The October 2008 meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Reception Center located at Phoenix, Arizona.  President Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                         Jimmy Chavez

Executive officer                 Pat Eagan

D-1                               David Stopke

D-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

District 4                        Ed Simpson

D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick

D-6                               B.C. Dunn

D-7 (Proxy)                       Bill Rogers

D-8 (Proxy)                       Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

D-11 (Proxy)                      Jim Bee

D-12 (Proxy)                      Bill Rogers

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-14 (Proxy)                      Tim Kvochick

D-15                              Matt Rosemeyer

D-16                              John Smith

Executive Vice President

& OCI                             Bob Gilbert

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Civilian Central Zone             Mike Sloneker

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Retired Central Zone (Proxy)      J.R. Ham

Retired Southern Zone             J.R. Ham

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Asst. Treasurer &

Ring Coordinator                  Beverly Fuller

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary               Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                     Greg Robinson

Lobbyist                          Nicole LaSlavic

Insurance Advisor                 Pat Madden & Todd Madden

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Tom Hash

Bernie Gazdick

Ezekiel Zesiger

Gregg Girard

Mikel Longman

GUESTS PRESENT: none

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – none

Thank You Letters – Tucson Opcomm

Margie Centner & family

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

None

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

None

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Kenneth F. Barton #1375

Howard Birbaum #3739

Donald L. Swencki #4100

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: none

Civilian: none

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SICK & DISTRESSED:

Retiree Scott Lane #2936 underwent triple by-pass

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY / FAMILY:

Retiree John E. Stoneberger Badge #842, passed away on September 24 of leukemia.

Officer/Paramedic Bruce W. Harrolle Badge #5669, was killed on October 13 during a search & rescue mission of two stranded & dehydrated hikers on Bear Mountain.

This year 101 Police Officers have died in the line of duty.  Fourteen Officers have died since the last meeting:

Four were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in aircraft accidents

Two were killed in automobile collisions

Two were killed by heart attacks

One was killed in a motorcycle collision

One was killed after being struck by a vehicle

One was killed under accidental circumstances

Four were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from County Agencies

Six were from State Agencies:

(Alabama Department of Corrections), (Arizona Department of Public Safety), (Arizona Department of Corrections), (Maryland State Police), (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Law Enforcement Division).

Thirteen were male

One was female

1)  Detective Tommy Keen

Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Texas

Age 59     Years of Service 35

Killed Monday, September 15, 2008

Accidental

2)  Deputy Sheriff Adam William Klutz

Caldwell County Sheriff”s Office, North Carolina

Age 25   Years of Service 1 year, 6 months

Killed Friday, September 19, 2008

Gunfire

3)  Officer Kristine Fairbanks

United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service law Enforcement & Investigations

Age 51     Years of Service 22

Killed Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gunfire

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4) Sergeant Patrick McDonald

Philadelphia P.D., Pennsylvania

Age 30   Years of Service 8

Killed Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gunfire

5) Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr

Chicago P.D., Illinois

Age 39    Years of Service 14

Killed Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gunfire

6) Pilot Stephen H. Bunker

Maryland State Police

Age 59   Years of Service N/A

Killed Sunday, September 28, 2008

Aircraft Accident

7)  Trooper First Class Mickey C. Lippy

Maryland State Police

Age 34    Years of Service 4

Killed Sunday, September 28, 2008

Aircraft Accident

8) Sergeant Robert Douglas

Oklahoma City P.D., Oklahoma

Age N/A     Years of Service N/A

Killed Sunday, September 28, 2008

Motorcycle Collision

9) Correctional Officer Douglas Falconer

Arizona Department of Corrections

Age 46     Years of Service 4

Killed Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Heart Attack

10) Correctional Officer Rodney Kelley

Alabama Department of Corrections

Age 33     Years of Service N/A

Killed Friday, October 3, 2008

Automobile Collision

11) Police Officer Bradley Moody

Richmond P.D., California

Age N/A    Years of Service 16

Killed Thursday, October 9, 2008

Struck by vehicle

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12) Deputy Sheriff David Gilstrap

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia

Age 47     Years of Service 12

Killed Saturday, September 6, 2008

Gunfire

13) Game Warden George Whatley

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department-Law Enforcement Division

Age 45     Years of Service 1

Killed Friday, October 10, 2008

Heart Attack

14) Officer/Paramedic Bruce W. Harrolle

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Age 36     Years of Service 9

Killed Monday, October 13, 2008

Aircraft Accident

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Seat New Board Members & Proxies

Mike Sloneker was seated as the new Central Civilian/Crime Lab rep.

