FOP Lodge 4 Meeting Minutes September 14, 2017
Member Sign in: See member sign in book
Call to Order: 1829 hours Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation: Prayer by Chaplain Christopherson
Roll Call of Officers: See below
Introduction of Resolutions: See below
Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meeting: Motion to adopt minutes from previous meeting made by 2nd VP Wicker, seconded by Delegate Fleming, passed unanimously. Committee Reports: - Social Committee- Christmas Party- Tentative date set for Dec 2, 2017. The budget, child care, and drink options were discussed. Secretary Wicker will continue the planning process with Lodge 52 and Lodge 3. Discussion was tabled until after Secretary Wicker and other Lodges discuss these options further. BBQ- Sheriff’s BBQ date is set for September 26, 2017 from 1100-1300. This is a joint event with the Sheriff’s office and the Lodge, we are expecting approximately 200 people. Will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with chips, side dishes and drinks. President Vanhook asks Secretary Wicker to purchase FOP stickers for the event. Turkey Dinner- Set a date of December 15, 2017, Secretary Wicker and Trustee Badberg will meet with the jail staff and start the planning process.
Executive Board and Trustee Reports: President Jeff Vanhook – Nothing to report VP Robert Hendrie – Nothing to report
2nd VP Steve Wicker- Nothing to report
Treasurer Mark Hovey – books are balanced, submitted account balances to Secretary Wicker and the Board. Has been looking into switching into First Bank due to issues with the current bank. President Vanhook made a motion to change
from Guarantee Bank to First Bank, seconded by Past President Atwood, motion passed. Secretary Shannon Wicker – We have 176 active members. Learned at Nationals the retired members are part of the active roster.
State Trustee Troy Badberg- State is closing on their new building so there are no State meeting scheduled.
Sgt. at Arms – Open position
Chaplain Rick Christopherson– None
Delegate Chris Fleming- Compensation for rangers was successful and went through, now second highest paid ranger group in the state. This was due to a lot of hard work and collaboration with the parks staff, the commissioners, and the FOP.
Delegate Eric James- Absent
Delegate Daniel Romero - Will work on recruitment at the jail Delegate - Open position Immediate Past President Justin Atwood - Nothing to report
Unfinished Business: -501(3)c: Still waiting for State to process our paperwork. -Constitution and By Laws: Submitted to State and approved after a minor word change that didn’t change the meaning. -Retreat- still looking into the cost and location. Due to homecoming at CSU that weekend availability is low and cost is high. Will solidify plans next week. New Business: -EBF fund was liquidated by the Sheriff, he donated 2 checks to the FOP Lodge in the amounts of $3,728.28 & $4,810.98. The intent of this donation is to still have the money benefit all the employees of the Sheriff’s office. President Vanhook asked Treasurer Hovey to please track how this money is spent and, as best we can, make sure it goes to events that include all sheriff's office and DNR employees. -Nationals: Nationals was a success, Board members that attended went to several classes in addition to the political meetings. We learned many things to include retired members in good standing are eligible for concealed carry legal coverage that costs approximately $50/year. The board will be reevaluating the
retired member costs at the Board planning meeting. President Vanhook will be researching the new Bill that addresses the concealed carry issue. - Adding retired members- After clarification through the State, it was learned we are allowed to let retired members from other areas to join our Lodge. President Vanhook made a motion to allow retired members to join our Lodge as long as there is some sort of connection to the Lodge, such as family of a Lodge member. Seconded by Trustee Badberg, motion passed.
Open Discussion: Report of Births, Injured, Sick, and Distressed: - Discussed members in need Good of the Order: None
Next Meeting: October 14, 2017 for the Executive Board Adjournment: 1954 hours