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Summaryof the 29th Annual PFFUI Convention

May 11 - 13, 2005, Jeffersonville, Indiana

Summary compiled by Secretary-Treasurer Michael Pinkham

Click here for a downloadable (pdf) file of the Summary (14 pages)

Wednesday, May 11 Thursday, May 12 Friday, May 13
Resolution 1 Resolution 2 Resolution 3  passed
Resolution 4   passed Resolution 5   passed Resolution 6  passed
Committee Assignments Attendance Report Summary of Attendance and Votes

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Presentation of Colors: New Albany, IN Honor Guard & Louisville, KY Bagpipers

Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation: Major Steve Kiger

Welcome:   Richard Duggins, New Albany Local 410

                    New Albany Mayor Rob Waiz

                    New Albany Fire Chief Clark Miles

                    Jeffersonville Fire Chief Ron Toran

                    State Representative Bill Cochran

                    State Senator Connie Sipes

                    Carl Pearcy, Area Director – U.S. Representative Mike Sodrel

 

PFFUI President Tom Hanify called the Convention to order.

 

President Hanify read the Rules of Order; asked for a friendly amendment that individuals be assessed a $20 fine to benefit PAC if their cell phone or pager audibly sounds.

M/S Mike Whited / Ken Marks to Adopt the Rules of Order as amended: Adopted

 

The preliminary report of the Credentials Committee detailing convention attendance was presented by Co-Chairman Richard Duggins.

 

3rd District Trustee Larry Zuber presented the Trustee’s Audit report; he reported the Trustees met the day before and examined the financial records of the organization and the PAC and found the records were accurate and satisfactory.

 

IAFF 8th District Vice-President and PFFUI President-Emeritus Thomas Miller addressed the delegation regarding his activities in the IAFF and assisting President Hanify with legislative activities during the recent session of the IN General Assembly.

 

4th District Vice President Tim McDonnell presented his Executive Board Officer’s report.

 

3rd District Vice President Mark Mastison presented his Executive Board Officer’s report.

 

President Hanify called for submission of late resolutions.

              Dave Allmon asked to introduce a resolution on reorganizing from Columbus Local 2190.

              Ken Marks asked to introduce 2 resolutions regarding the DROP plan from South Bend Local         362.

The delegation voted to accept the all of the late resolutions and refer them to the appropriate committees.

 

2nd District Vice President James Ridley presented his Executive Board Officer’s report.

 

1st District Vice President Ed Lomeli presented his Executive Board Officer’s report.

 

Guest speakers Paul Mollmann of Nationwide Insurance and Mark Munger, IAFF Financial Corporation, addressed the delegation regarding deferred compensation programs, insurance programs, and other programs available through the IAFF Financial Corporation.

Guest speaker John “Jack” Ruckelshaus, PFFUI General Counsel, addressed the delegation regarding legal issues and responded to questions.

 

Vice-President Chuck Sosbe presented his Executive Board Officer’s report detailing the legislative issues of the Indiana General Assembly.

 

Secretary-Treasurer Mike Pinkham presented his Executive Board Officer’s report detailing the financial and membership status of the organization and provided delegates financial reports for the Union and the PAC detailing years 2004 and 2005 year to date figures and a budget for 2005.

 

President Hanify announced committee assignments and the resolutions assigned to each committee.

 

The Elections Committee was directed to conduct a 4th District Caucus for nominations for 4th District Trustee as Trustee Joe Finneran submitted his desire to vacant the remainder of his term due to retirement.

 

President Hanify recessed the convention delegates for committee deliberations.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

President Hanify called the Convention back to order.

 

The Credentials Committee final report was presented by Co-Chairmen Richard Duggins and Donnie Growe. Delegate attendance details are attached.

 

Guest speaker Dave Brunner, Police & Firemen’s Insurance Association, addressed the delegation.

 

The Legislative Committee report was presented by Co-Chairmen Ed Lomeli and Mark Mastison.

              Resolution 4 regarding fireworks sales came out of committee with Do Pass recommendation;        Resolution 4 was adopted by the delegation.

 

President Tom Hanify presented his Executive Board Officer’s report detailing his activities, organizing priorities, legislative goals, political involvement, and presented a vision for the future of the organization.

