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.

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Under cool, gray, rainy skies thirty-three men and women signed in to enjoy another weekly meeting that includes friendship and good conversation.  At 12:00 Noon Cory Ness had the honor of ringing the club’s official bell signaling all to stand wherein President Pote led the pledge of allegiance. 

Greg welcomed the room full of members and guests recognizing Larry Jones (attending his first R.A.P. meeting), Jerry Bickford who crossed the mountains from the Tri-Cities, Jim Campbell’s wife Marina, Shaun O’Kinsella’s wife Elenore, Bill Green’s wife Barbara, Jim Johnson’s son Jim, Jr, and Annette Schenck. 

For today’s Witkowski beverage draw Larry Jones stirred up the plastic chips and pulled out number 29 belonging to Annette.

Under Sad News:  Ray Gonstead #2172 passed away on October 15th at age 80.  There will be no services.  Unofficial word has come from Oregon that yesterday Dennis McCoy passed away.  The pension office awaits more information.

Treasurer Nordlund reports that last week the club pulled in $8.00 raising the checking account balance to $2142.09.  Birthday’s this week include Bill Green who turns 80, Jim Vaughn will be 82 and Annette Schenck celebrates her 81st.  Barbara Green brought a birthday cake in honor of Bill and Annette for all to enjoy.  Happy Birthday…

Greg called for the $5.00 giveaway.  Jerry Bickford stirred up the chips and pulled out number 32 held by Roy Skagen.

No Prince of Mirth today but John Guich, Kathy Ness, Paul Barden, and President Pote filled in starting with laugher with stories about college friends meeting at Hooters; mothers in group therapy; a man coming home from golf discovering his wife missing; and a Catholic heart attack.

Big raffle today.  Paul collected $150.00 to hand out.  For the big bucks Marina Campbell reached into the plastic jug and came out with ticket 6219780 purchased by Nick Bulpin.  Nick in-turn pulled out ticket 6219586 held by Bill Green.  Congratulations to all the winners.

Remember no meeting next week.  Happy Thanksgiving to all…