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 30, 2017

Outside the rain was coming down, inside twenty-eight men and women signed the official log book to enjoy another week of friendship and good conversation.  At 12:00 Noon Jim Campbell had the honor of ringing the club’s bell signaling all to stand for our country’s Pledge of Allegiance.

In the absence of the club’s real president (who is out-of-state awaiting the birth of a grandchild) Treasurer Nordlund gaveled the meeting to order.  Good to see John Larson in the crowd, Merv Henderson was spotted walking around and welcome to Sheri Johns who accompanied her mother Annette Schenck.

For today’s Witkowski beverage drawing Sheri stirred up the plastic chips and pulled out number 12.  A quick look at the log book showed that Cloyd Steiger is the winner.

It has been learned that Dick Rovig is suffering from pneumonia.  He will be recovering for a few days at facility in Richmond Beach.  We all wish Dick the best and look forward to his return.  Lloyd Williams is continuing treatment for the stroke.  He is hospitalized at Providence in Everett. 

Treasurer Nordlund reported that on the meeting prior to Thanksgiving the club made $18.00 bringing the treasury up to $2160.09.  Those who celebrated birthdays during the past two weeks include our Prince of Mirth Boyd Brannan who turns 80 today.  Emil Drovetto had his 92nd and Gene Willard turned 78.  Happy birthday men.

Time to give away $5.00.  Eric Michl reached into the chip container and retrieved chip number 14 belonging to Dick Sherwood.

In the absence of our Prince of Mirth who is celebrating his birthday, Paul Barden started the laughter with a story about a man’s perspective of dangerous women drivers.  Kathy Ness followed with a father using Car Analogy in warning his daughters what not to do on a first date.

Roy Skagen reminded everyone that today is the eighth anniversary of the four Lakewood police officers who were shot and killed by Maurice Clemmons.  Cloyd Steiger said he had the honor of standing over Clemmons dead steaming body after Clemmons encounter with Officer Ben Kelly.

For the meeting today, Paul collected $130.00 to giveaway.  Sheri Johns reached into the plastic jug and pulled out her mother’s ticket number 6219846.  Annette tried to return the favor but pulled out Eric Michl’s number 6219795.  Congratulations to all the winners.

See everybody next week.  Don’t forget the RSPOA/RAP Christmas lunch on the 13th.