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BREAKING NEWS TO OUR MEMBERS
4/02/20 4:57 PM

In our 25-year history, the HPROA has been tasked with assisting its members wherever the need might be, usually with the focus on pension and insurance issues.  Now, the health and well-being of many of our regular and associate members is at stake due to COVID-19. I recognize that this is a time of uncertainty for many of our members, particularly with the financial and health impact this crisis has had on our age-group.  Our message to you is that the strength of our association shows in these times of need.  

 Now, with COVID-19, the needs for social interaction, transportation for medical assistance, grocery purchasing, financial assistance, and a host of other pandemic-related issues have come to the forefront.  Please remember this world virus is an issue we have never faced, but by pulling together, our association is determined to meet the challenge.

 We want to help our members, but first we need to know where that assistance is needed.  The HPROA Board of Directors will meet next week via a remote conferencing connection.  At that time, one of our agenda items will be to discuss what we can do as an association to assist our members.  To do this, we need to understand two perspectives:  We will first determine the actual need, then identify resources toward that end. Accordingly, if you have any type of need, we want to hear about it.  Please go to our website and visit the “Contact Us” link.  Let us know before next Thursday’s Board Meeting of any needs that you might have, or known and verified needs of other HPROA members.  As always, we are here as an association to try to help both of our regular and associate members.  

 At the end of the day, our association is about people, those members who have served, and those members who continue to serve. [More]
 

Business Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2020
3/20/20 4:46 PM
Call to Order - President Bob Barnard called meeting to order at 9:55 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge – Nelson Zoch

Recognition of Guest(s) and First Time Attendees -

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Motion by E.J. Smith, 2nd by C.D. Arms to accept the minutes as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

HPOPS Chairman Terry Bratton –
Pension checks will continue to go out on time.  Pension fund has made adjustments due to the stock market.
Over 70 will continue to receive COLA payments. [More]
 
Board Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2020
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Nelson Zoch

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

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 Walschburger, 2nd by Scheibe to approve the Minutes and the Treasurer’s Report as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

President – Bob Barnard
Board of Director seating arrangements and Roberts Rules of Order discussed.
Discussion of the Coronavirus and its impact on the April board and business meetings, the April 25th Houston Reunion and the Surviving Spouses Luncheon on March 17th.
Discussion regarding the HPROA gift bag to welcome new members and guests.  The cooler bag has the HPROA logo and includes a HPROA pen, letter opener, scratch pad, lanyard, clips and application form.   
Discussion regarding the HPROA member badges.
Salvador Lopez is an independent insurance agent. [More]
 
Retiree Roundup
March 2020

Lisa Kennedy: (3-1-20rh) Lisa, wife of Chuck Kennedy, has been fighting cancer for approximately two years.  She received her last chemo treatment in November and since then scans and test have shown her cancer to be under control with medication.  However, the last few months she has been having severe abdominal pain on a regular basis. Doctors at this time have been unable to determine the cause of the pain. [More]
 

The HPD Pistol Ranges are closed for Retiree Qualification
3/12/20 3:21 PM

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:30 AM, Cromwell, Paul <Paul.Cromwell@HoustonPolice.Org> wrote:

The HPD Pistol Ranges are closed until further notice for Retiree Qualification due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

 Out of an abundance of caution and care for the well-being of all involved, we are closed at this time. [More]
 

 
April HPROA Meeting Canceled
3/31/20
In the interest and well-being of our members, the April 9, 2020 HPROA meeting is canceled, due to the COVID-19 Virus.  This is in compliance with the mandate issued by Harris County.  Please stay home and stay healthy.  We will see you at the May14th meeting. [More]
 
WEBMASTER POSITION OPENING
3/29/20 4:25 PM
The webmaster informed the Board of Directors that he would be retiring from the webmaster position in August 2020 after 20 years of dedicated service to the HPROA.  

The specific job qualifications and duties are in the process of being drafted.  At this time, any interested party should contact the executive director via email (HPROA.exec.dir@att.net) who will collect the names until the Board officially posts the position, as well as the specific application process that is to be followed. [More]
 
Corona Virus Cancels Houston Reunion
3/18/20 11:58 AM
Due to the Corona Virus, the Houston Reunion that is scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been cancelled.  It is held at the Houston Police Academy, and Chief Acevedo has shut down the Academy until further notice,  This is due to CDC recommendations.

We are sorry that we must cancel but it is for our well being.

To stay informed with our organization, please continue to monitor the HPROA.com website.

Thank you and Stay Healthy.

Matt and Rosalie Potell
Entertainment Committee

 
Family Assistance Update
April 2020
4/01/20 9:11 PM
Roy Ferguson: (4-1-20rh) Nelson Zoch received a return call from Retired HPD Sgt. Renita Ferguson regarding her husband, HPROA member Retired Sgt. Roy Ferguson. Renita reports that Roy went into the hospital eight days ago with  pneumonia after which it was determined that he had COVID-19.  He entered St. Luke's Hospital in the Medical Center and has been there ever since without Renita or any other family able to see him.  She states that the doctors believe he turned the corner for the better yesterday but is not out of the woods yet.  She says more prayers are definitely needed and requested.
 
IMPORTANT HPOPS COVID-19 UPDATE
3/12/20 2:42 PM
From the Board of Trustees of the Houston Police Officers’ Pension System (HPOPS)
As we continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to assure you that the health and well-being of our members, office staff, and guests remains a top priority. 
As previously mentioned, HPOPS has systems in place to protect benefit payments and member services. In furtherance of that mission, we are implementing certain “social-distancing” measures by limiting travel and conducting many of our meetings in a virtual format. 
While we remain open for business, we encourage our members to consider looking to our website, www.hpops.org, e-mail, or even a fax machine for routine pension business. We realize that there are times when there is no substitute for a face-to-face meeting. But in the interests of your health, and the health of the HPOPS membership, we are asking that you consider taking advantage of other convenient “virtual” options for conducting your pension business in the near future. You might even find that these virtual options are pretty convenient!


 
CIGNA INSURANCE
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WITH CIGNA INSURANCE
2/19/20 2:21 PM

https://www.chron.com/business/article/Cigna-to-end-contract-with-Memorial-Hermann-14911305.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com

Recently, the Houston Chronicle published a story detailing that Cigna may terminate its relationship with Houston Based Memorial Hermann Hospital on April 30th.  Some City of Houston insurance providers (not Kelsey), use Memorial Hermann for some of its active and pre-Medicare insurance plans. [More]
 

Park Place Rangers / Southeast Lunch Bunch
3/01/20 3:10 PM
The next Park Place Rangers / Southeast Lunch Bunch 
Report indicates this event for April has been cancelled.
Email Report received from Marilyn Walker 
Check back often for updates

 
Northwest Station Breakfasts
3/03/20 10:41 AM

NORTHWEST STATION MONTHLY BREAKFAST
Every THIRD TUESDAY of each month AT 9:00 AM.
at the HARRIS COUNTY SMOKEHOUSE, Tomball Texas
Located at 14243 FM 2920, just West of Hwy 249.
For a monthly reminder e-mail, send your info to Dave Roberts
at dbrobo@gmail.com  or Steve Rayne at svrayne@comcast.net.  

NORTHEAST  STATION MONTHLY  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 @ t

SAVE THE DATE! [More]
 
 

 



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