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Police Officers' Association of Nebraska





OCTOBER 4, 2009



MEMBERS PRESENT: Kurt Bottorff, Bruce Felty, Jim Peschong, Andy Backman, Don Dreyer, Kim Christensen, Jeff Elliott, Andrea Towler and Bill Larsen.


President Dryer called the meeting to order at 1701 hours.


MINUTES: Minutes from the July 16, 2009 meeting were presented. Jim Peschong made a motion to approve the minutes. Jeff Elliott provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.


TREASURER'S REPORT: Treasurer's report was presented. Andrea Towler made a motion to accept the report. Bruce Felty provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.



•  Retirement: Pension lobbyist has an annual contract which is due to expire. The contract calls for a fee of $11,00.00. Jeff Elliott made a motion to renew our contract with the current lobbyist. Andy Backman provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.

•  State Fair: Kim Christensen reported that they have been advised there could be space available next year at the new State Fair site in Grand Island with no additional costs. Kim will send a letter to the Fair Board requesting space.


•  Constitution and By-Law changes: Jim Peschong made a motion to amend the Constitution and By-Laws as follows:

ARTICLE II, Section 1 paragraph B: Include: or Part-time Police Officer, within the definition of an ASSOCIATE FULL MEMBER.

ARTICLE IX Committees of the Association

SECTION 1A: Remove “and Magazine committee” and “the appointment of the chairperson of the Magazine Committee” references from this section.

•  Magazine Committee: remove this committee from the list of Committees.

SECTION 5. Add at the end of this section as follows: In the event that a standing committee chair is not able to fulfill his/her duties the President may appoint a new chair for the duration of the person's term, subject to a vote of the majority of the Board.

2. POAN Brochures: Bruce Felty showed samples of the new brochures. 3. Ofc. Jerry Esch: Andrea Towler and Ed Burmood presented a request to have some donation jars for assistance with Ofc. Esch's battle with Stage III Melanoma cancer.

•  President Dreyer presented an inquiry on death benefits for an Elvin Pesek.

•  Vendors: President Dreyer reported that this year there are over 50 vendors in attendance. This will generate $21,200.00 in revenue for the Conference. Melanie Bailey will earn $4,000.00 for her efforts.

•  The Annual Business Meeting with be Tuesday October, 6 from 1130-1330. There will be an election for a 2 nd Vice-President, Two Board members and the Secretary/Treasurer.

Handbooks: Ed Burmood brought up the Handbooks for discussion.

President Dreyer asked for any other new business or any thing else for the good of the order. Nothing else was presented.



Jeff Elliott made a motion to adjourn. Bruce Felty provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.


Meeting was adjourned at 1825.



Respectfully submitted,

William H. Larsen





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