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 29, 2018

On the first meeting after Thanksgiving twenty-five men and women signed in to enjoy friendship and good conversation.  At 12:00 Noon Cory Ness rang the bell, Ron Chapman led the pledge of allegiance and President Nordlund gaveled the meeting to order.  Nordlund asked the crowd to remain standing to honor the four Lakewood police officers Mark Renninger, Greg Richards, Tina Griswold, and Ronald Owens who were shot and killed on this date nine years ago by Maurice Clemmons.  Two days later Clemmons met his fate when he came face to face with SPD officer Ben Kelly.

Nice to see Ted Rovig with us.  Cloyd Steiger introduced his guest Greg Goldwyn from the Venturia County Sheriff’s Office.  Welcome to everybody.

As always, the first order of business is the Witkowski beverage drawing.  V.P. Green asked Ted to stir up the chips.  The winner is Cloyd Steiger signing in today on line 11.

No news from the desk of Dan Oliver.

Our treasurer reported two weeks ago the club brought in $13.00.  That money brings the checking account balance up to $2451.00.

In catching up with birthdays:  our Prince of Mirth Boyd Brannan turns 81, Emil Drovetto is now 93, Kevin O’Keefe celebrated his 66th, and everybody’s friend Gene Willard is 79 years old.

Jerry Taylor reports that in the next session of the legislature a bill might be introduced that will affect our pension/disability boards.  Jerry and Dick Warbrouck are staying ahead of this issue.

Now for the Severance ten-dollar drawing.  Once again Bill asked Ted Rovig to pull the winning chip.  And the money goes to Past-President Dave Hortin who signed in on line 20.

To start the laughter Kathy Ness stepped forward with a story entitled Welcome to Paradise.  Paul Barden told us about a Millennial with 17 brothers and sisters wondering about what his parents did to avoid boredom before the age of the Internet and Social Media.

Cory Ness told us on Monday he will once again have back surgery.  Cory thanked everybody for their support and friendship.  It means so much.

Today Paul collected $110.00 to give away.  Joe Sanford reached into the plastic jug and pulled out ticket stub #8493815 purchased by Roy Skagen.  For the remaining dollars Roy picked ticket #8493666 held by John Guich.  Congratulations to all the winners.

Don’t forget the Christmas lunch.  See everybody next week…