MTA Meeting Minutes February 2018
M.T.A. Lodge 88 Minutes
February 13th, 2018
Barrack “O” Hagerstown, MD
In attendance: (10) President G. Baker, Secretary R. Shaffer, Treasurer D. Seiler, D. Bittinger, A. Swope, C. West, E. Burke, J. Hewett, Denise Keller, Terry Hovermale
This meeting, held at the Hagerstown Barrack, was called to order by President Baker at 6:00 pm. Reading of January minutes waived after motion from Treasurer D. Seiler, second by D. Bittinger
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Lodge 51 proposed to donate 1/3 cost of creating internship manuals for the Frederick Internship Program. Lodge 51 would pay 1/3, leaving the final 2/3 to be paid by Lodge 88 and Lodge 40. There was no official request from any representatives of the Frederick Barrack at the meeting. Discussion revealed that there were already internship program manuals printed by MSP. However, these manuals were not printed to satisfaction. It was decided that based on this information, Lodge 88 would not share the cost.
Motion to not fund the second printed internship manuals by J. Hewett, second by A. Swope. Unanimously approved by the members.
- Doug Bittinger advised that the usual date for the August River Meeting was conflicted and would not work. It was decided that the River Meeting would be held on September 11th, 2018. As always, it will be held at Doug Bittinger’s river site at the Potomac Fish and Game Club.
- President Baker investigated the $15 fee for MSP retired identification cards. The investigation revealed that state legislation allows up to a $25 fee and that the current cost would remain.
Vice President’s Report:
- Nothing to report.
Working Fund: $4,939.92
Death Fund: $3,480.00
Community Fund: $3582.94
K9 Fund: $2,220.76
Meal for meeting: $50.82 (Reimbursement check made to President Baker)
- Nothing to report
Good of the Order:
President Baker is still investigating the tax credit plan. He is waiting to attend the next Washington County Commissioner’s meeting regarding the plan.
A $50 gift card was proposed for recently retired Hagerstown PCS Dorothy Bennett. Dorothy retired after 38 years of service with MSP.
E. Burke made a motion to send the gift card. The motion was seconded by A. Swope. The members unanimously approved the motion.
Treasurer D. Seiler advised that if anyone was interested in being an assistant web administrator should contact him. This would be related to assisting with Lodge Facebook account.
D. Seiler made a motion to sponsor a half-price table at the Road Dawg Rumble on April 6, 2018. The Maryland State Police Alumni Association sponsors this fundraiser and proceeds benefit the Maryland State Police Museum. Unanimous consent approved the motion. Lodge members wanting to attend this event should contact Dan Seiler to reserve a seat at the lodge table.
The motion was made by President Baker to adjourn, second by D. Seiler. The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 pm.
Next MTA Lodge 88 Meeting: The next meeting will be held on March 13th at 1800 hours.
Respectfully submitted by Secretary R. Shaffer