Cascade Warbirds, Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors      9 January 2016, Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 1:35 PM.
Present: Clark, Desmon, Edwards, Jackson, K Johnson, Mehrer, Morrell, Smyth, Youman
Absent: Engbrecht, J Johnson

• No CO opening comments
• No review of prior meeting’s minutes
• Fred reported on the dinner party troubles. Turns out the Food & Beverage manager he interviewed in February had left the Ramada and had not been replaced. Additionally, not a single employee assigned to our event had any prior banquet experience. The Sales Manager’s response was nothing beyond an apology. Fred is pursuing other options, to include a possible return to the Medallion. Board members as asked to give some thought to the situation and even contact a venue or two for discussion in February.
• Fred presented the 2015 financials. After a couple questions, the report was accepted into the record.
• The 2016 budget was approved. It calls for expenses exceeding receipts by $3,000.
• Ron will work with new member Jay Towne on Crash’s Minuteman idea.
• The squadron will look into getting involved with Young Eagles. Kent Johnson will head the effort.
• Ron wants to get the board together at a retreat. Fred will schedule the boardroom at the Medallion for 05 March. If you have any suggestions for topics, forward to Ron.
• Ron suggested more communications outreach, such as to WPA and EAA.
• We discussed all the possible summer flying activities and noted some conflicts. Discussion will continue at the retreat after more info is received.
• Paul reported that he had 19 marshallers in his group.
• We must decide what to do about the chairmanship of the Veterans’ position.
• Ron is planning on hosting hangar parties at his place after GA Day and after the Reno races.
• Dave will write the previously-approved letter requested by McKibben IRT Pearson Airfield.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:50 PM

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth