and Pledge of Allegiance: Bob Barnard
Aldridge, Barnard, Beale, Gaines, Kivela, McDonald, Rayne, Scheibe,
St.John, Toth, Zoch
Absent : Ashby, Potell,
Parliamentarian – Bill Elkin
Sergeant at Arms: Robert Crane
Quorum: A quorum
and Minutes of Previous Meeting
Motion by Aldridge of Previous Meeting, 2nd by McDonald to approve the Minutes and the
Treasurer’s Report as printed. Voice
Vote. Motion Carried.
President – Bob
Business Meeting cancelled due to COVID19.
Fredericksburg Reunion. Determination
will be made after August.
August Election Business Meeting may be cancelled due to COVID19.
Committee prepared the election ballots for mail out.
o The candidate’s names were listed in
o A questionnaire was included regarding
members’ preference in receiving
the Retired Badge electronically on the HPROA
Website or mailed in print form.
o A short informational note from Bruce Evans, Candidate
for Board Position #3, was included.
other two candidates chose not to include a note in the mail out.
o Problem occurred with Ballot Envelopes not
sealing. Pasadena Printing printed and
delivered envelopes the same day
o The Bylaws state in the event of a tie, a coin
toss will decide the winner.
Election Ballots will be counted before the August Board Meeting.
oThe candidates will be invited to
the Board Meeting and the newly elected candidates will be sworn in as new
the loss of Nelson Foehner on the Family Assistance Committee, Forrest
Turbeville will continue as FAC Chairman and Henry Chavez will serve as
Cadet Class #245 graduation will be held at the Second Baptist Church, 6400
Woodway, Houston on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:00pm. Retirees are encouraged to attend.
regarding following up on new member applications given to officers or
retirees. Membership Chairman Roy
McDonald will email a new recruiting letter to those retirees who failed to
renew their membership. Membership
application may be accessed on phones, tablets, etc.
sign-in table at the Regular Membership Meeting will be located in the foyer
for additional security and to have an accurate count of those attending.
Regular Member Applications were received from:
o William W. Bolton
o Michael Brunson
o Ronny Cortez
o Doyle W. Davis
o Jennifer Evans
o Michael Gallaway
o Adrian Gaspar
o John Guanci
o Denny Hair
o Shawna Hampton
o James Hawk
o Janice Hawk
o Henry Hernandez
o John Huston
o Jose Inocencio
o John Johnson
o Randall Johnson
o Caroline Kaplan
o Larry Kroesche
o Andrew R. LaHaie
o James D. Leonard
o Christopher Lohse
o David Myers
o Madolyn Nasworthy
o James Pinion
o Thomas Riendeau
o Ronald Sessum
o Alvin Steelman
o Michael Thacker
o Robin Thacker
o Ralph Walker
o Keira J. Knox
* Motion by Toth, 2nd by
Rayne to approve the new Regular Member applications. Voice Vote.
o Two Associate Members approved:
Robert Berry – Sponsor Fred Walschburger
Russell Raia – Sponsor Bob Barnard
* Motion by McDonald, 2nd
by Beale to approve the new Associate Member applications. Voice Vote.
o One Associate Member application
received and will be posted on the HPROA
Website for one month.
Brook Crawford – Sponsor Bob Barnard
Executive Director –
Web Manager Selection Process Update:
Thanked Board Members who returned the web manager
survey and those who participated in the interview process.
Each of the two candidates was asked to submit a
resume and perform a variety of tasks before their interview. The interviews
covered the candidates’ vision for the website and their technical
knowledge. Each interview lasted ninety
* Motion by Zoch, 2nd by
Beale to hire member Mike Gee as the new HPROA Web Manager effective August 13,
2020 at the budgeted amount of $800 per month with the amount to be
reviewed in January 2021. Voice
Vote. Motion Carried.
a. Balance as of 7-7-20: $5.564 billion
Fiscal Year to date 2020: 15
Fiscal Year to date 2019: 16
iii. Cumulative Year to date 2020: 106
Cumulative Year to date 2019: 97
continue to be HPROA’s Number One Priority.
offered a large lot of bags, books and other logo items to the HPROA. These items will be picked up as soon as
possible. Thank you HPOPS.
Identification Cards Update: HPROA
contacted TMPA Legal Division. Chief
does NOT have the ability to change any retirement status. Chief SHALL issue an Honorably Retired
Card. Chief MAY sign allowing retiree to
carry a weapon.
o HPROA will have another meeting with
the Chief and HPD Legal Department.
o Host provider, Netsential, was
recently hacked. Discussion.
– PPE supplies from member May Walker,
Constable Precinct 7.
– Mary Valez in honor of Ramsey Valez.
– Ed Aldridge in memory of Henry Pressley
– Mark and Charolette Mills in memory of Scott T. Stewart.
– James “Ken” Pinion (new member), just wants to help HPROA.
– Mark Langford in memory of Scott T. Stewart.
o 7-2-20 - Salvador Lopez.
o 7-6-20 - Mark and Cathy Curran in memory of
Fund donations received on HPROA website.
