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June Marie White
Widow of deceased member Howard White
7/13/20 1:25 PM
June Marie White, widow of deceased member Howard White, passed away yesterday, July 12, 2020, at the age of 86. [More]
Business Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

      The HPROA Business Meeting July 9 th 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. 
Sue Gaines
Board Secretary     

Board Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2020

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob Barnar

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

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 Aldes of Previous Meeting:ridge, 2nd by McDonald 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.  Many members of the HPROA are in this high-risk category and accordingly, more subject to the COVID virus.

HPROA members George Buenik and Jim Hudson were instrumental in getting the HPROA’s mask request submitted to the City, and ultimately approved. Flash forward: a tremendous number of masks have been delivered to the HPROA and your Board of Directors has unanimously decided to immediately distribute them at no cost to members.  

The first step will be simply letting us know that you want the masks.  There are no forms, income requirements, or applications to complete, just let us know where to mail them.  The HPROA will mail surgical masks to any retiree who wants them for their household and will absorb all costs associated with handling and mailing masks to its members. [More]
HPROA 2020 Political Endorsements
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 Paul Day (R)

Family Assistane Update
July 2020

Mark Glentzer: (7-14-20rh) Larry Doss notified us that Mark has been fighting cancer for at least a year. He visited with Mark today and learned that doctors have told Mark that further treatments would be non productive.  He has been placed under hospice care at his home. Mark is extremely weak and is unable to take phone calls. [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]
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. [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. Great job. Call or send resume to Bat or Jim for more information: or 713-798-3000. 
                                          No Further Information available



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