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Mar 28, 2017
MAP Main Office 753 C Broadway South Portland, ME
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Due to a change in Legislative scheduling on two important LEO Bills of which MAP is committed, the board finds it necessary to postpone the Annual Member meeting originally scheduled for March 22nd to TUESDAY, March 28th. Below is an amended Save the Date notice which is also attached as a word document to POST. Please make sure your Member Unit Representative is aware of the schedule change. Please disregard any prior notices. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on the 28th.
Stay safe,
Paul Gaspar
MAP Executive Director

                                                    

    SAVE THE DATE

MAP Local Unit Member Annual Meeting Announcement

MAP Local Unit Member Annual Meeting

Tuesday March 28th, 2017

10:00 AM

Maine Association of Police Office, 753 Broadway South Portland

The Tentative Agenda for this meeting is as follows:

Annual Financial Report 2016Offered by the executive director and secretary treasurer.

Legal UpdateReport on legal work on behalf of membership.

Business Report: Report out on MAP operations. Report out on 2017 MAP Awards Banquet.

Discussion/Vote: 2017 MAP National Police Memorial Week Trip Sponsorship

Training: Discussion on Proposed 2017 MAP sponsored training(s).

Election of Board of Directors Officers: (Current positions expiring March 2017)

Second Vice President (Currently held by Tracey Higley, Rumford PD)

Third Vice President (Currently held by Larry Morrill, Bangor PD)

Fourth Vice President (Currently held by Amy Gagne, Sanford PD)

Nominations for executive board positions will be accepted from the floor on the day of the meeting. Members interested in running for an open position must participate at this meeting to accept nominations and engage in the voting process.

Each position is for a two-year term with the member agreeing to commit to attending all meetings of the executive and full boards. If any member has questions about, or an interest in, an executive board position, they can the contact the MAP Office at 767-2558. The description for the expiring positions are listed below.

From the MAP State Bylaws, Effective 01-01-2017

Article VII: Board of Directors

The Officers shall be nominated and elected by the Local Unit Members. The Board of Directors (“Board”) shall consist of the President, four (4) Vice-Presidents (first, second, third and fourth), and the Secretary/Treasurer, all of who shall serve for two (2) year terms. The President, the first Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer will be elected in even numbered years; the remaining Vice- Presidents shall be elected in odd numbered years. In the event of a tie vote in an election, other than for President, the President shall determine whom among the candidates will serve the term. The Board members shall receive a stipend as set by the Local Unit Members. The Board will govern the conduct of the affairs of MAP except as expressly reserved to the Local Unit Members as provided herein or under law.

The term of office for these positions shall be served in its entirety, absent resignation, or removal pursuant to this Article. At the discretion of the Board, absence from six (6) Board meetings during a one-year period will be deemed hereunder to be a resignation by that officeholder. Upon resignation, the vacancy shall be filled at a special meeting of the Local Unit Members. The Board will appoint members of all committees including but not limited to the Appeals Committee.

MAP Board of Directors Position Descriptions: Duties and Responsibilities

ARTICLE IX: DUTIES OF VICE-PRESIDENTS

In the absence of the President, he or she may appoint a Vice-President to preside at meetings. The Vice-Presidents shall perform their duties as direct representatives to Local Unit Members assigned by the Board and as otherwise authorized herein or by the Board or the President.

Any New Business Brought forth by the Board. Lunch Follows Meeting at Easy Day Restaurant


Special Announcement

In October, MAP was proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary of being Maine's Voice of Law Enforcement. What started in 1975 as a small committed group of officers wanting a better voice in their working conditions as well as a fraternal concern for other officers, has become the state's largest police association, representing over 975 police officers and dispatchers from Houlton to Eliot. In those 40 years, MAP has held to its traditions of being a “By cop, for cop” organization and representing our member units on a one on one, exclusive basis. There are few other organizations anywhere that provides the level of service and contact that MAP has been proud to maintain for the last 40 years.

Thank you to our founders and members past and present who have made MAP the organization it is today. Stay safe!


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