FOP Lodge 4 Meeting Minutes August 10, 2017
Member Sign in: See member sign in book
Call to Order: 1838 hrs
Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation: N/A
Roll Call of Officers: See below
Introduction of Resolutions: N/A Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting: A motion was made by President Vanhook to adopt the minutes from the previous meeting, seconded by Delegate Fleming, motion passed unanimously.
Benevolence Committee: - 501(3) c- Paperwork is turned in, we are still waiting on State to approve it. - Social Committee- -Contacted Lodge 3 and Lodge 52, Lodge 52 has to vote on if they want a joint party or not and then they will contact Secretary Wicker.. -Pool party- Freezer was purchased, will get a few water toys for the kids, and will purchase ice cream on Saturday. One of our members has offered to pay for the ice cream again this year. -Sheriff’s Office BBQ- Still waiting to hear from committee as far as date and cost.
Executive Board and Trustee Reports: President Jeff Vanhook – Met with commissioners just to check in and address 2 agenda item. One agenda item that was brought up was compensation for rangers, this is one still under consideration. The other was the commissioners on going commitment to add 4 more deputy positions for next year.
VP Robert Hendrie -
Absent 2nd VP - Vacant
Treasurer Mark Hovey - Will be renewing mailbox contract. The issue of paying for the hotels in Nashville came up. Our debit cards have a limit that will restrict our ability to pay in full for the hotel rooms. President Vanhook made a motion to raise the limit to $5,000 so we can make the payment, Trustee Badberg seconded the motion, motion passed unanimously. Still waiting for refund from Highland Insurance for the bonding. Secretary Shannon Wicker – Suggested we start a Facebook page to reach more people for our social events, Trustee Badberg will work on this. Also suggested reaching out to members to add a secondary email for spouses and significant others for the sole purpose of inviting them to our family event. Secretary Wicker will work on this. Lodge has 180 members.
State Trustee Troy Badberg - Nothing to report
Sgt. at Arms Aaron Horwitz – Absent, spoke to Trustee Badberg and resigned his position.
Chaplain Rick Christopherson – Working with the Sheriff’s office to be notified in event of injury or major event. Will be representing the FOP to take care of the members as well during these events.
Delegate Steve Wicker - Nothing to report
Delegate Chris Fleming - Will be reaching out to new rangers for membership. Delegate Eric James- Absent
Delegate Daniel Romero- Absent
Past President Atwood - Absent
Unfinished Business: -Nationals: The State did request all Lodges from Colorado order and wear the Colorado FOP shirts at the National conference. The cost for 3 shirts per person was $100. The State will automatically deduct this cost from our account.
-There was also a change in the flights to Nationals. Frontier cancelled the return flight on Friday September 1, we had to get another flight booked through Southwest. This flight did add to the cost of the trip. The additional cost was $348.90.
New Business: -President Vanhook appointed Delegate Steve Wicker to the vacant position of 2nd Vice President, Delegate Wicker accepted the position, and the Board supported the decision.
Open Discussion: -None
Report of Births, Injured, Sick, and Distressed: -Discussed, Chaplain Christopherson will be reaching out to those in need.
Good of the Order: -None
Next Meeting: Sept 14, 2017, 1830 hrs, at the FOP Office Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn was made by Delegate Wicker, seconded by Badberg, motion passed at 2025 hrs.