Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Minutes of Monthly Meeting
February 12, 2020

President Taylor called the meeting to order in the Red Room of the Nile Country Club at 1145 hours February 12, 2020. Cory Ness led the Pledge of Allegiance. Following that, Taylor asked all to remain standing for a moment of remembrance for Dennis Jorve #2234 passing January 16th, Earl Thomas #2093 passing January 10th and Craig Vold #3204 passing January 6th.

Board members present were Taylor, Dick Rovig, Nick Bulpin, John Nordlund, John Sullivan and Dan Melton. Jeff Caldwell, Terri MacMillan, Rich O’Neill, Dan Oliver and Joe Bouffiou were excused.

President Taylor directed attention to the minutes of the January meeting and asked for any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Dick Sherwood made a motion the minutes be accepted as written, second by Ed Turner and passed.  Nick Bulpin gave the financial report and stated it will be submitted for audit.

President Taylor welcomed new RSPOA members Dianne Newsom and Chris Shean attending there first RSPOA luncheon following retirement.

President Taylor noted there is only one bill in Olympia concerning LEOFF 1 & 2 at this time. The legislation has language addressing the make-up of LEOFF 1 disability boards. The aim is to relax the restrictions of who can serve on those boards especially the smaller jurisdictions.

President Taylor introduced Bruce Wind, a RSPOA member who volunteers his time serving for Code 4 Northwest. Code 4 is a free and confidential crisis response and referral network for Washington State. Bruce explained the mission of Code 4 is service/support for active and retired first responders, EMS, corrections, civilian support personnel and their families. Their motto is “One Call, A Community of Support” Bruce stressed the confidentiality of every call and guaranteed 24hour support from a live person familiar with public safety and the related struggles.  All referrals are vetted to assure all contacts will be familiar with the unique problems faced by responders. Bruce concluded with distributing cards and brochures and urged anyone knowing of persons in crisis to not hesitate contacting Code 4.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned. The door prize drawing was held and 41 people enjoyed a nice lunch.

Nick Bulpin, Secretary/Treasurer