Houston Police Burial Fund annual meeting set for Jan. 12

The Houston Police Burial Fund will have its annual meeting on Thursday Jan. 12, 2023, at 10:45 a.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 607 E. Whitney in Houston, Texas. All members of the Burial Fund are invited to attend.

There will be an election to fill the remaining partial terms of Board of Trustee positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

There also will be an election to fill the full terms of Board of Trustee positions 7, 8, and 9.

To run for a trustee position, one must be a member of the Burial Fund in good standing for at least two years and be present at the annual membership meeting, except as otherwise provided by the bylaws. Nominations will be taken from the floor at the meeting.

The Board has set trustee meetings for 2023 on the following Thursdays: March 2 and May 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the Houston Police Credit Union Board room (1600 Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas) and September 14 10:45 a.m. at the above K of C Hall. Members are welcome to address the board or ask questions during these meetings.

There are a couple of ways that officers can help strengthen the Burial Fund. In the past individuals and corporations such as Schepps Dairy made significant and ongoing contributions to the fund to show their support for Houston Police officers. If you have any such contacts that you could introduce the trustees to please contact the fund at the email below.

Secondly, advise your spouse to encourage donations to the Fund in lieu of flowers at the time of your death by stating this option in your obituary.

Jay Gause is the president of the Houston Police Burial Fund.

The Burial Fund is a 501(c)(9) nonprofit association.