Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

RAP | Retired & Active Police

RAP meets every Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Nile Country Club, 205th & Interstate 5.

DECEMBER 27, 2018

Twenty-four men and women attended today’s meeting.  At 12:00 Noon Cory Ness rang the bell followed by Dave DeMoss leading the pledge of allegiance.  President Nordlund pounded the gavel and welcomed everybody.

Good to see Jim Johnson, Jr. in attendance up from the desert visiting his dad.

For the Witkowski beverage drawing Bill asked Jim, Jr. to stir up the plastic chips.  Out came number 14 belonging to Kathy Ness.

In news from the pension office, Jerry Teller #2434 passed away on December 20th.  Jerry was 83 years old.  Within the last couple months five widows have passed away:  Geraldine Bermann widow of Jerry Bermann #2083; Helen Wicklund widow of Ken Sylliaaen #816.  Ken was a carpenter at the range; Gloria Haimes widow of Howard Haimes #2014.  Howard was part of the first cadet class in 1959; Margaret Waters widow of Don Waters #1003; Robin Bussolette widow of Frank Lee #1541.  Frank worked in the old crime lab for George Ishii as a firearms and tool examiner.  

Jerry Smith’s memorial service is scheduled for Friday, January 25th.  The location has not been announced.

The treasurer reported last week the club brought in $100.00.  That brings the checking account up to $1989.58.

This week Nick Bulpin is celebrating his 77th birthday.  Happy birthday Nick.

President Nordlund called our server Kassi Mirante to the podium and presented her with a card from the R.A.P. members.

Time for the Severance ten-dollar drawing.  Bill asked Kathy Ness to pull out the winning chip number.  And the number is one.  Today belonging not to Ron Chapman but to Dave DeMoss.

In the absence of our Prince of Mirth, Kathy Ness and Paul Barden stepped forward.  Kathy had a cute story about a good-looking woman walking into a bar who was able to lift her leg like a ballerina.  Paul told us about a woman who joined a golf country club who was able to beat the men left or right handed but had a problem of being on time.

Raffle time.  Today Paul collected one-hundred dollars to give away.  Roy Skagen reached into the plastic jug pulling out ticket #8494209 held by Jim Johnson, Jr.  Congratulations to all the winners.

See everybody next week and Happy New Year to all…