Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

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

JULY 13, 2017 

Good turn-out today as twenty-nine men signed their names to the official log book.  After the bell was rung by Vice President Henderson, President Pote led the crowd in reciting our country’s pledge of allegiance.  

Greg welcomed Don Hillard to the meeting.  This is the first R.A.P. meeting Don has attended.  (He thought he was attending the RSPOA meeting but was a day late.)  A big welcome to Denny Jorve along with the return of our Prince of Mirth Boyd Brannan.  Good to see John Patrick in attendance and Verlan Judd.  Welcome to everybody.

For the Witkowski beverage drawing, Merv asked Don Hillard to pick the winning chip.  The number is 29 belonging to Dick Sherwood.

As everybody knows this week we lost Ernie Randall.  There will be a celebration of Ernie’s life after the August 10th R.A.P. meeting.  A card was passed around for all to sign and will be sent to Ernie’s daughter Lynn.  On July 30th, there will be a memorial service for Tommy Knight at the Nile.  And please send your thoughts and prayers to Dave Hortin.  Dave is still hospitalized and has taken a turn for the worse.

Our treasurer has returned.  John reports the bank now has $2722.08 of the club’s money.  And today Merv Henderson celebrates his 64th birthday.  John asked for a show of hands of those who will be attending the annual picnic on August 3rd.  Don’t forget the white elephant gifts for the raffle.

Jerry Smith invited everyone to attend the annual Tour de Terrace celebration in Mountlake Terrace on the weekend of July 28th, 29th & 30th.  There will be a parade, fireworks, car shows, and music.  

Time to giveaway five dollars.  This round Jerry Smith drew out chip number 21 belonging to Marc Olson.

Our Prince of Mirth started the laughter with a story about some Alabama bikers rescuing a “girl” from jumping off a bridge.  Paul Barden followed up by telling us about two young boys in a pharmacy buying tampons so one could learn to swim and ride a bike.

For today’s raffle Paul collected $120.00.  For the big money Jerry Jorve drew ticket stub 4253 handing his brother one-hundred dollars.  Denny in-turn drew ticket stub number 4220 handing the remaining dollars to our Prince of Mirth.  (Showing his generosity Denny used his winnings to pay for all the food and drinks for the lucky guys sitting at his table.)  Congratulations of all our winners.

See everybody next week except for all the golfers who will be participating in the annual Harry Gruber Memorial Golf Tournament held this year at Maplewood Golf Course.