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Welcome to Region #19
 
Western Florida, Northwestern Florida & Alabama        
 

E-mail: President@ipa-usa.org

 

 

NEW - Region 19 patches available, $3.00 ea. or 2 for $5.00 (See Below)


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The next meeting will take place on

Wednesday, December 11th at 1130 at Mariana’s (The Stinky Rose), Italian Cuisine, 2649 Forest Ridge Blvd.(Hwy 486) Hernando,FL. 34442 Tel 353-270-8432.

(In the Publix shopping center)

 

... Planning Ahead ...

 

The January  meeting will take place on Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at 1130 hrs at the Pinellas County FOP building, 550 Commerce Drive, Largo, Florida. (Enter on south side). Lunch will be provided however, drinks are on your own.

 

There are no meetings in July, August and September.

  

Take this opportunity to join the 2020 scholarship fund! Your $20 gets you a great chance to win one of the two prizes given out at the June 2020 meeting! The odds of winning are great! ..

 
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   International Police Association US Section

IPA US sends out an E-News twice a month on or around the 1st and the 15th.

This brief e-news provides up to date information in between our quarterly magazine.

You can opt out any time if you wish by simply clicking unsubscribe on the email.

We use Constant Contact for this service and it requires a separate registration below.

We will continue to use CC so our member friends from around the world can sign up.

 

If you already receive the e-news, you do not need to sign up again.

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  Please Note  - ID CARDS:

Cards are usually mailed out in the first quarter of the year for those who renew by December 31st.  On-line renewal is preferred.  Renewals after that date and new members will only have self-printed (Internet) ID cards.

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Welcome to the web page for Region 19 of the IPA. The International Police Association is a worldwide fraternal police organization whose members are active and retired law enforcement personnel from around the world. The IPA exists to promote global and cultural friendship among peace officers. It is not associated with any labor organization or investigative body with law enforcement powers.

The IPA welcomes and encourages new members. Full membership is open to all law enforcement officers employed with or retired from, a government law enforcement agency. Associate membership is open to non-sworn employees and volunteers (e.g., reserve officers, chaplains, support personnel, etc.) of government law enforcement agencies with proper verification of agency affiliation and official agency identification documents. There are some limitations on the ability of associate members to participate in some activities available to full members. More details about membership requirements can be found at:
www.ipa-usa.org/join

Region 19 encompasses a large area which includes the State of Alabama and a portion of the State of Florida, including the counties of: Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Desoto, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Sumpter, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washington.

The region holds nine (9) meetings a year. Seven (7) are in Holiday, Florida just south of the City of New Port Richey at the local VFW hall and two (2) are further north in Citrus County, with the Citrus locations announced prior to the meetings. There are no meetings in July, August and September. Members and potential members are always welcome. For more information about membership and region 19, please feel free to write me at: 

woody-s@tampabay.rr.com

Fraternally Yours,
Woody
William (Billy) Wood
President, Region 19

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2020 Calendar, IPA Region 19
All meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM
There are no meetings in July, August and September

Jan 8    
Pinellas County FOP, Largo, FL
  Lunch Provided
 Feb 12
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey         Lunch Provided 
 Mar 11
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey
   
 Apr 8
Mariana's Italian Cuisine, Hernando, FL   Lunch Provided
 May 13
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey
   
 June 10
American Legion Post 273, Maderia Beach   Lunch Provided
 NO MEETINGS: JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER
 Oct 14
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey   Lunch Provided
 Nov 11
Leaning Tower of Pizza, New Port Richey
   
Dec 9 Marina's Italian Restaurant, Hernando, FL   Lunch Provided
 
Pinellas County FOP, 550 Commerce Drive, Largo, FL (south side)
Leaning Tower of Pizza, 5205 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL
Mariana's Italian Cuisine, 2649 Forest Ridge Blvd (Hiway 486) Hernando FL
American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Dr, Maderia Beach, FL

 

 

All luncheon meetings are open to members and guests however, the region does not pay for drinks.

During regular meetings when lunch is not provided, the kitchen is normally open for lunch on your own
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Are you eligible for IPA Life Membership ? 

