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Linda Syble Simmons
June 23, 2017
Linda Syble Simmons:(7-26-17 nf)  Wife of member Charles "Chuck" Simmons passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by husband, Charles and sons Tim and wife Karen, Kevin and wife, Julie.

Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until 11:00AM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park Dr, Huntsville, Texas, 936-291-7300.

Graveside services will be held afterward at the Boontown Cemetery in Groveton, Texas beginning at 1:30PM

Our condolences to Chuck and family.


Board Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2017
JUNE 8, 2017

Call to Order:  President Steve Rayne called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Sue Gaines

Present:  Ashby, Barnard, Beale, Elkin, Gaines, Kivela, Rayne, Toth, Walschburger, Zoch 
Absent:   Blair, Miller, Potell, St.John

Sergeant at Arms:  Robert Crane 

Parliamentarian:  Ed Aldridge

Determination of Quorum: A quorum was present.

Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of Previous Meeting: 
Motion by Walschburger, 2nd by Kivela to approve minutes of the previous meeting with the addition of 1st Vice President position being included in the August election and the approval of the treasurer’s report as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

President – Steve Rayne:
Discussed firearm safety and protocol at the HPD range with Captain Greg Fremin and Sergeant R. [More]
Business Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2017
JUNE 8, 2017

Call to Order: President Steve Rayne called meeting to order at 9:45 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Sue Gaines  

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Motion by Bill Elkin, 2nd by Doug Bostock to approve the minutes as printed. Voice Vote. Motion Carried.

HPOPS – Terry Bratton and Dwayne Ready
Thanked everyone who drove to Austin and those who made phone calls or sent emails. [More]

Family Assistance Update
June 2017
Jim St.John: (6-21-17 rh) We received information that Jim was ill and was in the hospital. Anthony Kivela contacted his wife Peggy and she told him that Jim had developed a rare blood disorder that was causing his blood to build up to many antibodies and this was causing his blood to become too thick.  A machine was used to draw his blood, warm it, and thin it out. Doctors are still trying to determine the best treatment and medication for him. He was released from the hospital and is now home and able to receive phone calls. We visited with him today he said he is feeling better, but still not a 100 percent.  Please keep Jim in your prayers and give him a call. [More]

Northeast Station Breakfast
Every FIRST SATURDAY of each month at 7:30 am, at the GOLDEN CORRAL, 9663 FM 1960 W. bypass (just west on FM 1960 @ the Eastex Fwy.) Humble. Former Northeast officers 



HPROA Board of Directors Elections

The by-laws of the HPROA state that the Board President and half of the Board  of Directors will be up for election every year. This year the following positions are up for election, and the Nominating Committee Chairman again this year headed by Bob Shields have made the following Nominations:


President          Steve Rayne

1st Vice-President    Matt Potell

Treasurer                  Ed Aldridge

Position #2    Fred Walschburger

Position #4                Jim St.John

Position #6               Nelson Zoch

President Steve Rayne, called three times each for nominations from the floor for each position, there were none and the nomination s were closed

Small Thoughts on the Local Level
From Bill Elkin
The city's pension legislation has been signed by the Governor, and is scheduled to become law on July 1, 2017.  This means that HPOPS will begin  to make all changes to the benefit structure that were agreed to, and they will become a reality. 
Incorporated in the law is a provision that says any POB's ( Pension Obligation Bonds ) must be voted on  by the citizens of Houston.  The Mayor had ample time before that law takes effect, but it appears that he has decided to not to do so, and allow the voters to make the decision for him.
This means that the issue will be placed on a November vote agenda, along with any other issue that the voters must decide to pass or reject. [More]

Retiree Roundup
June 2017
Retiree Roundup 

Jerald "Jerry" Liles
(5-1-17 nf) (Now deceased) We visited with Jerry's wife, Carrie today by phone and she reports that Jerry had to go back (for the 3rd time) to the hospital (ICU) diagnosed with pneumonia and UTI but hopefully he will be released tomorrow or Wednesday and return to the rehab center. Continue to keep Jerry in your daily prayers. NOTE: Jerry passed away on June 3.

Phil Tippen (5-1-17nf) We visited with Phil by phone today and he sounded stronger than before and seems to be doing better. He has moved again now off of Loop 336 at 2275 Riverway, #58, Conroe, . Give him a call or go by and visit. [More]


  Retired Badge

October is a long way off, but now is the time to book you room in Fredericksburg, they fill up fast.  Reunion is October 28th


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