LOS ANGELES FIREMEN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES June 1, 2016
CALL TO ORDER
President Robert Steinbacher called the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association to order at 10:18 a.m.
ROLL CALL MEMBERS PRESENT:
Robert Steinbacher, President Jeff Cawdrey, Vice President Andrew Kuljis, Secretary Trustee Frank Aguirre Trustee Mark Akahoshi Trustee Juan Albarran Trustee Gene Bednarchik Trustee Steve Berkery Trustee Rick Godinez Trustee David Peters Trustee Steve Ruda Trustee Mike Sailhamer Trustee Chris Stine Trustee Tyler Tomich Trustee
RATIFICATION OF MINUTES
Robert Steinbacher entertained a motion to ratify and dispense with the reading of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting held May 4, 2016. David Peters so moved. Mike Sailhamer seconded. There was no further discussion or objections.
Motion carried to ratify and
dispense with the reading of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting held May 4, 2016.
1) Bob Steinbacher presented Employee Recognition plaques for Alex Juan and Andy Kuljis for their 10 years of service to LAFRA.
Pension Trustee Tim Larson – Pension Trustee Doak Smith – Pension Todd Layfer - Executive Director Liberty Unciano – Controller- Treasurer
Trustee Tim Freeman (Excused) Trustee Joe Vigil (Excused) Trustee Chris Hart (Excused) Trustee John Jacobsen (Excused) Trustee David Ortiz (Excused) Trustee Craig White (Excused)
Dave Wagner, Grapevine Editor Tom Stires, Retired
Dennis Mendenhall, Retired Jim Dolan, Asst. Secretary
INVOCATION & Flag Salute
Tim Larson led the invocation. Rick Godinez led the flag salute.
2) Bob Steinbacher referred to the Pechanga Reunion and thanked Juan
Larson, Steve Domanski and Doak Smith
Albarran, Tim for their
work planning and running a successful event.
3) Bob Steinbacher and Board members provided updates on members’ statuses.
EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board entered
Executive Session at into 10:34
am. The Board adjourned from Executive Session at 10:44 am.
Bob Steinbacher entertained a motion to approve the action taken
in regarding Executive a personnel
Juan Albarran so moved. Doak Smith seconded. There was no discussion or objections.
Motion carried to approve the action taken in Executive Session regarding a personnel matter.
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VICE PRESIDENT REPORT 1) Jeff Cawdrey reported on the Washington Legislative Update conference he attended in Washington, D.C. He indicated that the “Cadillac” Excise Tax imposed on medical premium and subsidy maximums has been delayed from 2018 to 2020.
2) Jeff Cawdrey referred to the Policy Manual changes and indicated that he has emailed them to all the Committee Chairs. He asked that they discuss them with their
indicated that the changes will be brought to the July Board meeting for approval.
3) Jeff Cawdrey referred to the Benefits Communication and Technology Institute conference July 18th & 19th. He asked those interested in attending to let him know by June 6th in order to get the discounted rate on the registration fee.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
1) Todd Layfer the
referred to Softball
Tournament and reported that the day of event revenue was $5K. He mentioned that they were able to utilize the new mini iPads for credit card transactions.
Juliet Brandolino provided update on the Hope for
Firefighters and indicated that so far, they have $100K in sponsorships. She reported that the planning was coming along great and scheduled coverage in the areas not yet filled. She provided parking and validation instructions.
3) Todd Layfer the
insurance referred to renewals and
indicated that they will meet with the Broker on June 21st to discuss coverage.
6) Todd Layfer presented the First Quarter Review.
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE REPORT
Tim Larson indicated that they were waiting on the capital calls from Montauk.
AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT
Doak Smith indicated that he had a brief discussion with Todd Layfer about the possibility of switching auditors for next year. He stated that they will discuss further in the next couple of months to determine if it is wise and prudent.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE REPORT
Frank Aguirre presented following motions.
The committee recommends and I so move to pay the usual and customary bills in the amount of $911,446.84. There was no discussion or objections.
Motion carried to pay the usual and customary
bills amount of $911,446.84.
The committee recommends and I so move to approve $500 for
in the the Expenditure
4) Todd Layfer reported on the final open enrollment period statistics
and indicated that
150 individuals (members and dependents) were added to the medical plan and 40 individuals termed and went to other plans. He indicated that this number did not reflect the new drill tower recruits.
5) Todd Layfer reported that
Chris Hart is planning a Big Bear Mountain Bike event on August 3rd.
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