UPCOMING MEETING

Monthly Meeting Review

September 5, 2018

The meeting was opened with a prayer and pledge. Members enjoyed a Hamburger & Brats dinner prior to the meeting. Our next regular scheduled Lodge meeting is Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00 pm. All members are encouraged to join us prior to the meeting (1630 hrs) for dinner. The $50 attendance award was won by Brother Ron Underwood.

Lodge Business

Six new members were accepted into the lodge.

President Gaynor updated the members in regards to Cobb County Pension Issues, needed changes to Civil Service Rules and needed changes to the Pension Committee Representation. He also announced the State Lodge E-Board Meeting is September 28-29 and the National Convention is August 10-14 in New Orleans.

VP Byrum provided membership with a report on current legal expenditures.

Secretary Stephens states all is well with membership and the rosters are current. In addition all lodge taxes to the IRS have been submitted.

Treasurer Kelly provided the members a review of our current finances. Both the Lodge and Charities Inc are in good financial condition. Copies are available at all lodge meetings.

Sgt at Arms Shroves reported he worked at the Shoot for the Horizon event in Acworth.

State Trustee Thompson reports that he delivered school supplies to 4 schools in Douglas County and 4 schools in Pauliding County. The dates for the Cookies with Santa is Sunday, December 9th from 1pm to 4pm and the Cops & Kids Shopping Event is Wednesday, December 12th at the Target Store on the East/West Connector.

All active Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Georgia, regardless of your affiliation with the lodge should join the Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit Fund. This very low cost fund provides another piece to the puzzle of our officers overall retirement picture. Current cost is only $20 per month.

New Business

None

Membership Information

Yearly dues for our members in 2019 will continue to be $78 for active members and $35 for retired members.

Legal Representation

Legal Committee Point of Contact: Jon Byrum – (404)787-1093

Aall members are strongly encouraged to join the FOP Legal Defense Plan. For $68 a year (in addition to your dues) the member will be enrolled in UNLIMITED legal coverage for any criminal (includes Critical Incidents) or civil action taken against the member. For $282 a year the member will be enrolled in UNLIMITED legal coverage for any criminal (includes Critical Incidents), civil or administrative actions taken against the member. Many other benefits are provided when full coverage is purchased. Payment can be made either annually or semi-annually. Because of the number of members in our lodge these plans are only available at the individual rate. Sign up and payment to this plan is the sole responsibility of the member. You can review full information on coverage at:

http://www.foplegal.com/docs/FOP-Legal-Defense-Plan_RevisionEffective_121015.pdf

To sign up for either of these plans please go to www.foplegal.com or call 1-800-341-6038. This plan is administered by Hylant.

Death Benefit/Beneficiary

All active members are requested to update their personal information and beneficiary information on an annual basis on our application form. The application form must be mailed to the Lodge Secretary. This can only be done on a paper application form and mailed to the lodge secretary. This record allows benefits to be paid in a timely manner.

Lifetime Membership

All members wishing to apply for a Life Membership (retired & a member 20+ years) must request it in writing. Please contact the Lodge Secretary if you need your join date.

Lodge Rentals

The lodge is for the exclusive use of our members and only available for rental by them. Please conact President Gaynor for cost if you wish to reserve the lodge.

Committee Reports:

Legal Committee:

None

ByLaws:

None

Annual Trip to Florida

Scheduled for September 27 - 30, 2018. Members must make the reservation and secure the reservation with your own credit card. Call 850-234-7370. Sunset Inn

Cookies with Santa

Scheduled for Sunday, December 9th, 1pm - 4pm at the lodge.

Cops & Kids Shopping Event

Scheduled for Wednesday, December 12th at the Target Store on the East/West Connector. Details will be released as we get closer to the event.

Sick & Distressed

Please remember each of these members and their families in your thoughts and prayers:

Brother Bill Rogers with medical issues
Brother Rolla Green with continuing significant health issues
Kathy Richardson, mother of two lodge members battling cancer
Brother Cecil Cahela battling cancer
Brother Gerald Peal battling cancer
Brother Kevin Shrodes wife, Kathy Shrodes, battling cancer.
Brother Henry Higgins battling health issues.