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.

OCTOBER 3, 2019

After successfully finding their way to the Garden Room, twenty-four men and women signed the logbook to enjoy another week of friendship and good conversation.  At 12:00 noon Cory Ness rang the bell; Dick Sherwood led the pledge of allegiance and President Bill Green called for order.

Good to see Verlin Judd back with us.  Verlan’s son Darrel was with his dad.  Darrel lives in Colorado.  Welcome to all.

To get things rolling Bill called for the beverage drawing.  Kathy Ness asked Annette Schenck to stir up the chips.  Out came number eleven.  A quick check of the logbook showed John Nordlund to be the lucky winner.  (Kassi or Gina where are you?)

From the desk of Dan Oliver, sorry to report that Frank Roesler #2127 passed away on September 26th.  Frank was 83 years old.  At this time no information about a scheduled memorial.

Bill now called for the treasurer’s report.  Last week the club brought in $2.00.  That brings the checking account up to $1438.00.  But because we switched the Seattle Credit Union and had to get new checks our balance is $1413.05.  (I wonder if our treasurer’s for life Burt Richards is even reading this.)

Celebrating birthdays this week are Phil Cruse and Cloyd Steiger.  Phil is 91 years old and was honored this year at the banquet for having the lowest serial number.  (Just for a side note when Michael Burke started attending the banquet, he was awarded the center piece for having the highest serial number is the house, #3140.  How times have changed.)  And to bring us back to current time, Cloyd is celebrating his 61st birthday.  Happy birthday men.

Bill now called for the Severance ten-dollar drawing.  Kathy asked Past President Nordlund to stir up the chips.  Out came number nine.  For the second week in a row Mike Severance is the winner.

Now time for the laughter.  Kathy Ness was first in line with a cute story about a woman on a bus wearing a short skirt with a Texan standing behind her.  Al Nelson followed up with telling us about trading beer for sex.  

Roy Skagen told us about “Coffee with Cops” held the second Wednesday in October.  Roy described the current police uniform compared to a “real police uniform”.  

Now for the raffle, John Guich collected $110.00 to give away.  Riley Brice stirred up the ticket stubs and came out with #3886162 purchased by Mike Severance.  The remaining ten dollars went to Hank Gruber holding ticket #3886179.

Congratulations to all our winners.  And don’t forget next Wednesday is the monthly retired officers’ meeting.  Myrle Carner will be the guest speaker.  See everybody at the meeting…