N C P O A
Official Newsletter of the
Northern California Peace Officers Association
P. O. Box 983, Sloughhouse, CA 95683 (916) 682-4897
“Working Today – For a Better Tomorrow”
DUES FOR 2018/2019 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. PAY YOUR DUES, IT KEEPS US IN BUSINESS. YOU MAY SEND YOUR CHECK TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS FOR PROMPT ATTENTION.
FEBRUARY 21, 2019
AMERICAN LEGION POST 119
4561 GREENSTONE ROAD
PLACERVILLE, CA 95667
EL DORADO COUNTY SHERIFF
PLACERVILLE CHIEF OF POLICE
AREA CHP COMMANDER
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
CHIEF OF POLICE-BRIAN UHLER
Directions – Take Highway 50 East towards Placerville – Exit Greenstone Road (Exit 41) turn south onto Greenstone Road – Destination will be on the left (1 mile about 2 minutes).
Free Lunches for this venue –Randy Jett, Val Kobza and Charles Usher
REMINDER: LUNCH - $18 (MEMBERS AND GUESTS)
UNIFORM PERSONNEL $13
RAFFLE - 10 FOR $7 ATTENDANCE DRAWING: $25
(Must be present to win-we now draw from tickets of those present)
REMINDER - CHECK OUR WEBSITE – THIS BULLETIN IS POSTED BY THE 1ST!
(THERE IS A GREAT SLIDE SHOW OF PICTURES OF LUNCHEONS – CLICK ON “PHOTO ALBUM” ON THE WEB SITE) IT TAKES YOU TO A SNAPFISH SITE LOGIN OF ORANGECAT8239@COMCAST.NET and password is: ncpoapictures –
Photos are also posted on our Facebook page.
NEWS BRIEFS: We had another great lunch at the American Legion Hall in Jackson, hosted by Amador County public safety departments. While we normally expect over a hundred at the lunch, weather may have limited our projected attendance. It was an outstanding meal served family style at beautifully decorated tables by the American Legion Auxiliary. An open bar at the Dug Out and a variety of local wines on the table made for a very festive occasion. Unfortunately, we only had seventy members and guests, but they certainly had a very good time. Erin from Sheriff Ryan’s office again provided two wonderful gift baskets which were awarded in the raffle. The members were again very generous, and the collection yielded $300 which the Auxiliary intends to use to take local veterans on a planned bus trip.
Sheriff Marty Ryan and CHP Commander Todd Brown ably handled their host duties and were joined by Jackson’s interim Chief of Police Chris Mynderup. Scott Morrison retired on December 31 and Chris was appointed to the position, which we hope will be permanent. We were also joined by Sutter Creek Chief James O’Connell and Ione Chief Tracy Busby. Public safety was well represented at this affair.
Our next lunch will be in Placerville at the American Legion Hall, hosted by El Dorado Sheriff John D ’Agostini and Placerville Chief of Police James Ortega. The hall is easy to get to off Highway 50 a short distance from the well-known Red Hawk Casino. This is a very nice venue with plenty of parking and good facilities. This lunch has become a very popular event and with good weather we hope to have a very nice turnout.
Elections for the new board will take place in Lincoln at the June 20th lunch so it is not to early to start thinking about a candidate for Sergeant at Arms the first rung on the board ladder. Not a lot of time required but very rewarding to keep your association functioning into the future.
SAD NOTE: We are sad to have lost our long-time member Marv Magers. Anyone that ever shook Marv’s hand can attest to two things, he was a loyal friend for life, and he had a grip that you could never forget. Sadly, Harold O’KANE, CAPTAIN SPD (ret) passed away suddenly from a reported heart attack. May they rest in peace. Our bartender, Sharon Nichols is recovering from knee surgery and we hope to see her behind the bar in April or May, get well soon.
SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS: Thank you for all the donations, thanks to the membership, the fund remains healthy. If you wonder who has donated, each donation is listed in the Redbook, available at the Treasurers table at each meeting. Check it out. While we get many comments about the health of the fund, remember, each round of scholarships reduces the balance by about $10,000 and it may be time to examine increasing the current $1,750 award. NCPOA Bylaws restrict scholarship awards to juniors and seniors majoring in the Criminal Justice at CSU-Sacramento. There has been some discussion about expanding the field to additional categories, including students in local law enforcement academies. Please feel free to discuss you ideas with any board member.
NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to Jean Schlenker, Chief Deputy Sheriff (ret), Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. President Champlin continues to award a NCPOA challenge coin to any member that recruits a new member. Each board member has a supply of the new application form and the apps are always available at the luncheons or on line.
TREASURERS REPORT: The Red Book of luncheon receipts and checkbook expenditures are available at the Treasurer's desk at every meeting. Mem If you don’t know if you are current, ask the Treasurer, he has the roster at all the meetings
or email him at email@example.com. The treasurer will either endorse your membership card or issue you another upon request. We will mail you a membership card upon request if you include a SASE or you may pick yours up at a luncheon.
If you do not have an NCPOA name tag or are having a hard time remembering your name, the name tags are $8 and can be obtained from the Treasurer. Name tags are complimentary for Life Members.
SECRETARY NOTES: Don’t forget to submit your email address to the web master at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of our membership roster of over 300 plus we now have over 299 emails on file. We will continue postal service to those without email connections. If you move or change email address let us know so we can keep in touch.
SEE YOU IN PLACERVILLE – DRIVE CAREFULLY!