 

The Elections Committee report was presented by Co-Chairmen Larry Zuber and Steve Wieger;

              The 4th District convened in caucus for nominations to fulfill the remaining 1 year term of 4th           District Trustee Joe Finneran. Bonnie Webb was the only individual nominated and was declared           elected by acclamation by President Hanify.

 

Secretary-Treasurer Pinkham presented a power point educational program detailing Basic Local Union Leadership & Administrative Skills.

 

The Constitution and By-Laws Committee report was presented by Co-Chairmen James Ridley and Tim McDonnell.

              Resolution 7 was withdrawn in committee by Dave Allmon.

 

              Resolution 1 regarding reorganization came out committee with a Do Pass As Amended     recommendation.

              After much discussion and several amendments being offered and deliberated, delegate-at-large      Tom Miller moved the resolution be referred back to the Executive Board for reconsideration and        that it be addressed as the first order of resolution business at the 2006 convention. Motion             carried and Resolution 1 is referred back to the Executive Board.

 

 State Senator Jim Lewis addressed the delegation.

 

State Fire Marshal Roger Johnson addressed the delegation regarding the reorganization of the Fire Marshal’s office, training priorities, and other issues and goals regarding his office.

 

Ron Kautsky presented a power point educational program detailed Health Savings Accounts.

 

Nominations for convention host for the 2007 convention were requested by President Hanify. Ken Marks of South Bend Local 362 placed the city of South Bend in nomination. As no other cities were nominated President Hanify declared the city of South Bend as the convention site for 2007.

 

The Pension Committee report was presented by Co-Chairmen Tom Marshall and Mike Whited.

              Resolution 2 regarding surviving spouse benefits came out committee with a Do Not Pass               recommendation. The committee’s recommendation was adopted and Resolution 2 is rejected.

 

              Resolution 3 regarding increasing the 1977 Fund Pension benefit to a maximum of 80% came out    of committee with a Do Pass As Amended recommendation. Resolution 3 was adopted by the              delegation.

 

              Resolution 5 regarding the sunset provisions of the DROP program came out of committee with a               Do Pass recommendation. Resolution 5 was adopted by the delegation.

 

              Resolution 6 regarding disability or death during a member’s DROP period came out of       committee with a Do Pass As Amended recommendation. Resolution 6 was adopted by the    delegation.

 

President Hanify presented a power point program regarding Political Action.

 

Christine LaMar of the Muscular Dystrophy Association addressed the delegation regarding fire fighters’ efforts in the ‘Fill The Boot’ campaigns and presented awards to various departments for their outstanding contributions collected on behalf of MDA. Lafayette Local 472 was presented a plaque for colleting $23,451; Kokomo Local 396 was presented a plaque for collecting $23,540; Evansville Local 357 was presented a plaque for collecting $27,216; Fort Wayne Local 124 was presented a plaque for topping the state collecting $69,088.

 

Randy Zion, Fort Wayne Local 124, and Larry Zuber, Evansville Local 357 addressed the delegation regarding the positive benefits of being involved with the MDA and strategies to motivate members and tactics for successful collection activities.

 

President Hanify recessed the convention delegates for the day.

Friday, May 13, 2005

President Hanify called the Convention back to order.

 

Fire Marshall Roger addressed the delegates regarding smoke detector campaigns and their role in preventing and reducing fire fatalities in the state.

 

Tim McDonnell and James Ridley addressed the delegates regarding IAFF legislative issues and their participation at the IAFF Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. and they distributed briefing booklets on the IAFF positions on various national issues of concern to fire fighters.

 

Bonnie Webb was sworn in as 4th District Trustee by President Hanify and welcomed to the Executive Board.

President Hanify reminded delegates of upcoming events, particularly the Brian Reed Memorial PAC Golf Tournament July 27, 2005 at Coffin Golf Course in Indianapolis and the Indiana Fire Fighters Remembrance Ceremony at the following day July 28, 2005 at the Indiana Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Memorial in Indianapolis. A fire fighters memorial motorcycle ride is also scheduled in conjunction with the events. Information is on the web site at pffui.com.

 

President Hanify adjourned the delegates attending the 29th Annual PFFUI State Convention.

