Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Minutes of Monthly Meeting
May 10, 2017

President Taylor called the meeting to order in the Red Room of the Nile Country Club at 1140 hours May 19, 2017. Mike Crist led the Pledge of Allegiance and Taylor gladly announced there was no need for a last ring memorial.

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

Taylor directed attention to the minutes of the April meeting that have been distributed and asked for any corrections, additions or deletions. There being none, Dick Sherwood moved the minutes be accepted as written, seconded by Ed Turner and passed.

Nick Bulpin gave the financial statement and stated he would submit it for audit.
President Taylor reported there was no attempts by the legislature to present a merger bill for LEOFF 1 but cautioned there could be a bill presented as a budget item.

Taylor also noted the LEOFF 2 fund is currently funded at 105% and could be targeted by law makers in the near future. He urged members to recruit LEOFF 2 retirees to join the RSPOA (or a similar organization) to represent their interests in Olympia. With the exception of RSPOA, they have nobody monitoring legislative activity affecting them. 

President Taylor introduced Sgt. Dorothy Kim and Det. Nicole Freutel of the SPD Domestic Violence Unit. They outlined many examples of the abuse of elderly persons they encounter. They work closely with Adult Protective Services of the State DSHS and the King County Prosecutor’s office. 
With the help of a slide show they displayed the many scenarios showing the vulnerability of elder and handicapped individuals. They presented warning signs that alert detectives of abuse by family members, friends, neighbors and care-givers. They passed out material and stressed the need of everyone to protect themselves as they get older. They recommended you devise a plan and secure a trusted person to look after you as you get older. They responded to many questions and were thanked for the information. President awarded them each a RSPOA retirement badge.

A door prize drawing was conducted and there being no further business, John Guich moved for adjournment at 1230 hours.

44 persons enjoyed a great lunch with a Mexican flair in honor of Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day.

Nick Bulpin, Secretary/Treasurer