Police Officers' Association of Nebraska
A contributing member of the Law Enforcement Community since 1953.
POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
HOLDAY INN CONVENTION CENTER
KEARNEY , NEBRASKA
OCTOBER 5, 2004
48 Members were in attendance.
President Peschong called the meeting to order at 1125 hours.
Minutes from the September 23, 2003 meeting in North Platte were presented. Rick Carmichael made a motion to approve the minutes. Bill Gumm provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Treasurer's report was presented. Jim Agler made a motion to approve the report. Steve Murphy provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
A. New logo contest. Information was presented regarding the results of the logo contest, which resulted in a design by Officer Mike Holm, Bellevue PD being selected.
B. Telemarketing contract. President Peschong reported that Midwest Response, Inc. was selected to handle the fund raising for the next three years, with a guarantee of $75,000.00 per year.
C. POAN Magazine. Callan publishing will produce the spring 2005 issue. This will probably be the last issue.
D. POAN website. Work is continuing on development of a website, attempting to get the domain name of POAN.org. A vendor has been selected by the Board to help develop this site and it is anticipated that the website will take the place of a magazine.
E. Clothing. Ron Fisher has been working with a vendor, Windesigns, of Ogallala, to provide clothing which will be available to order.
F. State-wide Radio Network (SCAN). POAN is continuing to support the development of a State-wide radio network.
G. Discussion occurred about membership dues and evaluating those costs.
a. Second Vice-President nominations:
i. Ron Fisher, Ogallala PD
ii. Rick Carmichael, Fairbury PD—elected
b. Secretary/Treasurer nominations:
i. Bill Larsen, Lincoln PD. Jim Agler made a motion to close the nominations and vote Bill Larsen in by acclamation. Andrea Towler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
c. Board of Directors nominations:
i. Kim Christensen, York PD—elected to three year term
ii. Andy Backman, South Sioux City PD—elected to three year term.
iii. Ed Burmood, Hastings PD—elected to two year term, unexpired term of Rick Carmichael.
iv. Jeff Elliot, Fremont PD.
v. Mark Overman, Scottsbluff PD.
d. Bruce Felty made a motion to move the First Vice-President up to President and the Second Vice-President up to First Vice-President. Jim Agler provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
e. Jim Agler made a motion to destroy the ballots. Steve Murphy provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote.
a. Drawing from Annual Business Meeting attendees:
i. Andrea Towler, Hastings PD
ii. Steve Murphy, Hastings PD
b. Drawing from general membership:
i. Larry Chamberlain, University of Nebraska Lincoln PD.
ii. Ryan Christ, Wahoo PD.
iii. Stan Herrick, Cumming County SO.
C. Ed Burmood, Hastings PD, presented a request for POAN to support legislation protecting canines similar to horses from harassment. It was felt this should be referred to the Legislative Committee for consideration and recommendation to the Board.
President Peschong asked for any other new business, or any thing else for the good of the order. Nothing was presented.
Jim Agler made a motion to adjourn. Bruce Felty provided a second. Motion was approved by voice vote. Meeting was adjourned at 1215 hours.
William H Larsen