Cascade Warbirds, Minutes of the Meeting Board of Directors     10 February 2018, Museum of Flight, Seattle

Present: Morrell, Desmon, Smyth, Clark, Edwards, Jackson, Mehrer, Osgood, Shoemaker, and Youman

Absent: Johnson

The CO called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM. 

The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was waived.

Dave mentioned the formation clinic at Bremerton will start 28 June.  Though we discussed at length the competing Wings & Wheels event that weekend, we later learned that event is not now scheduled.

Fred reported on the cost of a new member who joins at the Puyallup Aviation Expo for a chance at a free T-6 ride, but who does not renew the following year.  His contention is that the retention rate of those new members does not justify the effort expended.  After a LENGTHY discussion, his suggestion of collecting two years’ dues for the chance at a ride will be put to John “Smokey” Johnson who donates the ride each year. (Smokey later opined via email that we should not make that offering this year; he wants further discussion.)

Ron described the modified agenda procedure we will enforce.  Agenda stakeholders will be given the advanced opportunity to request agenda time, stating their topics and estimated time required.  Absent an emergency, other items will not be considered.  This as an effort to declutter our meetings.

John Haug said progress on the new electronic program is coming along nicely.

Ron has scheduled a safety stand-down for all pilots; it will be held on 7 April at MoF.  Ron will create the agenda.  There will be a “knock-the-rust” form flying day on 14 April at HFM at KBVS; this event is ONLY for formation-qualified pilots.

John read the job description for the squadron chief photographer.  He hopes to have the submissions received in time for review and selection by 10 March.

Pete said 8 or 9 scholarship apps have been rec’d to date, plus an app from BACE.

Paul said he wanted to hear from event venues whether a pop-up tent for the marshallers and an aircraft tug would be permitted.  The POC for each event will determine that info and report same to Paul.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:35 PM.

For the squadron,


Fred C Smyth