                                                 See offer approved at the recent NDC meeting:
 Click Here

 

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Region 19 Officers    (Please Click)

            (Position, Name and E-mail address)

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Region 19 Scholarship Fund (Please click)


                                 The Herb Maas Scholarship Booster Fund - Needs your Help!

Members of the fund have a chance to win $75 or $50 at a drawing to be held during the June Meeting. Join the scholarship fund now !

 

June 2019 winners are:

Bill Downs, $75

Roy Thornton, $50

 

No scholarship applications were received in 2019

 

Note:  In 2019 there was only twelve (12) participants in the scholarship fund booster. This is a good cause that serves the children and grandchildren of members of Region 19. Please consider joining the booster fund for the 2020 season and getting a chance to win more than your $20 back. Click on the link above to learn more about the scholarship fund.

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 Region PATCHES and PINS

3 inch black and white patches at $3.00 each or $2.50 each for 2 or more plus S&H.

 

3/4 inch pins are $2.00 each or $1.50 each for 2 or more plus S&H.

Mailing costs for patches or pins are are $1.00 each for postage and handling.

E-mail Rich Berman at bartman51rb@gmail.com

or call 727-849-1793.

 

 

 

         

   NEW ! .. Challenge Coins
 

$8.00 each plus $ 2 postage .., contact

Region President, Billy Wood, woody-s@tampabay.rr.com

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 NOTICE:  Be sure to keep your IPA “Profile” up to date.

ImpNotice.jpg  If any of your personal data changes, particularly your phone number and/or internet address, you can make the changes yourself while signed in to the IPA web site. If you know of any member who does not have Internet access or the skill to make the change, please try to help them out. If you cannot, please have them send the changes to Woody. The National Office and Region 19 use the Internet to provide current and timely information to members, including Newsletters. 

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Dues, etc:

 

As of January 1, 2016 annual dues are $30.

Please pay the required amount in order to cause the least amount of confusion and work for the people at National. The VOLUNTEERS there keep track of approximately 4,000 members. Give them a break! Please see MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL, below.

 

 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:

 NEW and RENEWING members should do so online whenever possible.

 If you are not computer savvy enough to enter the information or do not have Internet access, please ask an officer or another member to assist. Additionally, a member helping an applicant can verify the spelling of names and the accuracy of addresses and other information. National advises that some of the hand written applications often are difficult and sometime impossible to read, and the wrong info can be easily entered into the national IPA records.

 

Joining online gets a new member approved within a day or two. Mailing adds about a week, and joining and submitting payment at the region level with the region submitting the application can take up to a month or more, depending on when the region mails payment and/or documents.  Similarly, renewing on-line allows immediate approval vs. up to a month or so delay before national is notified.

 

 MEMBERSHIP FORMS:

Please do not use old forms. National reports receiving application forms that are sometimes 10 years old. The old forms are not accurate and often include old membership requirements. New applications are available online for easy downloading.  The forms are in the Members Only area of the website.

Go to: “Admin Items”, "Administrative Region Forms”.

 

Region 43 Raffle

 Region 43 holds an annual  “Escape for Two” Raffle: Air tickets for 2 anywhere. Drawing is held at Region 43 annual picnic in March. For more info contact the region president at region43@ipa-usa.org


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St Petersburg meets St Petersburg

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Region 19 member Rich Berman, formerly with the St Petersburg Florida PD, met with two St Petersburg, Russia officers.  The meeting was arranged through the IPA. Patches and other items were exchanged.

 

 

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*Reminder from the International Secretary General about Requests for Information*


Please do not send any requests for information or assistance directly to International.  They are referred back to the U.S. Section for follow-up, and this creates extra work for them and a delay in getting your reply.  On the U.S. Section website, contact information to get assistance is included:  Contact > General Contact Info.  On that page, at the bottom, is a list of "General Contacts" by function, which are automatically routed to the appropriate person. 
If none of the categories seems to fit, you can e-mail Sec-Gen Ellwood Cushman  (sg@ipa-usa.org) 
and he will attempt to assist with the request or direct you to the correct person.
 
Requests for travel assistance need to follow the procedures on the website in the "members only" area: Members Only > Travel Form and Info.

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