Resolution # 1 – 2005

 

Re: ORGANIZATION REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 Whereas, The PFFUI adopted a strategic plan at the 2003 convention; and Strategic Direction #4 specifically outlined goals to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization including examining the existing organizational structure and defining the roles and responsibilities of the Officers of the Executive Board; and

 

Whereas, Resolution 4 adopted at the 2004 convention authorized the President to appoint an Organizational Review Committee to examine the organizational structure of the PFFUI, including the efficiency and effectiveness of providing services to Locals within the Districts, the roles and responsibilities of the District Officers and the Principal Officers, the need for standing committees and their missions, and an overall review of the effectiveness of the lobbyist and service efforts of the PFFUI; and

 

Whereas, This committee, comprised of eight (8) members representing each District of the PFFUI, met twice in 2004, reviewing the structures of other state organizations and deliberating the relevant issues, and made written recommendations to the Executive Board for consideration and resolution for convention action;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, That the following revised recommendations of the Organization Review Committee be adopted and that the Executive Board amends the Constitution and By-Laws and the Policy Manual as necessary to reflect these changes;

 

And Be It Further Resolved, That the changes in the Executive Board take effect upon the elections of Officers at the 2006 convention.

 

Executive Board:

The Executive Board will be made up of a President, a Secretary-Treasurer and six (6) Vice-Presidents. The Secretary-Treasurer shall assume the duties of the President in case of a vacancy and shall convene the Executive Board within thirty (30) days of such vacancy for the Executive Board to appoint a successor who shall serve until the next convention at which time an election shall be held for the vacated position.

 

Vice-Presidents:

Each of our present Districts would elect a Vice-President from their respective Districts who would be designated as District Vice-Presidents.

The two (2) remaining Vice-Presidents would be by Region and would be designated as Regional Vice-Presidents.

The state would be further divided into (2) two regions. The First Region would be made up of 1st & 2nd Districts. The Second Region would be made up of 3rd & 4th Districts. Nominees must be from an Affiliate Local in the Region he/she seeks office.

These two positions would be elected by regional delegate vote, One Delegate, One Vote.

District Vice-Presidents would be requested to visit all Affiliated Locals in their Districts during their two (2) year terms.

District Vice-Presidents would be authorized to hold two (2) District Meetings annually. The President, Secretary-Treasurer, and the Regional Vice-Presidents shall be invited to attend all District meetings.

All Vice-Presidents would be required to submit an activity and expense report to the Secretary-Treasurer each month. These reports would be reviewed at Executive Board Meetings and would be available for inspection by members at Conventions.

All Vice-Presidents would be expected to have a cell phone and e-mail access to be better equipped to communicate with all Officers and Affiliates.

All Vice-Presidents would receive an annual salary of 4.65% of the highest affiliated Fire Fighter’s pension base (currently about $2,400.00) to offset communications expenses such as cell phones and personal email accounts and as compensation for expected services to the membership and any additional travel and business related expenses incurred by a Vice-President and authorized by the President would be reimbursed in accordance with Executive Board policy.

 

Trustees:

The position of Trustee is eliminated from the Executive Board.

The President shall appoint a Financial Review & Audit Committee, comprised of one (1) representative from each District, annually.

The Committee shall audit the financial records of the organization annually and shall present their written report to the Executive Board and the Committee shall present their report to the annual PFFUI Convention delegation.

The Committee members shall also serve as the Credentials Committee at the annual PFFUI Convention.

Committee members shall be compensated for travel and business related expenses in accordance with Executive Board policy.

 

PFFUI Field Service Representatives:

The President may designate State Service Representatives to assist himself and the Executive Board in meeting the organizing, educational, lobbying, or other service needs of the organization and the membership.

State Service Representatives shall be compensated for travel and business related expenses in accordance with Executive Board policy.

 

Attendance at Functions and Travel Expenses:

Members of the Executive Board or other representatives authorized by the President to attend conventions, seminars, or other functions as representatives of the PFFUI shall have their registration fees, lodging, and other travel and business related expenses provided by the PFFUI in conformity with IRS guidelines and in accordance with Executive Board policy.

 

Cost Factor: None (Absorbed through organizational changes as written)

 

Committee Assignment: Constitution & By-Laws

 

Committee Recommendation: Adopt as Amended

 

Convention Action: Referred back to the Executive Board for consideration and to be addressed as first order of business at the next convention in 2006.


Submitted by the PFFUI Executive Board.

