Squadron # 2
Minutes of the Annual
Meeting of the Board – 08 January, 2011, Museum of Flight,
The CO called the
meeting to order at 1:20 PM
Morrell, Caruso, Clark, Smyth, Jackson, Rombauer, Nadeau, Almstead,
Absent: Sherman, Owens, Williams, Teeters,
The minutes of the 13 November meeting were approved as read.
Fred presented the 2010 financials; after questions and answers, the financial statements were accepted into the record.
Fred presented the 2011 proposed budget. By consensus, changes were made as reflected in the attached document. Of note this year, the Executive Board was granted additional authority as enumerated in the notes at the bottom of the 2011 budget.
Committee Reports: (1)
Personnel – A brief discussion of the election in 2012, the
makeup of the board, and the necessity of appointing a nominating
committee at the October meeting; (2) B-17 – There was no new
information presented. (3) Scholarship – The committee has
tweaked the awards for 2011, to wit: there will be two winners
selected for AirVenture and five for the Private Pilot Ground School
with Introductory Flights. Also, Avian Flight Service has been added
as a partner for any winners from the Bremerton area. The
application is on-line and members are encouraged to have youths they
know submit applications.
Honorary members must be re-designated each year. M/S to
re-designate our Honorary members as such. Passed with no dissenting
Greg briefly recapped
the February aviation-related conventions.
Greg and Dave mentioned EAA’s apparent change of attitude
regarding squadron ownership of airworthy aircraft. The board was
reminded that an Aircraft Acquisition Committee had been formed to
study the concept. Fred read a list of questions that the committee
will use to start the process. It seemed the consensus of the board
that if the squadron was to obtain an airplane, it would be a flyer
rather than a project. Frank said an interim report will be
available in February.
Committee asked for authority to establish the 2012 Scholarship
Program. M/S to commit $5,000 to the 2012 program along the same
lines as previous years. Passed with no dissenting votes.
Greg previewed the
summer flying schedule: (1) Skagit-Bayview in April; (2) Paine GA
Day 21 May; (3) B-17/CWB Day late May; (4) Olympia in June; (5) VAW
There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:20 PM.
For the Squadron
Fred C Smyth