Police Officers' Association of Nebraska
A contributing member of the Law Enforcement Community since 1953.
POLICE OFFICER'S ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NEBRASKA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA
JULY 15, 2010
MEMBERS PRESENT: Jeff Elliott, Kim Christensen, Andy Backman, Don Dreyer, Andrea Towler, Ed Burmood, Ike Brown, Kurt Bottorff, Bruce Felty and Bill Larsen.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Jim Peschong and Doug Provance.
1 st Vice President Elliot called the meeting to order at 1200 hours.
MINUTES: Minutes from the April 22, 2010 Board meeting were presented. Kurt Bottorff made a motion to approve. Andrea Towler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer's report was presented. Kurt Bottorff made a motion to accept the report. Andy Backman provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Nebraska Conservation Officer's Association—Requested opposition to lifting ban on alcohol in State Parks. Ed Burmood made a motion to send a letter to Gov. Heineman opposing lifting the ban on alcohol in State Parks. Andrea Towler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Letter from NSP regarding Cold Case Playing Cards—it was unclear as to what they were requesting.
Blake and Associates~sent a letter regarding a training session entitled “Private Investigation—Success or Failure as a Business”. The information was going to be posted on our website.
Legislative: Jeff Elliott. Nothing new.
State Fair: Kim Christensen. Information has been very vague from the Fair Board. Time is getting very late to even have a presence at this year's Fair. Discussion resulted in decision to evaluate the Fair this year and explore possibilities next year.
Membership: Kim Christensen. Discussion occurred regarding Social Networking sites.
Pay Pal: Bill Larsen. Nothing new as of this time.
Conference: Jim Peschong was not present. Planning process is almost complete.
Retirement: Jim/Jeff Elliott. Discussion occurred regarding a meet and greet with State Senators.
Crime Commission: Jeff Elliott. Mike Behm requested three names from POAN for the Governor to select a member of a Racial Profiling Committee. Ike Brown, Andrea Towler and Kurt Bottorff will be submitted.
Awards: Kim Christensen. Nominations have been received. Awards Committee will be selecting winners.
Essay Contest: Andrea Towler. Nothing new. Discussion occurred regarding current method of paying out the awards.
LB426: Bill is Dead.
Telemarketing Contract: Jeff Elliott presented information from President Peschong. Will be discussed at the next meeting.
Cell Phone: Motion by Ike Brown to get a new phone within the current plan. Kurt Bottorff provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Laptop: Ed Burmood will look into options and check with Michelle for what will be needed.
Standing Rules: information was presented by Bruce Felty regarding some standing rules: Scholarships; Political Candidate Endorsements; Quarterly Board Meetings and E-mail or other electronic mail. These items will be revisited at the next Board Meeting.
POAN Handbook: Revisions are being completed by Rob Caples and should be ready by the Conference.
Dues: Discussion resulted with leaving them at $10.00.
Bruce Felty reported that Bob Clark, former Secretary/Treasurer passed away on July 10, 2010.
1 st Vice President Jeff Elliott asked for any other new business, or anything else for the good of the order. Nothing else was presented.
Bruce Felty made a motion to adjourn. Ed Burmood provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Meeting was adjourned at 1400 hours.
William H. Larsen