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on revising the By-laws and indicated that any revisions need to be coordinated through David Lowe, the By-laws Chairman.


2) Jacobsen informed the Trustees that they should request reimbursement of their travel expenses no later than 60 days after the conference/seminars. He indicated that this would help ease the accounting department’s tracking of expenses and would allow for quick reimbursement to the Trustees. He also stated that any Trustee who wishes to attend a conference and/ or seminar, they should first obtain approval from the President and then inform Irma so that she can register and make the necessary arrangements.


MEDICAL COMMITTEE REPORT


Robert Steinbacher presented the following motions.


The committee recommends and I so move to accept the applications to the Medical Plan. There was no discussion and no objections.


Motion carried to accept all applications to the Medical Plan.


The committee recommends and I so move to enter into contract with the Part D Subsidies. He explained that the company reviews Medicare reimbursements for potential additional payment for the Medical Plan. They are only paid if they find additional savings. There was no further discussion or objections.


Motion carried to enter into contract with Part D Subsidies.


RELIEF COMMITTEE REPORT


James Coburn informed the Board of the previous member appeal which requested reinstatement as a member of the Relief Association. He indicated that after further review and information the committee has decided to reconsider her appeal.


The committee recommends and I so move to reinstate the member upon payment of all back dues and continued monthly deduction towards the outstanding advancement. There was no discussion or objections.


Motion carried to reinstate the member upon payment of all back dues and continued monthly deduction towards the outstanding advancement.


James Coburn mentioned there was another individual that was requesting to be reinstated as a member of the Relief. He stated that at the time, the ex-member initially stated that he no longer wanted to be a member of the Relief Association when he retired..


The committee recommends and I so move that they ask the individual to appeal in person to the Relief Committee and also to the full Board. He also stated that the member must also pay all back dues. There was no further discussion or objections.


Motion carried to ask the individual to appeal in person to the Relief Committee and also to the full Board.


James Coburn presented the following motion.


The committee recommends and I so move to pay:


The Sick & Injury benefits in the amount of $16,492.68


The Estate Planning benefit in the amount of $7,800, The Life & Accident Death Benefit in the amount of $12,000, The Relief Death Benefits in the amount of $58,500, The Life & Accident Withdrawals in the amount of $2,992.


There was no discussion or objections.


Motion carried to pay the above Relief benefits.


James Coburn read the names of members who recently passed and asked for a moment of silence from the Board.


MEMORIALS Kirk F. Basore Richard L. Martin Carl R. Marino Howard R. Mason Lloyd S. Adams George W. Allen Ben H. Shepherd Clarence E. Neighbors Bernard Subkoski Arthur J. David, Jr. John E. Squire Russell D. Evans Robert V. Daines


ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE


James Coburn presented the following motions.


The committee recommends and I so move to accept the donations in the amount of $13,816.28 to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund. There was no discussion or objections.


Motion carried to accept the donations in the amount of $13,816.28 to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.


The committee recommends and I so move to approve the financial assistance applications for surviving spouses, active and retired members. There was no discussion or objections.


Motion carried to approve the financial assistance applications for surviving spouses, active and retired members.


EMERGENCY ADVANCEMENTS


James Coburn presented the following motion.


The committee recommends and I so move to approve the emergency advancement applications for active and retired members. There was no discussion or objections.


Motion carried to approve the emergency advancement applications for active and retired members.


SECRETARY REPORT


Andy Kuljis stated that they determined the need to purchase some new cemetery plots in areas that they do not have any. He also mentioned purchasing some cemetery plots in Catholic cemeteries. He will report back to the Board when he has a specific proposal. He also informed the Board that the Loughran memorial service will be held on Saturday at Fire Station 112.


SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT


Rick Godinez provided an update to the Scholarship Program and stated that the test will be held Saturday, April 28th. He mentioned that there has been some confusion between the LAFD Scholarship and the LAFRA


Scholarship. He stated that they have coordinated the dates with the LAFD Scholarship to avoid confusion.


NEW BUSINESS


Jacobsen informed the Board that they had been successful in getting some widows their subsidy from the City. He mentioned that Ken Buzzell assisted in them getting their subsidies.


SETTING OF DATES


1) Hook & Ladder Enduro – March 24th 2) Corbin Bowl – May 6th 3) Lane Kemper Softball Tournament – May 16th 4) Grass Valley – May 16th – 20th 5) Hope for Firefighters – June 7th 6) Over the Line Tournament – September 13th 7) LAFD Invitational Golf Tournament – September 24th 8) IFEBP Annual Employee Benefits Conf. – November 11th – 14th 9) LAFRA Open House – December 1st


RETIREMENT DINNERS


1) Louis Origel – March 9th Kyoto Grand Hotel (Coburn/Larson) 2) Kenneth Cassidy – March 11th Edendale (Albarran) 3) Herman Quaintance – March 31st Ports O’Call Restaurant (Kuljis) 4) Robert Holloway – April 12th Kyoto Grand Hotel (Albarran) 5) Lon Roberts – April 21st LAFD Air Operations (Hernandez) 6) Gary Ingham – April 28th 94 Aero Squadron (Lowe) 7) Rudolfo Martinez – April 28th Friendship Auditorium (Bednarchik) 8) Fred Lopez – April 29th Sportsmen’s Lodge (Godinez) 9) Luis Jaramillo – May 5th Marriott Courtyard Monrovia 10) Chuck Currey – May 11th Altadena Town & Country Club 11) Richard McClure – May 30th Castaway (Bednarchik)


ADJOURNMENT


John Jacobsen entertained a motion to adjourn. Gary Matsubara so moved. Juan Albarran seconded. There was no discussion and no objections.


Motion carried to adjourn. The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 11:40pm.


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