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July 2, 2020
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at noon to avoid extremely heavy traffic, 
expected on Memorial Drive and in the area.
Houston Police Credit Union
Memorial branch
Please check their Website for updated
opened Monday, and recent information
indicates they will close again on Tuesday 
Business Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

      The HPROA Business Meeting June 11th was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the CDC recommendation that all meetings over 10 attendees be cancelled and social distancing regulations followed.

The HPROA Board Meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. in the Houston Police Officers Union conference room.   

Sue Gaines
Board Secretary     

Board Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2020

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Matt Potell

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

Absent:      Rayne          

 Parliamentarian – Bill Elkin 

Sergeant at Arms: Robert Crane 

Determination of Quorum: A quorum was present. 

Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of Previous Meeting:

     Motion by Potell, 2nd by Beale to approve the Minutes and the Treasurer’s Report as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried. [More]

Retiree Roundup
June 2020
E. J. Smith: (6-1-20rh) Roger Dixon notified me today that E. J. had been admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital Woodlands. I called E.J. and learned that he has developed a bacterial infection in his left hand causing painful swelling and redness.  He was admitted to the hospital yesterday and treated with major doses of antibiotics. [More]

5/14/20 3:52 PM
The HPROA has received information that some retired officers do not have access to purchasing surgical masks, nor do other retirees have the resources to hand-make them.  Due to COVID concerns, the City of Houston implemented a surgical mask program that specifically targets senior citizens and other at-risk vulnerable people. [More]
Employment Opportunity
7/09/20 6:05 PM
Baylor College of Medicine Security Department is hiring several retirees for full time positions to cover nights, 
evenings, and weekends. Tired of being retired. [More]
HPROA 2020 Poliical Endorcement
7/09/20 2:48 PM
1. Tx Senate, Dist 27, Eddie Lucio Jr  (D)
2. Tx House Dist 2, Dan Flynn (R)
3. Tx House Dist 47, Justin Berry (R)
4. Tx House Dist 67, J. D. Sheffield (R)
5. Tx House Dist 142 Harold Dutton (R)
6. Tx House Dist 148 Anna Eastman (D)
7. Harris County Sheriff (R) Paul Day (R)

6/22/20 12:57 PM
The board has been informed that the servers belonging to the vendor who handles our website have been compromised.  It is our understanding that this was not a lone attack on the HPROA, but multiple law enforcement sites were also impacted. Based on this, we have to assume that our Member Directory information may also been been compromised. It is IMPORTANT TO NOTE that credit card information used by members through our website’s application process is not stored by the HPROA or its website hosting company, and subsequently, was not compromised.  Financial information is always encrypted and immediately electronically sent to a national credit card processing center via a secure network. [More]
6/20/20 5:51 PM
Recently the following was posted on social media
“Hey, I’m hearing rumbling from officers that mayor said in a meeting that he wanted to renegotiate pension. I’m sure ya’ll are hearing it already.”
Upon hearing of this post the HPOPS Chairman immediately contacted  Mayor Turner. The Mayor said that “those words never came out of my mouth.” During further conversation,  it was apparent the city has no desire to renegotiate pension benefits.

We have a good relationship with the Mayor, and he has always been supportive of our police department. He stepped up and took on the task of making the City pension plans sustainable.  This support is currently evident by the funding of 5 cadet classes for next budget year, and fully funding your pension and the police department.
Police Officers’ have an incredibly difficult job and are constantly under considerable stress, we know that because we are current or former police officers. [More]
HPD Pistol Range has reopened for Retiree Qualification.
5/27/20 9:25 AM
Retirees MUST have a reservation in order to qualify.

Reservations will be scheduled by the Retiree Certification Unit (RCU), only.

The RCU will be contacting those who have submitted their paperwork to the RCU to schedule reservations.

Retirees will check in at the RCU, wearing their masks, at approximately 10:30 am to complete any remaining paperwork before qualifying at the indoor range. [More]
Family Assistane Update
July 2020

Joe Chebret Sr.: (7-9-20rh)  “Big Joe“ has been hospitalized with serious COVID complications.  He is too weak to receive phone calls, but his family is asking that we pray for his healing and comfort.

Ralph Blount (7-8-20 blc)  I talked with Donna Blount today and she said that Ralph is scheduled for out patient surgery tomorrow at Woodlands Memorial Hospital to have a nerve stimulator implanted to help reduce his pain. He will be down for about a month recuperating. [More]



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