Resolution # 2 – 2005

 

 Re: SURVIVING SPOUSE BENEFITS

 

 Whereas, I.C. 36-8-8-13.8 and I.C. 36-8-8-13.9 define the 1977 Fund Survivor Benefit of a surviving spouse to be 60% of a member’s monthly benefit; and

 

Whereas, The PFFUI has continually pursued legislation to increase this benefit to a benefit level equal to 75% of a member’s monthly benefit with little potential of passage due to the fiscal impact of an estimated $59.5 million increase in the unfunded accrued actuarial liability and a potential $1.6 million increase in annual benefits; and

 

Whereas, The Fiscal Impact Analysis of this proposal details a 1.6% increase necessary in the contribution rate for adequate funding and the likelihood of improvements to any provision of the 1977 Fund are virtually non-existent unless funded;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, That the PFFUI continue to pursue this benefit through legislation and that our lobbyists be authorized to include a provision that the member’s contribution rate be increased by the necessary 1.6% for actuarial funding of the increased benefit.

 

Cost Factor: None

Committee Assignment: Pension

 

Committee Recommendation: Reject

 

Convention Action: Rejected

 

Submitted by the PFFUI Executive Board.

Resolution # 3 – 2005 (passed)

 

Re: INCREASING 1977 PENSION BENEFIT TO 80%

 

Whereas, I.C. 36-8-8-11 defines the 1977 Fund Pension Benefit of a member to be equal to 50% of the monthly salary of a first class fire fighter in the year the member retires plus 2% for each year or 1% for each 6 months of active service over 20 years to a maximum of 12 years, or a maximum benefit of 74%; and

 

Whereas, The PFFUI has continually pursued legislation to increase this benefit to a maximum benefit level equal to 80% with 32 years of service, calculated at the rate of 2½% per year or 1¼ % per 6 months, with little potential of passage due to the fiscal impact of an estimated $99.4 million increase in the unfunded accrued actuarial liability; and

 

Whereas, Representatives from PERF estimate a 2.3% increase is necessary in the contribution rate for adequate funding and the likelihood of improvements to any provision of the 1977 Fund are virtually non-existent unless funded;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, That the PFFUI continue to pursue this benefit through legislation and that our lobbyists be authorized to include a provision that the member’s contribution rate be increased by the maximum 2.3% for actuarial funding of the increased benefit.

 

Cost Factor: None

 

Committee Assignment: Pension

 

Committee Recommendation: Adopt as Amended

 

Convention Action: Adopted

Submitted by the PFFUI Executive Board

Resolution # 4 – 2005 (passed)

 

 Re: Fireworks Sales

 

Whereas, The sales of fireworks in the state of Indiana generates an enormous amount of revenue each year without benefit to fire fighters, and

 

Whereas, Although the fire service is generally opposed to the sale of most fireworks due to the inherent dangers in their unregulated use, it is obvious after many years of failed legislation to eliminate or further control the sales of fireworks that they will continue to be sold in the state of Indiana; and

 

Whereas, The sale of fireworks could serve as a revenue source from a tax imposed upon their sales potentially benefiting pension relief or the creation of a State Fire Academy;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, That the PFFUI pursue legislation taxing the sale of fireworks in Indiana and that the tax revenues generated be dedicated to pension relief and/or the creation of a State Fire Academy.

 

Cost Factor: None

 

Committee Assignment: Legislative

 

Committee Recommendation: Adopt

 

Convention Action: Adopted

 

Submitted by the PFFUI Executive Board.

Resolution # 5 – 2005 (passed)

 

Re: SUNSET OF DROP

 

Whereas, A Senate Resolution directs the Pension Oversight Committee to study the possibility of repealing the expiration date (December 31, 2007) of the DROP program; and

 

Whereas, Many PFFUI and FOP members may be able to sign up for the program at reduced time other than the three (3) year maximum time, because of age, etc; and

 

Whereas, A greater service to our members would be to extend their time available;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, If the Study Committee’s recommendation is to repeal the expiration date of DROP, that members having to sign up for periods less than the three (3) years maximum time be allowed an option of amending their contract with PERF to reflect a full three (3) year period of participation in the DROP benefit; and

 

Be It Further Resolved, This be accomplished during the drafting of language for legislation to be presented to the Indiana Senate and House of Representatives.

 

Cost Factor: None

 

Committee Assignment: Pension

 

Committee Recommendation: Adopt

 

Convention Action: Adopted

 

Submitted by South Bend Local 362.

