The CO called the meeting to order at 1:30 PM.
Present: Clark, Desmon, Edwards, Jackson, K
Johnson, Mehrer, Morrell, Smyth, Youman
Absent: Engbrecht, J Johnson
No CO opening comments
No review of prior meetings minutes
Ron talked about our FAST signatory endeavor
and the upcoming formation clinic at HFF from 3 June 5 June. Kerry will
start a design of a CWB FAST patch. Kirstan will start design of CWB form
fly shoulder patch.
Victor mentioned the AOPA fly-in at PWT; no
Fred said he was helping Smokey plan a wine fly-out to Walla Walla the
first or second weekend in August.
Ron said if he was to host a hangar party, it
would have to be 20 May, not 21 May. Additionally, he would like to plan
one for the end of the season after Reno. He also mentioned Curt may be
planning one mid-season.
Dave mentioned the leadership succession
issue. We agreed that we were successfully adding new blood witness the
four new board members this time around. We also agreed that the CO
probably should nearly always without fail be a warbird owner. We agreed
the unwritten rules the Nominating Committee follows are working well.
Carl will provide locations and CO contact
info for 28 local CAP squadrons. He will also develop contact protocol. It
is our plan to team individual squadrons with nearby CWB owners and have
squadrons adopt their aircraft.
EAA grievances: Ron looking to gather input,
will contact other warbird COs, and write letter to EAA/WBA.
Max Events: will shoot for but one per month
in order not to overload owners.
After Paul talked a bit about all the aircraft
pushing the marshallers do, Kent J opined how nice a hydrostatic lawn
tractor would be. Fred will email members for donations of same.
B-17 will arrive on D-Day, stay thru 12 Jun.
Talked about possibility of overflight at Safeco Field. Kerry to look for
ESPN contacts. We will also seek out veterans who flew on D-Day.
New Business: Dave suggested accelerating the
donation to the MoF for their new Air Pavilion. The board waived the
agenda notice requirement for action items, then agreed to the $1,000
donation once the B-17 visit-at-MoF paperwork is signed and sealed.
There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:40 PM
For the Squadron
Fred C Smyth