Retired Seattle Police Officers Association
Minutes of Monthly Meeting
February 8, 2017

President Taylor called the meeting to order at 1140 hours in the Red Room of the Nile Country Club February 8th 2017. Bill Green led the Pledge of Allegiance and Taylor asked all to remain standing for a moment of silence for Jim Williams #2304 passing February 5th, Mike Balser #3393 passing January 29th, Bill Bartlett #1763 passing January 25th, Jack Rinker #1511 passing January 22nd and Harvey Noot #1533 passing January 18th.

Roll call of officers showed Taylor, Dick Rovig, Nick Bulpin, John Nordlund, Dan Oliver, Joe Bouffiou and Dan Melton present with John Sullivan, Terri MacMillan and Jeff Caldwell excused.

Taylor directed attention to the minutes of the January meeting that have been distributed and asked for corrections, additions or deletions. Dan Melton moved the minutes be accepted was written, seconded by Frank Kampsen and passed. Nick Bulpin gave the financial report and will submit it for audit.

Frank Kampsen reported on HB 1529 which deals with deadly force and police. He urged members to familiarize themselves with the bill and voice objection by calling 800 562 6000.

Taylor added there are 40 new lawmakers this session and they need to be contacted and informed of police safety concerns.

Stephanie Coleman reminded everyone to return medicare reimbursement forms to the pension office. She went on to report the transition from Premera to UMR insurers is progressing very smoothly and with that, introduced Michelle Mobley from UMR. Michelle introduced some of her team members that were present. Her team is eager to assist our members and directed attention to phone numbers on ID cards. She outlined the partnership UMR has developed with the pension office. She touched on over-the-counter prescription, audiologists and vision.  Claim forms are available on the UMR web site ( She then responded to questions.

Taylor then introduced Laura McCloud Mathers, President and CEO of the Seattle Police Foundation. Laura gave a description of her background and 30 years of fund raising experience before joining the Foundation in 2015. She works on the funding and organization necessary to meet the needs of the department.

The door prize drawings were held and a UMR team member was the first winner who promptly donated her winnings to the Seattle Police Foundation and that generated a rousing applause.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 1230 hours and 55 people enjoyed a great lunch

Nick Bulpin, Secretary/Treasurer