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

GUEST SPEAKER: Chief Mikel Longman

Chief Longman addressed the Board on two issues:

Secondary Employment:

a)  Last year the Department sustained between 1 to 1.2 million

dollar loss in the cost of Patrol vehicle’s used in off-duty construction.

b)  Last ISA agreement with ADOT expired January 2003, with cost of vehicles set at $3.50 per hour.

c)  Since 2005 the Department has been trying to meet with ADOT in increasing the amount of money paid for Patrol vehicles.

d)  ADOT has not been willing to talk with the Department.

e)  Starting November 15th, ADOT will not be using Department vehicles or Officers at construction sites.

Department Budget:

Due to the State budget problem, the following steps are being looked at:

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a)  Expanding the hiring freeze

b)  Not having the cadet class in February and May

c)  Each Division is looking at various options in cutting expenses.  (Everything is on the table).

INSURANCE ADVISOR-PACIFIC FINANCIAL DESIGN:

Pat & Todd Madden addressed the Board on two issues:

a)  Insurance carve-out: Moving forward in the process, almost ready to present to the Department Executive staff a power point presentation.  Looking at obtaining a sponsor for the carve-out bill.

b)  New Voluntary Care Programs:

1)  Long term care

2)  Group cancer insurance

(starting next month for members, information will be on

website)

GUEST SPEAKERS: Zeke Zesiger & Bernie Gazdick

Zeke will be taking over the Christmas Bear Program from Bernie Gazdick.  Program started in 1993 and has expanded throughout the State.  Discussion was held on the quality of the bears given out last year. Motion made by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, seconded by Pat Eagan to increase amount given to buy bears to $5,000.00.  Motion carried.

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  164,584.96

Savings:                         $   56,594.07

Merchandise:                     $    6,764.60

Bass:                            $    1,720.36

Rodeo:                           $   30,880.55

Golf:                            $   26,432.31

Raffle:                          $   35,155.19

Charities:                       $   17,246.60

PAC:                             $   24,834.41

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $      550.67

Merrill Lynch                    $  357,370.00

Monument Account                 $   13,919.00

(September 29th – $813.97 for new coin plaque)

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(July 2008 $ 3,316.76 given to

Sick & Distressed members)

(Remaining)     $   17,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                  713.44

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September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January 2008                             0.00

February                                 0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 4,286.56

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                  250.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January 2008                             0.00

February                                 0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 3,750.00

DONATIONS:

None

CABIN UPDATE:

Dave Schroder advised the Board that all of the work to the Cabin has been completed except for the replacement of the screen door.  Work on the main cabin roof is ongoing and should be completed next week.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

President Chavez presented to Eric Landau, a plaque and Honorary Life Time membership for his involvement with the Department’s Honor Guard & Bag Piper.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

None

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported to the Board on three issues:

1)  Default judgment was awarded on Paul Sennett’s outstanding loan

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2)  Suit filed on Theodore Edwards outstanding loan

3)  Reviewed carve-out Board of Trustee makeup

MERCHANDISE REPORT:

Tim Kvochick reported that there are new pens & baseball hats in.

RAFFLE REPORT:

Colleen Girard reported to the Board that 2,280 tickets sold as of this date.  There are three weeks before the drawing in Tucson.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

Majority of the District reports concerned the off-duty ADOT construction problem.

Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported that they manned a booth at the Southern Arizona Home & Garden Show, and over the 4 day event sold 45 raffle tickets.  Also there was $19.00 given collected in donations.

OLD BUSINESS:

Bob Gilbert addressed the Board on the employee pay study being conducted by the Association.  Two work groups from ASU are performing the study and looking at four major areas:

a)  State Employee Pay

b)  Cost of Living

c)  Programs used by the State (merit, Project SLIM, all-fuel, etc)which impacted employee pay

d)  Conclusions

President Chavez addressed the Board on the Phoenix Coyote hockey night on January 6th, where there will be a 50/25/25 raffle.  Winner of the raffle will receive 50% of the total, Coyote charities will receive 25%, and the Association will receive 25%.

(Due to court, President Chavez had to leave the meeting; Executive Vice President Bob Gilbert took over).

Bob Gilbert addressed the Board on the Leslie Nielson update:

a)  Two scripts will be written on the reserve program & move-over law

b)  Still photos will be taken for the golf, bass fishing, & rodeo

NEW BUSINESS:

Bob Gilbert addressed the Board on the re-organization of the Board working groups.  Would like to add scholarship & employee pay.  Golf-rodeo & bass looking at adding new blood to these groups.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY MARK HAUGHEY. MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Due to the Association Rodeo being held in Tucson, the next meeting will be held on Friday, November 7th, 2008 at the Desert Diamond Casino.

Meeting will start at 1000 hours.

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