Resolution # 6 – 2005 (passed)

 

Re: DROP PROGRAM

 

Whereas, The Existence of the DROP program has been beneficial to many fire fighters and police officers; and

 

Whereas, This program may be extended past the current expiration date of December 31, 2007; and

 

Whereas, A number of participants of the DROP did not collect, because of disability or death prior to their contract fulfillment; and

 

Whereas, Assigned beneficiaries also lose this money;

 

Therefore Be It Resolved, If a participant is disabled on the job to the extent that he/she can not continue to work as a fire fighter or police officer, or dies prior to the fulfillment of the contract with PERF regarding DROP, the participant or the participant’s beneficiary shall receive the money calculated up to the date of such disability or death of the participant.


Cost Factor: None

 

Committee Assignment: Pension

 

Committee Recommendation: Adopt as Amended

 

Convention Action: Adopted

 

Submitted by South Bend Local 362.

2005 PFFUI Committee Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolutions

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

Resolution

1

Organization Review Recommendations

C & B

 

 

Resolution

2

Surviving Spouse Benefits

 

Pension

 

 

Resolution

3

Increasing Pension Benefit to 80%

 

Pension

 

 

Resolution

4

Fireworks Sales

 

 

Legislative

 

Resolution

5

Sunset of Drop

 

 

Pension

 

 

Resolution

6

Drop Program

 

 

Pension

 

 

Resolution

7

Organization Review Modified

 

C & B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution & By-Laws

 

Legislative

 

 

 

 

Resolutions:

1-7

 

 

Resolutions:

4

 

 

 

Tim McDonnell / James Ridley

Ed Lomeli / Mark Mastison

 

 

Ken Marks

 

 

 

Andrew Himan, Jr

 

 

 

Marvin Brown

 

 

Jeff Walsworth

 

 

 

Doug Gargis

 

 

 

John Hart

 

 

 

 

Spencer Walker

 

 

Jeremy Mast

 

 

 

Ron Meikle

 

 

 

Tony Fox

 

 

 

 

Kevin Maynard

 

 

Todd Jordan

 

 

 

 

Dennis Beals

 

 

Mark Hill

 

 

 

 

Dave Allmon

 

 

 

Shawn Staton

 

 

 

Tony Murray

 

 

 

Nathan Powers

 

 

 

Matt Hoffman

 

 

Kevin McKannan

 

 

 

Joe Mitton

 

 

 

Mark Vehslage

 

 

 

Paul Anslinger

 

 

Shane Zurcher

 

 

 

Bill Cline

 

 

 

Richard Williams

 

 

 

Bill Burkhard

 

 

 

Randy Adams

 

 

 

Mike Reeves

 

 

 

Brent Shepard

 

 

 

Bonnie Webb

 

 

Mike White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension

 

 

 

Credentials

 

 

 

 

Resolutions:

2 - 3 - 5 - 6

 

Resolutions:

None

 

 

 

Tom Marshall / Mike Whited

 

Richard Duggins / Don Growe

 

Mike Wiedemann

 

 

   Assisting:

 

 

 

 

John Nyerges

 

 

Dannie Downs, Jr

 

 

 

Chris Trtan

 

 

 

Tim Byrd

 

 

 

 

Thomas Markovich

 

 

Bob Hannon

 

 

 

 

Steve Pearcy

 

 

Gary Wymer

 

 

 

 

Todd Cawthorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Dalton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Jackson

 

 

Elections

 

 

 

 

Orbie Bowles

 

 

Steve Wieger / Larry Zuber

 

 

Jim Parrott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Hart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Buis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Waldroup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 PFFUI Convention Attendance Report

Votes

PFFUI Executive Board

 

 

 

 

1

Thomas Hanify, President

 

 

 

 

1

Michael Pinkham, Secretary-Treasurer

 

 

 

1

Chuck Sosbe, Vice-President

 

 

 

 

0

Edward Lomeli, 1st District Vice-President

 

 

 

1

Steve Wieger, 1st District Trustee

 

 

 

 

1

James Ridley, 2nd District Vice-President

 

 

 

1

Mike Whited, 2nd District Trustee

 

 

 

 

1

Mark Mastison, 3rd Distict Vice-President

 

 

 

1

Larry Zuber, 3rd District Trustee

 

 

 

 

1

Tim McDonnell, 4th District Vice-President

 

