Cascade Warbirds Squadron # 2

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board – 08 January, 2011, Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 1:20 PM

Present: Anders, Morrell, Caruso, Clark, Smyth, Jackson, Rombauer, Nadeau, Almstead, Kinchen, Desmon

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: Honorary members must be re-designated each year. M/S to re-designate our Honorary members as such. Passed with no dissenting votes.

Greg briefly recapped the February aviation-related conventions.

Squadron Aircraft: 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.

The Scholarship 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 in September.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:20 PM.

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth

Adjutant/Finance Officer