Cascade Warbirds - Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Membership
9 January 2016 - Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM. There were 36 members and guests in attendance. The following occurred:

Guests were welcomed, new members introduced, and veterans recognized.

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 in August.

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 Honorary member.

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