Although the International Law Enforcement Games organization is now defunct, the World Police and Fire Games organization is still in existence. Other states also hold annual games for their officers and have extended invitations to our members to compete. There are no immediate plans to do so, but consideration will be given if there is sufficient interest.
In 2016, Arizona will hold their games on April 20-23 in Scottsdale.
Colorado's will be held on August 1-7 in Breckenridge County.
The Ohio games will be held June 12-17 in Fairfield County.
The United States Police & Fire Championships will hold their games on June 18-25 in San Diego.
Texas will hold their games on June 12-18 in San Angelo.
The South Point will be the host hotel for the Nevada games from July 24-29.
The World Police games scheduled for Montreal, Canada have been cancelled.
The Georgia games will be held on June 13-18 at Carrollton.
The Canada-America games will be held on July 16-24 in Thunder Bay.
HPAF salutes our scholar-athletes!
Present scholarship receipient Christian Donahue is the 2nd baseman for the Oregon State Beavers, the Pac-12 champions in 2013 and 2014. He was an all-State 1st teamer last year at Iolani. He is presently batting .319 and is joined on the team by another local boy, 1st baseman KJ Harrison from Punahou. Stay tuned for updates on the exploits of this dynamic duo who are burning up the league!
Ridge Carpenter, a past scholarship receipient from Kalani High, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 32nd round in 2007, but elected to develop his skills at the college level. He obtained his degree at Cal State Northridge and was an outstanding outfielder for the Matadors, batting .304 in his senior year. In 2011 he signed and batted .320 with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association League. Hawaii's favorite son is Shane Victorino, the longtime centerfielder of the Phillies who ironically signed this year with the Red Sox, let's hope Ridge can duplicate his feats!
Before transferring to UH-Manoa, Momi Mariani from Moanalua High attended Fairleigh Dickinson in New Jersey, which plays in the All Freedom Conference. An outside hitter, Momi was named Second Team All Conference in her first season with the Devils volleyball team, finishing second with 289 kills and second with 504 digs.
HPAF sponsored the bus transportation for George Washington Middle School students in the "Advancement via Individual Determination" program from their campus to the University of Hawaii for an orientation field trip that culminated with their cheering for the UH Rainbow Wahines at their volleyball match against Louisana Tech. The AVID program is aimed at helping average students improve study habits and prepares them for college. On March 1, 2012 the school received federal recognition and became the first in the state to be named a national demonstration site. Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said Washington Middle "is now a national role model for excellence in learning."
The general membership meeting was held on August 6, 2014 and the election resulted in a shuffling of the Executive Board. After serving as president for the last 25 years, Dennis Peterson resigned at the end of 2013 due to health reasons and relocated to San Diego. Both vice president Robert Barefoot and secretary Daniel Saragosa are employed by FEMA and their decision to step down from their positions was prompted by their frequent deployment to disaster areas out of state for long periods of time.
Elected were President Jeffrey James K. Lee, Sergeant, Field Operations, Vice-president Paul M. Ledesma, Lieutenant, Communications Division, Secretary Reginald Caneda, Sergeant, Field Operations and Treasurer Gordon Lee, Major (ret.) Criminal Investigation Division.
Appointed as directors were Robert Barefoot, Sergeant (ret.) John Navares, Lieutenant (ret.) Field Operations, Daniel Saragosa, Lieutenant (ret.) Field Operations and Julian Shiroma, Captain (ret.) Hawaii County Police Department.
Money, money, easy come, easy go.
A preliminary accounting for 2016 indicates our net income was $33,688.98. Operational expenses amounted to $5,425.33 and $25,290.00 was spent on program services, resulting in a balance of $2,973.65. Austerity will again be the key word for the board of directors. Unlike the federal, state or city governments, we cannot print money or raise taxes, we can only reduce expenses and program services.
Our IRS form 990 is due on May 15, 2016 and like all non-profits will be available online.
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