The CO called the meeting to order
at 10:15 AM. There were 36 members and guests in attendance. The following
Guests were welcomed, new members introduced, and veterans
Fred gave the 2015 membership and scholarship highlights
and reminded all that 2016 dues could now be paid.
Ron explained that the board is now
forwarding a Resolution to the membership to amend Article 6 (A) of the
bylaws to reduce the number of Class II directors from eight (8) to six
(6). Motion and second to do so; motion passed.
Ron then explained that since this
was an election year, a Nominating Committee had chosen a slate of
candidates; he displayed the list on the screen. Motion and second to
accept the slate as presented. Motion passed.
Ron then presented the EAA 2015
Squadron Service Awards.
Reminders: Aviation Expo in
Puyallup in February, B-17 visit in June, Oshkosh in July, and AOPA fly-in
Our main event was WWII Marine Corps combat pilot Ray
Swalley. He regaled us with stories of his close calls in a wide variety
of aircraft, both in training situations and in combat. He was elected an
Our Know Your Warbird segment was presented by Kirstan
Norris. She explained the perspective of a new warbird owner, as she and
husband Vic have owned their IAR 823 for just two years.
Ron thanked the membership for
their attendance and invited all to join our no-host luncheon in the Wings
Café and to attend the board meeting at 1:30.
There being no further business,
the meeting was adjourned at 12:25.
For the Squadron
Fred C Smyth