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Board Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2018
OCTOBER 11, 2018

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Steve Toth

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

Absent:      None

Parliamentarian – Roy McDonald

Sergeant at Arms: Robert Crane 

Determination of Quorum: A quorum was present.

Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of Previous Meeting: 
Motion by Jim Ashby, 2nd by Matt Potell to approve the Minutes and the Treasurer’s Report as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

President – Steve Rayne:
There will be a number of political candidates and HPOPS candidates at the business meeting.
o Sophia Mafrige for Judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law #4
o Justice Jennifer Caughey for First Court of Appeals
o Ray Black for Judge of Harris County Probate Court #2
o Aaron Burdette for Judge of Harris County Criminal Court #11
o Rodney Hill seeking HPOPS Retired Trustee Position #4
o Scott Sisco seeking HPOPS Retired Trustee Position #4
o George Guerrero seeking reelection to HPOPS Active Trustee Position #1
o Trey Coleman seeking HPOPS Active Trustee Position #1
Discussion regarding program set up by HPD officers to provide plaques to each law enforcement agency in Texas that had an officer killed in the line of duty.  Voluntary donations are taken and given to HPROA member Rick Ashwood to make a plaque for that fallen officer and present it to their Department. [More]

Business Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2018
10/14/18 7:10 PM
OCTOBER 11, 2018

Call to Order: President Steve Rayne called meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Steve Toth

Welcomed New and First Time Members

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Motion by Nelson Foehner, 2nd by Jim Montero to approve the August Business Minutes as printed.  Voice Vote. Motion Carried.

Suspend Regular Order of Business
Sophia Mafrige – Candidate for Judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law #4
Practicing attorney since 1988.  Experience in litigation, transactional and property. Chairman Houston Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission since 2008. [More]

Family Assistance Update
11/02/18 8:44 AM
Jerry Novak:(11-8-18 nf) Nelson Zoch reports that Jerry is now at home in Chappell HIll recovering from a recent heart attack. Jerry was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, had two stents put in and is on a very restrictive diet. Keep Jerry in your daily prayers and give him a lift by calling him at 832-567-2861

Amber Harmon (11-7-18 rh): Deana Boy reported awesome news today regarding Amber. The transplant team is meeting this Friday to discuss her eligibility for the liver transplant list. Amber has been through multitude of test and doctor appointments over the past month to make it to this point. [More]

Retiree Roundup
October 2018

Retiree Roundup
October 2018

Danny Furstenfeld:(10-5-18 nf) We visited with Danny earlier this week and he reports that he is in recovery mode from his stem cell treatment, weak but gaining strength each day now walking 2 miles daily  & looking forward to getting back in his boat and fishing. Lift up your prayers for Danny and his medical team. 

Sue Turbeville;(10-5-18 nf) Sue continues to rehab at Grace Center on Northpointe, Tomball, where she daily has therapy to gain leg strength. She does require oxygen assist 24/7 but her overall condition appears to improve daily. Continue to pray for Sue & Forrest. 

Pat McMenemy:(10-5-18 nf) We visited with Guy and Pat on Thursday after Pat was released from the rehab center and now at home recovering and will receive in home therapy. [More]

  Retired Badge


    HPOPS Board of Directors Election      

Mail out paper ballots were mailed out today (10-30-18) and electronic ballots
were sent to all HPOPS members that gave their e-mail addresses to HPOPS.
You can only use one method to VOTE. No double voting!
The important thing is that you VOTE !! 

The voting of our HPROA members has been the deciding factor in most of the past
HPOPS elections, and “can” be again this time if we “ALL” vote.

Your HPROA Board of Directors voted to endorse a candidate for both 
the Active and Retired position that is up for election this year.
For the ”Active Officer Position,” we ask that you vote for GEORGE GUERRERO.
For the “Retired Officer Position,” we ask that you vote for RODNEY HILL.
The future of your pension will be decided by the HPOPS
 you elect. It is important for all members to .

Steve Rayne, HPROA - President

Your HPROA Board of Directors voted 
after thoughtful consideration to endorse a candidate for both the 
Active and Retired position that is up for election this year.  Their decision 
was difficult, particularly in the Retiree position since all three candidates
are members of the HPROA, and are equally qualified.  In the Active position, 
the decision was for the candidate that has a proven record in office.

                                                               Bill Elkin, HPROA Executive Director

Election Time and Rumors
10/26/18 11:13 AM
This Article will be UPDATED as Soon as New Information is Received
Election Time and Rumors

It is election time and rumors and misinformation abound both on a national level and at HPOPS.  During the last trustee election cycle (2017) there were a number of untrue rumors that were spread among active officers and retirees using word of mouth and social media.  Some of the rumors were malicious untruths that HPOPS failed to address.  This election year rumors and misinformation will be addressed.

 The first rumor to surface this trustee election cycle involves the DROP/PROP Interest Rate announcement that will be released in November, as usual.  The rumor is that the pension system is waiting until after the pay parity election in November so the DROP/PROP interest rate can be lowered if pay parity is passed by the citizens.

The truth is that between June and the October board meeting each year the auditor is doing what auditors do, auditing the pension system in order to render an opinion about the HPOPS financial statements and returns. [More]

Medicare Advantage Plan
11/05/18 5:03 PM
COH 2019 Medicare Advantage Plan enrollment meeting flyers

UPDATE:  Retirees and/or spouses are invited to the seminar.  No advance registration is necessary.
HPROA Board Member Anthony Kivela has reached out to the City of Houston in order to determine
if this seminar can somehow 7aptured for those who are out-of-town who are unable to travel in for the
presentation.  The city has agreed to post a PowerPoint presentation of what is presented at the seminar
on their HR website after the presentation is given.

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  



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