 

 

0

Joe Finneran, 4th District Trustee

Excused

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Emeritus

 

Guests

 

 

 

Thomas Miller

 

 

John Ruckelshaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leo Blackwell

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus

 

Dennis Swan

 

 

Richard Kissel

 

 

Richard Dolsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Wymer

 

 

Pension Representative:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delegates

 

 

Alternates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandria Local 1649 - 2

13

 

 

 

7

 

Todd Cawthorn

 

 

 

 

6

 

Steven Matson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson Local 1262 - 2

130

 

 

 

33

 

Todd Jordan

 

Matt Cole

 

 

33

 

Jerry Bilyeu

 

T.J. Brantlinger

 

32

 

Steve Buck

 

 

 

 

32

 

Kevin Heflin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn Local 2454 - 2

16

 

 

 

16

 

 

Proxy Assigned to Fort Wayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Local 728 - 3

39

 

 

 

39

 

John Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloomington Local 586 - 3

116

 

 

 

58

 

Jim Parrott

 

 

 

 

58

 

Neville Vaughn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil Local 1453 - 3

13

 

 

 

7

 

Shane Zurcher

 

 

 

 

6

 

Joe Bennett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TOP

 

 

 

 

Delegates

 

 

Alternates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carmel Local 4444 - 2

145

 

 

 

37

 

Orbie Bowles

 

Steve Reeves

 

36

 

Matt Hoffman

 

 

 

 

36

 

David Haboush

 

 

 

 

36

 

Chris Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarksville Local 2594 - 3

28

 

 

 

14

 

Nathan Powers

 

Scott Hunt

 

14

 

Fred Spence

 

Brian Zimmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Township Local 1630 - 1

22

 

 

 

11

 

John Nyerges

 

Matthew Dhoore

 

11

 

William Carlson

 

Scott Whiteford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus Local 2190 - 3

78

 

 

 

39

 

Dave Allmon

 

 

 

 

39

 

Scott Hendershot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crawfordsville Local 4143 - 3

32

 

 

 

32

 

Joe Mitton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Chicago Local 365 - 1

73

 

 

 

25

 

Michael Wiedemann

 

 

 

 

24

 

Joseph Rechlicz

 

 

 

 

24

 

Christopher Rivera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Chicago EMS Local 4351 - 1

16

 

 

 

8

 

John Hart

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

Stephanie McKinley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evansville Local 357 - 3

274

 

 

 

92

 

Paul Anslinger

 

Mike Dickinson

 

91

 

Allan Koontz

 

 

 

 

91

 

Don Brown, Sr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Wayne Local 124 - 2

432

 

 

 

72

 

Jeff Stemen

 

 

 

 

72

 

James Noll

 

 

 

 

72

 

Paul Veldman

 

 

 

 

72

 

Ron Meikle

 

 

 

 

72

 

John Sierra

 

 

 

 

72

 

Randy Zion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frankfort Local 705 - 2

32

 

 

 

32

 

Steve Pearcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Local 3433 - 3

41

 

 

 

41

 

Richard Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TOP

 

 

 

Delegates

 

 

Alternates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Local 359 - 1

 

275

 

 

 

55

 

Marvin Brown

 

 

 

 

55

 

Raynard Robinson

 

 

 

 

55

 

George Skrivan

 

 

 

 

55

 

Daryl Smith

 

 

 

 

55

 

Robert Freeman, Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goshen Local 1443 - 1

50

 

 

 

50

 

Jeremy Mast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton County Local 4416 - 2

205

 

 

 

52

 

Anthony Murray

 

David Bobo

 

51

 

James Jackson

 

Todd Burtron

 

51

 

Kevin Hutchens

 

Joel Musselman

 

51

 

Anthony Tracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammond Local 556 - 1

222

 

 

 

56

 

Ed Lomeli

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

Wayne Hargrove

 

 

 

 

55

 

Mike Bobos

 

 

 

 

55

 

Chris Trtan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indianapolis Airport Local 4294 - 3

22

 

 

 

11

 

Bill Cline

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

Richard Bayliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indianapolis Local 416 - 4

2003

 

 

 

223

 

Mike Reeves

 

Pat Mescal

 

223

 

Bill Burkhard

 

Ron Kautsky

 

223

 

Ted Waldroup

 

Gary Coons

 

223

 