Cost HPROA 3% credit card processing fee. Discussion.
* Motion by Toth, 2nd by Zoch
to deduct the commission the 3rd party credit card processor charges
the HPROA when funds are received by us, but transferred to the Burial Fund as
originally intended by the donors. Roll
Call Vote. Motion Carried. Yes Vote: Aldridge, Beale, Gaines,
McDonald, St.John, Toth, Zoch
Abstain: Burial Fund Board Members Rayne, Scheibe
Absent: Ashby, Potell, Walschburger
you notes received from:
o Shirley Barrett thanking Jim St.John
for assisting with the petition for denial of parole for a police officer’s
killer. It was successful.
o Laurie Solomon and Bobby Smith for the
flowers sent to Dot Smith’s service.
o Foehner Family for the flowers sent to
Nelson Foehner’s service. “He loved
being a part of the HPROA and the Law Enforcement community…it meant so much to
o Leatha Moore for her husband Eugene
of the letter sent to Keira Knox, widow of Killed In The Line Of Duty Officer
Jason Knox, advising her of the lifetime complementary membership in the HPROA.
(6) Month Budget Review:
expenditures are under budget due to Covid19.
The Houston Reunion and Surviving Spouse Luncheon were cancelled.
regarding upgrading office equipment and website technology this fiscal
Catastrophic injuries discussed then tabled.
Update on the distribution of the PPE mask by
St.John and Scheibe.
The Board approved pull-up HPROA banner was
Research for A/V Projector, computer software and
name badges to go to new Web Manager.
Discussion on pride wear purchased from Pasadena
Printing. Discussion on a new pride wear
Discussion regarding waiving membership dues for one
member who would like to join the HPROA but is currently unable due to having
no city or gap insurance and huge out of pocket medical expenses.v Motion by McDonald, 2nd by
Zoch to grant the retiree a complementary one (1) year membership to be
revisited in one (1) year. Voice
Vote. Motion Carried.· :
reported both the indoor and outdoor ranges are closed.
Retirees only may shoot the Narcotics range at
11:00am daily. Check with Range Officer
before going out.
Treasurer Report – Ed Aldridge
§ $ 250,261.66 in the bank.
PAC – Bob Barnard:
Total PAC Fund Assets
$101,681.53. Contributions Received
$3,845. Administration expense
$200. Ethics Reports $280.
§ Runoff Endorsements:
Texas Senate District 27 – Edie Lucio Jr.
Texas House District 2 – Dan
Texas House District0 47 – Justin Berry (R)
Texas House District 67 – J. D. Sheffield
Texas House District 142 – Harold Dutton (R)
Texas House District 148 – Anna Eastman (D)
Paul Day for Sheriff (R)
Entertainment Committee – Matt
§ HPROA LOGO items picked up from
Membership Committee – Roy McDonald
1,834 members as of July 8th. 32 new regular members and 2 associate
members approved today. 1 new associate
member application received. 18 members reinstated and 18 dropped.
§ Emails will be sent to
approximately 700 members who dropped over the years.
Retired Badge – Nelson Zoch Articles for the next edition due
Family Assistance Committee: Friends we lost in June were Carrol
M. Lynn, Ramsey Velez, Marvella S. Forte, Henry Pressley and Scott T. Stewart.
§ We also lost Dot Smith, wife of
deceased Captain Chuck Smith; Robert Gonzales, brother of Rosalie Potell and
brother-in-law of Matt Potell; and Andy Brown, husband of Belinda Leatherwood
Brown and brother-in-law of Brenda Roberts White and David White.
Legislative Committee – Bill Elkin·
the race getting a lot of TV ads is the runoff for U.S. Congress District 22,
House of Representatives between Republicans Kathleen Wall and Troy Neils. Wall has spent over $4 million in this race
and spent over $6 million two years ago in the race against Dan Crenshaw for
District 2 seat.
the U.S. Senate race against incumbent John Cornyn (R), Mary J. (MJ) Hager is
spending a lot of money on TV ads against Texas State Senator Royce West. Both Hager and West are Democrats.
the Texas runoff elections – Harris County has several House seats where the
Democrats must decide their candidate:
District 138 - Akilah Bacy against Jenifer Rene Pool.
District 142 - Jerry Davis against Harold Dutton, Jr.
District 148 – Anna Eastman
against Penny Morales Shaw
§ There is a lot of talk about
de-funding or disbanding police departments.
When confronted by such comments, remind those people that policing is
not social work. Police are problem
Good and Welfare:
read a heartfelt letter from Tina Faircloth, Henry Pressley’s daughter, expressing
her gratitude for all the assistance from HPROA and describing what being a HPD
Officer meant to Henry and his family
sanitizer and facemask will be provided at the next open meeting.
by Rayne, 2nd by Beale to adjourn the meeting at 11:35am. Voice
Vote. Motion Carried.
Sue Gaines Board