Minutes for the September 1 Membership Meeting

OPENING

Doulas Griffith called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

DEDICATION

Moment of silence for Sgt. Kelvin Johnson and his 38 years of service to HPD, led by Doug Griffith.

 

GUESTS

Sam’s Club – half price memberships

Charles Onwuche

Nick Hellier

Steve Benavidez with VFW

 

PATROL OFFICER OF THE MONTH / INVESTIGATOR OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Officers Valero and Vasconi with North Belt Division for their work finding a missing juvenile.  Detective Nickerson with Robbery Division linking many robberies on a crew in the Asian community.

 

ATO PRESENTATION

Tim Whitaker presented to Billye Tezel for her work raising $15k to ATO for retired K9 units.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

The motion to accept the treasury report was made by Dan Levine, second by Ken Neely, motion carried.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Election sign-up is now open for the board, now through 10am on October 6th.

Constitution re-writes and by-laws highlighted the changes done and approved. FOP updates and positions as well as other issues which will be highlighted in emails and online.  This will be up for approval in the next election as well.

Chief wants an average of 1 traffic stop a day in patrol.

9/11 Heroes run coming up soon on September 10th.

Family leave is now active but there are still a lot of questions and HPOU is trying to get answers from the city.  Many people off currently, 300+.  Will continue to hurt for a while.

If you want to take pictures with BARC for the PR campaign, then contact Dan Levine.

Blue Mass will be on Sunday, September 25th at 10am at Assumption Catholic Church.

HPOU Family Picnic coming up in November.

 

REMINDERS

HPOU app for your phone is now updated in the google play and the app store.

Minutes are at HPOU.ORG

HPOU provides free online ID protection, please sign up.

All active members with HPOU are members of the FOP Lodge 110.

Reminder city email and city phones are open records request eligible.

Personal injury attorney for family and friends if they need to sure contact Kherkher Garcia law firm.

If you need a will, contact Fulton Broemer, they will do it for free.

Combined insurance provided by HPOU, check plans and rates if interested.

Peer Support is live, contact HOPA, 832-200-3499.

See Public Safety Financial Group (PSFG) if you are thinking about retiring.

Next meeting is Thursday, October 6th.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

None

 

NEW MEMBERS

Motion by Ken Nealy, seconded by Shannon Barker, to accept Charles Franklin #129966 and Chad Thompson-Martin #165660, both as new members (re-instatements).

 

DOOR PRIZES

Doug announced the door prizes.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Ken Neely made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Tim Whitaker, motion passed.

 

Minutes prepared by Joey Dunn