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August 10, 2017

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AUGUST 10, 2017

Call to Order: President Steve Rayne called meeting to order at 9:50 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Chaplain Montgomery  

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Motion to approve the minutes as printed. July Business Meeting Minutes will be amended.  Voice Vote. Motion Carried.

Georgetown Mortgage – David Smith
Texas based company.
Have programs to assist first responders.
Direct lenders.  Offer many types of loans including reverse mortgages.
The government closely regulates reverse Mortgages.  People use reverse mortgages for many good reasons just be sure to use a reputable company.

Secure Your Legacy Funeral Planning Service – Stefanie Salcedo
Senior Insurance Advisor with eleven years in the funeral business.

Houston Police Credit Union – Amber Roberts
The Credit Union dropped the word Federal from the name although they are Federally insured.  The name is now Houston Police Credit Union.

Financial Destiny, Inc. – Gary Wurl
Certified financial planner.  Financial planning for tomorrow…today.  

President – Steve Rayne
Acknowledged and welcomed first time attendees.  
New retired I.D. is being issued.  Retired is now in small print on the back of the I.D.  
Captain Fremin, HPD Academy, asked HPROA to participate in the September 9, 2017 Hero Run.  HPROA will have a booth and display our Wall of Honor of fallen Police Officers at the event.  Invited everyone to attend.
Thanked A.L. Blair served 14 years as a HPROA Board Member.  He was unable to run for reelection due to health issues.  
Beale and Garland Cole are in the foyer with information on the HPROA Long Term Care Insurance Policy underwritten by Trans America.  

Executive Director – Bill Elkin:
HPOPS at $4.47 B.  Ten have retired as of July 1st.  
The Pension Obligation Bonds will be on Houston’s November 7th ballot.  Need to get those bonds approved by the citizens.
Firefighters Parity Petition signatures are being counted by the City Secretary.  It will probably not be on the ballot in November.  HPROA needs to remain neutral toward the parity issue.  

Special Session of the Legislature ends August 16th. 
The Labor Dues Deduction bill is in committee.
HB 346, a shell bill for government transparency, is also dead.   
Bathroom bill is in committee and will probably die there

Treasurer Report – Ed Aldridge:  
HPROA has a total of $ 228,689 in the bank. 

Retired Badge –
The paper has been mailed.   
Always looking for new articles and anyone may submit an article. 

Membership Committee –  Roy McDonald
1,768 members as of August 8th.  
Eight (8) new members were approved today
Please contact dropped members that are on the report.  
Members may renew memberships with a credit card or make changes at any meeting.

Website Committee – Jim Ashby
12,066 visits last month. 
If you are not getting the Sunday E-Blast contact Jim.
Be aware of malware and virus update scanner.  Don’t respond to telephone numbers warnings that appear on your screen.  Have a back up for things on your computer.   
Retired Badge is on the website about two week earlier than mailed papers.
Contact Jim if you know anyone who would like to place an advertisement on the HPROA Website.  It is only $20 per month.
Contact Jim if you need the User Name and Password to the HPROA Membership Directory website.  
Super Bowl Pot will open at the September HPROA Meetings.  

Family Assistance Committee – Nelson Foehner
There were 4 deaths in July.  
Please contact members of the FAC with any needs or concerns:
Nelson Foehner (281) 351-4669 Doug Bostock   (281) 890-7610
Forrest Turbeville (713) 319-5466 Ray Smith   (281) 648-9920
Ron Headley     (713) 253-5749 Pat Kainer   (281) 642-6645

Entertainment Committee – Rosalie Potell
The Hill Country Reunion in Fredericksburg will be Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lady Bird RV Park in the Pioneer Pavilion.  Make your hotel and RV reservations early.  Remember to bring your silent auction items to the September meeting or to Fredericksburg.  

PAC Committee – Bob Barnard
$70,488.46 total PAC assets.  
Paid Reimbursements and Administration fees.

Election Committee Chairman– E. J. Smith
 683 election ballots were returned.  Thanked all the volunteers who counted the ballots.  Thanked Bob Shields for chairing the Election Committee.
President -   Steve Rayne 682 Votes
1st Vice-President- Matt Potell 683 Votes
Treasurer - Ed Aldridge 676 Votes
Position #2 - Fred Walschburger 652 Votes
Position #4 - Jim St. John 650 Votes
Position #6 - Nelson Zoch 664 Votes
Chaplain Montgomery swore in the newly elected Board Members.

Door Prizes:  
$25 Julie Anderson
$25 Steve Toth
$25 Robert Crane
$25 Ron Headley
$50 Gift Card - Carl Holman
$50 Gift Card  - J. C. Moseley
Wine Basket   - Jim Ashby
Wine Basket - J. R. Knott
Movie Basket - Rhonda LaMore
Movie Basket  - Al Garcia

164 Members in attendance.

Meeting Adjourned at 11:25 am and was followed by the complementary election-day luncheon.  Secure Legacy and Georgetown Mortgage donated toward the lunch.

*Minutes were taken by Dorothy Ashby.  

Sue Gaines
Board Secretary
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