2014 Annual POPAI Business Meeting

POPAI Board Meeting Minutes for 09/04/2014

Linda opened the annual business meeting at 12:10 p.m. at French Lick. POPAI Website Administrator Karen Oeding was present for the meeting.


  • Linda Brady, President
  • Ryan Hull, Vice President
  • Cherie Wood, Secretary
  • Jim Taylor, District 1 Rep
  • Jesse Carlton, District 3 Rep
  • Catherine Custer, District 4 Rep
  • Joe Hooker, District 6 Rep
  • Brian Sharp, District 7 Rep
  • Mignon Ware, District 8 Rep
  • Troy Hatfield, PO Advisory Board Rep
  • Greg Werich, Chief Exec Committee
  • Susan Rice, Training Coordinator

Secretary's Report

No report.

Treasurer's Report

Cherie provided the Treasurer’s Report in Christine’s absence. The starting balance in checking as of 9/9/13 was $49,411.24 and ending balance as of 8/31/14 was $53,403.12. There were $71,749.01 deposits and $67,757.13 expenses. The starting balance in savings as of 9/9/13 was $17,024.91 and ending balance as of 8/31/14 was $17,030.01. The total assets as of 8/31/14 was $70,433.13. Jimmy made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Brian seconded. All were in favor, motion carried.

Linda explained we currently have a large balance in checking because the conference expenses have not been paid yet. The goal is not to have a huge excess in the account. POPAI would like to continue to offer different scholarships for training and etc.


Linda stated POPAI currently has 904 Individual Members which includes 849 probation officers, and 28 Corporate Members. The goal for 2015 is to have probation officers from each Indiana probation department as POPAI Members.


No report.

Chief's Executive Committee

No report.

Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative (JDAI) Update

No report.

Probation Officer Advisory Board Update

No report.


Brian presented the 2014 election results. This year we had 6 elections and 1 was contested. The results are as follows:  President – Linda Brady, Secretary – Mignon Ware, District 2 – Steve Keele, District 4 – Adam McQueen, District 6 – Joe Hooker, and District 8 – Cherie Wood.

Awards and Recognition


No report.


Old Business

Troy discussed the By Law changes that had already been sent to all the POPAI members. He advised everyone the wording of “in good standing” was added to the section of members of the executive board. He also said the “organization of the annual conference and other training” was removed from the VP duties. Ken Bugler motioned to accept the changes as stated. Jon Kramer seconded. All were in favor, motion carried.

Troy stated The Board has discussed in detail the membership year and has decided the year will be from January 1 to December 31. As of 9/1 any member who pays for their membership will be credited through 2015.

New Business

Linda has been appointed  to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code. These committee meetings will be live-streamed via the Indiana General Assembly website.  http://iga.in.gov 

The next meeting is scheduled for 9/15.  The biggest topic will be funding for probation departments and other correctional agencies as HEA 1006  of 2014 is implemented across the state.

Next Meeting Cherie motioned to adjourn Brian seconded. All were in favor, motion carried.

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