Mike White

 

 

 

 

223

 

Randy Adams

 

 

 

 

222

 

Bonnie Webb

 

 

 

 

222

 

Brent Shepard

 

 

 

 

222

 

Barry Baker

 

 

 

 

222

 

Bill Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffersonville Local 558 - 3

58

 

 

 

20

 

Donnie Growe

 

Gary Watterson

 

19

 

Shawn Grant

 

Rick Vangilder

 

19

 

John Leach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kokomo Local 396- 2

119

 

 

 

30

 

Dennis Beals

 

Ryan Herrell

 

30

 

Randy Abney

 

Robert Elkins

 

30

 

Jeremy Shaw

 

 

 

 

29

 

Rick Daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lafayette Local 472- 2

127

 

 

 

64

 

Kevin Maynard

 

 

 

 

63

 

Michael Schwarz

 

 

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Marion Local 676 - 2

71

 

 

 

24

 

Tony Fox

 

 

Greg Yeakle

 

24

 

Jamie Liddick

 

Robert Hydell

 

23

 

Troy Middleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martinsville Local 4214 - 3

7

 

 

 

4

 

Keith Buis

 

 

 

 

3

 

Terry Hart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan City Local 475 - 1

81

 

 

 

27

 

Spencer Walker

 

Mark Baker

 

27

 

Robert Schaffer

 

 

 

 

27

 

Robert Steinborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mishawaka Local 360 - 1

103

 

 

 

26

 

Doug Gargis

 

 

 

 

26

 

Joseph Griesinger

 

 

 

 

26

 

Jeff Wernsing

 

 

 

 

25

 

Mark Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muncie Local 1348 - 2

185

 

 

 

62

 

Mark Hill

 

 

Jeff Gibson

 

62

 

Paul Sykes

 

Bob Scott

 

 

61

 

Tom Truesdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Albany Local 410 - 3

79

 

 

 

27

 

Richard Duggins

 

Danny Downs, Jr.

 

26

 

Robert Mann

 

Tim Byrd

 

 

26

 

Danny Downs, Sr

 

Dexter Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Castle Local 1722 - 2

26

 

 

 

13

 

Tom Dalton

 

David Moore

 

13

 

David Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portage Local 3151 - 1

72

 

 

 

24

 

Andrew Himan, Jr

 

 

 

 

24

 

Thomas Colvin

 

 

 

 

24

 

Steve Himan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princeton Local 1634 - 3

17

 

 

 

9

 

Kevin McKannan

 

Mike Pflug

 

8

 

Bruce Blaize

 

Scott Horn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond Local 1408 - 2

91

 

 

 

31

 

Shawn Staton

 

Douglas Gardner

 

30

 

Andrew Roberts

 

William McGuthey, Jr

 

30

 

Eric Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seymour Local 577 - 3

40

 

 

 

40

 

Mark Vehslage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2005 PFFUI Convention Summary of Attendance and Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registered

 

Possible

% Floor Vote

% District

 

1st District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locals

12

 

16

 

75.0%

 

 

Delegates

34

 

51

28.6%

66.7%

 

 

Votes

1247

 

1487

21.3%

83.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locals

14

( 2 - Proxy)

21

 

66.7%

 

 

Delegates

38

 

60

31.9%

63.3%

 

 

Votes

1600

( 24 - Proxy)

1761

27.3%

90.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locals

16

 

25

 

64.0%

 

 

Delegates

30

 

61

25.2%

49.2%

 

 

Votes

1000

 

1201

17.1%

83.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locals

1

 

1

 

100.0%

 

 

Delegates

9

 

9

7.6%

100.0%

 

 

Votes

2003

 

2003

34.2%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

 

 

 

% Present

 

 

 

Locals

43

( 2 - Proxy )

63

68.3%

 

 

 

Votes

5850

( 24 - Proxy )

6452

90.7%

 

 

 

Delegates

110

 

181

60.8%

 

 

 

Alternates

33

 

181

18.2%

 

 

 

E - Board

10

 

11

 

 

 

 

Emeritus

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

Pension

1

 

1

 

 

 

SubTotal

 

155

 

376

 

 

 

 

Guests

5

 

 

 

 

 

Total Attending:

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total P-C Votes:

5859

50% =

2930

66% =

3906

 

Total Floor Votes:

119

50% =

60

66% =

79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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