September 8, 2022 Annual Membership Meeting

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 09/08/2022

Troy called the Membership Meeting to order at 12:05 pm in French Lick Inciana


  • Troy Hatfield, President
  • Susan Bentley, Vice-President
  • Andria Geigle, Treasurer
  • Cherie Wood, Secretary
  • Jack Odle, District 2 Rep
  • Dustin DeLong, District 3 Rep
  • Mike Small, District 4 Rep
  • Rebecca Schrock, District 5 Rep
  • Lindsey Villalpando, District 6 Rep
  • Rupert Strawbridge, District 7 Rep
  • Mignon Ware, District 8 Rep
  • Adam McQueen, Past President
  • Shannon Chambers, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Heather Malone, Chief PO Huntington County Probation
  • Anthony Williams, Training Coordinator
  • Karen Oeding, Membership and Website Administrator

Secretary's Report

The 2021 annual board meeting minutes were approved.

Treasurer's Report

As of August 31, 2022, the balance in savings was $17,083.43 and $124,974.82 in checking.  Troy stated the bills from the conference have not been paid.


Karen stated membership numbers are great. She is continuing to make connections w/ the members and working through issues.

POPAI provided the 10 and 25 year membership awards and we will continue to do so in the future.


Jack Odle was elected District 2 Representative.

Troy stated the Secretary and District 8 positions remain open. 2 new At-Large positions were created in the updates to the Bylaws. The positions must be posted for 15 days before the board can vote. Karen will post the information the website next week.

Awards and Recognition

Cherie announced the award recipients:

Line Officer of the Year – John Bush, Delaware County

Rookie Officer of the Year – Tabitha Davis, Hancock County

Founders Award – Madonna Wagoner

We congratulate each winner.


Karen stated the information in the database has been updated and she will continue to work with the website.

New Business

The by laws changes were sent to the membership previously. Troy explained the requested changes:

  • Prohibits an active Executive Board member from contracting with the Association.
  • Creates two new At-Large Board Members, which will expand the voting members of the POPAI Executive Board to 16 and redefines a quorum to 8 members as a result.  These two positions will initially be appointments to the Board with one seat to be elected in odd-numbered years and one seat to be elected in even-numbered years.
  • Clarifies that an Executive Board member may run for a different office while holding a position on the Board.
  • Decreases the number of consecutive meetings a Board member may miss to two before that member may be dismissed from the Board.
  • Increases the number of required meetings of the Executive Board to six per calendar year.
  • Ends the voting period for elections at one hour before the annual business meeting.
  • Changes the timeline for bylaw amendments to begin 60 days prior to the annual business meeting and provides a minimum 30 day comment period before final revisions are presented to the Association.

Susan motioned to accept the changes and Cherie seconded. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Download the 2022 Bylaws as a PDF Document

Troy provided the membership the update on the minimum salary request.