Scene Investigation program in Washington D.C.  Seconded by Becky Smith.  Motion passed.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Association’s raffle drawing:  December 15, 2010

Christmas Bear program:  December, 2010

Manny Tapia roadside cleanup in Nogales:  January 2011

Association’s golf tournament:  May 14, 2011, JW Marriott resort located in Scottsdale. (Tournament used to be in Prescott, AZ in June).

Motion to adjourn by Mark Haughey, seconded by Bev Fuller.  Motion carried.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on December 15th, 2010, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix,  Arizona.   Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

If you have any questions or concerns about any information contained within these minutes, please contact any association representative for clarification.

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